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Green Map for Cape Town
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Green Map for Cape Town

Those who live in Cape Town are the envy of most of the country. It is one of the most spectacular settings on the planet, although its unique environment is also its most fragile asset. It lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, the smallest and most...
Why support organic and local, and where to get it in Cape Town
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Why support organic and local, and where to get it in Cape Town

Everyone's talking organic and local. Eating organic is obviously a lot better for you, given the lack of chemicals used in growing the food. But is it always the best choice for the planet? And where do you go to find it? Organic produce is important. We have...
How to Go Green
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How to Go Green

The time is NOW, the colour is GREEN and the question is: "What are you doing to save our Planet?" Eco living is on everybody's lips and if it isn't, it should be! Recycling, conservation and renewable energy have been around for many years. Fossils fuels a...
South Africa Eco-Friendly Accommodation
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South Africa Eco-Friendly Accommodation

Booking eco-friendly accommodation in South Africa doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on comfort (though South Africa does offer a number of camping options should you want to "rough it"). More and more establishments in South Africa are adopting eco-friend...
Eco-Tourism Western Cape – Eco-Friendly Activities in the Western Cape
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Eco-Tourism Western Cape – Eco-Friendly Activities in the Western Cape

We start our eco-tour of South Africa in Cape Town, voted one of the world's top 10 green cities - the US think tank Ethisphere Institute named Cape Town as a centre of global sustainability. The "Mother City", so blessed with natural beauty, offers a multitud...
Are you a “Responsible” Traveller?
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Are you a “Responsible” Traveller?

Are you a responsible traveller? Believe in travelling green? When travelling in South Africa, you can travel responsibly, travel green and give back to communities, by choosing providers who subscribe to the ethos of eco-tourism (see: What is Eco-Tourism?). ...
What is Eco-Tourism?
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What is Eco-Tourism?

Ecological tourism or eco-tourism is a highly popular term and possibly one of the most misused in the travel industry. It should describe travel to fragile areas where the fauna, flora and cultural heritage are the main reasons for travel. Essentially eco-to...
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at Mosaic Farm
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Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at Mosaic Farm

"The term 'green' certainly can be misused", says Kathryn Johnson of Mosaic Farm, one of the few true eco-tourism establishments in South Africa. Surrounded by the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay Beach and the majestic Overberg Mountains, Mosaic Farm (ne...
Teniqua Treetops in the Forest Canopy
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Teniqua Treetops in the Forest Canopy

It is not often that one is invited to sleep, eat and wash high up in a wild, indigenous forest canopy, surrounded by mountains, bird song, butterflies and, well not much else really. But the tented tree house resort set in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mount...
Green is the new Black – Green Travel in South Africa
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Green is the new Black – Green Travel in South Africa

Green is the new black. No, really; we’re recycling, driving hybrid cars and generally trying to be intelligent enough not to melt the polar ice caps or widen the hole in the ozone layer. So why not travel green as well? Eco-tourism is low impact travel, us...