African Travel Cares - Join Us!
African Travel strives to really make a difference in the threats facing Africa, and one successful way to do this is through the act of Volunteer Travel. We offer unique and exciting programs that encourage travelers to actively participate in conservation and the protection of endangered wildlife, ecosystems and communities. These Volunteer Travel options give our guests the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in Africa and can range from one day to entire itineraries, depending on your interests and availability.
Possible Volunteer Travel projects include spending a day assisting with childcare and educational programs at a township nursery school; assisting in greening a community located in a disadvantaged neighborhood by planting trees or a garden; building and delivering classroom desks to a rural school; simply reading to local children; assisting with homework and crafts; or coaching a sports program at an after school program.
As one of the founding members of the TreadRight Foundation a not-for-profit organization established by parent company The Travel Corporation and its family of brands, African Travel in partnership with the TreadRight, collaborates and contributes to help ensure that the communities and environments we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide with the guiding principle of encouraging sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.
TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and the National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.
WildAid is a successful wildlife protection organization with a proven track record. African Travel is helping to fund WildAid’s “Conservation through Communication” campaign, which reduces demand for illegal wildlife products by utilizing poignant multimedia campaigns, education initiatives and celebrity endorsements.
Escape To a Reserve Where Your Spirit Roams Free
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an ecological oasis designed to allow guests to embrace the essence of life and restore themselves through the nature’s powerful healing energy. This malaria and predator-free reserve is situated at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town in the heart of Rooibos country. Bushmans Kloof is best described as a family-run sanctuary of beauty and timeless tranquility set amidst wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls.
Deeply rooted in nature, Bushmans Kloof focuses on offering solace to the body, mind and spirit. The intimate spa and riverside spa gazebo are inspired by the unique holistic healing qualities so special to this area and include ancient treatments and remedies complemented by indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants.
Walk with wildlife, breathe fresh air rich with the scent of fynbos, and enrich your mind with the tales of the ancient Bushman. Activities are literally limitless, including nature drives, walking and hiking trails, exceptional rock art sites, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and swimming in clear rock pools.
Inhale the beauty and succumb to the peace. Arrive as you are, but depart renewed in tranquility.