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Great stops when road tripping in South Africa

Great stops when road tripping in South Africa

A road trip is all about the journey – the quirky roadside stops and delicious treats along the way. When we travel in South Africa we mostly choose the wide open road. There are a multitude of routes that will get you to your destination and we know the most scenic drives, the best view…

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2019 Business Statistics

2019 Business Statistics

Hi everybody.  Chrissy here, the Earthstompers’ statistics geek! I would like to share some of our business statistics for the calendar year 2019.  I find these really interesting to understand where our clients come from, the distribution of online travel agents vs. more traditional booking methods, and how South African tourism is doing overall. So,…

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Why are Garden Route Tours in South Africa so popular?

Millions of guests – including visitors from all over the world, as well as South Africans – enjoy Garden Route tours and adventures every year. Have you ever visited this popular destination and exactly how familiar are you with the Garden Route? Why is the Garden Route one of the most popular and beautiful destinations…

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Explore Victoria Falls with Earthstompers

Explore Victoria Falls with Earthstompers

Some exciting news:  Earthstompers can now help you plan your Victoria Falls travels!  We have been getting many enquiries from existing clients to offer something in the Victoria Falls area, so Hendrik and I visited the area personally. We investigated the range of offerings for accommodation, transfers, and activities, so that we can give our…

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Hendrik and I recently had the chance to visit the Chobe National Park area of Botswana, as a part of our Victoria Falls Trip. We stayed three nights in Botswana to take in the various activities on offer and check out the accommodation options. What is special about this area is the unique vantage point…

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Tourism Boot Camp success story

Tourism Boot Camp success story

  Today we are wishing Fazlin Samaai congratulations on one year of working at Earthstompers! Fazlin joined the Tourism Boot Camp program in July 2018 which was conducted by Pieter Geldenhuys and the team from PG Tops & Luxury Safaris. The aim of the program is to give inexperienced, unemployed individuals the necessary job training…

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Guide Boot Camp, round 2

Guide Boot Camp, round 2

August will see the second instalment of Guide Boot Camp.  Our aim with this initiative is to up-skill unemployed young South Africans, and help them gain employment in the tourism industry. Round 1 of Guide Boot Camp finished up in June 2019, with Dumisani Tazibona completing the full course.  Dumi says the course was “excellent…

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WINNER –  Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

WINNER – Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

It is with great pride that we brought home the Western Cape provincial award for Tour Operator of the Year at the 2018 Lilizela Awards! The Lilizela Awards are sponsored by South African Tourism, with the mission to recognise and reward South African tourism businesses who deliver world-class services. We are so pleased to be…

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#ResponsibleTravel

#ResponsibleTravel

At Earthstompers Adventures value and respect the natural environment, and seek to minimize the negative environmental impact of our tours and operations. We are always striving to be “greener” by doing the following: Mimimizing waste:  Earthstompers staff take reusable water bottles and coffee cups on the road, to minimize the use of disposable cups. We…

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Update: Cape Town’s water shortage

Update: Cape Town’s water shortage

You have probably seen stories in the media by now about the drought in Cape Town, and may be worried about how it might affect your travel to South Africa.  So we decided to share our perspective on the situation as locals and as tour operators. Firstly, yes we are still showering (quickly) and there’s…

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