A Green Experience Close to the Heart of Joburg

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A Green Experience Close to the Heart of Joburg

Situated just south of Johannesburg in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, is the magnificent Thaba Eco Hotel.Surrounded by the breath-taking quartzite ridges and the countless species of flora and fauna in the reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel is truly committed to the conservation of the area. With this in mind, Thaba Eco Hotel has developed an Eco Policy to contribute to the sustainability of the area and the planet as a whole.
To minimise the impact on the environment, Thaba Eco Hotel has implemented initiatives such as: The removal of all exotic plant species and continuous removal of weeds; reintroduction of indigenous flora and fauna to the area; annual firebreaks to enable plants and animals to thrive; creation of trails to educate the public on the importance of conservation; the use of indigenous landscaping and water wise gardens on the grounds of the hotel. All of these measures have contributed to the biodiversity of the area.

In addition to these measures, Thaba Eco Hotel has established a Green Team. A policy whereby the hotel recruits staff who live nearby in order to minimise the carbon footprint created by using vehicles to travel to work. The hotel also has a composting and recycling plant recycling 95% and 97% of material respectively. Thaba Eco Hotel also uses HASSAP approved chemicals, energy saving light bulbs, rainwater harvesting, a worm farm, safe disposal of electrical equipment and an organic vegetable garden to supply the restaurant. Thaba Eco Hotel has also partnered with Mzansi, a local company that recycles printer ink cartridges.
All 52 beautiful hotel rooms have also been designed with a “green” touch: Recycled carpet underfelt made from recycled plastic has been used; table legs made using recycled car rims; all wooden furniture made from sustainable sources; exterior walls have been painted in natural colours to blend with the surroundings; only 50% of Bushveld Suites’ floor plans touch the ground to minimise impact on the environment; topsoil and flora are relocated before construction; double plumbing to allow all grey water to be recycled; solar powered geysers are used and aircons units are CFC free.
Thaba Eco Hotel is also a co-founder of the Klipriversberg Conservancy, KlipSA.

Thaba Eco Hotel is a piece of Highveld Heaven, surrounded by the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve in Johannesburg.  Thaba Eco Hotel is built on a decade of passion and has resulted in a hotel, staff and a brand renowned for individual customer service. This along with their beautiful facilities and breathtaking natural surroundings, ensure that Thaba Eco Hotel is the venue of choice for both the corporate and leisure. Voted the best 4 star hotel in Gauteng and voted the number 1 romantic hotel in Johannesburg.

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