Sustainability Initiative
The Stellenbosch Night shelter

The Stellenbosch Night shelter has been around since 1991 and they provide overnight facilities and basic care for the increasing number of homeless people in Stellenbosch. It is run by a volunteer committee who are not paid for their time or services, nor reimbursed for any expenses incurred.

By sponsoring food on a regular basis, Knorhoek tries to make a difference in the lives of the homeless people as well as the caring voluntary staff at the shelter. By doing this we also teach our own staff about the importance of giving to others in need.

To assist the shelter, contact them at 021 886 6173 or visit  


At Knorhoek we strongly believe in the recycling of used products and dispose them in an appropriate, environmentally friendly way.  The world is beginning to realize the importance of recycling. However, there are many members of the population that remain unaware or simply think it is too much of a hassle.  The workplace offers many opportunities to be responsible when it comes to helping the environment.  At Knorhoek we separate items such as food wastage, glass, plastic and carton from our regular trash and put them in clearly marked bins for employees.  Getting the process up and running takes time and a lot of discipline and encouragement, but the result is very rewarding and ultimately we are reducing our carbon footprint.

Drakenstein Lion Park – King, the brother of Tony

The lions living at the Drankenstein Lion Park is part of an on-going project where the essential needs of these animals are met on a daily basis. The park relies greatly on the contributions from the public and other organisations to raise the necessary funds to take care of the beautiful creatures.

Towerbosch, contributed once again, by adoption King for one year. Towerbosch adopted Tony, King’s twin brother, during 2013 and thought we will be taking care of King this time. The much needed funds raised through adoptions contributes directly to the food, housing and veterinary costs of the lions.

An adoption fee of R1000 is charged to adopt one lion for a year. We are so proud to be a part of this great initiative, and would like to inspire all of you to raise funds to do the same.

Saving one animal may not change the world, but surely for that one animal the world will change forever!

Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch

Our staff consciously makes an effort to visit the AWSS on a regular basis. Knowing that the cold winter days may take its toll on all the pups and kitties living there, we donate many blankets each winter to keep these innocent animals nice and warm. We also donate food, toys, kitty litter and cleaning products to keep the cages sanitary.

Please contact the AWSS directly at to make a donation and start volunteering today!
Stellenbosch Night shelter
Drakenstein lion park
Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch