Posts – Responsible Tourism

Zulu skate camp

When South African skateboarder Dallas Oberholzer saw the promise and excitement around the recent Maloof Money Cup skateboarding event in Kimberley, it affirmed his idea to tie skateboarding to South Africa’s unique culture.

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Biking and wining

Picture it – you’re cycling through winelands, with the 2nd last of 4 estate visits behind you. It’s starting to feel like Tuscany out here. Except it’s not. You’re in the winelands around Stellenbosch, an hour from Cape Town.

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Biomimicry: A solution for a sustainable future?

  • 12 October 2012 by Mildred Thabane

It was on a rhino education trip in Karongwe, Limpopo, when I first heard the term biomimicry. The term was coined by Janine Benyus in 1990, and relates to humans looking to nature to create new inventions.

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Rhinos spread their wings

Once again, rhinos must be scattered around the world to safeguard their continued existence.

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Willowmore’s healer – a tribute

When I mentioned to a friend that I was heading to Willowmore again, she said I simply had to meet Auntie Sophia September, a healer who used herbs from the surrounding Karoo veld.

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Angels bless the Karoo

There are angels hanging from the beams, turning in shafts of sunlight. They are lying on tables. They are draped on chairs. They are piled in boxes. Their beaded wings glint in packets.

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Ngala’s eco-friendly tented camp

Ngala Private Game Reserve, within Kruger National Park’s boundaries, has a newly refurbished tented camp.

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Bushmans Kloof a winner

Up against a thousand resorts around the world, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat near Clanwilliam won the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award earlier this month.

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Dogs, children and Stormsriver Adventures

Stormsriver Adventures near Tsitsikamma funds a project that helps animals. But children might be benefiting more than the dogs and cats.

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Top 10 Earth-friendly travel tips

As a traveller, can you save the world? Perhaps not, but the choices you make can make a positive difference in many lives.

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