We’re excited to see more safari operators getting serious about sustainable energy and leaving lighter footprints. Luxury lodge Cheetah Plains, in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, is setting a great example. Off-grid suppliers have implemented an environmentally friendly, independent renewable energy supply for the property.
With 2 920 hours of sunshine per year, Cheetah Plains Lodge is now producing 100% green energy from the sun, generated with solar panels and stored in the batteries. With the inclusion of storage, renewable utilisation is near 100%. In addition to the new and quiet energy supply, the lodge uses custom-engineered electric vehicles for its safaris. A separate greywater recycling system, as well as a sewage treatment plant, have been installed on the property to minimize water consumption and environmental impact.