Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is among South Africa’s best initiatives. Started in 2002, it certifies those destinations that really make a positive difference.
Once, while exploring an old strandloper midden, I made a serious error in judgment. I sort of knew it was a mistake at the time, but I really didn’t expect to regret it as much as I did.
As Open Africa puts it: ‘Communities and travellers connect – travellers sustain rural communities’ livelihoods and communities enrich the lives of the travellers.’
Just behind the kraal was a pit Joanna had dug to fire her pots, using cow dung, dry wood and grass for fuel.
That night at supper we sit among Dutch and German tourists in reverent silence over chef Poppie Ramashia’s creations
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