5 Eco-friendly, remote holiday destinations in South Africa

Eco-friendly Holiday DestinationsIt’s that time of the year again.  We are slowly shaking off 2017 and looking forward to some much needed time off to recharge.

The festive season is usually spent with friends and family, but if you have a bit of extra time and feel like you need to get away from the hustle & bustle, you are spoiled for choice.

We live in such a beautiful country and fortunately many lodges, hotels and guesthouses have made big strides towards sustainability which gives you a range of eco-friendly destinations to choose from.

Here are remote, eco-friendly destinations that will get you back in touch with nature:

Platbos Forest Cabin – Gansbaai

Eco-friendly, remote holiday destinations South AfricaTotally off-grid, Platbos Forest offers the perfect escape deep in the indigenous forest on the Baviaanspoort Hills in Gansbaai.  The accommodation is self-catering and there are no electrical appliances although gas for cooking is provided.  Enjoy the walking trails, sight-see through the ancient forest and embrace the open air shower for a magical forest experience.

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Teniqua Treetops – Sedgefield

Eco-friendly remote holiday destinations South AfricaIf you love the idea of getting lost in nature, but still desire the comfort of technology at your fingertips, Teniqua Treetops may be just what you need.  Don’t be fooled by the fact that the accommodation is a tree house, the units are absolutely beautiful, luxurious and the views are breathtaking.  It is also completely private as the units are far from one another.

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Sea Shack – West Coast

eco-friendly remote holiday destinations South AfricaAbout 5km from Paternoster, The Sea Shack is the perfect remote, rustic coastal getaway.  The shacks are situated close to one another and the ablution facilities are communal, so if you are keen on making new friends, this will be the place to go.

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Geoff’s Shacks – Piket-Bo-Berg, Western Cape

eco friendly remote holiday destinations South AfricaThis destination is as eco-friendly as they come.  Sustainable agriculture, vermiculture, composting and recycling are all part of the farm’s green practices.  Although rural, the shack’s still provide all the comforts you need.  If the amazing view overlooking craggy mountains doesn’t convince you yet, maybe the private shower under the rock overhang will!

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Forest Edge Nature-Lovers Retreat – Knysna

eco friendly remote holiday destinations South AfricaForest Edge Retreat is nestled in the Knysna forest and is one of the most eco-friendly destinations around.  An organic veggie garden, free range chickens and a grey-water reusing system are among the many green practices employed by the retreat.  The setting is beautiful and tranquil which is exactly what you need after a long, hard year.

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Are there some amazing destinations we haven’t mentioned above?  Feel free to let us know in the comments below!



On November 10th, 2017, posted in: Lifestyle, News, Uncategorized by ,

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