Garonga will continue to look for ways to be environmentally sustainable. Guests can also contribute by offsetting their carbon footprint by contributing to the planting and growing of Spesbok Trees in the Eastern Cape.
Below are some small areas where we at Garonga try and make a difference...
Garonga uses up to 30% of its power through solar energy
Grey Water is pumped into a feeder tank which then pumps back into 6 different Filtration Plants. Once it is thoroughly filtered and cleaned it then is pumped back into the Camp waterhole for the Animals. The water is crystal clear and easily drinkable for Animals. This greatly assists with our water management as we no longer have to pump fresh water from the Borehole.
The heater pumps replace the electrical geysers. By using the heater pump system power is only used when the hot water tap is on; this therefore hugely reduces the use of electrical power by up to 80%.
We began this about 3 years ago with varying degrees of success. It is now in full swing and provided the two Camps with a lot of their Produce, albeit mainly vegetables
Food waste and natural waste make up the bio-gas system. The waste is mixed and channelled into a pit within a gas dome. A gas pipe then feeds out to the staff village kitchen which then uses this natural gas to cook with.
A Local farmer produces this in the area. It is totally bio-degradable and a very clean fuel. We use this for most of our vehicles.