Tag: Cape Town

Walking 10 000 miles in a city’s shoes

Walking 10 000 miles in a city’s shoes

There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “Walking 10 000 miles of the world is better than reading  10 000 scrolls of books”.  And it’s true: there may be no better way to see a town, city, or anywhere else, than on foot. What you get from whizzing, or even slowly cruising, by in a car […]

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Fair Trade Tourism welcome’s Hotel Verde

Filed in Certification, Fair Trade Tourism, News by on May 31, 2017
Fair Trade Tourism welcome’s Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde, situated at the Cape Town International Airport has just been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa. The certification is a prestigious accolade for both Hotel Verde and tourism in South Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market. Hailed as […]

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Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Filed in Reviews by on May 3, 2016
Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

The Winchester Mansions is location on the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town. This makes it super convenient for the business traveller as the city centre, and Cape Town International Convention Centre, are a short drive away (which is a huge benefit considering the traffic congestion during peak periods) as is the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Stadium and other […]

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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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Green Star SA’s first 6 Star Rated Hotel – Hotel Verde in Cape Town

Green Star SA’s first 6 Star Rated Hotel – Hotel Verde in Cape Town

Hotel Verde was awarded the highest accolade of a 6 Star rating in the Green Star SA Existing Building Performance tool with 82 points, a first for a hotel in South Africa, by the GBCSA. The rating received is valid for a period of 3 years in order to ensure the building is continually operated […]

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Verde Hotels – Africa’s first sustainable hotel management group

Verde Hotels – Africa’s first sustainable hotel management group

Nobody can deny that climate change will affect the hospitality market place – with global warming, resource volatility, extreme weather events, water scarcity and biodiversity loss part of our new vocabulary, it is essential we take cognisance of this and bring about rapid interventions. Challenged, but seeing climate change as a significant opportunity, Verde Hotels […]

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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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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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A hotel with heart

Filed in Places to Stay, Western Cape by on July 20, 2013
A hotel with heart

Guests staying at a luxury Cape Town hotel make a contribution to upliftment in the city and across the continent thanks to the work of the Lalela Project. The One&Only Cape Town is among the Mother City’s most luxurious hotels, regularly hosting superstars and heads of state. World-class hospitality is however not the hotel’s only endeavour […]

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Wind energy at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Filed in Tourism Industry News by on July 19, 2013
Wind energy at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Thanks to local NGO Project 90 by 2030 the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of six renewable energy demonstration sites in South Africa. With funding from the German government the Aquarium installed solar panels and a wind turbine and this renewable energy is feeding power to the admin offices on the east side of the […]

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