Suggested itineraries

Arts and culture in the Land of Legends

If you have an interest in arts and culture, then Venda is a must-visit! Called the Land of Legends, it is a virtual treasure trove of baobab trees and mopani worms, traditional arts and crafts, singing and dancing, legends and superstitions that dominate the simple lifestyle of the people.

The following FTT-certified businesses are located in Venda:

Beautiful Berg

The Drakensberg, or uKhahlamba – the barrier of spears – as it is known in Zulu, is an awe-inspiring mountain massif between the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa and the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It is a World Heritage Site that offers spectacular nature experiences such as hiking and birdwatching, but also more adrenaline-filled activities like abseiling and, of course, the renowned Sani Pass.

The following FTT-certified businesses are located in the Drakensberg area:

Fair Trade Travel Pass

Travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg, or vice versa, for 14 or 21 days. Accommodation is in clean, comfortable backpacker lodges that are all FTT-certified.
The Fair Trade Travel Pass gives you the freedom of choice to visit the most beautiful and culturally diverse parts of South Africa knowing that the community where you spend your money is going to see the benefit. Take the hassle out of trying to make the right choice and have a positive impact on local people and environs with this collection of leading Fair Trade Tourism community lodges and activities. Our Travel Pass takes you to the most breathtaking parts of South Africa from mountains to sea; bus, drive, walk or cycle the paths of our heritage around battle fields and through museums. Choose to be involved with volunteering programs and take an adventure with shark cage diving, surfing or meandering along beaches that are mostly undisturbed by man. Local guides will show you the hidden gems, learn something new like fishing or horse riding, taste local authentic food you have never tried before or just relax in a hammock and read a book.

Fair Trade Travel Pass is a made up of the following community lodges and activities:

Buccaneers Backpackers
Mdumbi Backpackers
Coffee Shack Backpackers
Bulungula Lodge
Sani Lodge
Lebo’s Soweto Back Packers
The Backpack
Marine Dynamics/ Dyer Island Cruises
Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees South

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Cape Town Activities

Cape Town has a lot offer active travellers, from cooking Cape Malay foor in the Bo-Kaap to diving with great white sharks and a whole lot in-between!

FTT-certified activities in Cape Town and surrounding areas:

History and city-vibes in Joburg

Johannesburg is on the way to becoming the hippest city in Mzansi! Art, culture and fashion mingle with some of South Africa's most important historical heritage. Take a cycling tour of Soweto to learn more about the struggle against apartheid, taste sourgum beer and eat "walkie-talkies" (chicken heads and feet), or shop 'til you drop at fashionable Sandton City where you can find a range of upmarkest fashion brands, local designers and diamonds.

The following FTT-certified businesses van be found in and around Joburg: