Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that promotes best-practice responsible tourism in Africa, assisting tourism operations to achieve greater sustainability through membership of FTT. Fair Trade Tourism accreditation is a stamp that a certain number of lodges in South Africa display with pride, and Exclusive Getaways recommends these lodges with complete confidence.

The Fair Trade Tourism certification represents best-practice responsible tourism, which is defined by fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. The intention is to create meaningfully transformative tourism options for tourists and the tourism trade. When you stay at a Fair Trade Tourism accredited lodge, you contribute directly towards the livelihood of each person who is a part of your trip – from the staff at the lodge you stay at, to the communities that the lodge supports and the suppliers they use.

Below are some of the wonderful South African lodges that carry the Fair Trade Tourism certification. For a comprehensive list of FTT lodges and tourism services in South Africa, go to the FTT site.


Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Montagu Country Hotel


De Zeekoe Guest Farm


Shamwari Game Reserve


Kosi Forest Lodge

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Three Tree Hill Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge


Kololo Game Reserve

Motswari Private Game Reserve

Umlani Bushcamp


Rhino Post Safari Lodge & Plains Camp

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