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Green Travel


Green travel means responsible travel that aims to leave minimal impact on the environment, and instead benefits the people and places you visit.

This section provides great tips for green travel - how to pack, how to choose an eco-conscious place to stay, how to offset your carbon footprint and above all, will inspire you with stories on green travel pioneers who live life a little differently!


Green Travel Tips

Top tips on how to reduce your impact on the enviroment.


litter on beach


how to pack light

How to pack light

A eco-conscious travellers guide of how to pack light for a lighter load on you and the environment. Learn the top tips of packing light, and get a free checklist, making packing easier than ever before.

Photo credit: Robert Scales / / CC BY-NC-SA


Green Camping

Green camping means leaving no trace on the environment. Discover how to minimise your impact with these 8 easy steps

camping on secluded beach


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Carbon Footprint Calculator

Find out what your carbon footprint is with this Carbon Calculator, and see what you can do to reduce your impact


Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsetting aims to reduce the environmental impact of consumption and balance out a person or an organisation's carbon footprint. But is it good or bad?

indigenous forest


What is Ecotourism

Ecotourism aims to ensure a positive impact on the environment and improve the well-being of local people.


Can Ecotourism Harm Africa

Is ecotourism a sustainable alternative to conventional tourism or is it just a clever way for businesses to make money, while looking like they care? Is the trend towards ecotourism causing more harm than good?

Elephants pass by game vehicle



Can Hunting help conservation

Killing animals in the name of conservation?

The very sentence is rife with contradiction. How can killing an animal for sport not be contradictory to the goal of ensuring the survival of species?

Is hunting ever a necessary evil?


Treehouse at Teniqua Treetops, Sedgefield

Eco-friendly Hotels

Find out whether your hotel is green or merely greenwashing, the certification measures out there and how to check the level of your hotels commitment to the environment.


Scootering through the Transkei A Carbon-neutral scooter safari in support of FTFA shows how you can travel green.


Africa on Two Feet

Get inspired by green travel pioneers Enora Nedelec and Guillaume Combot, as they tell me about WALKING across Africa, one step at a time.

Walking through Sudan


Homemade buggy travels the world

Eco-travel gurus

Chris and Elayne have driven through 86 countries, and over 200, 000 km in Victor, a buggy made out of junkyard scrap.


Modern day cowboys

Relive the historical journeys of SA's greatest adventurers, race the Mongol Derby and venture into the Unknown all on horseback.

The Ride


Kayden Kleinhans cycles around the world for Global Wheeling foundation

Two-Wheeling for change

He's already cycled 31,000 km. He's currently adding another 15 k thorugh the Americas. kayden Kleinhans is an ardent environnmentalist who takes his footprint seriously.


Connecting with nature

Connecting with nature is food for the soul.

With awe-inspiring photographs and information about the myriad benefits to mind, body and spirit that nature provides, this article will get you outdoors.

closeup of beach sand and rocks




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Eco-travel & Lifestyles

Hi, my name is Melissa and I created this site together with photographer Christopher List to help spread awareness about green lifestyles and travel, so everyone can learn how easy it is to live in a sustainable way. Enjoy!

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I wasn't sure what a permaculture design course was about, until I read through Melissa's fantastic blog! I've signed up and soon I'll be a PDC graduate too.

Kelly Richardson - Arizona

The link between personal responsibility and preserving our environment is becoming increasingly clear to me. Reading up on simple ways to be more eco-friendly in my life and travels has really helped me practice what I preach.

Dennis Howley - Namibia

I can't wait to follow Melissa and Chris' adventures in the Middle East and Africa. You guys inspire me!

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