• Our partnership with The Balule Outreach Trust dates back to 2014, and to date, The Charity Calendar has raised R500 000 for the Balule Outreach Trusts community projects.
    The Charity Calendar itself was founded in 2005 by myself, a keen amateur photographer, and my two daughters Michelle and Anique. It purpose, to raise funds for Aids orphans and other vulnerable children and enjoys the support from numerous corporates and individuals.

    Lex van Vught

    The Charity Calendar
  • Thanks to the donation of the Balule Outreach Trust – Nourish was able to distribute 2 000 masks to vulnerable families in need throughout the greater Acornhoek community and surrounding impoverished villages. Children, grannies and families are now able to minimize their risk of catching or transmitting Covid-19 and stay just a little safer and more resilient! Nourish was also able to support 4 women through our sewing initiative, bringing income in and supporting livelihoods at a grassroots level.

    Sarah Bergs

    CEO, Nourish
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The Balule Outreach Trust was established in February 2012 to raise funds and engage in community development programs in the Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa communities of Limpopo Province in South Africa. The Trust is registered as a non-profit organisation with the Dept. of Social Development and with the South African Revenue Service as a Public Benefit Organisation.



Money Donated To The Balule Outreach Trust Currently Supports Three Programs:

A bursary program for indigent learners

The Sigagule Children’s Centre, Hoedspruit

Covid-19 Coronavirus Interventions



The Trust relies for funding on the generosity of all members of the Balule Nature Reserve conservancy, their friends and associates. The two share blocks, Olifants North Game Reserve and Olifants River Game Reserve are anchor donors who have committed to making substantial grants on an annual basis. For this the Trustees acknowledge their invaluable support and thank them for their generosity.

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Thank you to all our generous donors:

John Anderson • Jaco Maree • Standard Bank of South Africa • Richard Tonkin • Neville Howes • The Philip van Niekerk Trust • Eric Borcherds • Gillian Jephson • Barry Theron • Eva Tippold • Allan Appel • Elisabeth Mannhardt • Michael Esterhuysen • Gerald Bullen • BB Promotions (Tony Milstein & Darryl Furman) • Don Smythe • Angus & Jill Morrison • Heinz Smidek • Gillian Appel • Grant Donaldson & Peter Clarke • Martin Botha • John Williamson • Sean Joubert • Stephen Joubert • Christopher Cleary • Lawrence Clark • Chris Thomas • Bob McMillan • R G Dacomb • Steven Beesley • Lyle Thole • Michael Sears • Thomas Goedecke • Glen Forsdyke • Alistair & Marilyn Forbes • Esther Campbell (The Vision Corp.) • Aaron Frankental • Trevor & Vera Schmidt • Barbara Formby • Ulrich & Susanne Hatesohl • Neil Hulett • Sheila Hepburn • Clive Grinaker • Justin Babaya • David Baker • Guy Hayward • Chester & Rosemary Emery • Mark Surtees • Elspeth Harvey • R Kuhlmann • K Kuhlmann • John Retallack • David Stevens • M Pohl • Peter Acheson • Johann Strijdom • Hammond Pole Inc • Mark Wolter • Michelle Gerszt/Mervyn Barry Gerszt Trust • Andries Beyers • Roderick Humphris • Ferreira Nel & Partners (Pro bono audit) • Han Schutz (Silcone Extrusions) • Oliver & Tracey Rissik • Quentin Sussman • UPAT SA (Kuhlmann family) • The van Vught Family (The Charity Calendar) • Peter & Tracy Jo Lipworth • David & Greg Ball (Climatron) • Derek Sutton (Lona Citrus) • Douglas & Fritha Davidson • Robert Garmany • Anonymous • David & Ruthie Schaad • Annemiek Vromans • Olifants River North Game Reserve • Share Block Mbizi Bush Lodge • Balule Nature Reserve • Mike McKenzie • Dr Alwyn Carstens • Murray Munro • Royden & Naomi Vice • Egan Family Trust/Maurice & Elsabe Egan • Jennifer Wright • David Levin • HR Torque Outsourcing (Jonathan Aitken) • Friends of Doug Davidson • The Inglis Family Charitable Trust • Peter Eastwood (New Zealand) • Jane Liebenberg (UK) • Susan & Gary Harwood • Almar Container Group • Nick Costas • Mark Ferguson • Mark Wraith • Anonymous • Africircle • Tamimi Ayob (USA) • Suraj Singh (USA) • Ian Everitt-Penhale • Errol & Lourenza Parkin • Wycrest CC • James & Juliette McNeil (USA) • Dion Hatton • Anonymous • Anthony Fletcher • Keith & Lynn Backos • Ronwen Matterson • Antonie van Zyl • Nick & Kerry Leuenberger • Roxana Kelly • Caroline Donaldson & Rose Clarke • Niall & Claire Anderson • Debbie Grundlingh • Wally Fish (Canada) • Keith Arnot • Anonymous • Deborah Wheeldon • Anonymous • Rene Vromans & Petra Dekker (The Netherlands) • Keith Warburton • Catherine Ferguson • Ian & Hazel Black • John D McKenzie • Anonymous • Neil & Penelope Berkett via NPT Transatlantic (UK)