On Monday 23rd of March, President Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown to begin on Thursday 26th of March at midnight.
Tindlovu SANParks-managed restaurants and Tindlovu-owned restaurants in the Kruger National Park have all been affected. Due to the upcoming holiday season, our fridges were 100% stocked with perishables valued at over R100k.
We immediately knew we could not let this stock go to waste and sent a refrigerated vehicle to all our branches in the Kruger National Park as well as to our restaurant, Tindlovu at The Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Mbombela. All consumable items were loaded onto the truck and donated to Children in Distress, a registered NGO that looks after over 3000 child-headed homes. Deliveries were also made to communities in and around the Manna Church in Rockies Drift and to an NGO in Phalaborwa.
We provided 120 homes with fresh produce parcels, and more eggs and butternuts will be delivered this week. Through the darkness of the lockdown came the lightness of joy, and we at Tindlovu are grateful to be a part of it.
Tindlovu cares, and because of your continued loyal support, we managed to make this donation.
Times are uncertain for all of us with many facing no income over the following weeks, but we are positive, and know that this too will pass.
In the interim, our team are making the best of the situation by refreshing and developing new menus, which we will roll out after lockdown. The Tindlovu team are well aware that things will be tough but collectively, and with a positive spirit, we as a country can conquer this pandemic.
May God bless you all.
Regards, Jo-Anne White, CEO Tindlovu Group