Posts – Responsible Tourism

The Peech Hotel celebrates 10 years in style

The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg is celebrating a decade of excellence as one of Africa’s finest boutique hotels.


A growing coalition of cheetahs at Madikwe Game Reserve

  • 19 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Two female cheetahs have joined the coalition of cheetahs currently at Madikwe Game Reserve, bringing the total population to seven, and hopefully helping to grow the population in the future.


South Africa shines at World Responsible Tourism Awards

  • 10 November 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront is one of three tourism businesses in the Western Cape that picked up top honours at the World Responsible Tourism Awards, held at the World Travel Market in London recently.


Giant Flag project hailed as a ‘game changer’

  • 24 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Plans are afoot to create a massive South African flag out of desert plants and solar panels in the Karoo. The Giant Flag project was launched in Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.


South African souvenirs for the green traveller

A guide to green gifts from South Africa for the environmentally aware traveller.


15 Earth-friendly travel habits for responsible tourists

  • 12 September 2014 by Kate Rau

Responsible travel is about tourists being aware of the impact their travel has on the environment and actively taking steps to minimise it, to the benefit of local economies, communities and environments.


Fair trade and what it means for tourism in South Africa

  • 31 August 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

Fair Trade Tourism was established 10 years ago to help ensure ethical tourism practices are upheld in South Africa, providing a win-win solution for both tourist and tourism operator.


Helping ensure our tomorrow: The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

At the internationally recognised Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, rare, endangered and vulnerable animal species find a new life and new hope.


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.


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.