Electricity is a scarce and unpredictable commodity in South Africa, but at Gonana the lights always stay on. This, because all power for the guest house is solar generated; even the geysers and pool are solar heated and the kitchen has a gas stove. So, power to us … always.
Of course we recycle too: paper, plastic, glass and metal. But we also bring in as few of these materials as possible to start with. We just don’t do wastage and junk. Because we do respect the environment in a big way. So even the furniture created for Gonana is of alien pine, and no indigenous hardwoods have been used at all.
So maybe we are justified in being proud, because we have created a space that is as kind and friendly to the environment as we are to our guests.
Gonana Guest House
Paternoster, South Africa