Green meetings

The International Convention Centre Durban’s green initiatives

The ICC Durban’s green initiatives and response to the climate change challenge includes offering its customers products and solutions with limited environmental impact.

Green Leaf Environmental Standard

If you are environmentally conscious, look out for the Green Leaf mark of approval to ensure that your holiday is in harmony with its surroundings.

Fair Trade Tourism

If you’d like your visit to South Africa to leave a positive impact on communities and the environment, seek out Fair Trade Tourism destinations.


Top 10

Township experiences

1Soweto, Gauteng

All the hype is true – Soweto is awesome. An absolute must for anyone visiting the city of Johannesburg.

2Cape Care Route, Cape Flats, Cape Town

For an alternate view of the Mother City, visit the various township upliftment projects that form part of this route.

3Alex Township of Rhythms Route, Gauteng

Visit the historic sights such as Nelson Mandela Yard, St Hubert Catholic Church and stop off at a Bra Joe’s famous butchery-cum-barbeque shop for a bite and a cold beer.

4Coffeebeans, Storytelling Route, Cape Town

Visit the homes of characters with big stories to tell, and enjoy a home cooked meal with your hosts.

5The Rastafarian Township Tour

Peace-out with the brothers of this one-of-a kind Rastafarian community on the outskirts of Knysna - eyrie, mon!

6Mandela Village, Dinokeng, Gauteng

First take a tour of this inspiring settlement full of self-starters and entrepreneurs, then end your day in style at the Khuwana Tavern - the hottest party joint in town.

7KwaMashu, Durban

Let community-based tour operators take you around the oldest township in Durban. You’ll love its rich struggle history and modern lifestyle.

8Khayelitsha Township Tours, Cape Town

Visit the largest township in the Western Cape with a local community guide, craft projects, authentic interactions with the residents and the chance to learn to cook local food are highlights here.

9Dinner at Mandela’s, Western Cape

Take a cultural tour into the Mandela Park township, near Hout Bay, and enjoy a traditional meal, dancing and music brought to you by the local residents.

10Real City Tour, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

First tour this historic city and discover its history before visiting its vibrant townships where Hummers and horse carts, Gucci groupies and gospel gogo’s (grandmothers) co-exist, for an authentic ‘PE’ experience.