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hereVoluntourism – the issues…

Voluntourism – the issues…

The tourism industry, both locally and internationally, received the news of Paul Mediema’s unexpected passing with much sadness – this passionate man who stood for so much gone too soon. Written below are his thoughts and words… as an industry let us continue to ‘do’ tourism, and voluntourism specifically, in a manner that he would […]

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hereThe people of Prana

The people of Prana

A province rich in diversity, the Eastern Cape is a captivating part of South Africa that is not only renowned for its scenic beauty but also for its culture and history, especially because it is celebrated as Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Following in the footsteps of kindness that Madiba left, Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa […]

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hereTable Mountain Aerial Cableway Company commitment to sustainability

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company commitment to sustainability

As a responsible tourism destination, the Table Mountain 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 […]

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hereFordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Fordoun’s green pastures and ‘green’ initiatives

Not only is Fordoun Hotel & Spa 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, conservation and social initiatives. CRANE FOUNDATION – A number of years ago Fordoun donated 150 hectares of natural veld and wetland adjoining the […]

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hereThe Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

Off Moçambique’s most northern stretch of coast lies a strand of emerald islands known as the Quirimbas Archipelago.  For centuries, the arresting quality of these islands has enslaved the imagination of many a traveller.  Ancient cartographers charted this string of idyllic coral islands as Ilhos do Cabo Delgado. Diogo do Couto, a chronicler of the […]

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hereandBeyond Phinda … a hand up not a hand out

andBeyond Phinda … a hand up not a hand out

Taking the andBeyond philosophy of ‘care for the land; care for the wildlife; care for the people’ to heart Phinda Private Game Reserve delivers on all accounts and goes way beyond expectation. At first glance this could be any other private game reserve in Africa, with its incredible wildlife experiences, sumptuous cuisine and wonderfully luxurious suites, […]

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