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Blending sophistication and style with sustainability

Feature blogger Katarina Mancama has years of experience working in the fair trade and sustainable tourism sector. She will be blogging for us in this space in the coming months.

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15 freakin' awesome SA coffee shops that will make you give up Wimpy coffee for good...

Our choice of just some of the many amazing coffee spots around SA..

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Environmentalists en route around SA on scooters visit De Zeekoe

Great story from De Zeekoe about two environmentalists they recently hosted at the Oudtshoorn Guest Farm, en route around South Africa on a pair of s

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Go Wild and swipe for conservation

Thanks to the MyPlanet programme, South Africans have the opportunity to contribute to the protection and conservation of our wildlife without it taking any of their time or costing a cent.

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Tis the season to be green... buying local gifts

Our sustainability blogger Katarina Mancama reminds us why shopping local is a great idea this season...

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SA Mint Strikes New WWF Coin on Table Mountain

News in from the World Wide Fund for Nature is that The South African Mint has launched a limited edition R2 coin to commemorate the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) 50th anniversary.

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Kirstenbosch Scoops Gold at Chelsea

I was delighted to hear that Kirstenbosch has scooped a gold medal in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.This was their 30th gold medal in all the years they’ve been exhibiting at Chelsea.

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Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge - a cultural and art mecca

This week, our sexy sustainable tourism blogger Katarina visits the beautiful Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge in Limpopo.

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Bloemfontein Could Get First Agri-Village

The possibility of establishing Bloemfontein’s first agri-village on the well-known farm Brandkop, recognised for the beauty of its location and the indigenous vegetation covering the landscape of “koppies”, is currently under discussion.

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International World Tourism Day Focus on Biodiversity

Monday 27 September is World Tourism Day – a day earmarked annually by the United Nations to celebrate the benefits of tourism linked to the social, economic and environmental factors of the host country. This year’s theme focuses in on the importa

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SA Patented Technology gets FDA approval

The FDA has approved the commercial use of (SA patented) ultra violet light for the liquid purification of fruit juices as an approved technology alternative to pasteurisation, to remove, reduce or inactivate pathogenic organisms that might prove h

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News on the White Lions at Pumba

Pumba Private Game Reserve has been home to a flourishing pride of free roaming White and Split Lion since 2006. There are less than 500 White Lion left in the world, making the reserve, an important custodian in ensuring this species well being.

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Horse-riding & hanging from the treetops at Hog Hollow

Indi and Gia recently went on a road trip down the coast of South Africa and their latest stopover was on the picturesque Garden Route. They spent a few nights in an area known as The Crags, just outside Plettenberg Bay...

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OwnGrown homegrown organic gardening launched in Cape Town

Guesthouse owners and Cape based families wanting to start growing their own herbs and veggies, this one's for you...

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A Night of Art, Music and Film at the Two Oceans Aquarium

On Thursday 30 July 2009 the Two Oceans Aquarium , in collaboration with the UCT Writers Series, will present DEEP: A Night of Creative Currents featuring Sharks, Poets and other Endangered Species

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Mother City java journey

Grab your next Cuppa Joe (or two) at one of these fine establishments…

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New marine centre to open at Port St Francis

Sarah from Dune Ridge Country House sent us a link to the following item on a new centre focusing on the conservation, rehabilitation and sustainability of the ocean that will be

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Maropeng celebrates World Heritage Day

Wednesday, 7 November is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2012 – and leading the way for sustainable tourism in South Africa is Maropeng.

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Vote for your Planet with Earth Hour 2009

The USA elections 08 are long over, South African elections 09 loom, but come 28 March 2009 we can all Vote Earth - possibly the most important election you can participate in this year.

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Two Thirds of SA Wine Industry Already On Board for Cape Wine 2012

Cape Wine, hosted by Wines of South Africa (WOSA), is back after four years with a significant commitment from producers keen to showcase

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