Our independent travel adventures include small projects that actively encourage interaction between travellers and locals, bringing you closer to the destination. During our In the footsteps of the Zulus trip you’ll stay at a bush camp which supports the local community by employing Zulu villagers and training them in the necessary skills. You’ll spend your days visiting the battlefields and soaking in the history of the area.
During your time in South Africa you will stay in a whole array of accommodation, from a stylish city hotel in Cape Town to beehive huts in Swaziland. We try to use locally-owned, small scale accommodation wherever we can. We believe this not only enhances your experience of the destination but also gives something back to the communities you are visiting.
Our Local South Africa Project
We select aid projects for each destination, and give all of our customers the option to make a small donation to these projects when they book their trip. These are usually small-scale projects benefiting schools, clinics or orphanages. In South Africa we are proud to support Emzini Tours.
Our South Africa Travel Specialists
Our South Africa Travel Specialists live and breathe all things South Africa. They’ve spotted the Big 5 whilst sleeping in the bush, driven along the Garden Route, sampled the wines in the vineyards and enjoyed a delicious Braii whilst taking in the sunset.
They’re full of top tips, favourite places and plenty of advice which they love to share with anyone who’ll listen. You can find out more about them and their travels through South Africa.
Our Local Partners
We work with a local partner in South Africa who support our sustainability mission and values. We actively discuss ways to improve our practices to make them more sustainable and share ideas with one another.
We also use local South African guides during all our excursions, which makes for a more rewarding experience. It also helps put money into the pockets of the local people.
Born to Live Wild - A Pledge for Wildlife
We believe that Africa’s wildlife should stay in the wild and are against any practices which encourage the breeding of Africa’s animals solely for tourism. We are so committed to ensuring animal safety in South Africa that we have recently signed a pledge with Blood Lions an organisation which strongly opposes canned hunting. We both believe:
a) lions and other predators are wild species, and we wish to continue promoting Africa as an authentic, wild and rewarding tourism destination.
b) we wish to continue our support and promotion of the formal conservation community in their endeavours to secure the survival of Africa’s predators in the wild.