Edition 3 – 2017

Filed in 2017, Uncategorized by on August 31, 2017

Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller.

In this edition we celebrate People & Places…

And intricately linked to people and places is conservation and communities.
Meet Sipho Ntombela at Amakhosi Safari Lodge and be inspired by his (and his
grandfathers) stories of Zulu culture and traditions… and Pie Blight who on a visit
to Thonga Beach Lodge was inspired to invest in the Mabibi Primary School.
And then there’s DEEP – the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts’s Environmental
Education Programme that exposes learners from a disadvantaged background
to conservation through interactive education. And the team at Thanda Island,
who together with a local NGO have played a significant role in sea turtle
conservation. Start planning a trip to the newly opened Roho ya Selous in the
Selous Game Reserve – Asilia Africa’s newest ‘impact investment’. Or Botswana’s
Chobe National Park for a Pangolin Photo Safari like no other.

Visit Knysna and discover how owners Geoff Engel and Dandre Lerm-Engel
reinvented the Thesen Island Power Station into the uber chic Turbine Boutique
Hotel and Spa – enjoy the quirkiness of Knysna, the arty places and interesting
people… and be sure to take some time for a walk in the forest.
But as I always say, the responsibility of being a responsible traveller lies
ultimately with the person travelling and the choices they make. It’s about
choosing to not waste water , to switch off when you leave the room, to
stay, shop, experience and eat local… thereby providing employment and
contributing to the local economy. By choosing to have conversations with locals
and experiencing the ‘real’ destination, you add value and return home with
irreplaceable memories.

Enjoy the read… and be the difference.

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