Your Green Heart Guide to Eco-friendly Accommodation in South Africa

So you`re going to spend X amount of mulah on accommodation, why not spend it where it actually makes a positive impact on the environment and uplifts the local community? is your green heart guide to eco-friendly accommodation throughout beautiful South Africa.

We partner with all kinds of establishments that operate in an eco-friendly, sustainable and responsible way.


So whether you opt for a luxury boutique hotel or rustic treehouse, you can feel good knowing your holiday supports a place that serves the environment and community in a positive way. To help you make these good choices, we are committed to growing a wonderful selection of urban and country, luxury and rustic green accommodation options where you will love to stay! Start Browsing

Glamping in Africa`s Southernmost Forest

Between Gansbaai & Hemanus - Western Cape
From R850 per unit per night


Set in a unique, beautiful & ancient mystery forest, Platbos has created four incredible eco-friendly & off-the-grid glamping venues for the whole family to enjoy, complete with creature comforts.


The owners of Platbos share a dream to live gently upon the Earth´s surface and to lead harmonious and sustainable lives on the planet. They are dedicated to the conservation and extension of this unique forest and all the animal and bird life that it supports.

Off The Grid Beach Living In The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

Paternoster, West Coast - Western Cape
From R690 per night per shack 


This intimate eco-friendly seaside retreat focuses on sustainable living in harmony with nature. The most charming little Sea Shacks have been created to accommodate guests within an idyllic and tranquil setting; offering a comfortable glamping experience as close to nature as possible.


The owner of Sea Shack has a deep and profound love of nature and has created this eco-friendly lodge to allow people to experience the beauty and tranquility of the area.


As part of Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, Sea Shack is committed to the conservation of the natural environment, education and to rehabilitate previously damaged areas.

Terra-Khaya: Earth Home Project & Eco Experience

Hogsback - Eastern Cape
From R150 per person per night


Set on a 38 acre Permaculture Farm in the Amathole Mountain region, this 100% off the grid Family and Travelers Eco Lodge is a celebration of harmony with nature and offers guests a unique experience of sustainable living in magnificent natural surroundings.


Tera-Khaya also host an annual Festival Of Trees: Reforest Fest in partnership with Greenpop where they get down and dirty planting 1000+ trees and celebrating with exceptional local live music.


Be inspired by their contributions to beautiful Mother Earth and leave with a sense of expanded love for all life.


Bramleigh Manor



Eco-training venue and country guesthouse


Situated on a start-up, small scale working organic farm in the picturesque KZN Midlands; Bramleigh Manor aims to popularise ideas such as organic farming, closed system growing (e.g. aquaponics), solar power, eco-friendly building, homesteading, nature conservation, and environmental awareness.


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Upcoming Events

Yellowwood Forest is again the venue for this year`s fabulous Footprints Market with stalls featuring original, high quality, handmade arts and crafts; live music, kid’s activities, face painting and awesome food!
Forthcoming Retreats at the Buddhist Retreat Centre: 30 June – 30 July 2017. Image credit: Chantelle Flores