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CONSERVATION AT SANDFONTEIN

At Sandfontein we're taking our environmental impact seriously

An active approach to conservation

Hugging the banks of Namibia’s Orange River, Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve covers a vast swathe of ecologically important land.

It remains almost completely untouched, yet even light levels of tourism can have a lasting impact.  And that’s why at Sandfontein we are taking environmental issues so seriously.

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Minimising our ecological footprint

In recent years Sandfontein staff have expanded the boundaries of the reserve, introduced new animals and used locally sourced materials to build the eco-conscious lodge. 

 

Sandfontein has recently started using advanced water-filtering techniques, which means the reserve will be able to cut its reliance on plastic bottles.  Both at the lodge and in the staff quarters, solar power provides a green source of energy.  As a result, energy-saving bulbs, efficient electrical appliances, and low-energy LEDs are used wherever possible.  Generators are on hand for emergencies.

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