Photo Credit: SANParks/ Garden Route National Park 

200 pairs of school shoes were gifted to primary school students at five schools near Tsitsikamma National Park. This, thanks to one Vusi Sandane’s epic cycle from Musina to Cape Town!


Storms River, South Africa (22 January 2024)—Two hundred pairs of school shoes recently found their way to learners at five different schools near the Tsitsikamma National Park thanks to one man’s decision to pedal his way to unparalleled kindness.

At the helm of this big donation is a man with a lion’s heart—Vusi Sindane who fell in love with the warmth of the Tsitsikamma National Park and its people on his adventure Cape-ward. Needless to say, Vusi did not forget the people and staff of the Park who so warmly received him.

Last year, Vusi completed a whopping 327 kilometres from Musina to Cape Town to raise funds for one of the most critical parts of the school experience–school shoes. 10,000 Pairs of them, at that.

Driven by his first-hand experiences of a life with limited resources, Vusi’s epic cycle wasn’t just a fundraising effort at its finest, but a message of hope for South Africa. A difference can be made by anyone, from anywhere, when you’re prepared to go the extra mile.

The father and active citizen’s resilient pedalling was his way of giving back to underprivileged children in South Africa. And as of this weekend, 200 pairs of shoes that his pedalling made possible will help primary school learners put their best foot forward for the school year through the Tsitiskamma Section of the Garden Route National Park’s Back-to-School campaign, which focuses on essential school items.

Now, Storms River Primary School, Bluelilies Bush Primary School, Johan Hus Primary School, Coldstream Primary School and Woodlands Primary School get to start off their week and year strong as the recipients of this extraordinary gift.

Sources: SANParks/ Garden Route National Park 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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