The Kariega Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was born out of a desire to contribute to strengthening the local communities around the Kariega Game Reserve. Sustainable species protection and conservation of wildlife is also part of this. The Foundation works with the Kariega Game Reserve in these key areas. The purpose of the Kariega Foundation is to improve the welfare of local communities through business development, education and youth development; and to be united in our efforts to protect and conserve the natural heritage of the Eastern Cape, especially the Kariega Wilderness. The Foundation is committed to working with neighbours, especially the wonderful people of Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein. The Kariega Game Reserve is surrounded by impoverished African communities and is the largest employer in the Kenton-on-Sea region. It is committed to nature conservation, responsible tourism, social lift and sustainable use of resources.