Other Sustainability Initiatives at The Silo | The Royal Portfolio

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Apart from the wonderful community upliftment organisations The Silo supports, we are also committed to the following ongoing sustainability initiatives:

STIMULATING LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • We source the freshest ingredients from local suppliers of fruit, vegetables, baked goods, dairy, freshwater salmon and trout, wines, and a variety of handmade chocolate treats. These suppliers are all local, small-scale operations that in turn support their immediate communities.
  • We have an incredible array of local artists on display throughout the hotel.
  • We empower local entrepreneurs through outsourced services and suppliers.
  • Our furniture and finishings throughout the hotel are sourced locally.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

  • We use energy-saving light bulbs.
  • All showerheads have been replaced with certified water-saving attachments.
  • We have removed all plastic bottles and straws.
  • Succulents and astroturf are used on our rooftop to minimise water use.
  • Restrictors have been fitted to all water outlets.
  • Disposable napkins reduce laundry water consumption.
  • Ice bucket water is reused for cleaning.
  • Double glazed windows throughout the hotel means we use less energy for insulation.
  • The air conditioning system utilises the central sea water cooling plant, reducing energy and water consumption.

TRAINING

  • We provide training and internship programmes for students from local colleges and academies.

STAFF TRAINING & WELFARE

  • We provide continuous training for staff members through various health & safety, first aid, fire safety, inter-department, inter-company, study assistance, business coaching, and purpose & value initiatives.
  • We provide access for staff members to have an annual health check-up and contribute to every staff members’ Medical Aid.
  • All Silo staff get the opportunity to regularly visit our other properties (La Residence – Franschoek, Birkenhead House in Hermanus and occasionally, Royal Malewane in The Kruger National Park) for lunch/dinner and/or overnight stays.
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A Message From Liz Biden

Our thoughts are with those around the world battling the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Royal Portfolio is doing all we can to assist our guests, staff and travel partners at this challenging time. We are taking measures to ensure the sustainability of our business so that we can continue to provide employment, salaries and medical aid for our team of over 600 here in South Africa. We are reviewing the situation daily.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects through this difficult time including our counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane.

We encourage those with existing bookings to postpone rather than cancel their trips where possible. Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).

Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.

Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.

We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and hope that you will remain inspired by the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of Africa during this difficult time.