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Our Foundation is Growing

Shara Burger | Foundation

Sometimes life throws you curveballs, unexpectedly landing you in a situation you never expected to find yourself in. This is exactly what happened to Ralph Sekgobela when his education sponsor decided to move him from the school he had come to know and love, Southern Cross Schools, to a new facility.

This wonderfully kind and gentle young man suddenly found himself in a place he did not know, with people he did not understand or appreciate him, he felt completely lost and isolated. But what is so commendable is that instead of sitting back and accepting the blow life had dealt him this teenager decided to fight for what he wanted.

Knowing that some of his friends were part of the Tanda Tula Foundation he reached out and humbly asked if anyone could help pick up his sponsorship and get him back to the school he knew was best for him. After messaging a few people, he managed to meet with Nina. She was so impressed with his bravery, his determination, and his beautiful nature that it was quickly decided he would join the Tanda Tula Foundation.

We are thrilled to have this wonderful human join our team of scholarship learners at Southern Cross Schools. When we asked Ralph why he so desperately wanted to return he replied: “Southern Cross is a school which accepts and welcomes every single person no matter what.”

Ralph is an extremely sporty young man and is passionate about running and soccer, one of the opportunities he felt SCS offered him was the chance to go to provincial trials which he sees as a huge privilege. Recently, at the inter-house athletics, Ralph showed off his skills when he outran and outjumped his colleagues, earning lots of points for his team and proving to himself his worth.

We are truly so proud to have this exceptional young man as part of our Education Foundation, with his beaming smile and warm nature he has crept into our hearts. Nina and Ralph have formed a special bond and he is very happy to openly tell you that Nina is the most inspirational person in his life.



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Booking Terms & Conditions

Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and include VAT. Rates are reviewed quarterly and are subject to change.


Bookings can be held as provisional for up to 14 days, after which the booking is required to release or confirm. A 20% refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking.


Once confirmed with a 20% deposit, the booking is held on a status of ‘confirmed with refundable deposit’ until any of the following becomes true:

  • The booking is cancelled in writing by the agent.
  • Another request is received with overlapping dates. At such a time, the 20% refundable deposit shall be required to be converted
  • into a 20% non-refundable commitment fee. At this stage, the booking status changes to ‘confirmed with commitment.’ • In such an event, Tanda Tula will contact the client and give them the option to either confirm with the non-refundable
  • commitment fee or reschedule their dates, or, failing that, to release the booking.
  • At 60 days prior to arrival, when the full payment is due, the booking status changes to ‘confirmed with full-payment.’

Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Any outstanding balance on the total reservation value shall be required to be settled at 60 days prior to arrival.

All refundable deposits, commitment fees and full payments are held in a separate call account and do not become part of the operational cash flow until the guest has stayed.

The amount stated on the invoice is what must be received by Tanda Tula nett of bank charges.


Cancellations must be received and acknowledged by Tanda Tula in writing.

‘Confirmed with refundable deposit’: bookings carry no cancellation fees up to 61 days prior to arrival.

‘Confirmed with commitment’ or ‘Confirmed with full-payment’: in the event of any reservation being cancelled after Tanda Tula has issued a confirmation, for any reason other than a WHO-recognised pandemic that impacts the booking, the following cancellation fees will apply:

  • ‘Confirmed with commitment’: if cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee shall be equal to the 20% non- refundable commitment fee.
  • ‘Confirmed with full-payment’: if cancelled between 60 days prior to arrival, the full reservation value is forfeited.

All cancelled bookings that qualify for a refund, will be refunded less a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.


Tanda Tula will allow postponement of a booking for up to 12 months, if travel is cancelled with a commitment fee or 60 days or less prior to arrival due to a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the guests’ ability to travel (e.g. lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill due to a pandemic and unable to travel).

In the event of a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the ability of Tanda Tula to meet its obligations with respect to the booking, all monies received, including the commitment fee, will be fully refunded (e.g. lockdown in RSA, government restrictions on trade).

Any refund is given at the discretion of Tanda Tula management and will be charge a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.

All travellers are advised to take out fully comprehensive travel insurance with ‘cancellation for no reason’. This insurance must be able to fully cover cancellation of travel fewer than 60 days prior to arrival.

The Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.