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We love our Guides – please help us help the freelance guides!

You all know how awesome the Earthstompers guides are that took you on your South African Adventure. We would like to ask you to please help us support them during this difficult time. Work has dried up and guides have been home for more than a month now and we are all eagerly waiting for the borders around the world to open so we can take our guests on an adventure of a lifetime. It looks like this is still many months away, leaving our guides with no income.

All the awesome Earthstompers guides are freelance guides, and no tours = no income, no tips, no commissions! As a company we have looked at many options to support them, including government funding, UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund), and business insurance, but unfortunately there is no financial help available for freelance guides in South Africa.

If you enjoyed your tour experience and loved your guide, please leave a small “tip” (donation). 
With the current exchange rate, even small donations in euro, dollar or pounds will go a long way in South Africa.

Reaching our fundraising goal will help each of our guides get through this time of unemployment, and be rested and ready to guide again when South Africa's borders open.

Funds can be marked for a specific guide if you wish, or can go to the overall guide fund, which will be divided among all guides who opt in for financial support. 

Donations

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 75.00
  • "You guys are absolutely the best. Thanks for all you do, and can't wait to come visit! " - Becky (Davis) Brooks

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 80.57
  • "Remembering one of the best trips I've had - South Africa and the Garden Route in particular - and a very special guide. Please split this donation, half to Rochelle and half to fund for all guides." - Joanne Horwood

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 38.73
  • "This is for lovely Ferne who i will never forget️" - Doreen wright

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 54.38
  • "Thanks for the great tour with Rochelle in August 2017! Just looked through my pictures.. great times, great memories! Stay Home, Stay Safe! Andrea from Germany" - Andrea

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 55.33
  • "I was looking forward to my tour the end of March, but the world had other plans. I can’t wait to explore South Africa with your team soon. Best wishes until then!" - Christie Bolton

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "I had such an amazing time with Earth stompers a few years ago, so much so I recommended the trip to my mother and Ferne took such good care of her and made her trip so incredible! Thank you guys!" - Hannah wright

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Kudos to everyone at Earthstompers especially Ferne who was our guide 2 yrs ago. We will all get through this." - Jonah Meneses

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "To the best tour guides anywhere! We are thinking of you and can’t wait to get back on the road with you. " - Charlie Wolfersberger

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Covid-19 Can't Steal Your Happy! Miss you all especially my Roachie! " - You Can't Steal My Happy

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 44.26
  • "Kind regards from Germany. Take care and good luck for the future " - Nicole

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 110.66
  • "Your guides are the BEST! Love to all of you guys. " - Barb

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 27.66
  • "Until we can stomp again! x" - Amanda H

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Until we meet again." - Darla Kempf

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 27.19
  • "Wish you the best in this time! Thanks to Christine for an awesome journey :) " - Melina

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 55.33
  • "Ferne, our favourite tour guide ever! We hope to see you and your beautiful country again, soon! " - Kinga & Carlo Demartis

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 25.03
  • "Best Garden Route guides! Can’t wait to work with you guys again xxx" - Helen Wheat STA

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "We will get through this!" - Jesse Wolfersberger

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Wonderful that you are doing this for the guides. " - Veronique

  • Apr 28, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Thank you for the wonderful memories. Hugs to you all! " - C & D

  • Apr 28, 2020 - USD $ 26.58
  • "Hard times for so many people. I'm trying to support many local businesses here at home as well. Earthstompers will always hold my heart " - Lesley and Eva

  • Apr 28, 2020 - USD $ 26.58
  • "We have a tour booked in September and can't wait to explore Cape Town with y'all! Hope we all get through this as well as we can. Good luck and we'll be meeting you soon! " - Morgan Rath

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 49.54
  • "Thank you, Earthstompers crew for all the beautiful memories. Happy Mother's Day, all!" - Jennifer Hack Wolf

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 36.87
  • "Rochelle - the memories you gave us in SA will never cease to amaze us. Wishing you health and strength, Libby and Secret Agent Pete xx" - Libby and Pete

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 49.54
  • "Thinking of you from Kansas City!" - Rachel Merlo

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 24.77
  • "Christine provided us a vacation and experience that I will never forget. Her hospitality and friendship will never be forgotten. " - Elyse

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 65.85
  • "Pieter made such a huge difference in our Garden Route experience! I was in South Africa for four and a half months, and my week with Earthstompers was the best part! Thank you!" - Becca Graham

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 105.36
  • "Looking forward to going to South Africa as soon as possible " - Debra Wolfersberger

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Hang in there, and stay safe!" - Kerry

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 526.78
  • "Thank you for an amazing time! We hope to be back for another tour! " - The Huffmans

  • Apr 27, 2020 - USD $ 75.00
  • "Best of luck, guides! When the goings get tough, the tough get going!" - Andrew Price

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 40 608.29

Fundraising target

R 70 000.00
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We love our Guides – please help us help the freelance guides!

You all know how awesome the Earthstompers guides are that took you on your South African Adventure. We would like to ask you to please help us support them during this difficult time. Work has dried up and guides have been home for more than a month now and we are all eagerly waiting for the borders around the world to open so we can take our guests on an adventure of a lifetime. It looks like this is still many months away, leaving our guides with no income.