Where to go for an eco-conscious experience: Green Route

Windmill Beach, Simon’s Town. Image: Roushanna Gray, Veld&Sea

FLYGSKAM* is real and one way to offset carbon criticism is to shop at eco-conscious businesses so I’ve put together an eco-conscious tour of Cape Town. You’re welcome.

The Daily Goods Store, Muizenberg Photo: Supplied

ZERO-WASTE SHOPPING You want to offset that irksome Flygskam so go zero-waste shopping at NUDE FOODS in the city centre and Daily Goods Store in Muizenberg.

UPCYCLED BAGS Or what about an eco-conscious shopping tour? I can show you shops selling locally manufactured bags made from recycled plastic at The Joinery in Woodstock or Sealand Gear, winners of the accessory category of Twyg‘s first sustainable fashion awards.

Keen to try one of the most Instagrammable vegan cafes in the world? Take a spin past Nourish’d café in Observatory for delicious food and a warm, welcoming  familia vibe.

Joy Anne Bromilow, Faithjuice, Noordhoek

There are some cute and quirky places that will take you off the beaten track, such as Faithjuice (juice in jars) at Noordhoek Farm Village or the upcycled Scone Shack near Cape Point.

The upcycled Scone Shack near Cape Point Photo: The Scone Shack

If you want to see some eco-NPOs at work I’d introduce you to SEED, Soil for Life, the Beach Co-op and the Earthchild Project and what about foraging for edibles along the seashore with Roushanna Gray from Veld&Sea?

Roushanna Gray, Veld & Sea, Scarborough

So many green spaces and places, so little time.

*FLYGSKAM – Flight Shame

Green Route ZA – the A-Z of eco-conscious living


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Published by Melanie Farrell

Founder of Green Route ZA - the path to eco-conscious living. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

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