Time for a holiday you say? Why not travel to the beautiful and culturally diverse South Africa. In fact the scenic Limpopo province is a must see, where you will find a unique holiday destination set in the heart of the Soutpansberg Mountain area. Here you will be able to truly reconnect with nature and its beauty and exceptional faunal and floral biodiversity, experience excellent hospitality and observe and learn as traditions are still preserved and practised. Morning Sun […]
Save the World One Holiday at a Time
Fair trade in tourism (FTT) is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to only make a positive impact on that location’s environment, society and economy. That largely means supporting locally managed businesses and participating in activities that do not harm the environment or exploit local culture. Fair trade in tourism also ensures good wages and working conditions for staff. A fair share of the tourism money goes […]
If you have ever organised a conference, you know that not everything runs to plan and you have to face various challenges. The planning of a conference takes a lot of dedicated time and attention to detail. Planning a conference can be a daunting task, but it should not have to be if you use this easy to follow checklist.
Define the purpose of your conference
Defining the purpose of your conference is the first step in planning a successful […]
Water conservation has been a hot topic recently, especially in the wake of the debilitating drought experienced in the Cape. However, a recent article on News24 discussed some of the good that has come from this humbling experience. The piece says of water conservation, “Realising that leaders, global, national and local, can do only so much, communities have started working co-operatively and innovatively together.” Indeed, that is a silver lining.
With so many people and organisations pulling together we – […]
Morning Sun Nature Reserve is a National Heritage Site nestled in the magnificent Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The declaration came in recognition of the Reserve’s unique biodiversity, and it’s a status of which we are very proud. We know that we have a responsibility to maintain and conserve the diversity and natural beauty of the Reserve for future generations and to educate as many people as possible about the importance of treading lightly on our precious […]
There are 669 biosphere reserves located in 120 countries around the world. In fact, some of these reserves span more than one country. Collectively, they form a world network that facilitates within exchanges of information, experiences, and personnel. But what exactly is a biosphere reserve?
Think of a biosphere reserve as a kind of living laboratory, carrying out programmes to integrate the management of land, water, and biodiversity. They provide a “nursery” for the birth and growth of programmes allowing […]
The Soutpansberg is one of the most biodiverse areas of South Africa. Although it covers barely half a percent of the country’s surface area, it’s home to almost two thirds of South Africa’s birds, 40 percent of our mammals and 30 percent of our reptile species. In fact, there are some species of plants and wildlife in the Soutpansberg region that are found nowhere else on the entire planet! The Soutpansberg worm lizard, Soutpansberg rock lizard, Soutpansberg dwarf gecko […]
The Limpopo Province is undoubtedly one of the most varied and exciting birding destinations in South Africa. The region boasts many diverse habitats, from wetlands and lush forests to grasslands and bushveld. This makes it the perfect home for well over 500 species of indigenous birds of South Africa. Moreover, many of these areas are largely unexplored, meaning fascinating new birding discoveries are always a possibility.
The Limpopo River Valley and the Soutpansberg Mountains are dream destinations for birding enthusiasts. Whether […]
As South Africans, we’re fortunate enough to live in one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. We have an abundance of fauna and flora species, many of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. It’s easy, however, to take this incredible diversity for granted, and we don’t often take the time to really appreciate the splendour of the natural wonders we have on our doorstep.
Left to her own devices, Nature does an incredible job of […]
Nature Reserve, Beach or Mall?
Finding things to do with our children in the holidays can be challenging at the best of times, and seemingly impossible at others. We often succumb to the lure of the familiar – “the kids love the beach, and we always go there, so let’s just go to the beach.” Or, “the kids prefer to hang out at the shopping malls with their friends and eat fast food, so we’re not planning a holiday this […]