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  1. 1. Branch Overview on SustainableTourism in South Africa.sippo.ch
  2. 2. Welcome. In 1994 South Africa became a democratic country after years of colonial and racist domination when the country embarked on the road to reconciliation to build a nation united in its diversity. This year, 2010 will be an important year in South Africa’s histori- cal development. Over the past 16 years, South Africa has shown the world that it is possible to emerge from conflict to the creation of a prosperous, peaceful and stable multiparty constitutional democracy. The hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup has given us a unique opportunity to make this event into an important marketing project by working together to build South Africa into a powerful base for economic cooperation and growth. We need to ensure that the World Cup should enhance our global competiveness, which will contribute to our long-term economic growth for sustainable job creation and wealth creation opportunities. In all of this, tourism plays a crucial role, which can be described as our “new gold” which can assist us create jobs for develop- ment and economic growth. Unlike the real gold, tourism is a never-ending and inexhaustible resource for social cohesion. Tourism in South Africa provides us with sustainable employment for youth and women in urban and rural communities. We there- fore welcome the support and cooperation of SIPPO, which is helping South Africa’s small and medium tourism enterprises to find market access in Switzerland. The Branch, Overview on Sustainable Tourism in South Africa, provide Swiss tourism business partners and consumers find suitable products in our country, especially during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.DisclaimerThe information provided in this publication is believed to be Together with our Swiss partners, we will continue to work to-accurate at the time of writing. It is, however, passed on to the wards the growth of tourism in South Africa for the benefit ofreader without any responsibility on the part of Osec, FTTSA or all our people and I look forward to our continued partnership.the authors.Neither Osec nor FTTSA nor the authors of this publication makeany warranty, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracyof the information presented, and will not be liable for injury orclaims pertaining to the use of this publication or of the informati- George Johanneson contained therein. AmbassadorNo obligation is assumed for updating or amending this publica-tion for any reason, be it new or contrary information or changesin legislation, regulations or jurisdiction.
  3. 3. SIPPO Swiss Import Promotion Programme. Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa. SIPPO was established as a mandate from the State Secretariat Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) encourages fair and The Fair Trade movement started in Europe in the 1960s to help for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), carried out by Osec. responsible tourism development in South Africa, through aware- producers in developing countries receive their fair share of the The programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises ness raising, capacity building and the facilitation of a voluntary revenue from the sale of their products in the developed world. (SMEs) from emerging markets and markets in transition to access certification programme that awards a special Trademark (label) to It is quite a novelty and for many people a surprising fact that it is the Swiss and European markets. In addition to this, SIPPO helps tourism establishments in South Africa that meet specific criteria, also possible to have fair trade in the tourism industry and not only Swiss and European importers to find suitable partners in emer- including: for consumer goods. Fair Trade in Tourism is about ensuring that ging countries and countries in transition. the people, whose land, natural resources, labour, knowledge and •  Fair wages and working conditions culture are used for tourism activities, actually benefit from tourism. •  The programme has five main goals: •  Fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits •  To inform the Swiss and European import economy about new •  Ethical business practice In 1999 Tourism Concern, a London based organisation, initiated market sources •  Respect for human rights, culture and the environment an international network on Fair Trade in Tourism which focused •  To strengthen trade institutions and business sector associa mainly on research, advocacy and information sharing. On 13 June tions in the trade promotion For further information please contact: 2002, the Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Trademark (label) was •  process officially launched in South Africa - the first time in the history of the •  To increase the competitiveness of SMEs in selected partner Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa fair trade movement that a trademark or label for the tourism sector countries P.O. Box 12844 had been created. On 22 October 2003, the first trademark users •  To develop the manufacturing and exporting skills of SMEs in Queenswood were accredited. selected partner countries