South Africa is wild at heart and home to some special and unique natural experiences.

From our eight world heritage sites, which protects one of the world’s most diverse floral kingdoms to the Big Five, you couldn’t really ask for any better right on your doorstep – especially when to comes to adventuring out in nature.

But as urbanisation and our over-all human development puts growing pressure on the earth’s resources, Eco-Travelling cannot be more relevant or necessary as travellers become more mindful and responsible.

‘Leave only footprints, take only pictures’ 

Eco-Travelling has become the sum total of valuing our natural spaces, all the while realising how habitat encroachment not only impacts our own future but that of animal species and plant life across the globe.

Even more so, countless studies done over the last decade show that spending time in nature impacts your health in such a positive way from mental agility, reduced stress and stoked creativity – we’ve rounded up a few  annual events, to suit all types that will provide the opportune time to tap into the best nature has to offer – as well as make a difference – however small.

World Oceans Day

Date: 08 June 

“The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live.  Covering 71% of the Earth’s surface, oceans also regulate the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more.  In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.”