Shamwari Game Re­serve

Tourism Tattler - - EDITORIAL -

Marine Dy­nam­ics

Tak­ing eco-tourists on cap­ti­vat­ing trips at sea to cage dive with Great White Sharks and meet the rest of the Marine Big 5 is only a glimpse of many things that Marine Dy­nam­ics do to pro­tect and con­serve the crit­i­cally im­por­tant Dyer Is­land ecosys­tem around Gans­baai in the West­ern Cape.

Marine Dy­nam­ics Shark Tours and Dyer Is­land Cruises whale watch­ing have been Fair Trade Tourism cer­ti­fied since 2008 and in 2016 added their suc­cess­ful In­ter­na­tional Marine Vol­un­teer Pro­gramme.

Marine Dy­nam­ics' Re­spon­si­ble Tourism Pol­icy is a credo that the group busi­nesses all ad­here to: “Our ev­ery ac­tiv­ity is driven by our motto `Dis­cover and Pro­tect’. We con­sciously and ac­tively: op­er­ate re­spon­si­bly with due care for the marine and ter­res­trial en­vi­ron­ment; con­duct eth­i­cal sci­en­tific re­search, which con­trib­utes to the con­ser­va­tion of species; cre­ate con­ser­va­tion aware­ness amongst lo­cals and vis­i­tors; con­trib­ute pos­i­tively to the com­mu­nity and the econ­omy in which we op­er­ate; of­fer fair wages and good work­ing con­di­tions for our em­ploy­ees; and con­trib­ute pos­i­tively to the pro­tec­tion of cul­tural her­itage.”

Marine Dy­nam­ics is the eco-tourism part­ner of the owner es­tab­lished Dyer Is­land Con­ser­va­tion Trust help­ing save the en­dan­gered African pen­guin, the vul­ner­a­ble great white shark through ef­fec­tive re­search, sup­port­ing com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion, marine an­i­mal res­cues and marine pol­lu­tion ef­forts. Visit their key project, the African Pen­guin and Se­abird Sanc­tu­ary on your next trip to Gans­baai. YOUR CHOICE MAKES A DIF­FER­ENCE.

Shamwari Game Re­serve

Shamwari Game Re­serve, the pride of the East­ern Cape, is one of the largest malaria-free Big-5 pri­vate game re­serves in the re­gion, of­fer­ing 6 dis­tinc­tive lodges and the sea­sonal Ex­plorer Camp – a two-day walk­ing sa­fari in tented ac­com­mo­da­tion. With pi­o­neer­ing sa­faris, con­ser­va­tion and 5-star hos­pi­tal­ity, Shamwari wel­comes guests look­ing for gen­uine con­ser­va­tion ex­pe­ri­ences. Shamwari is a proud mem­ber of Fair Trade Tourism and 2017 marks Shamwari's 25th an­niver­sary.

Guests can learn about con­ser­va­tion at the An­i­mal Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, the Born Free Foun­da­tion or the Ian Player Rhino Aware­ness Cen­tre whilst bud­ding pho­tog­ra­phers can take ad­van­tage of the Pro Photo Sa­fari to per­fect their skills.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing pas­sion­ate about na­ture con­ser­va­tion, Shamwari be­lieves in ed­u­cat­ing and in­spir­ing chil­dren, so younger guests can en­joy the Kids on Sa­fari pro­gramme. The Re­lax­ation Re­treats of­fer treat­ments and ther­a­pies to awaken the senses and al­low guests to re­ju­ve­nate body, mind and soul.

So whether it is the call of the African bush to em­brace the phe­nom­e­nal flora and fauna that only Africa of­fers or you're in search of a fam­ily or ro­man­tic hon­ey­moon re­treat, Shamwari is wait­ing for you to help con­serve a van­ish­ing way of life!

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