Green Goal at FIFA Fan Fest™ – sneak preview

The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is nearly upon us and the official FIFA Fan Fest™ is beginning to take shape on the Grand Parade in the centre of the action in Cape Town. The Green Goal 2010 programme will have a prominent pavilion that all fans and locals will have the chance to visit over the course of the tournament, and we have exclusive sneak preview images of just what the pavilion will look like. But before jumping to the amazing images, you should know about the low-carbon, low waste, recycled and recyclable building design concept: “The pavilion for the […]

Cape Town celebrates World Biodiversity Day

May 22 is World Biodiversity Day, and Cape Town is in the midst of a global hotspot of biodiversity, which is under threat from urban development, alien invasive species and other causes. Our unique Cape Floral Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is part of what makes living in and visiting Cape Town a special experience. The protea flower is the best-known part of the fynbos, but there are thousands of species of plants, animals, birds, insects, marine life – in fact, there is more biodiversity within The Table Mountain National Park than the whole of the British Isles or […]

City’s Green Goal programme wins sustainability award

City’s Green Goal programme wins sustainability award Green Goal 2010, Host City Cape Town’s environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ has won the coveted Impumelelo Sustainability Award. The Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan has 41 projects across 9 target areas: Energy and climate change (Minimise the carbon footprint of the 2010 event) Water conservation (Minimise the use of potable water, and promote conservation of water resources) Integrated waste management (Reduce, reuse and recycle waste) Transport, mobility and access (Promote energy-efficient and universally accessible mobility, and minimise air pollution) Landscaping and biodiversity (Promote indigenous landscaping, and enhance biodiversity) Green […]

Cape Town’s journey to become a responsible destination

1996 Back in 1996, South Africa was the first country to include Responsible Tourism in legislation, just two years into our new democratic era. 2002 In 2002, national RT guidelines were developed and a handbook published to help tourism businesses and destinations in adopting an RT approach. Also in 2002 the first International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held in Cape Town, with the ratified Cape Town Declaration becoming the world’s definition for responsible tourism. 2004 The City of Cape Town includes the principles of responsible tourism as a founding principle of its Tourism Development Framework. 2009 In […], an introduction

Welcome to! This site has been created to help share information about Responsible Tourism in Cape Town – what has been achieved to date, what is currently underway and what the plans are for the future. We also encourage you to get involved in shaping that future, for yourself and in partnership with us. Who are ‘we’? The City of Cape Town has been the convener and coordinator of a process that has resulted in a partnership among several of the leading stakeholders in tourism in Cape Town: Cape Town Tourism, the official visitor services and destination marketing organisation […]