Sustainability, Luxury, and Community Outreach
Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats owned by Sir Richard Branson, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island and Moskito Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca.
Contrary to popular belief, luxury doesn’t have to come at the expense of sustainability, and at Virgin Limited Edition our teams work hard to make sure one doesn’t compromise the other. We know just how important it is to take care of the environment, and we are extremely sensitive to the impact our properties may have on the local communities within which we operate. This includes working to protect the wildlife and habitat as well as community projects. Most of our properties include charitable outreach programs alongside Virgin Unite including Pride ‘n Purpose, which is the charitable arm of Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa. It is committed to helping disadvantaged communities living adjacent to the Sabi Sand Reserve with a philosophy that people are most effectively helped if they are empowered to help themselves, so the emphasis is most definitely on sustainable development initiatives.. The Eve Branson Foundation was foundered by Eve, Richard’s mother, is a charity dedicated to enhancing living standards in the long term by setting up sustainable enterprises which so far have included a carpet workshop and a craft house run and managed by local women.
If you are interested in finding out more about Virgin Limited Edition’s charitable arm and sustainability projects, please get in touch with a member of the Blend Group team.