People in charge of the area are also working to spread HIV/AIDS related information and other ways of uplifting the community. The four lodges (marketed under Amakhala’s Heritage Collection) also support local businesses. These include a needlework entrepreneur, a small laundry and a group of women who do beading. This further helps them to generate funds for the education bursaries.
The reserve now has approximately 20 members involved in the running of the Land & Game Department. AGR’s conservation efforts are also dedicated to educating the youth on various methods of conservation. Making a positive influence on children by environmental education programmes is something they are concerned about and it is run through the Amakhala Conservation Centre. These programmes include: World Environment Day, Water Day and Arbour Day. Fair TRADE in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) has a number of environmental considerations in their accreditation process that includes- saving electricity and efficient water usage, proper disposal of garbage and sewage and recycling. This Reserve has 3 of their lodges accredited with FFTSA.