2Cchange is a non-profit organisation born out of the hearts and minds of a group of travel professionals, who want to create hope, make a genuine difference and restore dignity to the people in the communities through which we travel. Nature and wildlife are also close to our hearts and all our tours are designed in a sustainable manner, to make sure that we preserve and protect for generations to come.
Through our founding company, Hotspots2c, we can create awareness whilst also inspiring travellers to have a meaningful experience in South Africa. We aim to immerse ourselves in local projects that make a positive and life-changing difference in the communities and areas through which we travel. By choosing to travel with Hotspots2c, you are choosing to travel with a purpose and support our initiatives to make a difference with travel.
You can't teach a hungry child. We provide daily meals and educational tools to a local crèche; Morkel Cottage and also to other schools on our tour routes.
We plant trees with Greenpop on a monthly basis to help offset our carbon footprint. You can also offset a part of your travel's carbon footprint with us by adding an indigenous tree to your booking to "green" your travel via GreenPop's Trees For Travel initiative.
We sponsor artificial homes that act as nests on Dyer Island to protect our flipper friends, the endangered African penguin, during the breeding season. You can also help us contribute by sponsoring a rescued penguin's meal during their recovery stay at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary.
Make a difference and pay your contribution via our PayPal account. Card or Paypal payments are accepted. 100% of your contribution will go towards our 2Cchange projects. Please feel free to add a note during the donations process to give more info about the specific project you'd like to be a part of.
Hotspots2c has always held a special fondness for our friends at Dyer Island Conservation Trust, especially their work to conserve and monitor the endangered African penguin population. We love our flippered friends and it's always an absolute hit for our travellers to visit the penguins too. Recently, the prediction for the extinction of African Penguins has dropped dramatically from an estimated twelve years, to just seven years if humans don’t make any changes in the way we live! This harsh reality must inspire us all to take action and keep this beautiful species alive for future generations to see and enjoy.
One of the main threats is the catastrophic effect of single-use plastic pollution. Fish, seabirds and marine mammals can easily become entangled or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation and starvation. This is usually why penguins end up at the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. The team then focus on nurturing them back to health.For a small $5 donation you can help us contribute to APSS's "penguin food fund" to sponsor a rescued penguin's meal for a day during their recovery.
We deliver stationery packs to underprivileged schools on the Hotspots2c tour routes we travel. If you would like to contribute to the project, please donate at least $10 per stationary pack.
In some parts of our country, it takes children hours of walking to get to school. Help us sponsor bikes to ensure these learners can build a brighter future for themselves. Our fundraising campaign has now closed and together we reached the goal. The bikes bought will be delivered to the families and change their lives considerably.