About Stormsriver Adventures based in Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma, South Africa.

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About Stormsriver Adventures | Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma, South Africa.Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure and activity company based in the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Adventure activities take place from the adventure centre in the scenic little village of Stormsriver which is 75 km from Plettenberg Bay and 160 km from Port Elizabeth just off the N2. The area is malaria free!

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The Big Picture

Stormsriver Adventures is more than just an adventure company, and strives to enrich the surrounding environment and community by honoring the following 10 point commitment statement:

Implementation Of Company Ethos

"Transition", "upliftment"; "empowerment" - before profit.!

Stormsriver Adventures emerged as one of the largest new job creators in the Eco Adventure industry in South Africa. The organization has self-funded the training of guides from the local community since 1998.

The Government's commitment to promote active labour market policies is well demonstrated in the Skills Development Act, 1998 and the Skills Development Levies Act, 1999.

These two pieces of legislation introduce new institutions, programs and funding policies designed to increase investment in skills development.

There are two over-riding priorities that this legislation seeks to address.

Stormsriver Adventures has trained in excess of 1000 Adventure Guides since 1998 and remains a major contributor to training in the Eco Adventure Industry.

Community projects

  1. Training and Development of Community Members.
  2. School Feeding Scheme.
  3. Animal Welfare and Education.
  4. SMME Development.
  5. HIV Aids education and awareness.
  6. Environmental Education.

Fair Trade in Tourism

Fair Trade in TourismFair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) is a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable tourism development.

We do this through awareness raising, research and advocacy, capacity building and by facilitating the world’s first tourism Fair Trade certification programme.

FTTSA awards the use of special label to qualifying businesses as a way of signifying their commitment to Fair Trade criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing, fair operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and environment.

By electing to stay at or use the services of an FTTSA-certified establishment, tourists are assured that their travel benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Stormsriver Adventures was one of the 1st accredited activity companies in 2003. The following principles are adhered to:

BB BEE LEVEL 2 125% COMPLIANCY:

Stormsriver Adventures is a Level 2 125% BB BEE compliant company.

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Associated Memeberships

S.A.T.S.A

South Africa Tourism Service AssociationSouth Africa Tourism Service Association is the largest association of its kind in Southern Africa. Stormsriver Adventures is one of a handful of adventure companies to be granted membership and hereby Stormsriver Adventures complies fully with S.A.T.S.A's strict code of conduct.

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Active Garden Route
Active GR is a member driven organization representing unique and ethical adventure companies along the Garden Route. Each Active member is carefully chosen for the uniqueness of their operations and their high levels of professionalism.

As a group Active trains, promotes and empowers the members of our local community to guide you on your adventures.

We subscribe to service excellence, sustainability and ethical tourism.

Proudly SA
Proudly South AfricanProudly South African is the “buy local” campaign launched in 2001 by government, organised business, organised labour and community organisations (the constituencies represented in the National Economic Development and Labour Council – Nedlac) to boost job creation and pride in “local” by promoting South African companies and their ‘homegrown’ products and services.
Buying South African stimulates an increased demand for locally-produced products and services. This translates into the safeguarding of existing employment opportunities, economic growth, and the creation of more quality employment opportunities in our country.

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T.B.C.S.A


TBCSAThe Tourism Business Council of South Africa endorses responsible tourism expansions in accordance with ethical principles. T.B.C.S.A has endorsed Stormsriver Adventures.

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FGASA


The Field Guide Association of Southern AfricaThe Field Guide Association of Southern Africa is the largest guiding body in Southern Africa. Stormsriver Adventures is a corporate member of FGASA and complies with their code of conduct. All our guides have qualified with their Local Field Guide Level 1,Guides are also present an opportunity to study for further qualifications.

 

Public Liability Cover

The company carries extensive liability insurance with LLOYD's of LONDON. All vehicle and public driving permits are in place.

Marketing Initiatives

Marketing is the cornerstone of the company. The ongoing Marketing campaign includes: E-marketing, Radio, Television, Newspaper, Trade Magazines and website exposure.

We have a Facebook page under: Stormsriver Adventures / Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours as well as reviews on Tripadvisor.

Poverty Relief Initiatives

Stormsriver Adventures is a major role player in Poverty Relief Programs in the Tsitsikamma region, providing assistance and expertise.

Projects include:

Support of SMME’s within the community i.e. laminating business operating from Stormsriver Adventures providing laminations to all clients that receive a Canopy Tour certificate on completion. A DVD filming department offers clients on the tour a DVD/picture package

Team

Our adventure team is made up of enthusiastic and trained local guides, who not only ensure the safety of all visitors, but also add interesting insights into the local surrounds, fauna, flora and culture

Safety

Stormsriver Adventures' guides and team members all strive to maintain and enhance optimal safety standards in all adventure operations, without compromise. The equipment, apparatus and vehicles used in all adventures meet the highest quality standards and are stringently checked and maintained.

The safety and enjoyment of all visitors are of paramount importance.

SATSA Seal of Approval

Stormsriver Adventures is a member of SATIB insurance. We have their 'Seal of Approval', which is a value-added component that SATIB clients can use on their correspondence to bear testimony to the fact that their insurance cover complies with basic tourism insurance requirements including minimum cover levels of R5 million.

The logo seal, which has been endorsed by the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA), is available to all SATIB Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Passenger Liability policy holders who comply with the minimum cover limit requirement and will be extensively promoted to the inbound tourism trade to gain the necessary exposure, clarification of purpose and credibility.

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Canopy Tours
http://www.canopytour.co.za

Fair Tourism South Africa
http://www.fairtourismsa.org.za

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