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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hereEdge of Existence Wins top award

Edge of Existence Wins top award

South African conservation documentary, The Edge of Existence, by Black Bean Productions, has scooped a top award at the 10th annual Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), which took place from 1 October to 8 November 2020. Out of 150 documentaries at the festival, The Edge of Existence – which took three years to film, with […]

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hereZeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Despite the rough sea and potential rain, the transfer on Zeavola Resort’s private speed boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island was a breeze – thanks to our skilled skipper. But regardless of the conditions, I think with my level of excitement to finally be visiting one of Thailand’s best barefoot luxury sustainable resorts, I […]

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hereZeavola Resort green initiatives

Zeavola Resort green initiatives

During our visit to the barefoot luxury Zeavola Resort, the General Manager, Florian Hallerman had promised us a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to show us Zeavola’s green, environmental initiatives in action. Florian’s passion and determination is immediately evident as he talks about their ‘responsible co-existence’.  “It’s all about ensuring a safe and natural environment for […]

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hereRobinson Club Khao Lak

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 2, 2020
Robinson Club Khao Lak

After a long and somewhat tiring flight via Dubai we arrived at Phuket International to the welcome of sultry night air and the promise of a tropical paradise. We arrived at the Robinson Club Khao Lak just before midnight to a warm welcome, easy check-in, and a late snack supper before tumbling into bed. Awakening […]

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hereSingita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Singita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Set in a 350,000-acre concession in the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp has captivated guests for more than a decade with its inimitable location. Reopening at the end of September 2020, the lodge’s extensive redesign is a modern interpretation of luxury tented safaris, while retaining the quintessential elements of a romantic experience […]

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hereJock Safari Lodge Youth Development Programmes around Kruger National Park

Filed in Communities, Conservation, News by on September 24, 2020
Jock Safari Lodge Youth Development Programmes around Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park. It has a long-standing commitment to both sustainable and […]

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hereBabanango Game Reserve, the fulfilment of a dream

Babanango Game Reserve, the fulfilment of a dream

‘I love it when a plan comes together’ said Hannibal Smith of the A-Team, words that could just as well be uttered by Jeff van Staden, COO of African Habitat Conservancy (AHC). Especially when he looks around at what is becoming one of South Africa’s conservation and community success stories – the Babanango Game Reserve, […]

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hereThavorn Beach Village & Spa, Phuket

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand, Uncategorized by on September 23, 2020
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, Phuket

Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, with its private beach, extensive swimming pools and secluded environment, is located on one of Phuket’s last remaining unspoiled private beaches. Nakalay Beach, which can only be accessed through the hotel or the privately owned pier, offers 600 metres of sandy beach and the calm waters of Andaman Sea. The […]

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hereResponsible Traveller Edition 2 – 2020

Filed in 2020, Uncategorized by on September 23, 2020
Responsible Traveller Edition 2 – 2020

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller. It is with much pleasure that I write this… travel is at last beginning to open up and soon we’ll be travelling again. Keeping in mind all the safety precautions and regulations that are expected of us, remembering to #BeTravelWise  In this edition we explore beach and bush – […]

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hereThavorn Palm Beach Resort, Phuket

Filed in Asia, Beaches, Destination World, Thailand by on September 23, 2020
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, Phuket

Thavorn Palm Beach Hotel in Phuket is located right on the beachfront, within easy walking distance of local bars, restaurants, and nightlife, and only a few steps from the popular Karon Beach. We arrived late in the afternoon, just in time for a quick stroll through the extensive gardens on our way to catch the […]

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