To provide income for local community and to perserve indigenous culture, knowledge and crops. To sustain the Shewula Nature Reserve. Shewula Mountain Camp is a much-quoted model of sustainability and responsible tourism development. The camp is 100% community owned and run. It has been developed using local materials and building skills. The sourcing of foodstuffs from neighbouring homesteads, the employment of local people and the ongoing use of community-based suppliers for maintenance, re-thatching, building and security ensures that the facility is closely integrated with the community as a whole. The camp has also been the focal point for introducing many charitable and development projects within the community including; an indigenous nursery, encouraging the planting of indigenous crops, an orphan-care program, a community resource centre, art and craft development, solar power and wind-generated power testing and much much more. The camp regularly hosts volunteers providing various types of assistance within the community. Feel free to contact Shewula Mountain Camp to enquire about any oppourtunities that may exist for experiences of this nature. Your stay in this camp directly empowers this community to continue with the positive social and environmental impacts they have already achieved.