The importance of collaborating – Responsible Tourism Week Seminar at The Two Oceans Aquarium

The importance of collaborating – Responsible Tourism Week Seminar at The Two Oceans AquariumOn 13 February, the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Big6 of Cape Town (V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Partnership & Robben Island) hosted a Responsible […]

The Backpack – staying ahead of the pack in the heart of the City

It’s Responsible Tourism Week and joining the City of Cape Town’s drive to create a better place for locals to live in and travellers to visit is South Africa’s original backpacker and travel agency, The Backpack. Toni Shina, Director at The Backpack, visited students from False Bay College in Muizenberg […]


The Vineyard Hotel continues to lead the charge as a pioneer in sustainable tourism with the recent installation of 80 new 250 watt solar panels on the hotel’s pool deck and fitness centre roofs. Since the installation in mid-January, the hotel has generated some 2,600kWh of the 40,000 kilowatt hours […]

Keeping your carbon footprint in check with The Green Cab

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) played host to The Green Cab, Cape Town’s only carbon-neutral transport service. Managing Director, Amiene van der Merwe, was the guest speaker at the lecture and workshop arranged by the City of Cape Town. The aim was to create awareness around responsible tourism […]

Cape Town hosted the opening event for Responsible Tourism Week 2014 at Edith Stephens Wetlands Park

Today marks the first day of Responsible Tourism Week, a global initiative that focuses on the importance of managing tourism businesses in a way that benefits communities and considers environmental integrity. The City of Cape Town has once again pledged their support, and launched their opening event at Edith Stephens […]

City of Cape Town Participates in Responsible Tourism Week 2014 #rtweek14 #respCPT

The global initiative, Responsible Tourism Week, will take place from 10 to 16 February 2014. This week-long initiative is dedicated to creating better places for people to live in, and for travellers to visit. During this time, the community is encouraged to explore and brainstorm the practical application of sustainable […]