Tessa Buhrmann

I am the founder and editor of Responsible Traveller digital magazine... the 'go to' travel mag that looks at destinations and experiences from a responsible tourism perspective. So you've read the stories and are inspired... now what? That's why I developed Travel Journeys - www.traveljourneys.co.za, as the obvious choice for a global perspective on where to go and what to do... in the best 'sustainable' way. To enable travellers that want to 'make a difference' do so, 'one journey at a time'.

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hereAfrica Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week Virtual kicks off tomorrow 7 April 2021, promising three days of dynamic networking and a bumper content programme, featuring trends, insights and speakers from across the globe. The event is being run using a blended approach where travel trade professionals benefit from connecting with their industry peers virtually at the main event in April, then face-to-face […]

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hereAfrica Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Domestic Tourism to the rescue. Digitalisation for SMEs. Progress in Responsible Tourism. And the changing landscape of Africa’s Source Markets. These are just some of the topics featuring at Africa Travel Week from 7 to 9 April, featuring over 40 compelling panel discussions and presentations by industry experts. Held virtually over the three days, the […]

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hereElephant Hills Thailand

Elephant Hills Thailand

I was lucky enough to win a holiday to Elephant Hills, Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camp – which comprises of two camps, the Elephant Camp, and the floating Rainforest Camp, both situated in the Khao Sok National Park in the Surat Thani province. We opted for the four-days and three-nights Rainforest Nature Safari at […]

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hereMhondoro Safari Lodge

Mhondoro Safari Lodge

I was at the luxurious 5-star Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa, in the 35,000-hectare Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, a mere 2h45-minute drive from Johannesburg. Its location within the magnificent Waterberg Mountain range ensures breath-taking scenery amid rock strewn mountains, pristine water courses and diverse vegetation. A deep roar filled the void between us and […]

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hereBabanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

Babanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

I was at Zulu Rock Lodge in the Babanango Game Reserve (BGR), located in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Its mountainside location ensured sweeping views across a dramatic wilderness, the grasslands and savanna punctuated with rocky outcrops and the White Umfolozi river in the distance. A chorus of birds proclaims the […]

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hereiSimangaliso Wetland Park & St Lucia – things to do

iSimangaliso Wetland Park & St Lucia – things to do

Central to the region is the little town of St Lucia which lies at the southern-most entrance to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage site that stretches all the way from Kosi Bay in the north, to beyond St Lucia in the south to include Maphelane Nature Reserve. iSimangaliso is high on the ‘must […]

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hereDubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR)

Dubai has come of age in the area of conservation. In a destination known for its mega-projects, a less well-known local fact is that the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve forms 5% of the emirate of Dubai. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is the UAE’s first national park. Carefully planned rehabilitation over the years has […]

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hereResponsible Traveller Edition 3 – 2020

Filed in 2020, Uncategorized by on December 28, 2020
Responsible Traveller Edition 3 – 2020

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller. What a year 2020 has been! In addition to the impact on our personal lives,especially from a health and livelihood perspective, it has been exceptionally challenging to those in the travel industry. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost jobs and businesses as well […]

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hereVergelegen Beetle-busting research

Filed in Conservation, Environment, News, Research by on November 4, 2020
Vergelegen Beetle-busting research

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful and ancient trees and forests are in deadly danger of being destroyed by an invasive beetle. The good news, however, is that research at one of the country’s leading wine farms, Vergelegen, renowned for its agricultural and horticultural research since 1700, could help defeat this dreaded pest. The polyphagous […]

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