Calabash Trust




We are in the process of changing our website and improving our online presence - so in the meantime please visit to see what work we've been involved in lately....

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We are a registered non profit organisation working with schools and communities in the township areas of Nelson Mandela Bay. Our mission is to harness the potential of responsible tourism to create a holistic model of community development. 

Calabash Trust is an independently governed and administrated philanthropic arm of Calabash Tours, a commercial company with a social agenda. Their activities/ products are community oriented and based on a strong commitment to sustainable tourism.

Click here to find out how we are currently working with our community partners towards healthy, vibrant, thriving communities in and around Nelson Mandela Bay. 

The Calabash has always been a useful item for African communities - used to nourish, develop and grow people by being used to carry water and grain, to make music as a rattle, or to hold herbs and medicinal compounds. It is flexible enough to be used in many different ways. This is how the Calabash Trust likes to see itself, and is seen by many of our communities partners. 

"Calabash Trust, making tourism work for the local communities"

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