Teniqua Treetops endorses the vision of a cleaner world for all. We are an eco-friendly resort promoting eco accommodation and tourism.
Climate change is a big concern, we actively try to minimize our energy usage whilst ensuring the long term sustainability of the indigenous forest on our farm.
We are low density and low impact.
We harvest our rain water which is crystal clear and use it for drinking and then we pump river water up for bathing and washing. The river water is brown in colour from the tannins in the fynbos (Natural South African flora). Both river and rain water have been tested and are potable. The brown colour could be removed from the river water with flocculation (chemicals) and lots of energy and waste (completed flocculent). We felt this would not be environmentally justifiable.
We need to process all our grey water and black water (toilets) ourselves. We predominantly use the latest dry compost toilet systems to safely and efficiently process human waste without threatening the sensitive Karatara catchment area; septic tanks are used where we don’t do damage to the underlying root bed of the forest floor and are not on a water course.
Grey water (washing) goes through a grease trap and then into a swale and gradually filters through the soil. We are in an indigenous forest that is alive.
We rescue horses and allow them to live out their lives at Teniqua Treetops. Their role is to keep the grass short and look beautiful. Far more environmentally friendly than a tractor.