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Offset Your Carbon Footprint on Safari at Cheetah Plains

Lana Goodwin

Author: Lana Goodwin - 19 February 2024

Last Update: 20 February 2024

Part of the South Africa Trips & African Safari Collection

Going on safari in South Africa promises the adventure of a lifetime, but what about the carbon footprint that comes with it? Cheetah Plains Lodge offers discerning, eco-conscious travelers a luxury solution thanks to a number of innovative, eco-smart initiatives.

Carbon Negative Conservation

Cheetah Plains operates a solar plant with over 1200 solar panels and trackers generating around 550MWh per year, offsetting around 530 tonnes of CO2.

Cheetah Plains Lodge solar panels
Cheetah Plains Lodge solar panels

Not only that, all the lodge’s safari vehicles are solar-powered and electric, offering zero-emission game viewing and significantly reducing CO2 emissions when compared to traditional safari vehicles.

Off-grid Accommodations

All accommodations at Cheetah Plains Lodge are entirely off-grid, running purely on solar energy. The lodge’s singular approach to a zero-emission operation includes initiatives like energy efficiency, water stewardship, waste reduction, and eco-smart purchasing practices.

Community Driven

Cheetah Plains Lodge follows responsible tourism practices wherever possible with their positive impact safaris. The local community is involved in educational and empowerment outreach programs, and the lodge also supports early childhood development through the Lezagwa Utah Community Creche.

Cheetah Plains Lodge community outreach ar Lezagwa Utah Creche
Cheetah Plains Lodge community outreach at Lezagwa Utah Creche

Ethical community encounters give guests the chance to engage with traditional Shangaan culture and gain insight into local customs.

If you’re looking for a lodge with a strong focus on sustainable wilderness management, community upliftment, and carbon-negative conservation, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a destination as innovative as Cheetah Plains Lodge. Speak to a safari expert at Discover Africa today about planning your tailor-made, eco-smart luxury villa safari in South Africa.


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