cape town cultural heritage

Celebrating Cape Town’s arts & cultural heritage

September is Heritage Month, and with Cape Town’s rich history there’s many fun and interesting places that locals and visitors can visitor to learn more about the city’s cultural heritage. The most obvious attractions are the Iziko Museums dotted around the city. The military once played a important role in the […]

women in tourism

Inspiring #womenintourism

In recognition of Women’s Month 2017, we ran a feature on inspirational women in tourism, and particularly those that are doing good work in responsible tourism. We got some lovely responses that we shared in a blog post and in social media.  Then we thought that this feature need not be […]

csr, cape town

12 tips for simple and manageable CSR

Many businesses that have good intentions to engage in CSR are often derailed because they have grandiose ideas or make it out to be more difficult than it could be. Here are 12 tips on how to plan your tourism business’s CSR so that it’s manageable and you use resources that you already have.

Safely disposing of hazardous waste

Moonglow Guest House is in the fortunate position to be located in an area of Cape Town where kerbside recycling collection is offered by the City. Many households and businesses in these areas, Moonglow included, are therefore very familiar with what types of waste can be recycled – most types […]

Ensuring safety for both guests and residents

Turning Point Guest House is owner-managed by husband and wife team, Doris and Isaac Manini. Doris is a former fashion designer and has an eye for detail and an exuberant personality. She takes the lead when it comes to making the inside of the lodge attractive and welcoming, and to […]

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Making Community Cape Town stronger

A few months ago we spoke about why employees are so important to a tourism business’ success, and also why it’s important that your employees are happy at work. Some of you might have rolled your eyes and said “Duh! It’s so obvious”. This month we’re going to continue with […]

Ons Plek girls escaped their normal routine as they spent Mandela Day as tourists in their own city!

Mandela Day, 18 July, is an extraordinary day for many all over the world. On this day, people are encouraged to dedicate 67 minutes for a noble cause. This year was no exception for the City of Cape Town. The City’s Tourism, Events and Economic Development officials initiated and coordinated […]

SEED’s “Mushrooms for Mitchells Plain” Crowdfunding Campaign #Mushrooms4MitchellsPlain

SEED issued the following communication on the 9 October 2014. Dear Friends and Family of the SEED Web, We are extremely excitement to announce that we have JUST launched our crowdfunding campaign Mushrooms for Mitchells Plain through the Cape Town based online Crowdfunding Café, Thundafund. The launch is part of our ongoing efforts to best […]

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Projects/Initiatives 2012

Congratulations to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project. A globally recognised icon, Table Mountain is an outstanding natural wonder that represents the gateway to Africa and evokes awe in all who experience its […]

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