Community is at the heart of Bakubung Bush Lodge. Through the resort’s commitment to the local village, young talented individuals have been empowered with the skills they need to effect change within their communities.
Five young men from the local community village, Ledig, are paid to entertain guests in the resort’s own Marimba band. Bakubung Bush Lodge purchased a full set of marimbas and arranged for the training of the band members. The young men get to practice every day by playing in the Reception area, which provides a warm welcome for guests.
When the Marimba band plays at the Lodge’s Boma, they are joined by children from the Ledig village who entertain the guests with their tribal African dancing. The children receive a hearty meal and are also paid monthly for providing entertainment to the guests visiting Bakubung.
Philani Ndlovu is a self-taught local artist. To help promote his talent and sell his paintings, Bakubung Bush Lodge gave him a desk in the Reception area where he can display and sell his art. Philani has received a lot of support from guests, especially international visitors who love to buy his art.