Glen Craig is aware of the importance of sustainable solutions and is making every effort to lessen our carbon footprint and apply the principals of sustainable living in the biosphere by using as many local suppliers as possible. We wish to protect and conserve the environment and hand it over to the next generation in the most pristine condition possible.
Fish served in our dining room is only from the 'green list'.
Very few chemicals are used on the property, Glen Craig chooses to use more natural substances for the sake of the environment. The salt chlorinator used for the swimming pool was made locally by a retired professor.
All light bulbs are low energy bulbs and timers are used wherever possible.
Solar outside lights for functions.
Snakes are captured and removed away to the reserve.
Garden benches are made of recycled plastic from a local business.
Wooden pool loungers are from old wine vats that have been recycled by a local entrepreneur.
Kleinmond Cabs is the preferred taxi service (owned and managed by previously disadvantaged people).
A recycling system is in place for all plastic, tins, paper and glass. Worm factories take care of the kitchen waste, supplying Glen Craig’s gardens with natural fertilizer and wonderful compost.
Waste paper baskets in the bedrooms were all made by the blind.
The floor rugs are all pure wool.
Wood used for our log fires is all from alien invasive trees cut down on the property.
Here at Glen Craig we feel very privileged to live in such a magnificent environment and are delighted to be able to offer the same privilege to our guests, if only for a short time.
We are dedicated to keeping our carbon footprint as small as we can and to this end maintain our property in the most eco friendly way possible. We have removed thousands of alien plants and trees (you couldn't see the sea from our verandah!) It is an ongoing process and all the staff are constantly involved in removing aliens.
We have an organized recycling procedure where all paper, glass, tins, plastic is separated. Four worm factories deal with most of the fresh kitchen waste. All light bulbs are low wattage and timers are used where possible to keep light pollution down (better star gazing). The gardens are all indigenous and mountain water is used to maintain them.
We support small self help projects where possible. The quilts on the beds were all made by a self-help project and the white table linen by another.