Posts – Responsible Tourism

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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The Dew Catcher

There was a brisk, steady wind blowing off the sea, and the wind turbine over the Dew Catcher container at Durban’s beachfront was twirling around like an insane rotary dryer.

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Need a lift?

Travel down any highway in South Africa and you’ll see that most of the vehicles have a single occupant – the driver. If any of them gave a lift to another person, they’d be halving the costs (and the carbon footprint). But where to find such people?

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Heart-warming success stories

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa is putting up little ‘postcards’ on its website, describing the success stories that are the spin-off of responsible tourism operations.

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Out in the bundu

The villages and far-flung settlements of South Africa are set in some of the most scenic hinterland. Often the people here treasure interaction with people from the ‘outside’, and are delightfully hospitable.

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Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam

The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg mountains gives former captive and pet monkeys a new chance of life in a pristine forest environment.

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