• Entrance to Blaauwheim;s garden
    Going Green

Going Green

At Blaauwhein we follow a number of initiatives to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the environment. These include:

  • We recycle paper, plastic, glass, etc. on a weekly basis.
  • We use solar heating for water.
  • We have installed water-saving showerheads.
  • All toilets have a dual flush mechanism.
  • All lights are equipped with energy saving globes or LEDs.
  • We only use 100% cotton towels and bed linen.
  • All our duvets are filled with 100% mulberry silk.
  • We have a saltwater solar heated pool with water replenished from our borehole.
  • All detergents used are bio-degradable.
  • All organic matter from the kitchen and garden is used to make compost.
  • We grow our own herbs.
  • All rainwater is channeled into the garden.  
  • The garden is bird, chameleon, lizard, earthworm and insect friendly.
  • We motivate our guests to switch off lights and appliances not in use.
  • We supply reusable shopping bags to our guests.