What's GOOD?

  • South Africa still faces large economic inequality but tourism can be a powerful tool to change that. Our goal through this trip is to support locally-owned, locally-run, and community-invested activities and accommodation.
  • We're partnering with Abang Africa who are pioneers in eco-tourism in Africa, and share our commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism.
  • We have carefully selected all your accomodation, activities and restaurants for this trip, to ensure that your trip contributes positively to the communities and environments you visit.
  • $100 USD of your trip fee will be donated to the Kliptown Youth Program, an non-profit organization operating in Kliptown, Soweto.
  • All of your in-country carbon emissions will be offset
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Experience Highlights:

Visit and tour Robben Island

Learn more about South Africa's history and various cultures

Enjoy a Malay cooking class in the BoKaap

Journey further into the Cape and stay with local families

Get a taste of South Africa's amazing wines and food

What's Included

per person

The cost of your trip includes the following:

  • 8 nights of accommodation (twin room) in sustainable accommodation that strive for economic equity
  • Airport pick-up on your arrival into Cape Town
  • All transport during the trip
  • All meals
  • $100 donation to conservation and community building projects that we visit during this trip
  • Daily support from your trip leader throughout your trip
  • Exclusive membership in our South Africa 2023 Facebook group
  • Carbon offsetting for all in-country carbon emissions
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What's Not Included

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • Return flights to South Africa
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Visa for South Africa (if required)
  • COVID-19 vaccination - please note that we require all adults and children over 12 to have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Should you not be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccination, please email us to learn more about our exceptions to this rule
  • Snacks, drinks, other personal purchases


Cape Town > Johannesburg
TBC - inquire for more details

Please note this is a base itinerary and some details are subject to change.

Day 1 

Welcome to South Africa! Today you'll arrive in Cape Town and be met at the airport by your tripleaders. You'll spend the evening getting toknow your fellow travellers at your welcome dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast you'll visit Guga Sthebe Arts and CultureCentre, housed in a brightly coloured building, which is dedicated to the empowerment of the people of Langa township. We'll enjoy lunch at the famous Cape Town Waterfront, with an introduction to their impressive environmentally sustainable initiatives.

In the afternoon, you'll take a boat to Robben Island - theprison and icon of struggle, freedom and hope for South Africa, made famous byNelson Mandela's imprisonment there. Weather permitting, we'll end the day watching a majesticsunset from the top of Table Mountain!

Day 3

Today you'll visit the District 6 Museum, where you'll learnabout the once thriving and diverse neighbourhood known as District Six thatwas destructed under the Apartheid regimes Group Areas Act, which led tosegregation and forced removals across the country. We'll then explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap inthe centre of Cape Town and enjoy a Lekka Kombuis cooking class specialising intraditional Cape Malay cuisine.

We'll enjoy a dinner in the city with some down time in between for you to rest or visit Green Market Square.

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Day 4

This morning you'll travel up the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, 50 km from Cape Town, to visit the family-owned Delheim Estate.

You'll be greeted by breathtaking views and true hospitality, and be treated to a wine tasting with young female black winemaker, Nongcebo Langa.

You'll spend the afternoon at Waterford, an estate that has made the conscious decision to farm only half of their land in an effort to protect the area’s animal life and natural vegetation.

We'll enjoy a Wine Drive Safari - a unique three-hour trip on a safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg mountain. This will be followed by a wine tasting with snacks and a wine and chocolate tasting!

Day 5

Today we explore more of the Cape and travel to the Moravian mission station of Goedverwacht - nestled between the Piketberg Mountains.

You'll meet with a host family who you'll be spending the night with, being immersed in another way of life.

After some time to meet your hosts and settle in,  you will spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings on a village walk with your host.  You will experience the pride of the locals with their village and get to know their neighbours, friends and families. The village is situated in a fertile and well-watered valley and is characterised by gardens full of flowers, fruit and vegetables surrounded by a beautiful valley with the Bergriver, mountains and wetlands.

For dinner you will have a home cooked meal together with your host family and time to share stories.

Day 6

After breakfast with our hosts, we travel back to Cape Town, ready to explore another side of the mountains and city.

We'll visit the famous Penguin colony near Boulders Beach and have time for a dip in the sea if you can brave the cold water!

Day 7

Our final morning in Cape Town will take us on an experience in Kalk Bay, learning more about its diverse history. We'll then have time to explore the trendy area, its galleries and local stores.

This afternoon we head off to the City of Gold, Johannesburg!

Day 8

Today we will enjoy a short tour of Soweto - once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmund Tutu -and we will visit the local partner in Soweto that your trip has helped to fundraise for. We will learn more about their programs, enjoy a performance of traditional South African dance and have chance to meet with the inspiring founders of the organization.

We'll enjoy a fun farewell dinner in the big city!

Day 9

Today is the day we bid farewell, or for those that are taking the optional add on, we journey together to Umlani Game Reserve to experience South Africa's wildlife and the communities it exists in harmony with.

Your Guide

More information

Everything you need to know about travelling GOOD.
Who guides this trip?
We aim to have each trip led by a local guide, in collaboration with a Centre for GOOD Travel member or a representative from our experience partner.
How do I book?
To secure your spot, we require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. Click 'book now' to start your travel plans with us. You will then be directed to pay your deposit of $500 deposit. If you would prefer to pay via payment plan, please contact us: info@good-travel.org
Are the trip dates confirmed?
Our trip will be confirmed once we have the minimum number of participants needed. Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for anyone who wants to travel in a way that has a positive impact on people and places.
Can I upgrade my accommodation?
There is a single-room surcharge, subject to availability. You can let us know on booking if you would like to room on your own.
What else do I need to know?
Before you make your deposit, please make sure you've read and understand our Terms of Service.
What about COVID-19?
The Centre for GOOD Travel is committed to minimizing the risk to our travellers, team leaders, our partners and the people in each destination we visit. We also want to give greater confidence and flexibility to our travellers in response to the uncertainties present within international travel. Therefore we have adjusted our policies and safety protocols. You can find more information in our Terms of Service. We follow safety recommendations from the WHO, CDC and the official recommendations from each country we visit, and we work with partners who adhere closely to health and safety protocols.
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