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KZN Tourism Routes

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Routes

South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province has a rich heritage of history, culture, crafts and endemic fauna and flora.  In this article, Tourism Tattler explores the province’s well-planned tourism routes and provides links for more information on each route. Much of ...

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A Quick Guide to Boating in Florida

Boats on a lake in Florida

With over 30,000 lakes covering more than 3 million acres of land, the state of Florida, USA, is a popular tourist attraction for boating enthusiasts. While you don’t need a ‘boating license’ to operate a motorboat in the state of ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 − ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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