Posts – Responsible Tourism

FreshStart's Smutsville Recycle Swop Shop

For six- to 16-years-olds in Sedgefield’s Smutsville township, rubbish is currency, thanks to an innovative swop shop that’s empowering young people to help themselves.

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

  • 05 July 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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Tips to cut your travelling carbon footprint

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Do your bit to save the planet by being mindful of your carbon footprint when you travel. Here are some tips on how to reduce your footprint ...

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Look out for the tea caravan in the Overberg

  • 01 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Jessica Bonin and Thaya Bedford will be highlighting ethical, conscious and green businesses, movements, projects and more on their week-long #GonzoTeaTrek campaign to create awareness around ecotourism the Overberg, Western Cape.

 

 

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The Cape route less travelled

  • 30 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Take the road less travelled with Coffeebeans Routes and get a taste of the Cape that you will never forget. Choose whatever takes your fancy: a jazz safari visiting legendary jazz musicians in their homes, or one of the other routes showcasing revolution, storytelling, food, art, music and design.

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Life on the edge

My brief visit to Forest Edge, a green retreat with five self-catering cottages run by a former Johannesburg Stock Exchange executive, was an eye-opener. It is run on completely sustainable principles, while owner Ronel Pieterse’s warm welcome and incredible personal journey make this a classic #MeetSouthAfrica story.

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A little voluntourism goes a long way

  • 17 June 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Volunteering while you’re travelling through South Africa offers some unique perspectives on the country, and there are a couple of options right outside Johannesburg to help you on your way.

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How tourists help wildlife conservation

  • 15 May 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Game farms can be heavily involved in conservation, including breeding and rehabilitation programmes. These farms typically fund the programmes from income generated by services they offer to tourists.

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Hippos find New Holme in the Karoo

  • 22 April 2014 by Tara Turkington

More than 200 years after they were shot out by hunters in the 1770s, hippos are again wallowing in deep waterholes in the Karoo’s Seekoei River.

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Mdumbi beach showcases local living

  • 17 April 2014 by Cassidy Parker

The crescent-moon beach of Mdumbi is just one of the many reasons you should meander down the gravel roads that lead you to this exceptional part of the world – adventure and insights into local life are others.

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