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Empowering Women in Tourism

As the vibrant pulse of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) continues to beat, it’s not just the azure coastline or the majestic landscapes that make it a must-visit destination. Behind every corner lies a story, a tale of empowerment, and a commitment to uplifting communities. Meet Danica, the driving force behind Biweda Nguni Lodge & Tandweni Villa, two hidden gems nestled in the heart of Zululand in Northern KZN.

Danica, along with her mother, spearheads these ventures with a mission close to their hearts – empowerment. Both lodges are not just places of accommodation; they’re sanctuaries of opportunity for local women. With a focus on empowerment and skill development, Danica and her team provide a safe haven for previously disadvantaged women to flourish within the tourism industry. It’s a beacon of hope, where every room serviced, every meal prepared, and every smile shared is a testament to their dedication.

Biweda Nguni Lodge offers a blend of comfort and affordability, with a farmhouse charm that welcomes guests with open arms. Surrounded by lush indigenous gardens teeming with birdlife, the lodge provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Meanwhile, Tandweni Villa offers a luxurious safari experience unlike any other. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Jozini Dam in the Pongola Game Reserve, guests are treated to personalized itineraries and five-star hospitality. From tiger fishing adventures on the dam to outdoor dining experiences under the African sky, every moment is crafted to perfection.

What sets Biweda Nguni Lodge & Tandweni Villa apart is the personal touch woven into every experience. As a 100% women-owned and women-run business, Danica and her team are deeply involved in curating menus, planning itineraries, and ensuring each guest feels like family. It’s this personal connection that keeps visitors returning, eager to create more memories against the backdrop of KZN’s natural beauty.

As the countdown begins to Africa Travel Indaba 2024, Danica is eager to showcase her passion projects to the world. For her, it’s not just about business; it’s about forging connections, sharing stories, and opening doors to new opportunities. With an unwavering commitment to empowering women and promoting sustainable tourism, Danica is ready to make her mark on the global stage.

As we prepare to embark on another chapter of discovery and exploration, let’s remember the faces behind the destinations. Let’s celebrate the resilience of communities and the spirit of empowerment that fuels their dreams. Join Danica and the team at Biweda Nguni Lodge & Tandweni Villa as they redefine hospitality, one smile at a time.

Africa Travel Indaba 2024 awaits, promising a showcase of innovation, diversity, and the endless possibilities that lie within KZN’s vibrant tourism landscape. Get ready to be inspired, get ready to connect, and get ready to discover the hidden gems that make KwaZulu-Natal a true gem of Africa

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