/* This button was generated using CSSButtonGenerator.com */
Home / Articles / Attractions


Experience Tudor History at the Mary Rose Museum


I have just finished reading CJ Sansom’s historical novel ‘Heartstone’ – the 6th book in The Shardlake Series – in which the pivotal point, where the main character Matthew Shardlake resolves the mysteries surrounding his investigations, takes place on board King ...

Read More »

New Waterpark Attraction opens in Surat, India


Polin Waterparks debuted its King Cobra waterslide among a wide variety of other waterslides at the new Amaazia Amusement Park that opened in December 2016 in Surat, India. The port city, known for its diamond industry, now can boast another ...

Read More »

SAA Museum Society


If cultural, heritage or nostalgia tourism are niche sectors that your business focusses on, then the South African Airways Museum Society (SAAMS) is definitely worth including in itineraries. Here’s why. By Des Langkilde. Conveniently positioned on a tract of land ...

Read More »

Reunion Island: The Ultimate Nature & Leisure Destination


Covering an area of more than 2500km² and the largest island in the Mascarene archipelago, Réunion Island is an Indian Ocean destination you don’t want your tourism clients miss out on. Quick Facts Réunion Island, a French department in the ...

Read More »

Exploring the Cape Whale Coast


If unusual destinations and unique experiences are attributes that differentiate tour operator and travel agent success, then the Cape Whale Coast region of South Africa’s Western Cape province should be included as it possesses both in abundance. By Des Langkilde. ...

Read More »

Harties Horse Trail Safaris Joins Africa Geo-Directory Project


Country: South Africa Region: Gauteng Categories: Adventure and Safari Geo-coordinates: Click HERE to view About Harties Horse Trail Safaris Experience nature like never before: Up close and personal. Ride calm and safe horses with a professional guide in the lead ...

Read More »

The Waffle House Joins Africa Geo-Directory Project


Country: South Africa Region: KwaZulu-Natal Categories: Attraction Geo-coordinates: Click HERE to view About The Waffle House A trip along the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal would be incomplete without a stop-over at Ramsgate’s famous gastronomy attraction − The Waffle House. Here ...

Read More »

Explore Nelson Mandela Bay


Nelson Mandela Bay has become a rather popular destination with locals and visitors due to the accessibility and convenience to explore the city with the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Pass Card. Due to popularity and industry demand this has motivated ...

Read More »

Beach Stay: Pine Lodge Resort


Driving south along Port Elizabeth’s Marine Drive towards the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, an imposing sign beckons travellers to pop-in for a visit at Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre. So I did, and after a guided tour of the ...

Read More »

City Stay: The Hub Boutique Hotel


Port Elizabeth’s business and leisure suburb of Walmer is just 5 kilometres from the airport. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: The Hub Boutique Hotel The Hub Boutique Hotel is located in ...

Read More »

Lagoon Stay: Rivers Edge Guesthouse


Port Elizabeth’s Swartkops Lagoon Estuary is home to over 10 000 waterbirds, including the Greater Flamingo. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Rivers Edge Guesthouse – A Birders Paradise on the river’s ...

Read More »

Beach Stay: Brookes Hill Suites


The beachfront promenade along Marine Drive in Port Elizabeth has many fine accommodation establishments. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Brookes Hill Suites – Everything the leisure or business traveller could want ...

Read More »

City Stay: Cape Flame Guesthouse


Accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth can be found on the NMBT website at www.nmbt.co.za/accommodation. Many of these establishments are also listed on Tourism Tattler’s Trade Directory, which has been categorised by location and experience. Below is our recommendation on ...

Read More »

Bush Safari: Kuzuko Lodge


The Eastern Cape province boasts some of South Africa’s best game reserves and safari lodges.  Below is our recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth can also be found on ...

Read More »

Eastern Cape Attractions: UnTouched Adventures


There’s a lot to see and do in and around Port Elizabeth – the Gateway to the Garden Route – and these attractions and activities are listed on Tourism Tattler’s Trade Directory, which has been categorised by location and experience. ...

Read More »

Eastern Cape Attractions: Stormsriver Adventures


There’s a lot to see and do in and around Port Elizabeth – the Gateway to the Garden Route – and these attractions and activities can be found on the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website at www.nmbt.co.za/accommodation. Additional attractions and ...

Read More »

Best route through Northern Cape


The legendary highway Route 66 in the United States conjures up images in traveller’s mind of the open road and adventure. Everyone dreams of taking a road trip through new landscapes, visiting strange destinations, and cruising towards the horizon. South ...

Read More »

7 Steps to Successful Route Tourism Development


The following article is an edited extract from a Master of Tourism degree dissertation by Marlien Lourens, and is as valid today as it was when first drafted in 2007. Some observers describe the notion of ‘route development’ as the ...

Read More »

Cango Wildlife Ranch Review


Having been invited to review Cango Wildlife Ranch I arrived at the venue, located just outside of Oudtshoorn on the road to Cango Caves in South Africa’s Western Cape province, with some trepidation as I’d heard that they provide ‘cub ...

