Responsible Tourism

Fair Trade Tourism
Green Leaf Environmental Standard
The Heritage Environmental Management Company
Volunteer projects in South Africa
Boulders Beach penguins
Responsible Tourism in South Africa
Community tourism projects
Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area

Responsible Tourism

  • Fair Trade Tourism

    Fair Trade Tourism was established in 2003 (originally as Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa) and the organisation has now certified dozens of responsible tourism destinations and activities. It guarantees that members pay good wages, recruit local staff, buy local goods, adhere to environmental stewardship principles, and generally operate on an ethical basis. More
  • Green Leaf Environmental Standard

    The Green Leaf is the iconic symbol of the Wilderness Foundation, which initiated the Green Leaf Environmental Standard. The standard seeks to recognise environmental consciousness in the South African tourism industry. More
  • The Heritage Environmental Management Company

    The Heritage Programme is recognised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation as a leader in Africa in providing those in the service industry with a globally recognised, professional standard for rating their business's environmental and sustainability practices. More
  • Volunteer projects in South Africa

    Volunteer projects in South Africa, be they wildlife- or community-based, enable participants to leave for their home countries with a heightened sense of achievement, self-awareness and understanding of the host country. Said one voluntourist: 'I now live in the present....' More
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