Responsible tourism involves minimising the negative social, economic and environmental impacts that are associated with tourism. As an (eco)tour operator, animal welfare, environmental awareness and education as well as social upliftment are very important to us. Therefore we take these issues into consideration in each facet of our business.
As a company, we do not support any institutions or participate in interactions which condone the unethical treatment of people or animals. We are advocates for conservation and want to showcase South Africa’s beautifully preserved natural heritage. Therefore all our animal interactions are restricted to wild encounters. Our preferred tour operators all have the necessary permits. All our preferred accommodation establishments have been hand-picked and meet our high expectations and standards. We strive to only support establishments which endeavour to tread lightly on our planet. These lodges and guesthouses actively recycle, have water and energy saving practices and strive to uplift their community by hiring locally. We also choose small, family-run businesses over large hotel chains to support those businesses and to give our guests a more authentic experience. On a smaller scale, we recycle and use energy-saving bulbs in the office and we strive to use as little paper as possible.
Would you like to help off-set your carbon footprint while travelling? Why not consider sponsoring a tree with GreenPop! Your donation will help fund reforestation projects in South Africa.
More Green Travel tips
Use our reusable water bottles (and free refill) instead of buying bottled water
Take a quick shower instead of a long, brim-filled bath
Pack lightly! You’ll be more fuel-efficient because you’ll have less to move!
Avoid plastic bags and other packaging – travel with a reusable shopping bag or similar
Enjoy locally grown fruit and vegetables and locally brewed beer
Travel in a small group as they tend to have less of an impact
Participate in the towel reuse program at lodges and guesthouses
Skip the straw!
Go on a tech-detox during your trip
Choose your tour operators wisely!