10 tips for the best ever Cape Town experience

South Africa’s “Mother City” – Cape Town: world renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, incredible cuisine, diverse cultures complete with an amazing range of music, languages and neighbourhoods, night life, activities – you name it, you’ll find it here! And all perfectly well suited to the ever-increasing number of visitors who are seeking unique experiences in travel destinations. This modern-day explorer, however, also realises that there are do’s and don’ts that contribute to the quality of this experience. Ways in which s/he can ensure that locals embrace them into the Capetonian experience, that respect the realities of natural resource […]

Water in Rands and sense

Ah summer is here… Bring on the hot, sunny days, more ‘bums in beds’, and a shared spirit of festiveness! What summer also brings, however, is the Mother City’s dry season and, on the back of a particularly low rainfall year, this is going to pose some grave challenges with respect to water consumption in the Mother City. Although it’s still the beginning of our summer season, our water reserves are looking drier than ever. Cape Town – and the entire Western Cape – faces serious drought conditions in the coming months, similar to the patterns we have seen across […]

Zero waste to landfill – can we do it?

If you’re reading this blog, there is a good chance that you have heard of the “3 R’s” before. In fact, it would probably be quite difficult these days to find someone who hasn’t… “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” It’s quite a catchy little slogan, isn’t it? And a simple guide to better waste management.  But don’t you sometimes wonder if this well-known battle cry of the eco warrior might be glossing over something? Does the fact that it’s easy to remember bewitch us into thinking that as long as we remember those 3 little R’s, our environmental woes will disappear? Can […]

Responsible buying for your tourism business

Ever-increasing volumes of information arriving on our smart phones, in our inboxes, and through every imaginable social media platform mean that the present day business owner has to filter through a huge amount of messaging to figure out what is good or bad, and whether what was good yesterday might be bad today, or vice versa…  In the midst of all of this, does it ever feel like you simply can’t buy anything at all without risking the complete destruction of an ecosystem somewhere?  Well, fear not. Thankfully, amid all of this information, there are some helpful, easy-to-use tools out […]

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