Bronkhorstspruit’s Kungwini Guest House certified by Fair Trade in Tourism
Bronkhorstspruit’s Kungwini Guest House shows its commitment to fair and responsible tourism by becoming certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA).
Kungwini Guest House is the fourth tourism business in the Dinokeng area to become certified by Fair Trade in Tourism through the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) project “Travel with a Conscience”.
This campaign is aimed at positioning Dinokeng as a responsible tourism destination. Dinokeng includes the three hubs of Dinokeng Game Reserve, Roodeplaat Dam and Cullinan.
FTT-certification is an independent endorsement of fair and responsible tourism practice in South Africa.
The certification programme is based on adherence to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
Kungwini Guesthouse supports community development projects on an on-going basis and believes in youth development. It provides hospitality training for interns selected from the community and further supports the youth in sports and events that appeal to both the community and tourists.
Kungwini Guesthouse has further invested in to its community by providing support to entrepreneurs in the local area. The guesthouse has offered mentorship to an events management business, as well as enabling its start-up through the use of the Kungwini Guesthouse office facilities. A local catering company has also benefited from Kungwini Guesthouse by receiving assistance with networking and using their services
Katarina Mancama, Marketing Manager of FTT said, “We are very happy to welcome Kungwini Guesthouse to the Fair Trade Tourism family, and thus strengthen our portfolio even further in the Dinokeng area. The “travel with a conscience” campaign by GTA is a truly pioneering initiative and we hope many other tourism authorities will follow suit.”
Kungwini Guesthouse’s comfortable accommodation is provided in en-suite rooms, with a patio overlooking its beautiful garden. The guesthouse is also conveniently 45 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport with nearby attractions like the Bronkhorstspruit dam, Rietvlei Nature Reserve and the Nan Hua Buddhist temple and seminary, and is ideally located for business travellers, tourists and families looking for value that does not compromise on style and quality.