South Africa holidays to see sustainable tourism?

Visitors to Cape Town may notice that efforts are being made to embrace sustainable tourism.

This is because a national minimum standard has been introduced and so those on holidays to South Africa could benefit as a result.

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, chief executive officer of Cape Town Tourism, remarked the nation is one steeped in "rich natural resources".

She added the city – which is home to 3.5 million people and parliament, while there are 11 different languages spoken in it – is a mixture of urban landscapes, Table Mountain National Park and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

"These are Cape Town treasures, which must be effectively managed if they are to carry on inspiring locals and attracting international visitors," Ms du Toit-Hembold observed.

She continued by saying efforts have to be taken to ensure the natural environment of the country is preserved, so the authenticity that attracts people in the first place remains.