We are actively working to promote the development of Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Since 2001 we have managed Blue Flag - the longest running and most recognisable eco-label in the world - resulting in improved tourism facilities at over 70 different sites along our country's beautiful coastline. The Tourism Blue Flag project, in partnership with the National Department of Tourism, is improving the experience of local and international visitors to our beaches while simultaneously developing youth for employment. In 2016 we introduced the international Green Key eco-label - a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operations within the tourism industry.


Blue Flag South Africa

Tourism Blue Flag

Green Key

Green Coast



Vincent Shacks, General Manager:  Ecotourism Unit
Cell 082 337 1273
E-mail: vincent@wessa.co.za