About Us

Who We Are

Ekukhanyeni is owned and operated by Mamkhulu.org, a Christian non-government organization that provides a variety of services to orphans, vulnerable children, and youth living in rural areas of southern Africa. 

In support of Mamkhulu.org, Ekukhanyeni provides programming for a variety of individuals, school and church groups that come to stay at the Ekukhanyeni Christian Retreat, Guest House & Youth Facility. Our beautifully appointed guest house provides accommodation for travellers and retreat participants.  All profits go towards our community projects.

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Our Mission

In addition to providing quality retreat services to all of our guests, our greater mission is to provide opportunities for youth from all areas of South Africa, to develop: character, resiliency, and a vision for their future. With your support of Ekukhanyeni, by making use of our facilities, this is made possible.

Our Facilities 

In addition to our charity work, Ekukanyeni is a serene residency for individuals, church groups, government groups, schools, youth organizations, Non-government organizations, and families. Our facility features:

  • Dormitories to house 104 + people

  • A guesthouse to accommodate 20 people

  • A dining room, hall, and lounge

  • A self-catering kitchen (for groups)

  • Training and conference rooms

  • A swimming pool

  • A lovely stone chapel

  • Vistas, gardens, braai areas, trails, a future bush camp and more. 

Fireplace and chairsEntry to building with palms in frontHallway inside guest house

Our Setting

Nestled at the foot of a mountain, Ekukhanyeni provides the perfect landscape for hiking, outdoor adventure activities, and environmental education. The tranquillity of our natural surroundings creates an environment where you can relax, enjoy, and be part of nature.

Our Location

Ekukhanyeni Christian Retreat and Youth Centre is located just outside Mbombela, Mpumalanaga - on the R37 to Mashashing. We are near various historical and wildlife options (such as the Sudwala Caves, Potholes, God's Window, Sabie waterfalls, etc), local tourist destinations, and the Kruger Park.  

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