Posts Tagged: responsible tourism

Next time you’re tempted to pet a lion cub…
June 1, 2015
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Update, 1 June 2015: The recent Lion Park tragedy makes me so angry.  I can’t even explain how outraged I am that these human-predator interactions continue and that are still promoted by our tourism industry. It’s no coincidence that places like the Lion Park have had multiple attacks on visitors. Of course we can lay blame on the […]
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Fair Trade Tourism: Camp Figtree
January 26, 2015
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  After my bush experiences in Safari Lodge and Woodbury Lodge on Amakhala, my final stop on my Fair Trade in Tourism blog trip was Camp Figtree, a colonial style lodge high in the Eastern Cape’s Zuurburg mountains.   Perched atop the Zuurberg Driving up the steep winding road flanked by indigenous bush to Camp […]
Fair Trade Tourism: Woodbury Lodge
January 14, 2015
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My second stop on my Fair Trade Tourism blog trip was the Woodbury Lodge on Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The  lodge is spectacularly set up high against a cliff in a patch of indigenous forest overlooking the Bushmans River valley.  Amakhala  means ‘place of many aloes ‘ in Xhosa and the many aloes on the cliff […]
Bring Your Fire to Swaziland’s BushFire Festival
March 14, 2013
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  The 2013 MTN BushFire festival is taking place on 31 May – 1 June 2013 in Swaziland. I was recently invited to the Joburg launch of the festival , where we were treated to the the soulful tunes of Nakhane Toure and the crazy boys in gold tights – and one of my favourite new bands – […]
World Tourism Day: a focus on Sustainable Energy
September 27, 2012
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Happy World Tourism Day! The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. With one billion international tourists expected to travel in 2012, it is crucial that travellers and the tourism industry commit to a more sustainable tourism sector. According to the  United Nations Environment Programme CO2 emissions generated directly from […]