02 November 2015
Fair Trade Tourism certifies the Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch!
Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), a South African NGO that encourages and monitors fair and responsible practises in tourism establishments and activities, has added South Africa's oldest hotel, the Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch, to the family of FTT-certified businesses. The hotel is run with a "living green" ethos which sees it recycle most of its waste, generate solar thermal energy and use energy and water efficient devices. In addition, it actively sources eco-friendly and ethically produced goods and produce from local entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. Together with its sister hotels, Townhouse Hotel and Vineyard Hotel, the Oude Werf Hotel is the founder of Kids of the Cape Fund, a social investment initiative that supports nine children’s charities spanning education, health, HIV/Aids and feeding schemes.