Eco Friendly Accommodation
Lighting is provided by energy-efficient bulbs. Bathrooms are fitted with gas geysers that are more economical when compared with electric geysers. Water saving showerheads are fitted in showers to reduce the carbon footprint and save money at the same time. The kitchen is fitted with a gas stove which has more advantages over electric stoves, including accuracy, temperature control, and easier ignition and creates less overall heat than electric stoves.
Eco Friendly Water
Rain water from the roof is collected in two 10 000 litres JoJo’s and is used wherever possible.
Eco Friendly Gardening
Invasive alien plants have been gradually removed and a variety of indigenous aloes, shrubs, bulbs, trees and creepers have been planted since 2000. Most of these plants require minimal water. Birdbaths, small ponds and bug boxes are used to attract birds, small animals and insects. By adopting these eco-friendly methods of gardening, nature was brought back into the garden. We make use of herbs and vegetable from our own veggie garden when preparing meals.
Eco Friendly Waste Management
Garden waste leaves, twigs from plants are placed in homemade boxes. This organic material breaks down into compost boxes that is reused in the garden.
Kitchen waste (veggies and fruits) are placed in a Wizzard Worm container, which enables us to dispose of organic waste, feed our plants/vegetables using the worms natural excretions and reduce cost and increase yield.
- Advise and ensure that guests behaviour respects the natural heritage and has a low impact upon it, by using designated trails, and by not feeding animals.
- Ensure that staff is familiar with the issues and ways of avoiding environmental impacts and to communicate it to the guests.
- Have clearly labelled separate bins for plastic, metal, paper and glass to help recycling.
“We make a difference”