Pretoria 0121 •  To establish qualified trade contacts between SMEs from emer South Africa 95% of Swiss tourists consider respect for local culture to be highly ging markets and markets Phone +27 12 342 2945/3642 / 7810 important when choosing a holiday (Switzerland Travel Writers and •  in transition and the Swiss and European import economy Fax +27 12 342 2946 Journalism Club). www.fairtourismsa.org.za Since 2004 SIPPO has also become active in the promotion of info@fairtourismsa.org.za The enterprises presented in this brochure have all been certified sustainable tourism and is actively promoting tourism organisa- over the past years by FTTSA and do place emphasis on the 6 tions and is supporting ministries from various countries; principles of fair share, democracy, respect, reliability, transparency e.g. Peru, Bolivia and South Africa. and sustainability. For further information please contact: Osec Swiss Import Promotion Programme Stampfenbachstrasse 85 P.O. Box 2407 CH-8021 Zurich Phone +41 44 365 51 51 Fax +41 44 365 52 02 www.sippo.ch sippo@osec.ch4 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 5
  4. 4. Map South Africa. Makhado Gauteng The Dunes Country House 50 Limpopo Accommodation Woodbury Lodge 51 Mercure Hotel Bedfordview 10 Tour Operator Polokwane Hoedspruit Mercure Hotel Midrand 11 Calabash Tours 52 Mercure Hotel Randburg 12 Stormsriver Adventures 53 Tour Operator Other Activities Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour 13 Mehloding Adventure Trail 54 Nelspruit Mafikeng Moratiwa Tours – Soweto Fair Tourism Tour 14 Pretoria Johannesburg Mpumalanga Northern Cape Gauteng Western Cape Accommodation North West Province Accommodation Tswalu Kalahari Reserve 58 Antrim Villa 18 Bartholomeus Klip 19 Mpumalanga Bickley House 20 Accommodation Cape Grace Hotel 21 Djuma Game Reserve 62 Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel 22 Mercure Hotel Nelspruit 63 Free State Kwazulunatal De Zalze Golf Club 23 Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve 64 Upington Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve 24 Singita Kruger National Park 65 Northern Cape Lesotho Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 25 Singita Sabi Sand 66 Hog Hollow Country Lodge 26 Kimberley Jan Harmsgat Country House 27 Limpopo Klippe Rivier Country House 28 Accommodation Spier Hotel 29 Kololo Game Reserve 70 The Backpack & Africa Travel Center 30 Leshiba Wilderness 71 Tour Operator Madi a Thavha Mountain Farm Lodge 72 Andulela Experience 31 Motswari Private Game Reserve 73 Eastern Cape AWOL Tours 32 Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 74 East London Dyer Island Cruises 33 Umlani Bushcamp 75 Marine Dynamics 34 Western Cape Ocean Blue Adventures 35 Port Elizabeth Knysna Ocean Safaris 36 North West Province Cape Town George White Shark Projects 37 Accommodation Mossel Bay Other Activities Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge 78 Dreamcatcher – The Alternative Winelands Tour 38 Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari 79 !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre 39 Thakadu River Camp 80 Soekershof Private Mazes & Botanical Gardens 40 Tuningi Safari Lodge 81 Uthando South Africa 41 Eastern Cape Accommodation Bulungula Lodge 44 Coffee Shack Backpackers 45 Leeuwenbosch Country House 46 Masakala Guesthouse 47 Reed Valley Inn & Bush Lodge 48 Safari Lodge on Amakhala Game Reserve 496 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 7
  5. 5. Gauteng Province. Gauteng is where the creative spirit of a nation converges in a dense, cul- tural heartland. It is the intersection of African and global trade - incorpora- ting Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multi- cultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Accommodation Mercure Hotel Bedfordview 10 Mercure Hotel Midrand 11 Mercure Hotel Randburg 12 Tour Operator Pretoria Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour 13 10 11 12 Johannesburg 13 14 Moratiwa Tours – Soweto Fair Tourism Tour 14 Gauteng For more information: www.gauteng.net8 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 9
  6. 6. Mercure Hotel Bedfordview. Mercure Hotel Midrand. Introduction Introduction Mercure Hotels form part of the Accor Hospitality group, operating Mercure Hotels form part of the Accor Hospitality group, operating more than 4000 hotels in 100 countries worldwide. more than 4000 hotels in 100 countries worldwide. Site and Surrounding Site and Surrounding Mercure Hotel Suites Bedfordview is located in the heart of Bed- Mercure Hotel Midrand is situated 30 minutes from OR Tambo fordview, Johannesburg adjacent to Eastgate shopping centre and International Airport, 20 minutes from the Sandton Convention 15 minutes from the international Airport OR Tambo. Centre and within walking distance of Gallagher Estate and Convention Centre. Fair Trade in Tourism All four Mercure properties (including Bedfordview, Midrand, Fair Trade in Tourism Nelspruit, and Randburg) stand out for exemplary corporate social This hotel is an exemplary corporate responsibility standard responsibility initiatives including skills development, working to including that of skills development, environmental actions, prevent child sex tourism and comprehensive HIV/AIDS aware- combat against child