Posts – Responsible Tourism

Finding solace in Nature's Valley

  • 10 April 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Nature’s Valley, situated just off the Garden Route some 30km east of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, offers that forever-chased-rarely-caught experience: the sheer joy of simply being able to be.

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Hlokomela: Changing, enriching and saving lives

If, like me, you’re the kind of traveller who is looking for that human connection that makes a trip unforgettable, then Hlokomela’s tours might be a good place to start…

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Mad Cows and Hams

The MAD (making a difference) journey began two-and-a-half years ago when she moved to Hoedspruit and needed a new interest, says Clare Wilkie-Girardin, co-founder of the sustainable sourcing and responsible procurement business that includes a craft and coffee shop in the Limpopo town of Hoedspruit.

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Olive oil and upliftment

Durbanville Hills wine estate in the Western Cape makes truly brilliant wines, but now it is also branching out into olive oil – with direct benefits for the farm’s employees.

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Pack for a Purpose

By setting aside only 2kg of your luggage space, you can take badly needed supplies to communities at your destination.

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Responsible tourism warms the heart

Every now and then Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa publishes little ‘postcards’ of how responsible tourism results in heart-warming stories.

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A responsible wonder of nature

Of all South Africa’s tourism attractions, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway must be one of the most scrutinised, operating as it does in a World Heritage Site and national park.

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Zulu skate camp

When South African skateboarder Dallas Oberholzer saw the promise and excitement around the recent Maloof Money Cup skateboarding event in Kimberley, it affirmed his idea to tie skateboarding to South Africa’s unique culture.

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Biking and wining

Picture it – you’re cycling through winelands, with the 2nd last of 4 estate visits behind you. It’s starting to feel like Tuscany out here. Except it’s not. You’re in the winelands around Stellenbosch, an hour from Cape Town.

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Biomimicry: A solution for a sustainable future?

  • 12 October 2012 by Mildred Thabane

It was on a rhino education trip in Karongwe, Limpopo, when I first heard the term biomimicry. The term was coined by Janine Benyus in 1990, and relates to humans looking to nature to create new inventions.

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