Zululand vacation, wildlife and beaches, South Africa

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Responsible tourism: Zululand vacation, wildlife and beaches, South Africa

Environment

Hluhluwe Game Reserve: At Hluhluwe, Hilltop Camp rates as one of the most environmentally and culturally aware accommodations you can find. They are members of the World Conservation Union. They are very involved in conservation and have brought the white rhino back from the brink of extinction here. Add to that the recycling, waste prevention schemes and so on, and this really is a place that takes responsibility for the environment, wildlife and community seriously.

Carbon Offsetting: The tour operator is a multi-award winning responsible travel company, and for each person traveling with them they plant 10 indigenous trees in a degraded area of northern Tanzania.

Community

Hluhluwe Game Reserve: Is government-owned but they run a Community Trust fund for the local community, and 98% of the staff are local.

Our camp at Kosi Bay is a community-owned initiative backed by a local private organisation. The community is fully involved with the camp and benefit financially from the profits. Guides and other employees are sourced from the local community where possible, and training and support is given. Staff are also given the chance to get qualifications whilst working with the camp. Currently there are four permanent staff members, but local guides are also employed as needed, such as kayak guides. Locally sourced goods and services are also important to the camp. For example most of the furniture and fittings for the camp were made locally. Visits to the local school or homesteads also bring money into the local community. The camp specifically backs the local school and crèche through infrastructure upgrades.

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