Travel with care

Responsible tourism and volunteering

South Africa offers a wealth of voluntourism and responsible tourism programmes – the best of which are governed by standards to ensure valuable, worthwhile exchanges.

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Responsible Tourism Cape Town

Cape Town has been recognised as one of the world’s best responsible tourism destinations. A sustainable city is a great place to inhabit and visit.

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Top 10

Urban experiences in the Western Cape

1Shopping at V&A Waterfront

Situated in a working harbour, under the watchful eye of Table Mountain – this waterfront establishment contains fantastic shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options.

2Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

For the most incredible views of Robben Island, the city of Cape Town, Signal Hill and the ocean, take a ten minute ride up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway.

3Long Street

For fantastic nightlife, visit Long Street after dark. Situted in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre, here you’ll find pubs, restaurants, jazz bars and clubs. It’s a blast from start to finish!

4Picnic at Kirstenbosch

One of the finest botanical gardens in the world, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a great place to picnic. During summer, enjoy the sundowner concerts under the watchful gaze of Table Mountain.

5Bo-Kaap

Take a stroll through Bo-Kaap, also known as Cape Town’s Malay Quarter. Here you’ll find colourful homes, a fascinating museum and a few wonderful eateries serving up authentic Cape Malay meals.