Frequently Asked Questions
- The only Agritourism Membership Association in Africa
- Interactive booking website agritourismafrica.com
- Use of the Rural Tourism logo on signage
- Maintenance of Listing
- Professional and Regular Communication (social & traditional)
- Directly connected to an International Network of Agritourism Associations and Visitors
- Jacqui Taylor (Founder & CEO) is an Accredited International Federation of Agricultural Journalists(IFAJ) / a British Guild (BG) Journalist, a Speaker at International Conferences, and born on a farm.
- Farms will feature every quarter across our social media platforms, these posts will be written by us. If you have any additional posts or content you would like to share you are welcome to contact us and we will feature this in our social media calendar, please note the additional content shared by members will not count as part of the quarterly features, as such members are encouraged to send us as much additional content as they would like to be featured.
- Each farm will have a short interview and blog written a year by us and published on our site. Members are welcome to send additional content and updates we will also add as a blog/feature to our site and promote.
- Each farm will feature twice a year in our monthly mailer. In addition to this, we will have a ‘Farmer News’ section on our mailer in which members can submit their news articles, updates and/or special offers. The additional Farmer News section and content will not be included as part of the two annual features in the mailer so farmers are encouraged to share as many ‘Farmer News’ features with us as they would like to. Each month we will send a reminder Email or WhatsApp (depending on preference) to call for ‘Farmer News’ with a deadline.
- Members are welcome to send us news they would like us to share on our social media, we have a presence across multiple platforms on which we post daily. The content will be scheduled in our social media calendar, if there is a specific date you would like to request a social media feature we can accommodate you for this date.
- Members are welcome to send us videos of their property that customers would find useful to know about their property. These videos will be posted to our YouTube channel.
- 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.
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:
- Tour Operators
- Tour Guides
- Agricultural service providers
- 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.
- 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.
- Farm tours
- Mountain Biking
- 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
- Indemnity/liability documents and signage
- Introduction of safety measures
- Booking system
- Zoning if building accommodation
- Start small
- Fire regulations
- Cleanliness and consistency are important to visitors
- Maintain a loyal database of visitors
How To Add & Manage Your Listing
Create An Account
Create an owner account and login to your dashboard to add your listing.
Get an email notification and accept bookings on your dashboard.
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