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Water restrictions escalate as water crisis continues

The City of Cape Town has released a critical warning to all water users in Cape Town to cut all non-essential use of water immediately. This means that water should be used only for drinking, washing and cooking.  As water consumption continues to exceed the City’s target and current dam levels are […]

Bold action from the tourism industry to #savewater

In December we wrote a piece about how Level 3 water tariffs would affect tourism businesses. We were feeling like Cassandra, a character from Greek mythology who was gifted with the power of prophecy but cursed that no one should believe her since the piece attracted no comments.  But we imagine that […]

Peninsula’s holding tanks for sanitation system saves water

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 […]

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The costs of Level 3 water tariffs on your business

Like many of Cape Town’s accommodation establishments, B.I.G Backpackers in Green Point is housed on a property that was once residential, but has since, within the City of Cape Town’s land use policy, been repurposed for business. We’re not going to talk here about zoning and the land use of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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