Eco-Travel Itineraries: Make Greta Thunberg proud with these green trips to SA's cities

2020-03-02 04:45 - Gabi Zietsman
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We all know the world is pretty much on fire due to climate change, unfettered resource consumption and burgeoning carbon footprints in various industries - including the travel sector.

From transport to water-intensive tourism activities to unsustainable practices, eco-tourism initiatives are incredibly important to change people's perceptions of a destination, especially in our cities.

On your next visit to Cape Town, Joburg and Durban, here are some top spots and activities to make your travels a little more friendly towards Mother Nature.

Cape Town

With a fynbos-covered Table Mountain as the backdrop against a cluster of tall buildings, Cape Town has had a few hard lessons about sustainability and being environmentally-friendly.

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Joburg

The sprawling urban landscape of Jozi built on the mining industry might not sound like you'd find many eco-friendly options here, but the City of Gold is greener than you think.

Read more here. 

Durban

Why not visit not only the greenest city in South Africa - but in the world?

Durban ranked number one last year in the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index. The city by the sea was voted as having the 'highest percentage of urban green space' (60%) as well as the 'highest percentage of urban area covered by trees' (42%).  

Read more here. 

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