sex tourism and a comprehensive HIV/AIDS ness raising programmes. In addition, the Mercure Hotel Group programmes. pursues a policy of procuring products and services from black- empowered and fairtrade suppliers including Thandi Wines and All four Mercure properties (including Bedfordview, Midrand, Bean There Coffee. Nelspruit, and Randburg) stand out for exemplary corporate social responsibility initiatives including skills development, working to Hotel prevent child sex tourism and comprehensive HIV/AIDS aware- The hotel has 120 air-conditioned bedrooms. An abundant buffet ness raising programmes. In addition, the Mercure Hotel Group breakfast is served with tempting African dishes of the day. A bar, pursues a policy of procuring products and services from black- WiFi Internet access, swimming pool, 24 hour security and 3 elegant empowered and Fairtrade suppliers including Thandi Wines and meeting rooms cater for all your needs. Bean There Coffee. With respect to environmental management, all Mercure Hotels Excursions / Activities record energy and water consumption. In addition, Eskom and History and national heritage: Bruma Craft Market (1 km), Accor Hospitality are sharing power to save energy with the recent Bruma Fleamarket (1 km), Soweto Tour (35 km), African Museum launch of a joint campaign to raise awareness on energy challen- (8 km), Apartheid Museum (20 km), Golf Reef City (15 km), ges in South Africa. Westcliff Heritage (10 km). Gauteng Hotel Gauteng Sport activities near the hotel: Golf course 18 holes. Mercure Hotel Midrand is a 3-star hotel with 92-rooms, WiFi Inter- net access, and one restaurant. Name Email Name Email Mercure Hotel Bedfordview H2919@accor.com Excursions / Activities Mercure Hotel Midrand H2917@accor.com Address Website History and national heritage: Craft Market Irene (10 km), Sowe- Address Website P.O. Box 75825 www.mercure.com to Tour (0 km), Union Buildings – Parliament (40 km) , Voortrekker P.O. Box 7853 www.mercure.com Gardenview, Johannesburg www.accorhotels.com Monument (30 km). Midrand, Johannesburg www.accorhotels.com 2047 Gauteng Contact 1685 Gauteng Contact South Africa Reception Sport activities near the hotel: Golf course 18 holes golf South Africa Reception Phone course 9 holes golf putting green sauna massage Jacuzzi Phone +27 11 622 1556 tanning salon fitness centre indoor heated pool indoor unhe- +27 11 312 2020 Fax ated pool hammam outdoor tennis court horse riding squash Fax +27 11 622 8725 court disco/nightclub +27 11 312 205510 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 11
  7. 7. Mercure Hotel Randburg. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour. Introduction Introduction Mercure Hotels form part of the Accor Hospitality group, operating Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour is an ideal place for more than 4000 hotels in 100 countries worldwide. tourists to explore and experience historical and vibrant Soweto on a bicycle. The business is named after the owner, Lebohang Site and Surrounding Malepa, born and bred in Soweto. He decided to turn his family Mercure Hotel Randburg is on the outskirts of Randburg adjacent home into Soweto‘s first and only Backpackers Hostel which was to the Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre (previously known officially launched in August 2003. as the Randburg Waterfront). This 3-star hotel is situated 30 minu- tes from OR Tambo International Airport and has 104 air condi- Site and Surrounding tioned rooms, breakfast restaurant, bar and 2 conference rooms. The Backpackers is located in Orlando West, not far from Merabi Hotel. The bicycle tour explores tourist attraction in Soweto Fair Trade in Tourism including Hector Pieterson Memorial / museum, Nelson Mandela Mercure Hotels are part of the Accor Hospitality Group, operating museum. more than 4000 hotels in 100 countries worldwide. All four Mer- cure properties (including Bedfordview, Midrand, Nelspruit, and Fair Trade in Tourism Randburg) stand out for exemplary corporate social responsibility Lebo and his team have developed a refreshing approach to initiatives including skills development, working to prevent child township tourism, which enables tourists to experience everyday sex tourism and comprehensive HIV/AIDS awareness raising pro- life in Soweto in a low impact/high value manner. The business grammes. In addition, the Mercure Hotel Group pursues a policy of also supports a number of community development initiatives procuring products and services from black-empowered and Fair- targeting youth and supports a range of formal and informal trade suppliers including Thandi Wines and Bean There Coffee. businesses through its operations. With respect to environmental management, all Mercure Hotels Hotel record energy and water consumption. In addition, Eskom and The backpackers has 21 beds; one double room, 1 single room Accor Hospitality are sharing power to share energy with the and 2 dorms. Guests are also welcome to pitch their tent in the recent launch of a joint campaign to raise awareness on energy garden of the backpacker. challenges in South Africa. In addition to agreement to participate in an Eskom project regarding energy-efficiency in hotels, Mercure Excursions / Activities properties also take active measures to inform guests of easy The Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tour offers bicycle steps that can be taken to save energy and make a difference. tours, walking tours, car tours and Kliptown tours. Gauteng Gauteng Hotel The hotel Mercure Johannesburg Randburg has 104 rooms, has Name Email one restaurant, one bar, one meeting room and WiFi Internet Name Email Mercure Hotel Randburg H3134@accor.com access. