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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hereQambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the southern Drakensberg is the ideal location for exploring this spectacular UNESCO Heritage Site with it’s mountain splendour, history and culture – or just take the time to relax in the tranquil surroundings.   An old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and now boasts wonderfully quirky decor – handmade & locally […]

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hereSan Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

San Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

Famous for its San rock art, the Drakensberg was named ‘Ukhahlamba’ by the Zulu people and ‘The Dragon Mountain’ by the Dutch Voortrekkers. The awe-inspiring Drakensberg Mountains, with their massive cliffs towering over grasslands, riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests, fresh mountain streams and cascading waterfalls, form an enormous barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of […]

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hereEdition 1 – 2020

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 5, 2020
Edition 1 – 2020

Responsible Traveller Edition 1 – 2020: In this edition we get off the beaten track and show that great experiences can be had without contributing to over-tourism at iconic, popular sites and destinations. Experience the wonderful city of Bangkok differently – as the locals do… take commuter trains, buses and water taxis, walk side streets […]

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hereAttitude Hotels calls for tourism to leave positive footprint on Mauritius

Filed in Environment, Mauritius, News by on January 5, 2020
Attitude Hotels calls for tourism to leave positive footprint on Mauritius

Attitude Hotels calls for a collective movement and commitment for a tourism that leaves a positive footprint on Mauritius. Invited tourism industry and media were able to experience firsthand the incredible commitment made by Attitude Hotels to operating sustainably at the opening of the newly renovated Lagoon Attitude on the shores of the beautiful Anse […]

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hereMauritius – Travel Like a Local with Attitude Hotels

Mauritius – Travel Like a Local with Attitude Hotels

There is a hotel group in Mauritius that enables its guests to experience the Mauritian ‘art de vivre’, the authentic Mauritian way of life. The team at Attitude Hotels, led from the front by CEO Jean Michel Pitot and COO Vincent Desvaux de Marigny, promote their ‘Otentik Attitude’ by doing things differently, authentically… From the […]

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hereThe most secret locations in Vietnam

Filed in Asia, Conservation, Destination World, History, Vietnam by on December 9, 2019
The most secret locations in Vietnam

You might be visiting Vietnam to see the most popular destinations and busiest tourist attractions. There’s no shortage of them, after all – from the otherworldly beauty of Ha Long Bay, Sapa, and the Tonkinese Alps, to the urban charms of busy cities like Hanoi, there’s enough to keep anyone occupied. Or, you might prefer […]

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Three days would never be enough. I knew that I would only scratch the surface, but I still couldn’t resist the opportunity to explore this wonderfully wild, somewhat ancient and fabulously down-to-earth and quirky region known as the Cape West Coast. It’s an easy hour-or-so drive from Cape Town making it perfect for a day […]

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hereKenya’s can’t miss tourism activities

Kenya’s can’t miss tourism activities

It’s clear the tourism sector is growing – over £4 trillion is spent in the travel and tourism sector every year. Attitudes towards travel are also changing, with 30% of workers admitting they’d be happier with a lower wage if it meant they’d have more access to business trips, and a further 39% of Millennial […]

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Just getting there is part of the relaxation… coffee stops, sightseeing and quaint country lanes. The rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands certainly set the scene for what was to be a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Brahman Hills filled with fabulous food, fun company, roaring log fires and bubbly in the jacuzzi. And oops, I […]

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hereA fleeting visit to Zanzibar

Filed in Beaches, Destination Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar by on July 1, 2019
A fleeting visit to Zanzibar

It was a fleeting visit to Zanzibar, but more than enough to introduce me to the soft sandy beaches, warm azure ocean and wide smiles of the Zanzibari people. On top of that the warm hospitality of the luxurious Diamonds La Gemma Dell Est ensured that I left a tiny part of my heart in […]

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