TRAVELLING RESPONSIBLY – Catering, traveling, accommodation
- Regulate our food shopping, buying from subsistence suppliers(local communities) wherever possible.
- Use shopping boxes which can be reused, instead of plastic bags.
- Cook on gas and not charcoal or wood campfires, on all our game drives.
- Run energy saving lights through the whole lodge.
- Ensure we leave picnic sites clean and un-littered.
- Always carry out non biodegradable waste, to be deposited responsibly where it can be collected.
- Encourage passengers to buy drinks in returnable bottles.
- Donate used vehicle parts and oil to recycling centers and local community chief for local use.
- Run our routes as efficiently as possible to minimize unnecessary fuel.
- The tour guides gives regular talks and information regarding the significance of the culture, religion, health and concerned Bertus and myself, Juliet, began our first guesthouse in 2001. We joined the tourism industry, twelve (12) years ago and the last eight (8) of those have been running and maintaining guesthouses. Our latest project is Rhino Coast Guesthouse which we opened in 2007.
St. Lucia was first known as “The River of the Sand of Gold”, a name given to it by the early Portuguese explorers because of it’s golden beaches, sun, and sea. It is in these peaceful, yet magnificent surroundings that Rhino Coast Guest House is nestled.
Rhino Coast Guest House is only five (5) minutes walk from St. Lucia’s main street where you will find the restaurants, shops and the lake.
Rhino Coast is only twenty (20) minutes walk from the beach. Everything in and around St. Lucia is within a safe walking distance. St. Lucia is a World Heritage SIte and boasts the highest coastal sand dune at Mapelane.
Rhino Coast Guesthouse and Game drive’s RESPONSIBLE TOURISM POLICY
Rhino Coast aims are to benefit in the best ways we can, the communities and environment through which our accommodation and tours are conducted and minimize the negative impacts we may have on the environment.