Pied kingfishers  Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town
Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town

This 16ha wetland reserve in the middle of one of Cape Town's densest shopping and residential developments is an island of tranquility attracting 120 species of birds.

Wildlife vet and guests with immobilised rhino. Wildlife conservation safaris
Wildlife conservation safaris

Wildlife conservation safaris are a great way of contributing to critical conservation work while having a hands-on experience with wild animals.

South Africa's plant conservation - pretty and valuable. Plant conservation in South Africa
Plant conservation in South Africa

Botanists can rightly argue that it is the sheer exuberant wealth of plant species that truly sets South Africa apart as a mega-diverse nation.

South African social upliftment
South African social upliftment

It's a whole shift in tourism, and South Africa is pioneering a new way. The benefits on the ground are life-changing for all concerned.

Responsible tourism in South Africa
Responsible tourism in South Africa

South Africa, a responsible tourism leader, offers travel options that will shrink your environmental fooprint, light up the faces around you, and cheer your heart.

Cape Town, responsible tourism destination. Responsible Tourism Cape Town
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.

Rhino conservation in South Africa
Rhino conservation in South Africa

Great battles have been fought in South Africa to save rhinos. A campaign in the 1960s was successful, and this giant lawnmower lives on. But today it is under renewed threat as poaching is on the rise and the only hope for its survival is creating awareness.

South African food conservation South African food conservation
South African food conservation

Conserving South Africa’s food resources and traditional cooking genres is about saving our culinary heritage.

Voluntourists in South Africa. Tips for voluntourists to South Africa
Tips for voluntourists to South Africa

If you’re looking for tips on being a voluntourist to South Africa, the first and best tip is to ask questions. And find a reputable operator.

Children learning to work with clay Light from Africa
Light from Africa

The Light from Africa Foundation in Cape Town gives orphaned and vulnerable children an opportunity to express their creativity by working with clay. 

The Dancing Fish Gallery is a showcase of Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho creativity. The Dancing Fish gallery, Limpopo
The Dancing Fish gallery, Limpopo

Located at the Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge in the Soutpansberg, the Dancing Fish gallery reflects an in-depth appreciation of Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho culture, art and crafts, informed by meticulous research.

Art Versatile Art Versatile, East London
Art Versatile, East London

This young Xhosa artist has a game plan, good art education grounding, a style of his own and ambitions to sell his work around the world.

Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg
The Old Prison, Pietermaritzburg

The Old Prison in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, has been transformed from an infamous jail to a place of hope and education for the local community.

Dinokeng, responsible tourism, Refilwe township Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng
Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng

Dinokeng destinations and tours are being certified by Fair Trade in Tourism. This popular destination near Pretoria now has an added attraction for travellers.

De Zeekoe De Zeekoe Fair Trade Farmstay, Oudtshoorn
De Zeekoe Fair Trade Farmstay, Oudtshoorn

A farmstay near Oudtshoorn offers meerkats, good birdlife, buck and the 'Shy 5'. Stay in self-catering wooden cabins or in more luxurious rooms.

Beads, craftwork, rural Zulu women, Zulu beads, Zulu Gone Rural Safari Curios
Gone Rural Safari Curios

Gone Rural Safari Curios and owner Oscar Ncgobo are proof that bead projects can be used to uplift women in particular and rural communities in general.

Rietbron Handcraft, wirework, Eastern Cape Rietbron Wire Handcraft
Rietbron Wire Handcraft

Rietbron Handcrafts in the tiny Karoo town of Rietbron in the Eastern Cape produce wire art that is delicate yet strong, and all shiny with sequins, beads and metal thread.