Some might assume that most lodges have ‘come to the party’ and aligned themselves with environmentally friendly practices by now. Indeed a large number of them are making strides in altering their daily operations and are minimising their impact on the environment.
But there are a few lodges who have come up with some innovative projects and sustainable practices that are worth a special mention (in our opinion!). Although there are many more we could applaud, here are a few that have caught our attention…
As you may be aware, Cape Town, and the Cape Winelands, had one of the worst droughts in recent history last summer. Though we are now in the winter rainfall period, the region is still not ‘out of the woods’ yet. So even though the rain is now falling, there are still water restrictions. This has an impact on both locals and visitors alike.
There are still water-saving measures in place that you should be aware of. Unfortunately it means that you won’t be able to have a 10 minute shower, but these are minor setbacks in what should be a memorable experience.
Being a solo traveller is a two-fold affair! On the one hand you are completely independent, having to think only of yourself and no one else’s likes and dislikes. (Phew!) But on the other you’ll need to carefully consider issues like the extra cost of guides and private transfers, as well as security and safety, single supplements etc.
We’ve listed some important tips and options to take into account for your solo trip to South Africa. From our experience, we find that there are some places – and some ways of travelling – that work better than others for solo travellers in Southern Africa.