Following the launch of the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) in September businesses claiming to practise responsible tourism will need to
prove that their activities comply with the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) criteria, which
include the certification and accreditation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). Those who have
been certified will be recognised by government and will also qualify
All tourism businesses that have been accredited will be issued with a
certificate by an accredited tourism certification body. The NDT as the
custodian of the NMSRT will work with SANAS to implement the
accreditation of certification bodies.