Atholl House aims to have as small an impact as possible on the environment and a big impact on the community. This is brought to light through a responsible tourism policy that is centered on recycling, energy and water conservation, ethically sourced products and community support. A range of initiatives have been implemented, some high impact such as solar water heating, others low impact such as using only rechargeable batteries. Both ensure that our footprint is kept to a minimum.
Thanks to our innovative eco house design, including the use of solar power, rain water and double glazed windows, Atholl House is completely off the grid. Our aim is to relieve the tension between tourism and sustainability, thus offering guests 5 star luxury with limited pressure to the environment.
As water is a precious source, especially in our beautiful city, we try our best to reduce: water usage, water loss and wastage. We have implemented several systems to save water and to reuse water for various purposes such as cleaning & irrigation.
Where possible we use eco-friendly, organic products that are not harmful to the environment whether in their production, use or disposal. This contributes to green practices that help conserve resources and prevent contributions to air, water and land pollution. We also love supporting local businesses and using products made right here in the heart of Cape Town.