Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa is putting up little ‘postcards’ on its website, describing the success stories that are the spin-off of responsible tourism operations.
The villages and far-flung settlements of South Africa are set in some of the most scenic hinterland. Often the people here treasure interaction with people from the ‘outside’, and are delightfully hospitable.
The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg mountains gives former captive and pet monkeys a new chance of life in a pristine forest environment.
The rural areas of South Africa are places of startling beauty and uplifting stories. Just take the budding connection between a family-owned hotel and an underfunded school north of Mossel Bay…
Ages ago, on the back of a shark-diving boat, I met an Englishman who came out to South Africa every year to spend his hard-earned pounds on sending his adrenalin levels into overdrive.
Paternoster, to the naked eye, is an idyllic seaside village. Set on the seafood-rich West Coast, it boasts pretty little white-washed houses with dark thatch and crayon-bright shutters.
Ever been to a music or other kind of festival the day after it’s happened? Chances are it will look like a war zone. Not at AfrikaBurn, however.
If you have an interest in marine biology or simply enjoy the idea of going out to sea on a yacht for a cruise, you should take a tour on the Ocean Adventurer in Cape Town.
I was poking about Motswari’s website recently, impressed by the fact that this game lodge is accredited by 2 organisations – Green Globe and Fair Trade in Tourism.
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