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What Does Your Membership Include?
  1. The only Agritourism Membership Association in Africa
  2. Interactive booking website agritourismafrica.com
  3. Use of the Agritourism logo on signage
  4. Professional video footage by LensTracks – T’s and C’s
  5. Maintenance of Listing
  6. Professional and Regular Communication (social & traditional)
  7. Directly connected to an International Network of Agritourism Associations and Visitors
  8. Associated with Yonder.com
  9. Information gathering and distributing
  10. Jacqui Taylor (Founder & CEO) is an International Advisor to Yonder, an Accredited International Federation of Agricultural Journalists(IFAJ) / a British Guild (BG) Journalist, a Speaker at International Conferences and born on a farm.
How Do I Join?
  • Create an owner account (Top right on the menu)
  • Login to your dashboard
  • Fill in your profile details
  • Click on “Add Listing” from the menu on the left
  • Fill in the information for your listing
  • Preview it and then submit (We will approve the listing on our side)
  • You will then be redirected to the checkout where you will make payment for your membership.
Can I Join Rural Tourism Africa?

Membership of Rural Tourism Africa is open to anyone with an interest in Agritourism. Any farmer or service provider who has a working farm that is tourism-friendly. This includes:

  • Farmers
  • Tour Operators
  • Tour Guides
  • Agricultural service providers
  • Agribusinesses
  • Ambassadors
  • Any private sector or industry body or individual institution with an interest and mandate to support the development of Agritourism in South Africa and Africa.
Where Should A Farmer Start?
  • A successful Agritourism farmer must be willing to share information about the farm and spend time with visitors if they require interaction with the farmer or farmers’ family.  The visitor must be made to feel welcome.  If the farmer is too busy farming, then the farmers’ family must be willing to host.
  • The same personality traits that make a good host at any tourist destination should be considered:  Do you enjoy entertaining guests if they request information?  Will you enjoy having people visit your farm?  Can you create a warm, safe, and inviting atmosphere for people visiting your farm?  Can you manage the additional business responsibilities associated with running an Agritourism business?
  • Consider doing research into what competitors in your area offer to visitors and how farmers can work together to create a destination.
What Does Your Farm Have To Offer A Visitor?
  • Farm tours
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Weddings
  • Harvest Festivals
  • Animal varieties e.g. indigenous goats
  • Farm accommodation (tents; caravans; camper vans; B&B; self- catering units)
  • Farm food/meals (picnics)
  • Game farms
  • Assistance in farming by interested parties e.g. Gap year students
  • Cultural/historical buildings
  • Farm produce to purchase e.g. olives
  • Educational courses e.g. bread baking; cheese making; milking cows; bee-keeping
  • Educational tours for interested farmers from other counties
  • Relaxation & peace
Factors To Consider When Embarking On The Agritourism Journey?
  • Indemnity/liability documents and signage
  • Introduction of safety measures
  • Booking system
  • Zoning if building accommodation
  • Start small
  • Fire regulations
  • Signage
  • Cleanliness and consistency are important to visitors
  • Maintain a loyal database of visitors

Factors To Consider

What Does Your Membership Include?
  1. The only Agritourism Membership Association in Africa
  2. Interactive booking website agritourismafrica.com
  3. Use of the Agritourism logo on signage
  4. Professional video footage by LensTracks – T’s and C’s
  5. Maintenance of Listing
  6. Professional and Regular Communication (social & traditional)
  7. Directly connected to an International Network of Agritourism Associations and Visitors
  8. Associated with Yonder.com
  9. Information gathering and distributing
  10. Jacqui Taylor (Founder & CEO) is an International Advisor to Yonder, an Accredited International Federation of Agricultural Journalists(IFAJ) / a British Guild (BG) Journalist, a Speaker at International Conferences and born on a farm.
How Do I Join?
  • Create an owner account (Top right on the menu)
  • Login to your dashboard
  • Fill in your profile details
  • Click on “Add Listing” from the menu on the left
  • Fill in the information for your listing
  • Preview it and then submit (We will approve the listing on our side)
  • You will then be redirected to the checkout where you will make payment for your membership.
Can I Join Rural Tourism Africa?

Membership of Rural Tourism Africa is open to anyone with an interest in Agritourism. Any farmer or service provider who has a working farm that is tourism-friendly. This includes:

  • Farmers
  • Tour Operators
  • Tour Guides
  • Agricultural service providers
  • Agribusinesses
  • Ambassadors
  • Any private sector or industry body or individual institution with an interest and mandate to support the development of Agritourism in South Africa and Africa.
Where Should A Farmer Start?
  • A successful Agritourism farmer must be willing to share information about the farm and spend time with visitors if they require interaction with the farmer or farmers’ family.  The visitor must be made to feel welcome.  If the farmer is too busy farming, then the farmers’ family must be willing to host.
  • The same personality traits that make a good host at any tourist destination should be considered:  Do you enjoy entertaining guests if they request information?  Will you enjoy having people visit your farm?  Can you create a warm, safe, and inviting atmosphere for people visiting your farm?  Can you manage the additional business responsibilities associated with running an Agritourism business?
  • Consider doing research into what competitors in your area offer to visitors and how farmers can work together to create a destination.
What Does Your Farm Have To Offer A Visitor?
  • Farm tours
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Weddings
  • Harvest Festivals
  • Animal varieties e.g. indigenous goats
  • Farm accommodation (tents; caravans; camper vans; B&B; self- catering units)
  • Farm food/meals (picnics)
  • Game farms
  • Assistance in farming by interested parties e.g. Gap year students
  • Cultural/historical buildings
  • Farm produce to purchase e.g. olives
  • Educational courses e.g. bread baking; cheese making; milking cows; bee-keeping
  • Educational tours for interested farmers from other counties
  • Relaxation & peace
Factors To Consider When Embarking On The Agritourism Journey?
  • Indemnity/liability documents and signage
  • Introduction of safety measures
  • Booking system
  • Zoning if building accommodation
  • Start small
  • Fire regulations
  • Signage
  • Cleanliness and consistency are important to visitors
  • Maintain a loyal database of visitors

How To Add & Manage Your Listing

Create An Account

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Add Your Listing

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South African Farmer

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South African Tour Operators

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Promotion In Local Publications
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South African Tour Guides

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Promotion In Local Publications
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Promotion In Local Publications
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Social Media Promotion
Promotion In Local Publications
Professional Video Footage

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