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.
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.
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.
Nature’s Valley, situated just off the Garden Route some 30km east of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, offers that forever-chased-rarely-caught experience: the sheer joy of simply being able to be.
The MAD (making a difference) journey began two-and-a-half years ago when she moved to Hoedspruit and needed a new interest, says Clare Wilkie-Girardin, co-founder of the sustainable sourcing and responsible procurement business that includes a craft and coffee shop in the Limpopo town of Hoedspruit.
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