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.

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.


Top 10



The second oldest town in South Africa, Stellenbosch is renowned for having the longest wine route in the world. Cheers!

2Pilgrim's Rest

Something of a living museum, the entire town has been declared a national monument and was once one of South Africa’s most populated gold rush towns.


Once home to the French Huguenots, now Franschhoek is known as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa – with its superb array of restaurants and wine estates.


This pretty town along the Garden Route is very popular with local artist’s and therefore has a laid-back and decidedly creative feel. It’s also the gateway to excellent adventure activities.


Known as the ‘ostrich capital’ of South Africa, Oudtshoorn is the commercial centre of the greater Klein Karoo and is also home to the well-known KKNK arts festival.

6Dullstroom - Emnotweni

Known as a major fly-fishing destination, Dullstroom is surrounded by magnificent scenery and there are lots of fun pubs and eateries in the main drag.


Known as ‘the Jewel of the Free State’ Clarens is a picturesque town located close to Golden Gate National Park and the Maluti Mountains - a creative haven for artistic souls.


Found along the well-known Dinokeng Tourism Route, it was in Cullinan that the world’s largest diamond was found in 1902.

9Groot Marico

This typical North West Town was the regular haunt of one of South Africa’s most revered literary souls – Herman Charles Bosman and his main character – Oom Schalk Lourens.


A favourite destination for those who love the great outdoors. This Eastern Cape Town sits in the shadow of the Ben McDhui mountain at the edge of the Drakensberg and is green is summer with snow in winter.