Meet the People: South Africa Trip Confirmed

Our friends at Meet the People plan extra special holidays, offering small groups of people the opportunity to gain an authentic insight into their host country’s culture and people, visiting fair trade producers and development projects removed from any tourist trail.

They’ve just announced that their South Africa tour has been guaranteed! Along with many other exciting places on the tour itinerary, this trip makes a stop at the source of the salt in Eat Your Hat Organic Milk Chocolate with South African Sea Salt!

We spoke to Lizzie at Meet the People about their up and coming South Africa trip. Interested in finding out more about Meet the People and their trips, or even going on one yourself? Read on…

Meet the People South Africa tours

South Africa – Guaranteed Tour

3rd to 16th October 2019
At the same time as guaranteeing our next departure to South Africa, we are delighted to announce a new fair trade group to the Meet the People experience. Khoisan Salt are behind the delicious flakes of sea salt in Eat Your Hat Organic Milk Chocolate with South African Sea Salt and will be welcoming us for a behind the scenes insight into their salt harvesting in October.

Some images of the producers of fair trade salt which goes into Eat Your Hat chocolate

With the welfare and development of employees at the core of their values, Khoisan employs people exclusively from the local community and we’ll learn how fair trade initiatives help them to support their team. The enthusiastic team will be introducing us to the techniques they use in hand-harvesting salt crystals, to produce natural, unrefined sea salt. We can appreciate the significance of working in harmony with the environment as we later visit the nearby West Coast National Park, home to around 250 species of birds and where we hope to spot zebra alongside the ostrich, flamingos and penguins.

Salt producers on a Meet the People tour

Following visits to farmers on the edge of the Kalahari and the unique ecosystems of the highveld, this is a great opportunity to understand the importance of fair trade in a coastal region before we head on to the lush vineyards of the Western Cape. South Africa is a big and truly beautiful country with a unique history. Visits to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope let us appreciate some of the incredible natural beauty whilst meeting fair trade producers, learning from development projects in Cape Town and taking a trip to Robben Island, help us to better understand life in this complex country.

Would you like to join us in South Africa? There are still six places available on this year’s tour and details of our tour in 2020 are available online.
For more details about this trip, see or for more information about Meet the People and their other trips, see their website here.

To receive a detailed day by day itinerary, or for up to date availability, contact Hannah or Lizzie on or by phone at 0191 2651110

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Published at: 13-06-2019
Tags: Meet the People South Africa Khoisan Salt Fair Trade Tours