Conservation

The Great White House… eat, stay, shop, experience!

The Great White House… eat, stay, shop, experience!

It can be amazing how many people don’t look up when they walk into the Great White House. So when they do, you can see the surprise on their face as they look upon Suzie, a 14m 1,5 ton Southern right whale skeleton hanging above them. There are not many restaurants or certainly none the Great […]

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Rocktail’s creatures of the deep

Rocktail’s creatures of the deep

GUEST POST – Winnie Graham… A dark shadow appeared from the sea and made its way across the sand. We stopped short in the moonlight to have a better look, and knew we were in luck. The huge creature steadily moving up the beach was a giant leatherback turtle coming ashore to lay her eggs […]

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Drakensberg Sun’s commitment to conservation

Filed in Conservation by on November 1, 2013
Drakensberg Sun’s commitment to conservation

The Drakensberg Sun Resort ia an ever popular family-orientated hotel and timeshare resort situated at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal within the majestic uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Environmental and conservation management has been top of mind for Drakensberg Sun for many years and is in fact one of the […]

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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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For the love of our Rhino

For the love of our Rhino

In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond safely translocated six white rhino from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta in March 2013. Facilitated in partnership with RHINO FORCE, this conservation coup has been generously funded by lead sponsor, Motorite Administrators. […]

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R4,6 million from Rhino Force to save Rhinos

R4,6 million from Rhino Force to save Rhinos

RHINO FORCE’s red, black and white beaded bracelet remains SA’s best-selling rhino accessory, maintaining unprecedented success in raising awareness and funds for rhino conservation. In total RHINO FORCE paid R3 050 597.59 to Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) from sales of RHINO FORCE bracelets. This multi-million rand donation, acknowledged in thanks by the EWT, supports the NGO’s […]

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Extensive rhino horn toxification to counter poaching upsurge

Extensive rhino horn toxification to counter poaching upsurge

Toxic infusions are the latest weapon to counter the thriving industry of rhino poaching in the big game areas adjoining South Africa’s Kruger Park. Consumers of the powdered horn in Asia risk becoming seriously ill from ingesting a so-called “medicinal product” which is now contaminated with a non-lethal chemical package. The 49,500 hectare Sabi Sand […]

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&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

Filed in Awards, Conservation, Tourism Industry News by on July 21, 2013
&Beyond wins 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

09 APRIL 2013 – In recognition of its position as a leader in responsible tourism and conservation, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has been honoured with the Conservation Award at the prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. This category is awarded for a direct and tangible contribution to the preservation of nature, including the protection of […]

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Tracker dogs stand firm against rhino poachers

Filed in Conservation, Wildlife & Safari by on November 20, 2012
Tracker dogs stand firm against rhino poachers

It’s pretty rough being a rhino now days… especially when you’re sporting a pretty nifty adornment up front. What was once something to be proud of is now an open invitation it seems, as rhino in all parts of South Africa are being hunted mercilessly for their horn. These huge lumbering animals are being threatened […]

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The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

GUEST POST – Amy Edmonds… Off Moçambique’s most northern stretch of coast lies a strand of emerald islands known as the Quirimbas Archipelago.  For centuries, the arresting quality of these islands has enslaved the imagination of many a traveller.  Ancient cartographers charted this string of idyllic coral islands as Ilhos do Cabo Delgado. Diogo do […]

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