Posts – Responsible Tourism

Cape Town leads the way as a green city

Cape Town’s growth as a green city continues to be recognised as a new report praises various initiatives.


Nottingham Road – a slice of English countryside with a South African flavour

  • 28 December 2014 by Christine Marot

Favoured as a romantic getaway, wedding venue and blissful country escape, Nottingham Road provides easy access to KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands Meander arts-and-crafts route, fine cuisine, outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.


Three South African destinations make global sustainable tourism list

  • 24 December 2014 by Lynnette Johns

The Cape Whale Coast, the Wild Coast and Somkhanda Game Reserve make the top 100 sustainable global destinations.


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.


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.


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.