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers lebo Address Website and Bicycle Tour @sowetobackpackers.com P.O. Box 2438 www.mercure.com Excursions / Activities Address Website Randburg, Johannesburg www.accorhotels.com History and national heritage: Lesedi Cultural Village (20 km), 10823A Pooe Street sowetobackpackers.com 2125 Gauteng Contact Lion Park (20 km), Randburg Flea Market (0 km), Orlando West Soweto Contact South Africa Reception Soweto Tour (0 km), Sun City bus departure point (8 km). 1804 Gauteng Nevo Malepa Phone South Africa +27 11 326 3300 Sport activities near the hotel: Golf course 18 holes golf put- Phone Fax ting green solarium sauna massage jacuzzi tanning salon +27 11 936 3444 +27 11 789 4175 indoor heated pool athletics stadium badminton basketball Fax facilities billiards/snooker jogging track skating rink squash +27 11 346 4023 court and table tennis12 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 13
  8. 8. Moratiwa Tours - Soweto Fair Tourism Tour. Introduction Moratiwa Tours’ “Soweto Fair Tourism Tour” is a 5 hour tour through Soweto, including visits to a number of community pro- jects and Heritage Sites. Site and Surrounding South of Johannesburg is Soweto, the world’s most famous town- ship and important monument to Apartheid. Fair Trade in Tourism The use of bicycles rather than a tour vehicle reduces carbon emissions which in turn impacts positively on the community and environment. Moratiwa Tours is also engaged in various uplifting community projects including clothing assistance for Nomzamo Informal Settlement, Brick by Brick project as well as soccer and youth development projects. Excursions / Activities The tour also incorporates a bicycle tour component operated by Lebo’s Soweto Bicycle Tours (also FTTSA-certified) – a mutually- beneficial partnership that has been developed between these two responsibly-operated businesses. The tour introduces visitors to popular attractions in Soweto: •  Vilakazi precinct •  Mandela Museum and Bishop Desmond Tutu home •  Hector Pietersen museum •  Lwazi’s Day Care centre •  Shebeen and optional lunch •  Soweto market Gauteng Name Email Moratiwa Tours – Soweto Fair info@moratiwa.co.za Tourism Tour Website Address www.moratiwa.co.za P.O. Box 1309 Contact Bassonia, Johannesburg Malose Manaka 2061 Gauteng South Africa Phone +27 11 869 6629 Fax +27 86 608 011914 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 15
  9. 9. Western Cape. The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions. It is close to the famous Table Mountain, vast wine lands, magnificent beaches, world-class restaurants and cosmopolitan entertainment haunts. The Cape boasts exquisite scenery and a myriad of cultures and tourist treasures. De Zalze Golf Club 23 Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve 24 Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 25 Hog Hollow Country Lodge 26 Jan Harmsgat Country House 27 Klippe Rivier Country House 28 Spier Hotel 29 The Backpack & Africa Travel Center 30 Tour Operator 39 Andulela Experience 31 32 38 40 27 28 AWOL Tours 32 George 26 Knysna Cape Town 19 29 24 35 36 Dyer Island Cruises 33 18 20 21 22 23 30 31 41 33 37 25 Mossel Bay Marine Dynamics 34 34 Ocean Blue Adventures 35 Ocean Safaris 36 White Shark Projects 37 Western Cape Other Activities Dreamcatcher – The Alternative Winelands Tour 38 Accommodation !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre 39 Antrim Villa 18 Soekershof Private Mazes & Botanical Gardens 40 Bartholomeus Klip 19 Uthando South Africa 41 Bickley House 20 Cape Grace Hotel 21 Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel 22 For more information: www.sa-venues.com16 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 17
  10. 10. Antrim Villa. Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse. Introduction Introduction Antrim Villa provides equal opportunities in the workplace by Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse offers the choice to retire in the affirming historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs) and the staff renovated Victorian homestead with its four double bedrooms complement is comprised entirely of HDIs. and separate suite or in the Wild Olive House and its adjoining cottage, separately sited from the main farmhouse. Site and Surrounding Antrim Villa guesthouse is situated in Three Anchor Bay, at the Site and Surrounding foot of Signal Hill, it is only a 10-minute walk from Cape Town’s The Farmhouse is an exclusive country lodge situated on a farm new stadium (Green Point Stadium) and 10 minutes from the and nature reserve only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, near the Atlantic Ocean. winelands. Fair Trade in Tourism Fair Trade in Tourism Antrim Villa whose motto is “Think local buy local”, consciously The farm’s enthusiastic nature conservation officer has encou- strives to purchase local goods (and organic, wherever possible) raged the formation of an Eco-Schools Club at a nearby school, that offer a uniquely South African ‘flavour’ to the guest experi- which makes regular visits, and leadership camps have been held ence. In addition, these two small businesses assist local, emer- in the reserve for local high school children. ging entrepreneurs by utilising their services for airport transfers, garden services and spa treatments. New local suppliers are re- Hotel searched and utilised on an ongoing basis and guests are referred Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse: Bartholomeus Klip is unique. to local attractions and businesses in the area. There are only five bedrooms in this small hotel, the original Antrim Villa also encourages guests to visit and support a local homestead on a large private estate which is both a working non profit child health and nutrition project called Philani, located wheat and sheep farm and a nature reserve with a spectacular in Khayelitsha. Jonas Sandstrom (the owner) is also planning mountain backdrop. hospitality training for eight black women from Philani following On the food and wine front, Bartholomeus Klip specialises in which internships will be secured for the women at various Cape French cuisine with a local flavour, complemented by an extensive Town guesthouses. local wine list. A particularly splendid high tea is served, with a lavish spread of both sweet and savoury temptations. Hotel Built in the late 1800’s, this old English Victorian house was origi- Wild Olive House: Wild Olive House has an adjoining cottage, se- nally a family residence. High ceilings and well kept stuccos give parately sited from the main farmhouse, with an accommodation Western Cape this guesthouse charm and light. It has now been fully refurbis- for up to six adults and two children. It has its own swimming pool Western Cape hed, inspired by a tropical-African style in an earthy colour palate, and outdoor living area with space to braai (or barbecue) beside accentuated with natural fabrics such as sisal, linen and bamboo. the pool. Name Email The large, new saltwater pool lies enticingly in a secluded, tropical Name Email Antrim Villa info@antrimvilla.com garden. Excursions / Activities Bartholomeus Klip bartholomeus@icon.co.za Address Website This is a friendly, airy house with a cosy fireplace in the lounge. The glory of Bartholomeus Klip, is its 4’000 hectare fynbos nature Farmhouse Website 12 Antrim Road www.antrimvilla.com Secure off street parking is provided. reserve, with its many rare plant species, its important populati- Address www.bartholomeusklip.com Three Anchor Bay Contact on of the endangered geometric tortoise, and its herds of eland, P.O. Box 36 www.parksgroup.co.za 8005 Western Cape Colette van Schalkwyk Excursions / Activities springbok, bontebok, black wildebeest and red hartebeest, as Hermon Contact South Africa Within an hour‘s car drive from Cape Town there are many oppor- well as zebras from the world-famous Quagga Project. 7308 Western Cape Lesley Gillett Phone tunities for exciting and rewarding excursions within the Western South Africa +27 21 433 2132 Cape. For example a trip to Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, Guests can also enjoy from lots of other activities: Phone Fax Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Camps Bay, Seal Island or Mui- Farming activities Salt-water swimming pool Windsurfing +27 82 322 1758 +27 21 433 2133 zenberg. In Cape Town, the Table Mountain can be reached by boating and canoeing on the huge dam Walking and hikking in Fax cableway or hiking. the reserve Mountain biking Conservation projects +27 22 448 1829 Birdwatching18 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 19
  11. 11. Bickley House. Cape Grace Hotel. Introduction Introduction This is one of Sea Point’s oldest houses and classified as a Cape Grace is an exquisite 5-star establishment with 122 guestro- national monument. With roots in the 1790’s, Bickley House was oms and suites with views of the yacht marina, Table Mountain or originally an old hunting lodge in the Atlantic Seaboard. the Waterfront harbour. Cape Grace has been continuously awar- ded for its achievements as one of the best hotels in the world. Site and Surrounding Bickley House is situated on the Atlantic Seaboard, only 5 minu- Site and Surrounding tes walk from the beach promenade and 15 minutes from the new Cape Grace is set on its own private quay on Cape Town’s vibrant stadium (built for the World Cup 2010). Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Fair Trade in Tourism Fair Trade in Tourism Bickley House whose motto is “Think global buy local”, con- Employees are valued as key assets, evident in the extensive sciously strives to purchase local goods (and organic, wherever training and development programmes in place and in the hotel’s possible) that offer a uniquely South African ‘flavour’ to the guest policy of recognising staff excellence through service awards. experience. In addition, these two small businesses assist local, In addition, the Cape Grace Bar and Waitron Training School emerging entrepreneurs by utilising their services for airport trans- provides unemployed high school graduates with practical hotel fers, garden services and spa treatments. New local suppliers experience. are researched and utilised on an ongoing basis and guests are referred to local attractions and businesses in the area. Hotel Each room is custom-designed with unique and refreshing décor Bickley House also encourages guests to visit and support a local to reflect the beauty, charm and understated elegance that Cape non profit child health and nutrition project called Philani, located Grace is famous for. in Khayelitsha. Jonas Sandstrom (the owner) is also planning hospitality training for eight black women from Philani following Excursions / Activities which internships will be secured for the women at various Cape The hotel can arrange the following tours for their guests: Town guesthouses. Cape Peninsula tours winelands tours Robben Island tours township tours boat trips helicopter tours shark cage diving Hotel tours Cape Town city tours Table Mountain tickets day safaris The premises of the boutique guesthouse are terraced on several and adventure activities. levels, creating environments and atmospheres offering ambi- Western Cape ence, peace and solitude. Through the years, their previous and Western Cape frequent guests have appreciated this very unique sense of luxury and retreat that Bickley House offers as a four-star guesthouse. Name Email The beautiful garden, with old trees, different palm species and Name Email Bickley House info@bickleyhouse.com exotic plants is a secluded oasis. Focus in this harmonious gar- Cape Grace Hotel info@capegrace.com Address Website den is the sensational and uniquely shaped pool with crystal clear Address Website 17 Bickley Rd. www.bickleyhouse.com saltwater, simply made for relaxation. P.O. Box 51387 www.capegrace.com Sea Point Contact Cape Town Contact Cape Town Colette van Schalkwyk Excursions / Activities 8002 Western Cape Jene Barnes 8005 Western Cape Within an hour‘s drive from Cape Town there are many opportu- South Africa South Africa nities for excursions within the Western Cape. For example a trip Phone Phone to Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical +27 21 410 7100 +27 21 433 2132 Garden, Camps Bay, Seal Island or Muizenberg. In Cape Town, Fax Fax the Table Mountain can be reached by cableway or hiking. +27 21 410 7198 +27 21 434 730220 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 21
  12. 12. Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel. De Zalze Golf Club. Introduction Introduction This unique small hotel promotes local music and art throughout Managed by the Spier Group and co-owned by Spier and Kleine its operations, and is seriously committed to empowering its staff. Zalze, De Zalze is the first golf course in the world to be recognis- The hotel has also instituted a number of environmental manage- ed for adherence to fair trade principles and criteria. ment systems focusing on energy, water and waste, and a new eco-friendly room will soon be available to guests. Site and Surrounding De Zalze is situated in Stellenbosch, the world-renowned wi- Site and Surrounding nelands region of the Cape. De Zalze has over the past four years Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel is situated in Long Street, Cape Town. consistently improved its position in the Golf Digest rankings, from 44th in 2002 to 23rd in 2006. Fair Trade in Tourism Daddy Long Legs is seriously committed to staff training and Fair Trade in Tourism development, supporting small businesses and reducing its De Zalze challenges accepted norms in the golf sector by insti- environmental footprint. In addition, Daddy Long Legs mobilizes tuting progressive human resource, supply chain development donations from guests for a 4x4 Ambulance Project to assist an practices and careful management of environmental resources on isolated rural community at Bulungula in the Eastern Cape, who site. The course is open to the public and acts as a draw card for would otherwise not have access to emergency services due to local as well as international tourists. poor transportation infrastructure. Hotel Hotel The Zalze Golf Club offers two possibilities to stay in: All the beds are hotel quality and are lovingly dressed in clean percale linen. Each room has its own shower and toilet and the Villa at Spier: The Village at Spier comprises thirty-two double- communal space boasts a relaxed bar, balcony and frequent storey buildings grouped around six private courtyards, each with entertainment. its own pool and entertainment area. It offers guests 155 spacious rooms, including four suites and nine Villa rooms. All are simply, Excursions / Activities yet elegantly, appointed in traditional country style. As an independent travellers hotel, Daddy Long Legs will appeal to those seeking an authentic experience of Cape Town. It is a The Kleine Zalze Lodges: Within walking distance of the club- place to meet others and it is ideally situated for exploring the house, Kleine Zalze Lodges enjoys panoramic views of the Stel- character and nightlife of the city and its surrounds. lenbosch Mountains in a variety of stylishly decorated units. Western Cape The 4-star, 53 bed roomed lodge, forms part of the Kleine Zalze Western Cape Wine Estate, which offers award-winning wines, a magnificent restaurant Terroir featuring Provencal classics blended with some Name Email local