25 years ago, we were the leaders in what is today known as Responsible Tourism. The first to break the mould: To dare to connect visitors to the land, to the people. Nelson Mandela's people at grass routes. in 1984 we placed People contact between the visitor and the locals, who were seen as the ultimate custodians of their land, first. Today Dreamcatcher is still leading: To pioneer Responsible Travel, which is in fact Responsible Travel, for the ever growing number of discerning post Millennium travelers. Dreamcatcher ensures that visitors enjoy experiences which build bridges of universal understanding: That of an authentic intracultural experience which will change for the good, the destiny of individuals and communities across South Africa. A Dreamcatcher experience does not look "at" people in communities. The visitor connects "with" the people at grass routes, in mind blowing, intrapersonal contact experiences, for a day, overnight or half a day.
These experiences all belong to the locals, representing many vibrant and diverse cultures across South Africa. Visitors can now enjoy a home from home accommodation comforts at our branded Dreamcatcher Homestays with Kamamma, at prices which wont break the bank but split your sides with laughter and fun! Or, join a fun and participative Cook-up with Kamamma. Once again a branded traditional cuisine experience where fresh food, lovingly cooked JUST FOR YOU, is prepared from only the freshest produce. Why not blow REAL life into a "Cookie cutter Winelands tour, for our Fair Trade South Africa (FTTSA) accredited: "Taste of Reality with Dreamcatcher - The Alternative Great Cape Winelands Tour"?
So, Dreamcatcher Travel is not just another cool travel website! The philosophy of Dreamcatcher is based on being sensitive to what people are thinking about the future, and how they can not only experience an amazing country like South Africa, but also make a difference and contribute to the local communities. Revered by visitors as " A Taste of Reality", Dreamcatcher offers responsible or social tourism in its most authentic form. We enhance your travel programme by working with our identified partners to ensure fun, diverse and interactive encounters on the main (and off the beaten track), tourism routes jam packed with nature and scenic splendour, complimented by heart-warming "people" encounters as part of the day to day activities.
Subscribing to the Millennium goals for development, it has taken Dreamcatcher 25 years to develop amazing and unique experiences AND include the people of the land. The authentic (branded) Dreamcatcher Cook-up with Kamamma experiences and staying in Home from Home, affordable, comfortable Homestays with Kamamma accommodation, can be enjoyed throughout South Africa along most of the major tourist routes. Each town, culture and lifestyle is different and it is possible to take your taste buds on a mind blowing, diverse culinary safari and your intellect and exploring nature into the hearts and minds of the locals of the land, and the realm of the unstaged, authentic kind. It is possible to eat where the locals eat, shop where the locals shop and, since it is a fact that amazing experiences are sometimes never found in mainstream guidebooks, Dreamcatcher will enhance your visit to become a journey of the mind and an exciting voyage of discovery.
So what makes Dreamcatcher different and what can I expect when Dreamcatcher designs my well-deserved break, albeit it a day, overnight a week or a month?
Dreamcatcher is Changing Lanes - From same old "Cookie Cutter Tours" to a fun, different, interactive journey of your life.
* Recognised as The Founder of community based tourism in South Africa
Dreamcatcher is developing amazing travel routes which ensure local communities benefit and visitors enjoy a unique experience. The Alternative Dreamcatcher Greater Cape Winelands Tour: A Taste of Reality, is now Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) certified. Says FTTSA's Executive Director, Jennifer Seif, "The Alternative Winelands Tour is an excellent example of professionally organized community-based tourism. The tour provides a window on the lives of ordinary South Africans through food, story-telling, wine, music and truly South African hospitality at its best. The tour communicates the diversity and majesty of the Cape Winelands through sight-seeing, wine-tasting and personal interaction with farm workers and community members who open their homes to guests. The involvement of the Dreamcatcher Foundation ensures that tourism revenue is ploughed back into community and enterprise development programmes, so the tour is not only enjoyable and educational but also sustainable."
- Internationally acclaimed - locally revered by the people in the communities
- Walks the Talk and addresses the Millennium goals
- Working with the Foundation,25 years at grass routes for 24/7/365 days a year Making sure that whatever money you spend with us, contributes to changing the lives of over 20 000 people in 20 communities on over 100 projects
- All the products and experiences belong to the people who are the
- Custodians of the land, encouraged to live in harmony with it
- Exciting network of adventure on the major tourist routes
- Authentic, unstaged people contact to enhance and endear your visit
- Sustainable, affordable & possible wide range of experiences
- Interactive Volunteer programmes to make a difference for a day, week or month
- Professional one stop umbrella service to book & co-ordinate mind blowing experiences
- Membership of leading tourism service organisations
- Liability and Indemnity Insurance in place
- Dreamcatcher, Homestays & Cook-up with Kamamma, legally registered brands
We invite you to do the wise thing: Contact us today or one of our approved travel partners and Remember: if your experiences are not CONFIRMED as Dreamcatcher, it isnít Dreamcatcher !