Green Travel

Are Hybrid Cars the Future for Africa?


According to a survey conducted by Accenture, consumer expectations state that a reduction in fuel usage or elimination of fuel is not a primary concern. Reliability, performance and affordability are the drivers to consumer interests in hybrid cars.

City Focus: Marrakech: North Africa’s sustainability pioneer


Hosting the COP22 UN Climate Conference in November last year [2016] wasn’t the first, only, and last thing to connect Marrakech to the global sustainability stage. Morocco’s Red City is well on its way to becoming one of North Africa’s greenest tourism destinations. 

As Morocco’s fourth largest city after Casablanca, Fes, and Tangiers, Marrakech of all African cities probably speaks most to the imagination. Its exquisite location is to blame for this. Home to 1 million people, this ancient city is perched on the lower foothills of the Atlas Mountains, a 2500km-long sequence of rugged cliffs, razor-sharp peaks and never-ending valleys that cut through the Maghreb region. BY MIRIAM MANNAK




The modern world is failing nature on many fronts. Perhaps the most affected – and least acknowledged – are the oceans and seas that are pillaged, polluted and passed over. This despite the fact that the sea, in many ways, gives us life. “It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself,” Rachel Carson, Marine Biologist.

Country Focus: Rwanda


Twenty two years ago, Rwanda was ripped apart by hatred of the highest order. Today, the Land of a Thousand Hills is a stable nation with a growing Gross National Product and a booming green economy. From banning plastic bags and using tourism for the protection of

Exploring Some of Africa’s greenest hotels


By Miriam Mannak / Green is the new buzzword in the travel and tourism industry. Environmentally friendly lodges, guesthouses and hotels are popping up left right and centre. Of these, Hotel Verde in Cape Town takes the lead. There are others, of course, making much progress in support of green buildings for travellers. About the