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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

Luxury Game Lodges

1Singita Ebony & Singita Boulders, Mpumalanga

Situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders continue to win international recognition for excellence.

2Motse & Tarkuni Eco-lodges, Northern Cape

Unequalled desert opulence and exclusivity within the vast, breathtaking landscapes of the private Tswaulu Kalahari Reserve.

3Marataba Safari Company, North West

Secluded in the pristine Waterberg Biosphere in Marakele National Park, 15 exclusive contemporary tented suits seamlessly blend landscape and luxury.

4Phinda Forest Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal

Situated in the warm heart of Zululand, Phinda is renowned for its incredible luxury and superb decor and design as well as its sound conservation policies for uplifting surrounding communities.

5Londolozi Granite Private Suites, Mpumalanga

Super-exclusive - the perfect place for a romantic getaway for a maximum of 6 guests at any one time. Situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve.

6Ulusaba Rock and Cliff Lodges, Mpumalanga

Owned by Richard Branson, these lodges have the Branson flair and no-limits luxury is simply part of the deal.

7Royal Malewane, Limpopo

Situated in the unspoilt Thornybush Game Reserve, this exquisite lodge offers pure luxury in the African bush.

8Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Mpumalanga

This exquisitely designed lodge pays tribute to nature in its earth inspired, hand-crafted décor and design. It will take your breath away.

9Shamwari's Bayethe and Lobengula Lodges, Eastern Cape

Located at the multi-award-winning Shamwari Game Reseve, Bayethe offers superb tented accommodation and Lobengula private villas. Both equal sheer luxury.

10Thanda Luxury Safari Lodge

To the north of Hluluhuwe, this exquisite private game lodge continues to win international awards and is acknowledged as one of the top luxury lodges in the world.