A Ceres getaway ‘with heart’
FAIR Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) welcomes Fairfield Mountain Cottages to its Western Cape portfolio. Situated on a working fruit farm in the Ceres valley, this is a place where guests can reconnect with the natural world while uplifting the local community and protecting the environment.
A favourite pastime for Fairfield owner Lizanne Malherbe is a late afternoon walk among the orchards or a bath in Fairfield’s solar-powered mountain bath.
Fairfield launched a knitting and crocheting project for women living on the farm, buying back the patchwork cushions, cloths and more created by the crafters – the best of which are offered for sale to guests. Staff also use recycled materials to create containers and packets for seedlings as well as sweet packets – also made available for sale to guests.
Fairfield’s annual plan includes cutting down pine and black wattle trees on site. In addition, there i s s yst ematic education on t he environment and conservation for staff and their families, as well as for guests.
Fairfield implemented its The Future Forest @ Fairfield concept; the objective is to plant 100 indigenous trees around the cottages over the next five years. Trees and money are donated by guests and Fairfield is tracking the growth yearly.
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