The Lodge we are working towards sustainable tourism by:
Fruits and Vegetables:
our fresh foods are seasonal, organic and locally grown.
We are in process of establishing our own organic fruit and vegetable
import environmentally friendly floor, toilet, and washing powders/cleaners,
recycled paper products together with any organic ‘dry’ foods that can not
be found locally. We share our
purchasing power with several other families and feel that the environmental
impact of the transportation is out weighed by the benefits to both the local
environment and our guests.
collection of rain water, from our roof, is filtered via German technology into
a 40,000 gallon holding tank. This
water is further filtered when pumped, on demand, into the house.
It is filtered a third time for drinking and cooking purposes.
25 meter pool is filled with rainwater and the pH balance, cleanliness and
safety of the water are maintained by an electrolytic/saline system.
Which means that the water is a mild saline solution (0.3%-0.5%) ensuring
that there are no damaging chemicals to harm the environment or you!
our toilets have a ‘half flush’ facility to minimise the use of clean water.
grade waste water into ‘grey water’ (from showers, sinks and washing
machines) and ‘black water’ (from toilets and kitchen sinks).
is used to water the fruit trees, vegetables and garden
is piped to a triple chamber septic tank system.
The ‘liquor’ from this process is fine gravel filtered prior to use
in the garden and the ‘solid’ is used as manure.
maintain this system we ask all our guests to put solid waste materials (such as
tampons, etc.) in the bags provided for separate disposal and not flush them
down the toilet.
water at The Lodge is provided by solar energy
cooking is done with propane gas, which is the best available option locally at
is via the local grid but our goal is to go ‘off grid’ within 5 years or
when a better storage medium than batteries is developed.