New water restrictions planned for summer season

The City of Cape Town is implementing Level 3 water restrictions from 1 November 2016, and tariff increases 1 December 2016. If your tourism business is on a domestic tariff, these restrictions will apply to your business:  You can only watering/irrigate (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, lawns, flower beds and other plants, vegetable gardens, sports fields, parks and other open spaces with a bucket or watering container. You will not be allowed to use hosepipes or automatic sprinkler systems is allowed. You can only wash cars and boats with water from buckets. You can only top up your swimming […]

Environmentally conscious hotel implements water saving scheme

After being awarded the most energy efficient retrofit building in Cape Town in 2014, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel continues to be greener than ever, by partaking in yet another sustainability initiative. Their latest project focuses on lowering water consumption through the capturing of ground water in holding tanks on the hotel’s roof, facilitated by The Peninsula’s unique rooftop pumping system, which is then used for sanitation purposes. In the three months that the installation has been operational the hotel has decreased water consumption by 6% even with a 10% increase in hotel bookings. If the hotel is able to sustain the daily […]

Good kitchen practices for keeping the heat down

MFK Fisher, one of America’s first food writers, said “First we eat, then we do everything else’. We can’t deny that not only is food the fuel that all people need to survive, good food puts us in a good mood, and as Virginia Woolf said, ‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’ We certainly don’t fully enjoy our travels if we don’t enjoy the food we eat on our travels. Exploring local cuisine has become an important part of travelling, almost as important as the scenery and the attractions. What’s great is […]

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