Our energy saving efforts include...

Every single staff member lives on the property, reducing the need for transport

Lights in the staff accommodation have been changed to the energy efficient variety

Solar-powered geysers are being phased in for staff accommodation

All the stoves in the kitchen use gas and not electricity

All of the lights in the public areas are set on timers

The spa steam room is only activated when guests book a steam room treatment

During summer outside dining areas are used as often as possible, and lights in the Homestead switched off to reduce energy consumption

Rain water and grey water from the baths and showers is processed and recycled for use in the garden. This helps to lessen our environmental footprint and restricts the use of ‘new’ water for garden irrigation

Treated grey water is used to irrigate the lawns

Borehole water is sourced from the reserve and used for irrigation

Irrigation of the gardens is done through micro-jet irrigation

A rich variety of indigenous plants in the herb garden reduces the need for high levels of irrigation

Filtered drinking water is offered to guests

We clear all alien vegetation in the reserve, which reduces the water demand. Alien vegetation grows extremely well around water courses and by clearing these, the water is allowed to flow naturally, reducing erosion

All firewood in the lodge is sourced from alien vegetation

All roads are maintained annually

Hiking trails are carefully marked and maintained

All infrastructural development follows strict environmental scoping protocols before submission for final approval from the regional district municipality

Ecological detergents and cleaning agents are used throughout the lodge