We at Earthstompers take our impact on the community and environment seriously. We are involved with a variety of initiatives which we believe make a positive impact. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about these initiatives or volunteer your support while you travel.
Fair Trade approved
As a Fair Trade approved tour operator, we offer a holiday which makes use of many Fair Trade certified activities and accommodation establishments, meaning that:
- Purchasing policies favour locally appropriate and ecologically sustainable products, including building materials, capital goods, food and beverages where possible.
- The tourism business contributes to the protection of any sites on its properties that have historical, archaeological, cultural or spiritual importance, and does not impede access to them by local residents.
- The tourism business actively supports initiatives for local community development of infrastructure and social aspects including, among others, education, training, health and sanitation. The tourism business is in compliance with all applicable national and international legislation, regulations, licenses and permits.
Tourism Boot Camp
Our colleagues at PG Tops are leading a great initiative called Tourism Boot Camp, aimed at upskilling underprivileged young people and helping them to find work in the tourism industry. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa, and yet nearly half of young people are unemployed. Tourism Boot Camp aims to bridge this gap.
The Boot Camp is offered ten times per year, and for each class, Chrissy Human volunteers her time to teach the trainees skills in using spreadsheets, understanding and pricing itineraries, and consulting with potential clients.