Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller – in this edition we celebrate the heroes of Conservation…

From those conserving our marine species and focusing our attention on
marine pollution like Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s storm water drain project in Gansbaai and their fishing line bin recycling initiative. To those fighting the fight against rhino poaching through raising funds and providing equipment and to those who have made it their life’s work to save species at risk and to bring our attention to them and those committed to reducing, re-using and re-thinking their waste. To those that have involved local communities in their initiatives and thereby made a difference… we salute you all.

But it’s not just up to the ‘biggies’ in the conservation to make a difference – each one of us can be a hero in our own small way by being mindful of our consumption, how we deal with waste and how we treat the environment. Whether at home or when we are travelling!!

This edition we take some time out in the KZN MIdlands at Brahman Hills, we head out on a West Coast road trip and explore quaint towns, country escapes and learn about our roots with the San. We go on a safari with a difference at Dulini – where Dianne Tipping-Woods and learn about leopards… and then we head to Zanzibar for a glimpse of what this tropical island has to offer.

But as always, 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.

Read the digital mag HERE

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