The Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa, February, 2018: The newly renovated Saffa Surf Headquarters has gone green. The founders, Ruan de Bruin & Tracey Roberts have placed a sizeable emphasis on keeping the company’s environmental impact as low as possible by implementing earth friendly practices.
‘Our lives revolve around nature. We spend our days in the ocean, on mountain trails, beneath waterfalls & on beaches. It’s for this reason that we place such a big emphasis on keeping our environmental impact low.’ Says founder, Ruan de Bruin.
The guided South African surf tour company launched on the 5th of January 2018. The dynamic business model offers fully customizable South African surf trips to foreign surf travellers. The tours are guided by locals that are dedicated to showing their guests the best waves of their lives. Surf conditions are closely monitored by the local guides. Each surf trip is planned in search of the ‘dream African barrel’ that their visitors are after.
All tours include accommodation, breakfast, beverages, snacks & refreshments, transport, and a number of additional add-on activities for non-surf days. The tours are nature-centric. On off days, activities include guided hikes, trips to waterfalls, shark-cage diving, scenic peninsula drives to Cape Point and more.
A FOCUS ON EARTH FRIENDLY PRACTICES
The newly renovated surf house is nestled in the Overberg, between mountains & the ocean. Just one minute’s walk from the beach, and 5 minutes from your nearest cafe or supermarket, it’s ideal for any traveller.
The house features solar water heating, an organic vegetable garden, a composting system & a user-friendly recycling system. All guests are encouraged to reduce their use of single-use plastic, and make use of earth friendly alternatives.
The team uses as many sustainable vegetables & fruit from their garden as possible when making their guests breakfast. They were surprised by how easy it was to reduce their carbon footprint, once they had set your mind to it. The small things, they say, end up becoming the big things.
What’s next on the green agenda for Saffa Surf Tours? Finding a more environmentally friendly 4×4 vehicle that can sustain the challenges of the routes to the lesser known spots (featuring sand dunes & unpaved roads). Do you have any suggestions? Get in touch today, they’d love to hear from you.
Saffa Surf Tours: Specialists in South African surf holidays that are affordable, tailored & guided by experienced locals. The founder and lead tour guide of Saffa Surf Tours, Ruan de Bruin (Ru for short) has been chasing waves for over 13 years. His passion for finding the right wave on the right conditions has led him to many surf locations worldwide. The company’s quality standards are kept high by hand-selecting only the most suitable and experienced contributors for their tours. Their quality promise is extended throughout each and every element of their tours – from accommodation, to transport and authentic African experiences.
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