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We are a leading African Sustainable Development Organisation

Our reason for being

Dreamcatcher was established in 1991 before Nelson Mandela was released. As leading African Sustainable Development Organisation, we were founded to kickstart social change through inclusive social-enterprise development in struggling communities affected by the Apartheid system. South Africa is blessed with incredible diversity in cultural encounters and unsurpassed nature.

Historically the tourism offering had many shortcomings including the lack of locally owned enterprises, and geographical exclusion with the benefits of tourism not being shared throughout the awesome country. Tourism hotspots led to over tourism, and the rich cultural diversity not being affirmed and celebrated. Tourists were being short-changed and not experiencing the ‘real’ South Africa and its incredible people.

Dreamcatcher was founded by Anthea Rossouw to address these challenges through offering authentic community-based experiences where visitors and locals engage. For sustainable futures Dreamcatcher places humanity at the heart of tourism and its peripheral services leading to positive socio-economic growth and environmental protection.

Nelson Mandela’s plea to all South Africans was: ‘To work together to create a better future for all our people’. Through the inclusive, integrated Dreamcatcher model developed by our founder, every visitor and local enterprise realises Mandela’s vision whilst tangibly contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the past 30 years we have developed unprecedented globally recognised expertise in people-centered destination development and bespoke experiences celebrating the people and environments of South Africa, which tourists never knew existed. Join us on your next African journey!

Diversity * Environment * Inclusivity * Humanity * Wellbeing

Development Projects

We are pioneering sustainability projects. Dreamcatcher runs a variety of projects which benefit the socio-economic growth and the local environment of the communities it is active in. This category collects all information about these projects.

Go Truly Local - Unique, Fun Engagement & Sustainable Tours in Africa

Go Truly Local has been our focus since our founding. We have spent over 3 decades developing services and experiences in local communities living in awesome environments across South Africa and beyond. You too can go on our ethical, legally branded “Go Truly Local” experiences on your travels, because we provide the content of tour itineraries for our partners of which ALAAPii.com and we monitor the impact. In this category you can find information about the tourism services we offer and how to intern, volunteer or collaborate to conduct research with us.
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Research Library

In this category you can find all the information you might need for professional or educational research. Topics that are discussed contain the impact of Dreamcatchers projects, how Dreamcatcher addresses the UN SDG’s and the international recognition Dreamcatcher receives.

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Anthea Rossouw

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Founder of Dreamcatcher South Africa

Anthea has received recognition globally.

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Anthea Rossouw

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Founder of Dreamcatcher South Africa