Duinepos is really serious about people and the environment. Our staff members are passionate about social responsibility and eco-tourism that benefits the local community.
We have a deep respect for the earth and take pride in our ‘green’ credentials. Given our setting in the West Coast National Park, we are particularly mindful of our effect on the environment.
We do our bit for the planet and are committed to the development of responsible tourism in our region.
Environment and buildings
At Duinepos we have integrated our approach toward sustainability and responsible tourism in every aspect of our business.
The sandbag building method has been used in the construction of some our units. This method has a lower environmental impact than modern building methods. A team of 30 previously unemployed people from the Langebaan community who learned the required skills on site built the buildings.
The layout of Duinepos’ was also designed in a water efficient way, using endemic plants for landscaping. We have introduced measures for efficient water use. At Duinepos we are committed to not wasting or polluting this precious regional resource. Our self-catering units only have shower facilities as it is more water efficient to shower than to bath.
We have also put in place an on-site recycling system for visitors.
We believe that these choices, as well as those of our visitors, can contribute to better the state of our natural environment.
Duinepos is a community upliftment project and black economic empowerment success story.
Over the past decade Duinepos has grown from a project concept into a sustainable business that looks after its guests, community and the environment.
Duinepos is committed to the development of responsible tourism in Southern Africa and Africa. To show our support, we joined the GreenLine Responsible Tourism Certification Programme.
We challenge you also to become involved.