Sustainable tourism is tourism attempting to make as low an impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate future employment for local people. The aim of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development brings a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and the tourists themselves. Sustainable tourism is an adopted practice in successful ecotourism.
Ecotourism is defined as “environmentally responsible travel to relatively undisturbed natural areas in order to enjoy, study and appreciate nature. Ecotourism aims to conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people."
Amakhala Game Reserve and their partners are committed to providing ongoing education to industry, individuals and youth groups (schools, universities etc) on the importance of sustainable tourism. Through active participation in workshops and presentations Amakhala aims to empower people with the knowledge of how they can contribute and ultimately make a difference in species preservation.
Hands On Volunteers - Hands on programmes suitable for persons of all ages looking for that something different as part of a gap year or following a life change. A unique opportunity to contribute to conservation, to make a difference and to return to nature.
The Amakhala Foundation is home to the social projects of the Amakhala Game Reserve, as well as the educational projects of the Conservation Centre. It was established in 2009 to coincide with the Reserve’s 10th anniversary, and is overseen by a Trust with five members.