influence and traditions, a unique function venue set in a Name Email Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel info@daddylonglegs.co.za wine cellar, a 120-seater conference facility, vineyard walks and De Zalze Golf Club info@dezalzegolf.com Address Website a swimming pool. Address Website 134 Long Street www.daddylonglegs.co.za All the suites also have kitchens or kitchenettes complete with P.O. Box 12706 www.dezalzegolf.com Cape Town Contact microwave, dish washer, cutlery and crockery. Stellenbosch Contact 8001 Western Cape Francois Van Binsbergen 7613 Western Cape Dave Hansen South Africa Excursions / Activities South Africa Phone 4 Kilometers away is the historic town of Stellenbosch with its Phone +27 21 422 3074 rich cultural heritage, classic Cape architecture and eclectic mix +27 21 880 7300 Fax of unique shops, art galleries and world famous wine estates. Fax +27 21 422 3446 Within a 20 to 30 minute drive, are the beaches of Strand and +27 21 880 1976 Gordon’s Bay and the picturesque Franschhoek Valley.22 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 23
  13. 13. Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Introduction Introduction Farm 215 nature retreat and fynbos reserve is stylish and luxurious Feel welcome at a truly unique place where conservation and and it stays true to responsible tourism principles. Environmentally relaxation have found the perfect home. compatible operations include waste and water recycling, solar power, solar heating and use of bio-degradable detergents. Site and Surrounding Grootbos Nature Reserve conserves 1700 hectares of pristine Site and Surrounding fynbos. Within its borders lies a wealth of more than 650 species Farm 215 nature retreat and fynbos reserve is located in the of indigenous plants. Cape Floral Kingdom close to Cape Agulhas. Fair Trade in Tourism Fair Trade in Tourism Grootbos has demonstrated that fairness, ethical business Farm 215 nature retreat and fynbos reserve contributes to local practice and environmental respect form the basis for sustainable economic development. All employees are local and all consuma- tourism. This is evident in the many programmes it has developed bles are sourced from the immediate area. Farm 215 also promo- that champion local socio-economic development, notably the tes the sustainable harvesting of flowers as a way of creating local Green Futures College providing training for unemployed youth employment and conserving biodiversity at the same time. in the fields of fynbos landscaping, horticulture and ecotourism. The project is designed to develop nature-based sustainable- Hotel livelihoods for people from communities around Grootbos. Fynbos suites: The fynbos suites are large and luxurious free- standing units. Spaced out along a meandering path in the middle Grootbos is also home to a unique skills development project of pristine nature, the fynbos suites offer privacy and seclusion. known as Green Futures, an annual training project for unem- Homestead rooms: There are two guest-rooms on the first floor ployed youth from nearby communities. The programme equips of the homestead. Separated by a hall, these rooms with wooden learners with knowledge and practical skills around conservation, floors are spacious and light and one can enjoy endless views fynbos landscaping, horticulture and eco-tourism. from the bed over this unspoilt part of the Overberg through large sash-windows. Hotel Homestead suite: The large suite on the groundfloor of the Grootbos has two lodges; The classic Garden Lodge set in a lush homestead is accessed from the hall. One first enters the lounge indigenous surrounding which is as well an ideal family getaway area with a woodstove and very comfortable leather furniture. and the new Forest Lodge with its contemporary and modern Sash windows look out over the private garden on the one side style appeals to the cosmopolitan traveller. Western Cape and over the Uilkraalsvalley, the Lomond vineyards, the lake of Western Cape Kraaiboschdam and the mountains behind Gansbaai to the other Excursions / Activities side. Beach: Spend an afternoon lazing on one of the safe swimming Name Email beaches while enjoying a freshly packed picnic. Name Email Farm 215 Nature Retreat and book@farm215.co.za Excursions / Activities Marine: The coastline offers a marine experience like no other. Grootbos Private Nature info@grootbos.co.za Fynbos Reserve Website Horse trails: The reserve of farm 215 is the base station of their See 40-ton Southern Right Whales only metres away. The cliffs of Reserve Website Address www.farm215.co.za partner African Horse Company. They offer out-rides between one Walker Bay offer the best land based whale viewing in the world. Address www.grootbos.com P.O. Box 1314 Contact hour and the whole day. Discover: Experience nature like never before. Grootbos Private P.O. Box 148 Contact Gansbaai Martin Groos Hiking trails: Farm 215 has an extensive infrastructure of hiking Nature Reserve expert’s guides guests to the wonders of the fyn- Gansbaai Peter Kunz 7220 Western Cape trails and farm roads of more than 20 kilometers, which guests bos. Discover the fascinating relationships between the insects, 7220 Western Cape South Africa can explore on their own or with their experienced guide, a birds, mammals and flowering plants of this diverse ecosystem. South Africa Phone botanical specialist, specialised in the fynbos of the Southern Flora: Grootbos Nature Reserve conserves 1700 hectares of pris- Phone +27 28 388 0920 Overberg. tine fynbos, the Cape’s unique vegetation type. Within the borders +27 28 384 8000 Fax Flora and Fauna: There are 800 hectares of various natural habi- lies a wealth of more than 650 species of indigenous plants. Fax +27 86 512 20 42 tats and even more plant species to explore. +27 28 384 802024 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 25
