Green Initiatives

Shamwari introduces biodegradable straws!

This Earth Day we're making a pledge to reduce the amount of plastic we use at Shamwari Game Reserve. Earth Day 2018's theme is to provide information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics. We’re thrilled to take part in this initiative as the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the survival [...]

2018-05-31T23:20:28+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: General, Green Initiatives|0 Comments

Shamwari’s Sustainable Development Practices & Green Initiatives

Shamwari Game Reserve is one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa. Coupled with responsible tourism, it is the most luxurious means of experiencing an African safari adventure. We pride ourselves with our actions taken to conserve a vanishing way of life, one of these actions being sustainable development. Our Fair [...]

2018-05-31T23:21:31+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Green Initiatives, Paying it Forward|0 Comments

Recycling Batteries & Light Bulbs – A Bright Idea

Light bulbs and batteries contain dangerous metals such as mercury and cadmium, which, if allowed to enter the soil and groundwater can cause serious health concerns for the eco systems, wildlife and humans. Elemental mercury can get absorbed through the skin and mild allergic reactions can occur due to the exposure. This is not a [...]

2018-05-31T23:23:37+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Green Initiatives|0 Comments

Owl Box Project Update

August 2013 - Shamwari Game Reserve, part of the Shamwari Group together with the Born Free Foundation have created the ‘Owl box Project’. The aim of this initiative is to educate schools and the surrounding communities about the significance of owls and how the owl population can be increased so that rodent numbers can be [...]

2018-05-31T23:23:38+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Green Initiatives|1 Comment

Shamwari honours Arbor Week

Arbor Week is a special week that has been set aside for the planting and caring of trees. Arbor Day originated in Switzerland during the 15th century to raise awareness amongst people about the importance of trees. In South Africa, Arbor Day started in 1983 and in 1997 it was extended to a National Arbor [...]

2018-05-31T23:23:41+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Categories: Green Initiatives|0 Comments