Those who visited Tanda Tula Safari Camp since the January floods hit the region, will know that the flooded river damaged the foundation of our main deck, which overlooks the bush and usually dry riverbed.
As a result we had to close a section of the deck, while plans and processes were put in place to replace the entire deck foundation and surface.
It has been an exciting few days as we have now begun building the new deck, which will offer our guests an even better view over the riverbed and bush.
In line with our focus on responsible tourism and making our camp more ‘green’, the material used in the new deck is locally manufactured Eva-tech decking material, supplied by Eva-Last.
Some of our reasons for choosing this material are as follows:
1. Manufactured locally, Eva-Last eliminates at least 40,000 metric tons of plastic and wood scrap out of local landfills every year.
2. No trees are cut down for the purpose of making Eva-tech products.
3. Eva-Last uses reclaimed wood fibres. This means that the fibres used to manufacture Eva-tech decking comes from the sawdust Eva-Last recycles directly from South African sawmills and lumber yards.
4. Eva-Last uses recycled high-density polyethylene plastic, meaning that they use recycled plastic soda and cool drink bottles in their manufacturing process, all sourced from within South Africa.
Here are a few pictures of the process, and we will keep you up to date as we move forward: