Source: Excerpts from Global Stewards
Eco-estates, eco-friendly hotels and green lodges are gaining popularity in Mpumalanga and Limpopo (see First Eco-Friendly Hotel in Mpumalanga). People are becoming more aware of how to travel green and are demanding environmentally friendly travel destinations. Water conservation in hotels is a particularly important aspect that many potential guests will ask about before checking-in (especially in water scarce South Africa). Rainwater harvesting systems (rain water stor ed in water tanks) and grey water recycling systems can reduce a lodge’s water use drastically. Sustainable restaurants use water saving systems wherever possible. Renewable energy in the form of solar electric generation (photovoltaic solar panels) and solar water heating (solar geysers) is the best solution for many lodges in South Africa, especially those that are located off the beaten track such as in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Lowveld (many of these game lodges strive to be ‘off-grid’). Water Rhapsody and Yes Solar combine to provide environmentally sound water conservation systems and solar water heating solutions. Contact us for a free quote on how to turn your hotel or lodge into a green(er) destination.
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