Andulela Tours, Cape Town

Andulela Tours in Cape Town offer an insider’s view on this colourful city. Learn how to make a real Cape Malay curry, head off to little-known smoky jazz clubs, meet poets, hairdressers and botany guides. You can also learn how to bead and dive with seals. Your choice. more

​Take a tour of Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited a township, and Soweto, to the south-west of Johannesburg, is the largest of them all. This area is also famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid, and there are now many sites of historical significance. The easiest way to visit Soweto is on an official township tour, and you can make the trip as long or short as you like. more

Light from Africa

As well as serving a functional purpose, the art of pottery is rooted in the culture of many South Africans. Working with clay is a way to express our heritage, identity and creativity. It’s also a way to stimulate healing and confidence, which is why the Light from Africa Foundation in Cape Town runs a programme of pottery lessons and clay therapy for orphaned and vulnerable children. more

Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng

Dinokeng is a destination that has it all. Just west of Pretoria, it has a large Big Five game reserve, it has authentic experiences in townships, rich birdlife, quaint villages like Cullinan and plenty of accommodation. Now it has another asset – its great feel-good factor thanks to its responsible tourism credentials. more

Gone Rural Safari Curios

Glass beads were first used as trading commodities centuries ago in intra-African trade. They are an integral part of Zulu and other African cultures. And via Gone Rural, they uplift 150 women who used them to make the most beautiful objects, from jewellery to coasters and beaded giraffes. more

Bulungula Lodge

Bulungula Lodge is something of a legend in ethical travel circles. Here is an eco-friendly destination in a remote and stunning setting along the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast, which is part-owned by the surrounding community. They are your hosts, and offer a Xhosa village experience you will never forget. more

Responsible Tourism Cape Town

Responsible Tourism is a concept seldom applied to entire cities. But Cape Town is a departure from the norm. In 2009 it won an international award for being a best destination in terms of Responsible Tourism. There’s a way to go, but Cape Town has made massive strides. more

Cape Malay cooking safari, Cape Town

Ever tasted Cape Malay food? When South Africans talk about traditional foods, these are some of the flavours and influences they’re referring to. Masala, bobotie, Malay curry, roti – they’re part of the country’s distinctive ‘fusion cuisine’. The Cape Malay Cooking Safari with Andulela Experience tours introduces you to this … and more. more

Calabash Tours

Calabash Tours will expose you to the real Port Elizabeth. You’ll see the historic city itself, the townships and the memorials. You’ll meet real people and experience the convivial atmosphere of shebeens in the evening. Port Elizabeth’s struggle against apartheid has left it with a fascinating past and present. more

St Lucia Arts & Crafts

The difference a craft project has made in people's lives in northern Kwazulu-Natal is nothing short of spectacular. The crafters now have access to goods like solar panels, cellphones and school uniforms for their children. Their incomes have increased tenfold  –  as has their families' quality of life. more