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ABOUT Youth tourism trainings

Why is it important to change the future of Youth Tourism?

Digital Media and Social Media platforms have fundamentally changed the channels we use to do business. In many ways it has removed barriers of entry into tourism for Youth in Tourism. Business has become fluid, interruptive and rapidly progressive.


Social Media training for an adaptive and current future for Youth Tourism. Get expert advice on using various platforms that cover not only Western Countries but Australasia, India and China.


Building content that is relevant and current for your destination is vital but requires building relationships and networks that can spread the cost of influencers and content creators.


Digital booking platforms and advanced communications will almost completely replace traditional coms over the coming years. Websites need to be adaptive and fully integrated into these systems. Change your business to be part of this.


for the Backpacking Industry

We have trained over 50 Youth Tourism businesses in 2019 in social media and will have trained an additional 75 Youth in Tours by the start of 2020. We believe the most effective way to transform tourism is through digital media training's on various platforms to inspire people in the country to share with Travelers coming to the country.









on the ground

The Creative Team

These are the wild People who make these Trainings possible.

Siphamandla Makhaya

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Busisiwe Diba

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Aidan Lawrence

Director of Wild Lubanzi

Thembinkosi Siyephu

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Zizipho Siyephu

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Lizani Smith


Sinovuyo Lunda

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Sihle Mdaniswa

WESSA Green Coast Steward

Michael Ndawo

Director of Wild Lubanzi

Rahel Lawrence

Director of Wild Lubanzi

OUR CRAZY sustainability Plan

Many of our Youth Tourism establishments and operators have been at the forefront of sustainable and ethichcal choices in tourism for decades.

Youth in Tourism have lead the way for projects like the WESSA Green Coast Tourism Stewards. This training will be the first of its kind in South Africa and possible one of the first of its kind on the continent. The venue runs completely on an off grid solar system that will power all 5 days. Months of preparation have lead to system being in place where very few single use plastics will be used in catering for this event. Those used will be upcycled into ecobricks. The venue has an advanced water system that cleans all black and grey water to be used in gardens and up to 90% can be reused in flush systems. 5 000 Spekboom cuttings will be planted before and after the event to offset the 5 days of the event. Further Spekboom plants will be available if you want to offset your personal travel to and from the event.

% Solar Power

% SingleUse Plastic

% Water ReUse

% Carbon Positive

Social Media and Website Examples

Our Pages and Websites

These Are Our Works, Made With Love & Passion


The commitment behind Youth in Tourism for the future of Youth Tourism

CONFERENCE Registration

SEPTEMBER 6 - 9, 2020

Accommodation and Meals are separate from Convention Fees

Registration Fee

R 1080
  • Access to the convention for all 3 days
  • Teaching and access to computers
  • Tea Breaks included
  • Cooked Lunch included
  • Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner and Transport NOT INCLUDED
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Free Camping

  • Bring your own tent and camp at any of the various spaces in Lubanzi
  • Access to ablutions and chill out spaces
  • Access to self catering facilities
  • Fire/Braai places available
  • Bring: mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, wood etc.
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  • Vegetarian, vegan and special dietary requirement will be catered for.
    Wild Lubanzi will provide breakfasts and dinners every day at the following rates:
  • R 38: Cereals and Coffee
  • R 50: Bread, 2 Eggs, Sliced Tomato and Coffee
  • Lunch is included in convention fee and will be a cooked lunch with salad.
  • R 70: Potjie or Stew served with Rice and Salad
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Why is Youth in Tourism so important?

Here's what some of the delegates have to say about Youth in Tourism.

News & Events

What else is happening?

Featuring Youth in Tourism

Khwela Training Mini Convention

Wild Lubanzi Backpackers is hosting a mini convention for the KHWELA Tourism Stars from October 21 to October 24, 2019.

Crafters Conference by NMMU

This year we will be hosting a one day conference for crafters at Wild Lubanzi Backpackers where we share knowledge with each other.

Adventure Lifestyle Show at Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville, Cape Town

The Adventure Lifestyle Show brings an interactive platform between visitors and exhibitors, which will offer you anything from adventure driven destinations, activities, outdoor gadgets and gear and an informative focus on a healthy active lifestyle for the whole family.

Spekboom 5000

On the 31st of December 2019 we will have achieved the planting of 5000 Spekboom in a drive to offset the carbon footprint of the Youth Tourism Heart Training Convention.

sign up for the youth tourism training

Youth Tourism Heart Training - 07. - 09. September 2020

To register for the Youth Tourism Heart Training, please click on the "Register Now" button and fill in the registration form.

Please fill in one form per participant .


Contact Us

Do you have any questions ? Ask Us!

Lubanzi Village
below Zithulele Hospital
Call or WhatsApp
+27 78 530 8997
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Directions - How to get to Lubanzi

GPS COORDINATES: S32 04 04.7 - E29 05 09.6 - 38 m
ALERT: Your GPS mostly gives the shortest route, not the fastest - which in our case can mean 50km of terrible gravel road instead of 80km of tar road. If you are coming from the N2, East London OR Durban direction, ALWAYS turn onto the Coffee Bay road to get to Lubanzi, no matter what your GPS may suggest.

Download a roadmap here.

From the N2, take the Coffee Bay turn off (about 20km from Mthatha). Follow the road for about 50km until you see the BIG sign to Zithulele Mission Hospital/Hole in the Wall. Turn right onto the tar road. Follow the road for about 17km. Turn right onto a dirt road about 1km before the hospital. There is a big square silver water tank on stilts at that corner, and immediately afterward a shop called Emthunzini Store. If you have missed the turn off, just turn around at the hospital, drive back for about 2min and take the first road on your left. Follow the road for 5km. (The road has been graded and is currently driveable even by small cars, though still a bit bumpy over the last bit. And please arrive by daylight! It's a bit difficult to manage the road in the dark.) Just before the beach, about 3/4 down the last hill, turn left towards Wild Lubanzi Backpackers.