South Africa highlights small group tour

“A superb, two week small group tour , with domestic flights to ensure you see the best of South Africa. From Kruger to the Cape, Winelands to the Garden Route, staying at responsible lodges and hotels. ”

Highlights

Cape Town | Cape Point | Good Hope Nature Reserve | Simon’s Town | Penguins at Boulders Beach. | Cape Winelands Tour | Oudtshoorn | Cango Caves | Knysna | Birds of Eden | Garden Route | Tsitsikamma National Park | Johannesburg City Tour | Soweto tour | Apartheid Museum | Panorama Route | Kruger National Park

Description of South Africa highlights small group tour

Our South Africa highlights small group tour packs a might punch into two weeks, following an itinerary that takes you to a wide array of wonders along the way. From seeing the Big Five in Kruger National Park to learning about the history of Johannesburg at Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.

We stay at a mixture of authentic and good value accommodations on this trip, locally owned and contributing to local communities along the way, and also totally tied in with the many aspects of South African cultural heritage. Even though this is a trip of South Africa’s classic highlights, including the Garden Route, Winelands and Cape Town, we have planned a holiday that allows out guests to have an immersive cultural experience here, and a fun one too!

We work with local expert guides who are totally committed to all aspects of responsible tourism as well as their country, of course. Their passion is totally infectious and our customers often say that our guides provide the fondest memories of their trips, because they are so welcoming, kind and knowledgeable. This South Africa highlights holiday is, for the most part, half board, and there are plenty of opportunities for optional excursions in addition to the ones mentioned in the itinerary below.

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2018: 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: South Africa highlights small group tour

Environment

The Safari Lodge we use empowers its staff by allowing them to become share holders in the company - the Lodge’s Staff Trust now owns 25.1% of the shares in the company. The significance of this is enormous as the staff have a say in how the lodge is run, are highly motivated and strive to ensure every guest has the most incredible and memorable African Safari experience. A testimonial from one of the staff members explains:

“To me the Staff Trust means a serious commitment from the original shareholders in the people on the ground. It means that I as a part owner am now looking after my own and the reward is shared with me. But let me also say that I love the product, therefore it is not difficult for me to be enthusiastic about it regardless”.

The lodge also operates a recycling project as a community initiative which allows all lodges to participate in cleaning and preserving their precious environment.

Local community members who were very excited and motivated to get underway with this project were allocated land and an old farm house to become their base to sort recyclable products. They also worked with participating recycling companies and visited neighbouring villages to collect waste which has been illegally dumped over the past many years.

The recycling is initially focused on all glass, cans/tins (cold drink, beer, food, aerosol) and plastic bottles (especially the plastic water bottles). The community then sorts the glass from the plastic and the tins etc, before placing everything into separate collection containers.

Moving forward the project will include the collection of all paper and other plastic based products as well. The goal is to recycle 90% of all rubbish from all participating lodges, and the organic waste will either be taken to the villages for farm animal feed or internally utilized as compost.

The lodge runs a waste water recycling project which feeds their wetland: this has flourished with a multitude of bird, frog and insect life. This year, three clutches of Knob-billed ducks, two clutches of white-faced whistling ducks and two little black crake chicks grew up and learnt the lessons of life on its waters.

Community

We use accommodation in the Garden Route area that operate an out-reach programme to the orphanages of the area which allows for visits from our staff, the provision of funds, the hosting of seasonal events and the provision of clothing and foodstuffs.

They lodges also create both temporary and permanent jobs for the local community. They also offer training and work-exposure programmes for school leavers.

They actively encourage interface between our guests and the local community - promoting the sale of handicraft items.
They showcase cultural dance, costume, singing and cultural craft as part of our corporate undertaking to support and sustain the cultural heritage of our nation.

They work with a number of local schools, both by providing educational materials and by hosting environmental training sessions for the pupils.

In order to promote the overall health of their workforce, the accommodation proivder has also established the Employee Wellness Programme, which aims to address the holistic health needs of not only their staff, but also of the communities that surround their lodges. In essence, the programme is devoted to reducing the incidence of accident and illness in the workplace, promoting healthy lifestyles, maximizing potential and promoting optimum quality of life.

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