Tourism is an important aspect of South Africa's economy, but there are many more valuable experiences than pretending to live in poverty.
It recently came to our attention through an article from Humanosphere, that there appears to be a new fad among the rich to spend a night "experiencing life" in a South African "shanty town". See the article for further details about this new trend.
This post is here to highlight the thousands of tourism opportunities across South Africa that allow you to have an enjoyable time and contribute to the economy without patronising those for whom poor and unsanitary conditions are a reality.
TravelThe famous Garden RouteMidlands Meander
Historical and CulturalCradle of Human KindConstitution HillThe National Art Gallery
ActivitiesSouth Coast DivingWhale WatchingWine Making ToursSafariBeaches
All of which can be done whilst staying at conventional tourist hotels and accommodation that contribute to the economy of South Africa without being offensive.