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Dining in the Arabian desert

Dining in the Arabian desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of vehicles, […]

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My time with the Ju/’hoan San People

Filed in Community, Destination Africa, Namibia by on August 19, 2015
My time with the Ju/’hoan San People

Turning off the main road between Grootfontein and Rundu, at a road sign that indicates Tsumkwe 220 km, I was feeling rather sceptical.  We were heading for an area just west of KhaudumNational Park in the remote north-eastern part of Namibia. The assurance was an authentic cultural interaction with the Ju/’hoan San people. Unfortunately, my […]

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The people of Prana

The people of Prana

A province rich in diversity, the Eastern Cape is a captivating part of South Africa that is not only renowned for its scenic beauty but also for its culture and history, especially because it is celebrated as Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Following in the footsteps of kindness that Madiba left, Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa owners, Tim and Gail Davidson, place a strong emphasis on community upliftment and the restoration […]

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The Great White House… eat, stay, shop, experience!

The Great White House… eat, stay, shop, experience!

It can be amazing how many people don’t look up when they walk into the Great White House. So when they do, you can see the surprise on their face as they look upon Suzie, a 14m 1,5 ton Southern right whale skeleton hanging above them. There are not many restaurants or certainly none the Great […]

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

  As a responsible tourism destination, the Cableway focuses on the three pillars of responsible tourism – environmental, social and economic responsibility.  Environmental Responsibility: In order to protect the unique environment within which it operates, the Cableway adheres to the following environmental policy 1. As custodians of a high-use area of Table Mountain, they are committed […]

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Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Filed in Community, Environment, Spas by on May 23, 2014
Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Not only is Fordoun situated in the green pastures of a successful Nottingham Road dairy farm, it is also firmly committed to the environment through a number of ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES. CRANE FOUNDATION – A number of years ago Fordoun donated 150 hectares of natural veld and wetland adjoining the estate, to the KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Children in the Wilderness benefit from Amazing Thailand Golf Day

Filed in Making a difference, News, Tourism Industry News by on January 15, 2014
Children in the Wilderness benefit from Amazing Thailand Golf Day

A conservation and youth programme, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), was the main beneficiary of the first Amazing Thailand Golf Day held at the Zwartkop Country Club in mid-December 2013. An amount of R6 500.00 was raised through the raffle of a grand prize which was an eight-day trip for two to Thailand. Among the 120 […]

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Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Community, Tourism Industry News by on July 24, 2013
Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that the Makuleke Contractual Park (MCP) has won the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Award for Community Conservation.  Title to the incredibly wild and biodiverse MCP (24 000-hectares in the extreme northern Kruger National Park) is held by the 15 000-strong Makuleke Community spread across three villages between Punda […]

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SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Filed in Community, Conservation, Environment by on July 21, 2013
SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Eco-tourism – often defined as low-impact, ecologically and culturally sensitive travel that benefits local communities and host countries – is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry. According to the World Tourism Organisation, a specialised United Nations agency, this branch of tourism is growing annually at a rate of 5% and represents 6% […]

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Anyone can make a difference…

Filed in Awareness, Community, Making a difference by on July 21, 2013
Anyone can make a difference…

Responsible travelling has become more and more widespread as a holiday choice – perhaps as a society, we are starting to realise that everything we do can have an impact – and we can choose how to fashion that effect in a manner that works for our beliefs.  But how can you leave a lasting […]

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