About Us

lovetostay.co.za is a functional and detailed web-based eco-friendly accommodation directory featuring extraordinary holiday and business accommodation throughout the abundant travel destinations of South Africa.

With a conscious focus on beautiful places and sacred spaces, our principals are those of nature conservation; green environmental initiatives and the upliftment and fair treatment of local folk; as such we aim to actively promote establishments with aligning practices.

Our website and supporting social media platforms also serve to raise awareness and action for the good of the global eco-movement and mankind. We aspire to inspire, to motivate, educate and assist with regards to green thinking and proactive problem solving to create positive change.


Eco-friendly accommodation is defined as a lodging establishment with structural features that minimize the impact and footprint on the environment; as well as those that follow green living, sustainability and eco-friendly practices.


Look out for the Green Hearts Seal of each establishment. We are proud to showcase all of our members and love to highlight their specific efforts to protect and conserve the environment. Seals display between 1-5 Green Hearts as awarded to them for their positive Green Acts.

5 Green Hearts Seal from lovetostay.co.za - Eco-friendly Accommodation Directory South Africa

Green Heart Guide

"Green Hearts for Green Acts"

To highlight each establishment`s unique eco-efforts and commend their contribution to sustainable tourism - and so that they may serve as inspiration to others. Green Hearts are earned by implementing the following key practices:


Recycling of glass, plastic, paper, tin, e-waste and composting of organic waste to help reduce the huge amount of waste sent to South African landfills.

Water Wise Practices

Saving water and reducing water consumption e.g. harvest rain water, use grey water for the garden, have an indigenous garden, use drip irrigation, install reduced flow shower heads etc.

Sustainable Energy Acumen

Implementation of renewable energy harnessed through solar and wind, energy saving practices and technologies e.g. energy efficient appliances, LED lighting and geyser timers.

Local & Organic

Source ethical suppliers & goods from the local community and ensuring predominantly organic/free range/responsibly farmed natural ingredients in meals served.

Eco Architecture

The green design of buildings, the materials used and the way construction is executed – all being of an environmentally friendly nature.

Green Cleaning

Use of environmentally-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products.

Responsible Body Products

Providing natural and cruelty-free toiletries/body products in guest bathrooms.

Land Rehabilitation

Proactive involvement in the removal of alien invasive plants and nursing damaged land back to its former natural state.


The active involvement in protection of land, animals, plants, natural resources and habitats.

Community Upliftment

Initiate or participate in sustainable and charitable initiatives that benefit the local community and/or environment.

We are always looking for new gems to showcase on our website. Should you want to list with us or know of one that should be on our radar, please don`t hesitate to contact us!

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