Environment

Energy savings at the Winchester Mansions in Cape Town

Energy savings at the Winchester Mansions in Cape Town

Another Cape Town hotel that’s moving towards being sustainable is the Cape Dutch styled WINCHESTER MANSIONS. This iconic sea front hotel is not a new build, so the challenges of embracing the new technologies of sustainability were always going to be a challenge. The recent addition of a solar PV system on the hotel roof has already seen a reduction in carbon […]

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company committed to environmental and social responsibility

  As a responsible tourism destination, the Cableway focuses on the three pillars of responsible tourism – environmental, social and economic responsibility.  Environmental Responsibility: In order to protect the unique environment within which it operates, the Cableway adheres to the following environmental policy 1. As custodians of a high-use area of Table Mountain, they are committed […]

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Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Filed in Community, Environment, Spas by on May 23, 2014
Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Not only is Fordoun situated in the green pastures of a successful Nottingham Road dairy farm, it is also firmly committed to the environment through a number of ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES. CRANE FOUNDATION – A number of years ago Fordoun donated 150 hectares of natural veld and wetland adjoining the estate, to the KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Drakensberg Sun – an environmental success story

Filed in Environment by on January 30, 2014
Drakensberg Sun – an environmental success story

Being situated on the boundaries of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg  UNESCO World Heritage Site, it stands to reason the Drakensberg Sun Resort would be compelled to be environmentally conscious, and they have done an excellent job, being led not by legislation, but by complete passion. Spend an hour or two with General Manager, Darron Moore or any […]

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Drakensberg Sun’s Water Management Programme

Filed in Environment by on November 30, 2013
Drakensberg Sun’s Water Management Programme

Being situated on the boundaries of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg UNESCO World Heritage Site it stands to reason that the Drakensberg Sun would have an ethos of environmental responsibility. The evidence being their proud status as a Diamond rated establishment through the Heritage Environmental Management Company as well as the numerous Imvelo Awards they have won. One achievement […]

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Viewing Nature without Seeing It

Filed in Awareness, Environment, Mpumalanga, Wildlife & Safari by on November 20, 2013
Viewing Nature without Seeing It

I think that any reasonable guide understands the value of, and is able to express the emphatic power of utilizing a full spectrum of sensory props to enhance a guest’s safari experience. Up until yesterday I was of the opinion that, although backed up solidly by the other senses, a wildlife experience was primarily a […]

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Waste not, want not…

Filed in Environment by on October 30, 2013
Waste not, want not…

Wise words most of us have heard at some time or other. When applied to garbage they make even more sense, as can be seen at the Drakensberg Sun Resort whose commitment to managing their waste with a stringent and effective recycling programme is exemplary.  As Diamond rated members of the Heritage Programme the management […]

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Toka Leya donates 1 000 trees to Greenpop

Filed in Community & Conservation News, Environment, News by on September 3, 2013
Toka Leya donates 1 000 trees to Greenpop

Toka Leya, an intimate 12-tented camp overlooking the Zambezi River, donated 1 000 trees from its nursery to Greenpop for a three-week reforestation project in Livingstone, Zambia, that took place from 7-28 July 2013. “We were thrilled to support Greenpop’s second Trees for Zambia Action Event by donating 1 000 trees from our nursery to plant at various […]

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Hotel Verde officially open

Filed in Environment, Tourism Industry News by on August 29, 2013
Hotel Verde officially open

Having set themselves the target of building Africa’s greenest hotel, owners Mario and Annemarie Delicio are thrilled by the opening of Hotel Verde, which was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism, Alan Winde, on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. This world-class establishment surpasses everything they had hoped for with regards to […]

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SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Filed in Community, Conservation, Environment by on July 21, 2013
SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership builds on growing eco-tourism trend

Eco-tourism – often defined as low-impact, ecologically and culturally sensitive travel that benefits local communities and host countries – is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry. According to the World Tourism Organisation, a specialised United Nations agency, this branch of tourism is growing annually at a rate of 5% and represents 6% […]

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