Growing tiny homes in South Africa: Green Route

The PanGoPod is a go-anywhere tiny home and when I was writing a story about tiny homes in South Africa Dr Pete Laver, the creator of the PanGoPod invited me to try out the PanGoPod for a night. Finally, I would see for myself what tiny house living was like

Lingering at the Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay: Green Route

When we arrived at the Old Rectory the first thing I did once we’d checked in to our private garden apartment with its own terrace was go looking for the swimmer girl.

Claire Erasmus from Urban Foxglove shares her essentials in Obs: Green Route

Urban Foxglove Garden Design and Essentially Obs Co-op have teamed up to bring you a combination of specialty indoor and edible plants and a new space to showcase the behind the scenes of the already existing creative and multi-skilled Obs community.

Victoria’s Pantry and other Hope Street Market secrets in Hermanus: Green Route

Victoria Young-Pugh started the only zero-waste store in Hermanus, Victoria’s Pantry, a year ago. I caught up with her to talk about eco-conscious living in the Overberg.

Creative women crochet bags with hemp twine for Hemporium SA at NPO H18: Green Route

Women at the H18 eco-NPO made my hemp twine shopper from Hemporium SA. It’s so great to be able to support an NPO while buying sustainable totes. Did I mention how much I love my tote?

Nwabisa Mjoli is dedicated to sustainability at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: Green Route

I chat to Nwabisa Mjoli, Sustainability Officer at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve about her eco-awakening at high school and her green vision for South Africa

Diving into the deep with Aaniyah Omardien, founder of non-profit The Beach Co-op: Green Route

In this week’s Lockdown Life I catch up with Aaniyah Omardien, water wonderer and founder of eco-NPC The Beach Co-op in Cape Town.

Waffles the Wonder Dog and life in lockdown: Green Route

My Balanced Oil has arrived. Hurrah. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with taking the animal blend but obvs it’s better to take the human blend. Dylan from Cosmic Bazaar will no doubt agree. When my zero-waste parcel arrived, clad in brown paper (hurrah!) there was a gift inside. A small tub of Canna Salve, containing pain-relieving CBD. Thank you Cosmic Bazaar, beautiful people.

Mielie Mailer founder leads the way in developing plastic alternatives: Green Route

Forward-thinking Trent Pike, 26, taps into sustainable packaging with Mielie Mailer

Das Lyon designs on the Garden Route: Green Route

This week I chat to eco architect Das Lyon who lives on the Garden Route