RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

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.

12 Day Accessible Cape & Safari Circular Tour

Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Greater Addo and Overberg

This private guided itinerary is a round trip starting and ending in Cape Town and includes Cape Town's must-see destinations and attractions, Hermanus, Knysna and the Garden Route, a malaria-free safari in both the Addo Elephant National Park and on a private reserve, as well as a tranquil farm stay in the Overberg before the tour ends in Cape Town. All accommodation venues and attractions on our tours have been inspected to ensure that they are accessible and disabled friendly.

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 wheel chairs secured.

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