Read More »

Strawberry Festival Attracts Record Visitors


The Nestle Ice Cream Strawberry Festival, one of the largest family festivals in South Africa’s Garden Route, completed its 11th successful year over the weekend of 25- 27 September, and attracted a record number of day visitors, writes Sharon House. ...

Read More »

Rwanda Gorilla Naming Ceremony


Tourists from Around the World Will Travel to Rwanda for the 11th Annual Kwita Izina, Themed “Conserving Now and For the Future” Kigali, Rwanda – On September 5th, 2015, the Rwanda Development Board will host the eleventh annual Kwita Izina ...

Read More »

Agritourism Tips for Tour Operators


Redberry Farm opened in 2000, and fifteen years down the line run a successful agritourism business alongside their commercial fruit production. In this article Sharon House provides a few tips for Tour Operators to arrange successful agri-tour groups. When is ...

Read More »

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway


The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain, an official New7Wonder of Nature. The Cableway takes visitors to the summit of Table Mountain in less than 5 minutes, and the cable car’s rotating floor ...

Read More »

South Coast Tourism Cuisine


There’s more to the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, than just the activities and attractions that I’ve reported on previously – there’s the food too, writes Des Langkilde. In the June edition I wrote about the activities that ...

Read More »

South Coast Tourist Attractions


There’s a lot to keep anyone busy along the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, especially in terms of tourist attractions in South Africa that cater for families, writes Des Langkilde. Last month I wrote about the activities that I experienced during ...

Read More »

Tours at Redberry Farm, Garden Route


Redberry Farm, a commercial strawberry grower located in the picturesque town of George along South Africa’s Garden Route, is unique as a family entertainment venue and popular tourist attraction, writes Sharon House. Opened in 2000, Redberry Farm has steadily grown ...

Read More »

KZN South Coast – Part 1: Activities


It’s been a while since I last visited the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. To say that I was impressed with the regions tourism attraction development would be an understatement, writes Des Langkilde. As a recreational scuba dive ...

Read More »

How Sharks fit in with Responsible Tourism


It’s hard to imagine how Great White Sharks fit in with responsible tourism practices, but that’s exactly what a South African tour operating company has accomplished over the past 24 years, writes Des Langkilde. South Africa is acknowledged as being ...

Read More »

Through a Tourist’s Eyes


The other evening, a tennis partner asked me what my likes and dislikes are when on holiday. Here’s how I answered, writes Justin Mackrory, CEO for UGU South Coast Tourism. To begin with, even if one is in a questionable ...

Read More »

KZN South Coast – 2015 and Beyond


A New Year message to the travel trade from Ugu South Coast Tourism CEO, Justin Mackrory. A busy year, cramped with challenges overcome, new initiatives and exciting opportunities setting the path going forward in 2015. As with any business, and ...

Read More »

The Wonderful World of Beer


The SAB World of Beer is a sophisticated event and conference venue in Johannesburg’s trendy Newtown area. Since opening its doors nearly 20 years ago, it has become one of the country’s top attractions for foreigners and locals alike, and ...

Read More »

Cape Town Diamond Museum celebrates World Tourism Day this September


World Tourism Day, held annually on the 27th of September, aims to raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The importance of tourism in Cape Town is astounding, ...

Read More »

V&A Waterfront Expands Tourism Attractions


As the most visited site in Africa, with over 24 million visitors annually, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa is the perfect venue to share the cultural artifacts and ideas of Africa with the world. Africa’s First Major ...

Read More »

South Africa’s Great White Sharks


For the adventurous traveller, there is no greater adrenaline rush than interacting with a great white shark in its own territory. In South Africa, both tourists and locals are privileged to have access to great white sharks in abundance − ...

Read More »

Exploring Southern Africa’s Great Mountains


This article is going to focus on these three countries because of their close proximity to one another, as a trip to one country in Southern Africa really would not be complete without adding on another country or even two. ...

Read More »

RETOSA Feature: Namibia


Since a visitor would find it hard-pressed to visit all the sand dunes and intriguing sites of each of the countries in Southern Africa, we will focus this article on Namibia, with mention of its neighbors South Africa, Botswana, and ...

Read More »

Mountain Bikers Heaven


For tourists seeking an active outdoor experience, Holla Trails in KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast region offers heaven on earth with well marked mountain bike trails to suit all experience levels. By  Storm Ferguson. The clear blues seas of the Dolphin Coast ...

Read More »

Striking Heritage Attractions for 2013


Opinions on South Africa’s heritage landmarks may differ but it’s hard to argue against Moja Heritage Collection’s selection below. By  Ian Solomon. “South Africa’s wide open spaces and diverse natural wonders have entranced both domestic and international tourists for generations, ...

Read More »

KZN Tourism Routes


KwaZulu-Natal is an historic province with a rich heritage of culture, crafts and endemic fauna and flora.  In this article we explore the province’s well-planned tourism routes and provide links for more information on each route, writes Marjorie Dean. Much ...

Read More »

‘Great Days Out’ in the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom


I’m often asked for travel advice, such as; “Where can we take the children?” or “What’s the best thing to do with family and friends on a rainy day”. Often the best advice is to take some time away from ...

Read More »