As a Fair Trade approved tour operator we pride ourselves on delivering on the promise of responsible tourism in and around South Africa.
A world in one Country, South Africa is one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating countries, with a range of experiences to enthral every visitor, whether they are looking for a Big Five adventure in the Kruger, a cultural immersion, a culinary escape or an artistic revelation. And while the options for accommodation, activities and experiences are endless and travellers are spoilt for choice, with no real hard and fast rules about what is a “must-see”, there is one rule that is easy to follow in South Africa: Sticking to the principles of Fair Trade Tourism.
We are proud to offer a number of tours that incorporate Fair Trade Tourism activities.
The Fair Trade label stands for best practice responsible tourism – defined by fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
There are some amazing accommodation options around Southern Africa who are “going green” by using water pumped from nearby lakes, solar power for electricity, and wood and thatch for infrastructure and décor. The appeal of camping safaris is also on the up because these create much less of an impact on local environments.
By choosing a Fair Trade accredited product or partner you are directly benefiting local communities and economies, and supporting tourism businesses committed to fair, responsible and sustainable tourism practices.
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL TOURS
11 Day South Africa Adventure & Safari
Cape Town, Whale Coast & Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Experience the natural wonders of South Africa on this adventurous back to nature trip including cultural san experience, whale watching boat trip, white shark cage diving ending with three days safari in the wilderness of Timbavati in the Kruger.
14 Day Cape Town Garden Route & Safari
Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, St Francis Bay & Amakhala Game Reserve
Experience the best of the Cape region on this 14-day self-drive highlights tour. Includes Cape Town, the Garden Route and some beach and bush – a beach resort in Cape St Francis and a malaria-free Big 5 Safari in the Amakhala Private Game Reserve.
12 Day Cape Natural & Cultural Splendour
Cape Town, Die Swartland, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay & Breede River Valley
Journey through the Western Cape's natural beauty and history with the privacy and flexibility with your private guide. During this journey your accommodation will include Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT) hotels, lodges and activities.
11 Day Mzansi Responsible Tourism Self-Drive Holiday
Johannesburg, Amakhala Game Reserve, St Francis Bay, Plettenberg Bay & Stellenbosch
In compiling this highlights of South Africa tour we have selected accommodation establishments and tourism businesses who are committed to preserving the precious natural environment and cultural heritage of South Africa and who are also dedicated to uplifting local communities. Each accommodation establishment included in this tour has Fair Trade accreditation.
9 Day Safari & Beach: Kruger & Mozambique
Kruger Private Reserves & Vilanculos
Experience the perfect combination of bush and beach – a Big 5 safari on a private game reserve in the Kruger region, plus relaxation time on the beautiful Indian Ocean coastline of Mozambique. The properties used are Fair Trade accredited, which assures you that the people whose land, natural resources, labour, knowledge and culture are used to support the tourism activities you are enjoying are actually benefiting fairly from them.
10 Day Fairtrade Highlights of the Cape
Cape Town, De Kelders, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Amakhala Game Reserve
Enjoy some of the highlights of South Africa's Western and Eastern Capes on this responsible travel itinerary, offered as either a self-drive or private guided tour. Start in Cape Town, a vibrant city with an abundance of culture and nature on offer. Travel the beautiful Whale Coast and Garden Route which offer an abundance of activities for everyone. End with a luxurious Big Five safari in the Amakhala Private Game Reserve. During this journey all your accommodation are Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) accredited.
13 Day Nelson Mandela's South Africa Centenary Tour
Johannesburg, Durban, Midlands Meander, Port Elizabeth, Stellenbosch and Cape Town
A fully guided informative tour which covers more than thirty of the key Nelson Mandela-inspired tourist attractions and historical sites in South Africa. This tour takes visitors to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and each day is filled with exciting and interesting visits to destinations which will bring you closer to an understanding of the inspiring life led by the Father of the Rainbow Nation.
18 Day Nelson Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom Tour
Johannesburg, Durban, Midlands Meander, Port Elizabeth, Garden Route, Stellenbosch and Cape Town
This unique guided journey will take you to the major sites important to the life and history of Nelson Mandela. From his years spent as an anti-Apartheid activist in Johannesburg to his capture site near Pietermaritzburg and to Cape Town where he spent 27 years imprisoned in and around the city. We also visit the province Mandela hailed from, the Eastern Cape. This is an informative tour which takes you through South Africa in the footsteps of the country’s most revered citizen, and it also includes some of the country’s most popular and visited destinations and attractions, including a safari experience which Mr Mandela himself once enjoyed!
9 Day Wheelchair Accessible Cape Highlights Tour
Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape and Stellenbosch
This private guided itinerary includes Cape Town, the Garden Route and Aquila Private Game Reserve – which offers great Big Five game viewing experiences in a fully-equipped wheelchair friendly game-viewing vehicle. All accommodation is wheelchair friendly and accessible. The vehicle used for the duration of the tour is a 13 seating Quantum equipped with Hydraulic lifts for mobility impaired clients. This lift has a 350-kg lifting capacity and is suitable for electric wheel chairs. Unwin mounting systems are used on floors to keep wheelchairs secured.
4 Day Pafuri Fly-In Safari
Makuleke Contractual Park
At Pafuri Camp you are invited to return to yourself and set your own pace. Lounge on your private deck and watch the ever-varying spectacle of life drawn to the banks of the Luvuvhu. Lie in bed and listen to the symphony of the bush. Chat to the camp staff, who will tell you stories about their ancestors and visit the Makuleke villages to let the community entertain you with food, dance and song. And, of course, join the rangers in open vehicles or on foot to explore the wilderness.
8 Day Cape Town & Pafuri Safari
Cape Town and Makuleke Contractual Park
"Cape Town and a safari" - is probably one of the most popular request of visitors to South Africa. This offer includes 4 nights in Cape Town with private guided tours to cover all of the highlight must-see attractions and a Big Five safari in the Northern Kruger National Park. Pafuri is a destination not to be missed and boasts 75% of the biodiversity of the Kruger National Parkwithin the 26,500 hectare concession, there are forests of fever trees and baobab's not to mention the variety of mammal and birding wildlife.
9 Day Pafuri & Tuli Safari
Soutpansberg Mountain Range, Northern Tuli Game Reserve and Makuleke Contractual Park
This ultimate safari combination offers the very best of the region, linking Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve with South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Both lodges are on the banks of the legendary African rivers – the Limpopo and Luvuvhu and boast spectacular wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and fascinating history. Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, majoring on local heritage, arts & crafts, is a perfect complement to this safari combo.