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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Birkenhead – a history never forgotten

Birkenhead – a history never forgotten

Wilfred Chivell of Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is passionate about history and has for the past sixteen years, in collaboration with Gansbaai Tourism, helped ensure the memory of the Birkenhead disaster is kept alive as part Gansbaai’s history, and in remembrance of all those who lost their lives on the fateful day of 26th February […]

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Edition 1 – 2018

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 15, 2018
Edition 1 – 2018

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller. In this edition we consider responsible tourism as a vehicle for realising peoples’ hopes and dreams… We explore the coastal splendour of southern Mozambique and northern KwaZulu-Natal and discover how the dream of a few good men and women makes a difference to both individuals and their communities. […]

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Edition 2 – 2018

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 5, 2018
Edition 2 – 2018

In this edition we celebrate those that ‘Make a Difference’ … From the winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 to the tourism industry’s commitment to greening and sustainability – be inspired by their stories and encouraged to take responsibility for your impact on communites, conservation and the environment. We visit Three Tree Hill […]

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Zululand Coast – history, culture & conservation

Zululand Coast – history, culture & conservation

An easy road-trip from Durban found us heading towards the Zululand Coast. An area where the golden shores are gently caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, offering idyllic beaches and crystal clear waters. Where further inland, are endless rolling hills, meandering valleys, and grassy plains teaming with wildlife. Forest sanctuaries and misty […]

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Edition 4 – 2017

Filed in 2017, Uncategorized by on December 15, 2017
Edition 4 – 2017

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller. In this edition we celebrate Experiential Travel… We explore some wonderful destinations and experience what they have to offer – from the culture and traditions of the Zululand coast, to the wonders of slack packing the Crayfish Trail and exploring Italy and Austria the sustainable way. We discover […]

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Amakhosi Safari Lodge – Sipho’s story

Amakhosi Safari Lodge – Sipho’s story

We’re on an open game viewing vehicle on our last day at Amakhosi Safari Lodge listening to game ranger Sipho Ntombela tell yet another wonderful story. “My grandfather was Magqubu Ntombela” he says… this alone speaks volumes, especially if you’re familiar with KwaZulu-Natal conservation history. Not only was Magqubu Ntombela ‘beloved friend, mentor and wilderness […]

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Edition 3 – 2017

Filed in 2017, Uncategorized by on August 31, 2017
Edition 3 – 2017

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller. In this edition we celebrate People & Places… And intricately linked to people and places is conservation and communities. Meet Sipho Ntombela at Amakhosi Safari Lodge and be inspired by his (and his grandfathers) stories of Zulu culture and traditions… and Pie Blight who on a visit to […]

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Deceased Great White Sharks…

Deceased Great White Sharks…

Deceased Great White Sharks and Orca (Killer Whale) Predation – A First In South Africa: Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust Report May 2017 was an interesting yet trying time for the team of Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust.  The team was called out to retrieve not one but three white sharks – female […]

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Life and Art at Madi a Thavha

Life and Art at Madi a Thavha

In one of the many hidden valleys of the Soutpansberg in central Limpopo, you’ll find Fair Trade Tourism certified Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge. A place where life and art, mirror people and place, where village life and rich culture blend to create a hip and happening rural style… and where guests are invited to […]

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Isandlwana… a story of heartache and hope

Isandlwana… a story of heartache and hope

It was a chilly evening as the day gave way to night. The blanket helped, as did a glass of sherry… but the enormity of that fateful day in 1879 sent shivers down my spine. Especially as we were standing atop the iNyoni hill, the very spot where tens of thousands of Zulu warriors had […]

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