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Responsible Tourism

Social & Economic Initiatives in the Local Community

  • Wherever possible, all products used are sourced locally to ensure that Woodall supports local business and is therefore responsible for local upliftment
  • Woodall has an in-service training programme where unemployed locals with no previous experience are given the opportunity to train as hotel staff and work on a full or part-time basis
  • Wherever possible all hotel staff are sourced locally and extensive training is provided
  • Local artists and contractors are commissioned, and many of the unique d√©cor objects, pieces of furniture and items in the curio shop have been fashioned by local crafts folk.
  • Woodall is an active force in the Thembulethu Trust Church Feeding Scheme, providing cr√®ches in the local communities of Nomathamsanqa, Langbos and Valencia with basic foodstuffs, donations of clothing and other essential items.
  • Many left over amenities from the hotel as well as blankets and linen, which are regularly replaced are donated to local charities.
  • In addition Woodall is also proud to sponsor ‚ÄúElephant City‚ÄĚ, one of the top soccer teams in Nomathamsanqa as well as co-sponsoring a cricket pitch for the local team.


  • Woodall has an environmentally friendly waste management policy. Waste is separated into wet waste and recyclable waste (paper, plastic, magazines, glass, tins, cardboard).
  • Wherever possible, all products used on the property are organic, biodegradable and environment-friendly, including food ingredients for the restaurants and cleaning products
  • Bulk buying ensures minimal packaging of products and therefore waste products are minimized
  • Many plants used in the landscaping on the property are indigenous
  • Water for guest rooms is purified on site
  • Wherever possible natural, local building materials are used in construction including wood and reeds
  • Alien vegetation is removed on a continual basis
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