Join in an immersive ecotourism experience
MAKE a difference to the future of South African wildlife and culture by joining Trailblazers Travel eco safari to Cape Town, St Lucia & Durban in South Africa.
The 14-day tour in September is designed to get you immersed into the conversation of wildlife and local culture through exciting adventures where you will participate in wildlife and veld management, learn important bush skills and interpretation.
The tour takes in Cape Town, St Lucia and Durban.
After a few days of experiencing the many coastal delights of Cape Town, you will then head to the Gondwana Eco Camp. There you will have the chance to go on game drives, bush walks and help collect data which will be used by the park's conservation department to assist in future decision making.
In St Lucia, which is located within South Africa's very first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, you will be able to become immersed in Zulu culture; meeting, eating and talking with and learning from the locals. You will learn from the Zulu people about traditional bead art and dancing, the importance and role of cattle farming.
Trailblazers Travel principal, Bel Roach, said, "These are all community cooperatives and income is directly contributed to these groups to allow them to continue their traditions, rituals, tell their ancestors stories, history and create sustainable lifestyles for themselves without being drawn to the large cities to make an income where eventually over the decades these traditions and rituals will not be passed on and possibly forgotten."
Once in the multicultural city of Durban there are more incredible cultural experiences to enjoy before you head by road to Johannesburg where the tour finishes.
Other tour highlights are -
- Stand in the cool shadow of the magnificent Table Mountain.
- Sip wine in some of the best wineries in the world.
- Ride bikes through local villages and spend time with authentic locals and tribespeople who will welcome you in, share with you their history and stories and make you feel like you never want to leave.
"This unique itinerary will have you supporting many social enterprises and creating sustainable income for the traditional landowners," Bel adds
Trailblazers Travel is an independent tour and travel agency offering small group travel. Its tours are designed to be always responsible, sustainable, ethical and where possible, incorporate ecotourism into itineraries.
For more tour information, go to www.trailblazerstravel.com.au/cape-town-safari-eco-tour.