4 Green Getaway Spots When Visiting South Africa

Green Travel (also known as ecotourism) is all about making a positive impact on the place you intend to travel to. One can practice this by simply giving back to nature, for example, one can plant a tree where they may be visiting. Another way travelers can practice Green Travel is by giving back to the surrounding community in the area they are traveling in.

Source: Eco Warrior Princess

Green accommodations in South Africa:

  1. Kololo Game Reserve, Vaalwater:

Located in Limpopo, in a town called Vaalwater. This game reserve focuses on taking care of the wildlife as well as contributing money to rhino anti-poaching and encouraging guests to donate old clothes as well to plant a tree during their stay.  

Source: Kololo.co.za

2. Teniqua Treetops, Garden Route, Western Cape:

Teniqua Treetops is located in the Garden Route in South Africa. This tree house resort is self-catering and eco-friendly.

Source: Wanderlust Movement

3. Phinda Forest Lodge, Maputaland:

Located in Kwa-Zulu Natal, this lodge is raised on stilts away from all of the disturbing nature beneath the lodge. This lodge was constructed in a way that no tree was destroyed during the construction. 

Source: Getaway

4. Hotel Verde, Cape Town International Airport:

This hotel has won awards and remains Africa’s Greenest Hotels. The hotel was designed with sustainability at its center.

Source: hotelverde.com

Article was written by: Reneilwe Monametsi