Ocean View House and the Responsible Tourism Pilot Project

Congratulations to the Ocean View House on the submission of RT monitoring, profile and policy statements as a participant of the RT Pilot Project.

Ocean View House is a luxury boutique Guest House situated in a perfect location in Camps Bay, offering exceptional first class bed and breakfast accommodation, service and facilities. The 17 beautifully appointed rooms enjoy ocean views whether from the suite’s own terrace or its balcony, and some even have mountain views. The rooms are designer decorated in a modern contemporary African style whereby every suite is different and unique.

In Early 2011 we embarked on a determined, ongoing process to make Ocean View House a more sustainable enterprise in order to preserve our environmental, social & economic resources. We believe it is absolutely vital to practice responsible business and tourism practice in order to preserve the beauty of our city, country and earth.

Overall Resource Management

It is a wonderful journey that we have started and it is amazing to see how the staff is taking to it.  In our aim to be more environmentally friendly we have installed 2 heat pumps to reduce electricity consumption, replaced bulbs with energy saving bulbs, put water restrictor valves in 50% of our showers in order to reduce water consumption, our garden is predominantly indigenous and succulents are introduced to reduce the watering of plants, all waste is sorted and gets recycled and ink cartridges are returned to the suppliers.

Water and Electricity consumption are monitored on a monthly basis.   We aim to purchase local products from local suppliers where ever possible.  Current projects are the replacement of down lighters with LED lights, the introduction of an owl to the gardens in order to implement natural pest control as well as a planned staff visit to a recycling station.

For more information about Ocean View House visit:  www.oceanview-house.co.za