Tag: 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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Dining in the Arabian desert

Dining in the Arabian desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of vehicles, […]

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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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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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Drakensburg Sun Resort receives South Africa’s first Heritage Diamond classification Award

Filed in Awards, Environment, News by on November 30, 2013
Drakensburg Sun Resort receives South Africa’s first Heritage Diamond classification Award

The proof is in the pudding, or in this case – the Diamond! Nestled in the Cathkin Peak area of the Central Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, Tsogo Sun’s stylish Drakensberg Sun Resort has consistently proven that through sustainable efforts a luxury resort can operate seamlessly, and contributes to the upliftment and sustainability of local communities and […]

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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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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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200 indigenous trees planted at Victoria Falls during UNWTO

Filed in Environment, News by on September 6, 2013
200 indigenous trees planted at Victoria Falls during UNWTO

Zambian Vice-President, Guy Scott led UNWTO delegates in planting 200 indigenous trees at the Victoria Falls World Heritage site at an official event hosted by treeplanting social enterprise organisation, Greenpop. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation 20th General Assembly is being co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe between 24th and 29th August 2013. Dr Scott was […]

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