Responsible Tourism

At MannaBay we embrace the concept of responsible tourism and believe that travel to Cape Town doesn’t need to leave a dirty carbon footprint, but rather, if done correctly it can help uplift local communities in Africa.

In order to reduce the impact that our operations have on the environment, we work with Greenline and the Heritage Environmental Management Company and have received accreditation through those organisations. We are committed to the Greenline Responsible Tourism Certification Programme, which shows our commitment to the development of responsible tourism across South Africa.

GreenLine was developed to reflect tourism-based accommodation establishments that are managing their activities with due regard to their social, economic and environmental impacts. GreenLine standards reflect the most current international and local thinking on the subject of responsible tourism. Our standards are compliant with those of the Global Responsible Tourism standard, South African Responsible Tourism Standard and other relevant international initiatives.

We are constantly on the look-out for ways to support sustainable tourism and the environment. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible and look for business partners with that same mentality.

One such company is Bean There – a coffee company passionate about sourcing Fair Trade coffee. Bean There acquires, through direct trade, Africa’s finest single origin coffee. Direct fair trade means that producers receive a fair payment for their coffee through equal engagement, regardless of market fluctuations, which ensures community development, empowerment and sustainability. Not to mention that the coffee is the finest, single-origin roast around. Whether it’s Ethiopian Sidamo, Rwandan Kivu or Kenyan Nyeri we hope you will love the distinctive African taste and aroma and hope you will too!

Find out more here:

MannaBay Responsible Tourism Charter
Mannabay Greenline Certificate


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