Eco-Friendly or Green Accommodation

Booking green accommodation in South Africa doesn't mean you need to forfeit comfort for an eco-friendly option. There are plenty of eco accommodation and hotel options throughout the country that offer both green principles and luxurious comfort.

As more and more travelers are becoming aware of how important it is to adopt eco friendly principles in South Africa so too are establishments. By adopting various "green values", "sustainable or responsible tourism" or going completely green, these establishments are making a difference in South Africa. offers the responsible tourist an array of green accommodation to choose from to suit any budget.

Popular eco-friendly accommodation

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Western Cape

 Pictured: Mosaic Lagoon Lodge in Stanford near Cape Town
The Western Cape and Cape Town are full of nature reserves, hiking trails and outdoor activities making the area a popular holiday destination. Find accommodation with eco-friendly principles without sacrificing comfort ...

Garden Route

 Pictured: Tenique Treetops in Sedgefield, Garden Route
The gorgeous scenery in the Garden Route makes for a wonderful holiday experience and you can couple that with booking green accommodation for your trip. You’ll not only have a magical time away, you'll also be minimising your carbon foot ...

Eastern Cape

 Pictured: Karoo Ridge Lodge in Middelburg, Karoo Heartland
From a magnificent forest setting in the Amatola Region to the glorious weather of the Sunshine Coast you can enjoy a holiday in accommodation that subscribes to green values. Take some time out, with the knowledge that ...

KwaZulu Natal

 Pictured: Thonga Beach Lodge in Mabibi, Elephant Coast
KwaZulu Natal has plenty of natural beauty, from the Natal Midlands with an abundance of lakes and rivers to the glorious mountain range of the Drakensberg. Take in all of its ...


 Pictured: Thirsty Falls Guest Farm in Magaliesburg, West Rand
Gauteng was created by the ANC in 1994 after the country’s first all-race election, uniting six regions. Book your holiday in green accommodation that is not only doing all it can to preserve this country but in a province that is steeped ...


 Pictured: Rhino Walking Safaris in Kruger National Park, Wild Frontier
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations and visitors are delighted by the fauna and flora and magnificent scenery that the province has to offer. Book an eco-friendly holiday at one of the establishments which hold idea...


 Pictured: Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge in Louis Trichardt, Soutpansberg
Visit South Africa’s most northern province, Limpopo, which has not only a fascinating cultural heritage but many nature based tourism opportunities. The Waterberg Biosphere allows visitors to relax in the natural beauty of the ...

North West Province

 Pictured: Basil's Boma in Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort Dam
Visit the vast plains of the African bushveld in the North West Province and experience unrivalled beauty. When booking eco friendly accommodation enjoy the complete tourism package by ensuring your holiday really means something by making ...

Free State

 Pictured: Woodlands Retreat in Clarens, Thabo Mofutsanyana
Situated between the Orange River in the south and the Vaal River in the north, the Free State is the heart of South Africa. The widely dispersed towns and tranquil landscapes allow visitors to enjoy the blue skies and eco accommodation opt...

Northern Cape

 Pictured: Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm in Nieuwoudtville, Upper Karoo
Book a holiday in green accommodation in one of South Africa's most rugged and untouched destinations, and know that you're doing your bit for the planet. The annual flower display in Namaqualand provides a beautiful backdrop for ...

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There are plenty of eco accommodation options throughout the country that offer both green principles and luxurious comfort.

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