It is dedicated to supporting partnerships around community homestay and related cultural experiences.
21st-century travellers increasingly seek more than the traditional sightings of game and nature that lie at the heart of the wildlife experience. They want to meet local people and experience their way of life. Innovative lodge and tour operators are developing a variety of products to meet this need. We invite potential partners to look at opportunities that might hitherto have been considered infeasible due to the uncertainties and costs associated with them.
Activities and partnerships of this kind bring together formal and informal sector parties who have little prior experience of working together. Potentially widely varying expectations need to be aligned, facilities developed, and skills established. Good intentions are notoriously hard to translate into sustainable working relationships across cultures. That’s why the Tourism Conservation Fund is offering its support to help grow this high potential market in South Africa.
Further details about this funding window and a detailed Guide which describes the financing criteria are available on: https://tourismconservationfund.org/programmes/