  14. 14. Hog Hollow Country Lodge. Jan Harmsgat Country House. Introduction Introduction The location was formerly an alien wattle plantation in the semi Just outside Swellendam lies an historic farm which today belongs wilds of a little known area of the Tsitikamma (Garden Route) to a couple who are rewriting history in their own quiet way. What known as the Crags. The area‘s fynbos was rapidly disappearing they are doing has broad implications for the way South Africa de- as invader plants strangled the indigenous forests. Then in 1993, velops its growing tourism potential and alleviates poverty through Andy Fermor decided to use his skills and energy to develop his community development projects. dream and build a tourist lodge. Site and Surrounding Site and Surrounding The farm, Jan Harmsgat, is located about 24 km outside of Swel- The lodge itself is situated on the edge of a gorge and is a private lendam. Established in 1723, it was originally registered as Jan nature reserve with panoramic views of the surrounding indige- Harmanzs Schat (Jan Harman‘s Treasure), but over the centuries nous forests, valleys and mountains. the name has been corrupted to today‘s form. Fair Trade in Tourism Fair Trade in Tourism Staff assist guests to plan unique day-trips encompassing eve- Camron Malherbe the owner of Jan Harmsgat Country House rything from eco-adventure activities to a local community tour. have made an impact in nearby Swellendam where they set up an Hog Hollow is committed to supporting its local economy through award-winning community project, turning part of the old jail (old procurement and employment and nearly all the lodge staff were goal) into a coffee shop. Women from disadvantaged communities recruited from the near village of Kurland. This lodge is the most were trained and given a stake in the Cafe where delicacies like recent project certified and is believed to have a special commit- springbok carpaccio and local cheeses are served. ment to staff training and development. Their aim is to ensure that the people behind the business – staff and nearby community Further more they offer the discerning traveller the opportunity to benefit meaningfully from tourism. indulge in an authentic country ambience and history, Jan Harms- gat Country House demonstrates that fairness, ethical business Hotel practice and environmental respect form a sound basis for a more Hog Hollow Country Lodge is a 4-Star lodge with 15 suites and sustainable tourism industry in South Africa. each has a private wooden deck offering guests relaxed luxury. Laze in the warmth of the African sun at the long blue pool, revi- Hotel talise yourself in the sauna, or relax in the quiet comfort of your The guest house, bed and breakfast accommodation (which is private suite. Children are welcome at the lodge and the staff is non smoking) consists of: Western Cape happy to organise special menus and meal times. At Hog Hollow Four large en-suite rooms with an adjoining lounge two loft Western Cape guests enjoy outstanding cuisine and memorable hospitality from rooms and a guest lounge with expansive mountain views the entire “Hog team”. Each new staff member is put through a cottage Name Email a rigorous training programme to ensure they continue to meet Name Email Hog Hollow Country Lodge info@hog-hollow.com international standards of service excellence. Excursions / Activities Jan Harmsgat Country House brinreb@iafrica.com Address Website Only 7 km from the town is the Bontebok National Park. The near- Address Website P.O. Box 503 www.hog-hollow.com Excursions / Activities by Marloth Nature Reserve offers day walks and overnight hiking P.O. Box 161 www.jhghouse.com Plettenberg Bay Contact Attractions nearby are diverse and include a guided or unguided trails through the Langeberg Mountains. Swellendam Contact 6600 Western Cape Jo Melton Butler walk to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary; an experience in the 6740 Western Cape Judy Rebstein South Africa forests at the Elephant Sanctuary; scuba diving or a forest journey Guests may explore the farm and surrounding wine routes, as well South Africa Phone in the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve; horse riding, canoeing, sea- as museums and heritage sites nearby Swellendam and surround- Phone +27 44 534 8879 kayaking; a boat-based whale and dolphin watching experience; ing areas. Other activities and facilities offered include: +27 23 616 3407 / 3311 Fax or a scenic glider flight around the bay. Library Swimming pool Wine cellar Hiking Bird-watching Fax +27 44 534 8879 +27 23 616 320126 I Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa. I 27

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