The beauty of the Garden Route area has attracted more and more holiday-makers over the years, causing guest houses to spring up everywhere. Wilderness lover, Olivia Lawrence, runs Wild Spirit Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. She and her colleagues have chosen not to follow the trend of more is better, promoting conscious consumerism and ethical tourism.
They have created an environmentally-friendly space that rewards guests for taking care of their surroundings. Travellers are encouraged to trade in a few hours spent gardening or clearing alien vegetation for a wholesome meal.
Read more about Wild Spirit Backpackers here.