Zululand safari vacation, South Africa

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This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your requirements
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This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and zipcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Zululand safari vacation, South Africa

Environment

Rocktail Beach Camp has won multiple awards for its excellent environmental policies. Examples of these policies include the conservation of loggerhead & leatherback turtles which use the nearby beaches to lays eggs from about October to March.

Thanda Tented Camp's involvement in responsible travel can be encapsulated in these three words - Jobs, AIDS and Conservation. They are helping with a dam-building project with three local communities. As regards conservation, they look after a huge area of wilderness and its resident wildlife. This includes helping with projects such as black rhino research projects with Wildlife ACT.

The tour operator is a multi-award winning responsible travel company, and for each person traveling with them they plant 10 trees in a degraded area of northern Malawi. This not only helps the indigenous forest from being hacked down for firewood (which is destroying huge tracts of forest in Malawi each year), but, working with local communities, it encourages the planting and care of new woodland to benefit both the environment and the local people.

Community

Rocktail Beach Camp has strong links with the local community who benefit financially from the camp. They received the Imvelo Award for Best Community Tourism Partnership at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.
More than 2% of the community in the immediate surroundings (about 1500 people) are permanently employed at the camp. Through a programme called Business Linkages in Tourism, community-based enterprise is being supported to provide a range of additional products and services. The latest joint venture between Wilderness and the community is Gugulesizwe Community Centre, a replica of a typical Zulu homestead that offers an additional activity for guests at Rocktail Beach Camp - offering overnight stays in a traditional bee-hive hut.

Thanda Tented Camp backs Star for Life, and AIDS programme in their locality. They also work closely with three local tribal authorities to ensure that contractors are from the area, that jobs generally are given to as many local people as possible.

1 Reviews of Zululand safari vacation, South Africa

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Close proximity to the wildlife in their natural habitat, amazing scenery and masses of things to do a great first visit to an amazing and diverse country

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The operator was fantastic !

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Super some wonderful memories for the whole family great experiences and great laughs

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