Making a difference

Voluntourism – the issues…

Voluntourism – the issues…

The tourism industry, both locally and internationally, received the news of Paul Mediema’s unexpected passing with much sadness – this passionate man who stood for so much gone too soon. Written below are his thoughts and words… as an industry let us continue to ‘do’ tourism, and voluntourism specifically, in a manner that he would […]

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International Marine Volunteers

International Marine Volunteers

“At International Marine Volunteers our mission is to inspire our volunteers to make a difference in the world around them by providing them with life-changing opportunities and experiences, and creating awareness that eco-tourism, conservation, community, research and education can all dovetail into a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship.” – Meredith Thornton, IMV Manager The legendary […]

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Pafuri Camp – an amazing story of positivity

Pafuri Camp – an amazing story of positivity

Pafuri Camp – It’s not every day you get to witness a creature’s first steps. The baby zebra is just a few minutes old when we come across it. Still half-covered in its amniotic sac and bewildered as its mother nervously fends off over-inquisitive buffalo.  Eventually she settles enough to remove the remainder of the […]

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Winchester Mansions Energy savings in Cape Town

Winchester Mansions Energy savings  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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Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat about Sustainability

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat about Sustainability

Constance Ephelia – Having rained overnight, the paths were wet and water droplets glistened on the vegetation – the birdsong a delightful chorus in the early morning. Mist draped the surrounding mountains of the Morne Seychelles National Park, the sea reflecting the grey of the clouds hanging low on the horizon. None of this detracted […]

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Conservation #ScienceSavesSharks

Conservation #ScienceSavesSharks

Conservation – If you listen to some of the dramatic news articles you might believe that the terrifying man eating great white shark is lurking off the coast just waiting for a human to come by. But this couldn’t be further from the truth and should you have the privilege to witness this legendary apex […]

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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 Table Mountain 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 […]

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Luxury Travel…

Filed in Awareness, Making a difference, Wildlife & Safari by on September 27, 2014
Luxury Travel…

To many, luxury travel and responsible travel are on opposite ends of the travel spectrum… Responsible Traveller posed some questions to four of the top luxury safari operators in Southern Africa to get their response. Can Luxury Travel be considered responsible travel?  Great Plains Conservation: Definitely… in fact luxury travel is possibly the only way […]

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Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

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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