Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris encourages and supports Responsible Tourism. We value that this is becoming increasingly important to many international and domestic travellers. We believe that tourism can and does play a vital role in the conservation of Africa’s spectacular wild places and in the improvement of quality of life for its people. We are constantly looking for more and more opportunities to provide our guests with life-enriching Responsible Tourism experiences.
We became a Fair Trade Tourism Approved Tour Operator in 2017 and are proud to be associated with its portfolio of members, all of which are doing exemplary work in social, economic and environmental arenas.
Our Community Projects:
An initiative supported by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. By providing grants to organisations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions and unique heritages that define each region. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.
SizaBantwana Children Benefit Organisation (Mpumalanga)
This is a nonprofit organisation that works in the rural communities surrounding Hazyview, Mpumalanga. SizaBantwana has about 400 children, orphaned or made vulnerable as a result of HIV/AIDS, that daily attend one of the five local care centres. The children participate in after school activities and receive a wholesome meal. SizaBantwana offers a positive environment for a bright and hopeful future.
For the last seven years we have donated towards the Sizabantwana Reading Power Programme on behalf of our top partners instead of giving out awards. The donations have included furniture, filing cabinets and laptops.
Community Farm Schools (Barrydale, Western Cape)
The Barrydale Community Farm Schools were built during the 1960s by the farmers in the area for the labourers’ children. The multi-grade school offers education to children from Grades 1 – 6, with four classrooms, two teachers (one of whom is the principal) and an administrative clerk.
Damara Village (Namibia)
The Damara Village offers guided tours allowing an insight into today’s way of life of the Damara people; their ancient traditions and beliefs combined with the influence of civilisation”. Income generated through visitors helps to sustain this tribe and support the many orphaned or abandoned children, enabling them to grow up in the selfconscious spirit of their ancestors as well as to receive school education to face the challenges of the future.
Rhino Conservation via The Rhino Ride
We have introduced an initiative via The Rhino Ride, to support rhino conservation through our guided tours. For each guest booked on our long distance tours we will make a donation to one of the following rhino conservation charities: Chipembere Rhino Foundation and The Next Generation Conservation Trust Namibia.
Learnership Programme: Sponsor & mentor learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds on an annual basis.
TCD Trust (Tourism Community Development Trust):
Platinum Friend of the Trust.
Annual donation and 5% of Cape Town Township Tour.
Works with a wide variety of causes based in Cape Town, including a crèche, soup kitchen, schools, etc.
Western Province Blood Transfusion Service: Corporate Membership
Casual Day (to raise funds for persons with disabilities)