Tessa Buhrmann

I am the founder and editor of Responsible Traveller digital magazine... the 'go to' travel mag that looks at destinations and experiences from a responsible tourism perspective. So you've read the stories and are inspired... now what? That's why I developed Travel Journeys - www.traveljourneys.co.za, as the obvious choice for a global perspective on where to go and what to do... in the best 'sustainable' way. To enable travellers that want to 'make a difference' do so, 'one journey at a time'.

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Caleo Foundtion’s #BedNightsForFoodParcels fundraising initiative

Filed in Travel for Good by on May 19, 2020
Caleo Foundtion’s #BedNightsForFoodParcels fundraising initiative

In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic #lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched a #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge.  Using […]

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Travel better in a post Covid-19 world

Filed in Travel for Good by on May 13, 2020
Travel better in a post Covid-19 world

A new instabook by Bruce Poon Tip (founder of G-Adventures) challenges us to do better and travel better in a post Covid-19 world. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the global travel industry to a complete standstill and it is unlikely to ever be the same again. While reflecting on how this interruption would impact the […]

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Wild Shots Outreach: 100 Beautiful Things

Filed in News, Uncategorized by on May 12, 2020
Wild Shots Outreach: 100 Beautiful Things

The V&A Waterfront, in partnership with Platform Creative Agency, has launched a new initiative that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the makers behind some of South Africa’s most inspiring projects, products, ideas and experiences. The Wild Shots outreach initiative features 100 Beautiful Things, all of which are designed with either compassion, sustainability, future-thinking or […]

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Mike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

Filed in News by on May 5, 2020
Mike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

The shock of the coronavirus for the global economy and financial markets is without a doubt a unique event, the economic disruption is enormous on both supply and on the demand side. The impact on the markets, and in particular on the global market is unprecedented in recent history. With the Tourism industry heavily affected, Destinations […]

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Edition 4 – 2018

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 5, 2020
Edition 4 – 2018

In this edition we celebrate Culture, Communities & Conservation… We travel to Botswana’s Chobe Game Lodge to experience elephants and eco-initiatives and to Ponto Malongane in southern Mozambique to experience the tranquility of Tartaruga Maritima. We find out about the great conservation initiatives of the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary and encourage you to be […]

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Mtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini, meaning ‘Place in the Shade’, is an unspoilt coastal town with much to offer the birding or wildlife enthusiast. The town, situated on a hill overlooking the coastline, has pristine dune forest and an estuary lined with mangrove swamp forest. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini offers visitors wonderful opportunities to experience both land and […]

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Bangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand, Uncategorized by on January 10, 2020
Bangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track in Bangkok is one way to say ‘NO’ to over-tourism. There’s much to be said about over-tourism, and a quick google search will reveal posts about irate locals protesting their overcrowded cities, island beaches being closed to allow the natural environment to recover and city officials moving Instagram-worthy branding in […]

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Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the southern Drakensberg is the ideal location for exploring this spectacular UNESCO Heritage Site with it’s mountain splendour, history and culture – or just take the time to relax in the tranquil surroundings.   An old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and now boasts wonderfully quirky decor – handmade & locally […]

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San Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

San Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

Famous for its San rock art, the Drakensberg was named ‘Ukhahlamba’ by the Zulu people and ‘The Dragon Mountain’ by the Dutch Voortrekkers. The awe-inspiring Drakensberg Mountains, with their massive cliffs towering over grasslands, riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests, fresh mountain streams and cascading waterfalls, form an enormous barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of […]

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Responsible Traveller Edition 1 – 2020

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 5, 2020
Responsible Traveller Edition 1 – 2020

Responsible Traveller Edition 1 – 2020: In this edition we get off the beaten track and show that great experiences can be had without contributing to over-tourism at iconic, popular sites and destinations. Experience the wonderful city of Bangkok differently – as the locals do… take commuter trains, buses and water taxis, walk side streets […]

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