Our Green Story

Having won multiple sustainability awards and retaining the title of Africa’s Greenest Hotel, The Hotel Verde Cape Town design has sustainability at its core.

Not only is the building sustainable, but green principles, processes and measures ensure all operations are eco-friendly and continually assessed for improvement.

Green Overview

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport was the first hotel in Africa to offer 100% offset carbon-neutral accommodation and conferencing. Here’s a brief overview of our sustainable features:

  • LED low-watt lighting
  • Sophisticated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system to reduce energy consumption
  • Renewable energy generation
  • During design and construction, the project has followed the criteria of the Green Building Council of South Africa and is pursuing 5-star certification
  • Regenerative drive elevators
  • Responsibly sourced, recycled and eco-friendly furniture and products used where feasible
  • Grey water recycling systems installed
  • Recycling greywater from showers for use in toilet cisterns

All waste sorted on site and, where possible, recycled

  • Venues have separate bins for items that can be recycled
  • Eco-friendly stationery, recycled paper, carbon-neutral printer
  • Energy-efficient air-conditioning, lighting and technology
  • Sustainable procurement – conscious purchasing decisions
  • Recycling and waste management


Verdinos are our in-house currency, rewarding you for being involved in our hotel’s sustainability and making green choices.

Ways to earn Verdinos:

  • Using the stairs instead of the lift
  • Correctly sorting waste in rooms
  • Reusing towels
  • Not using additional pillows
  • Using the power-generating equipment in the gym
  • Taking a walk or jogging around the wetland

Ways to spend Verdinos:

  • Use Verdinos to to off-set your accommodation cost
  • Reduce your bill at Nuovo Restaurant

Sustainable In-Room Initiatives

Guests are encouraged to reuse towels
Waste bins to separate recycling
Responsibly sourced furniture and other products
A greywater plant implemented for water treatment
Grey water from showers recycled for use in the toilet cisterns
LED low-watt lighting and a sophisticated heating, natural air ventilation and air-conditioning system to reduce energy consumption
Double-glazed windows