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Tag Archives: Articles August 2019

8 Fail-Safe Travel Tips for 2020

Paris France_Travel Tips for 2020

Are you trying to squeeze the most out of every holiday moment to make it the best trip possible? Seasoned travellers will each have their list of travel do’s to ensure they get the most out of their holiday. But ...

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R11 Million Refurbishment Enhances Mount Sierra’s Wow Factor

Mount Sierra Indoor heated pool

Mount Sierra, a First Group property primely located at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, has completed a massive R11 million refurbishment which has enhanced the ‘wow’ factor of this leisure and business all-inclusive accommodation.  “Cape Town boasts a ...

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Dates for 2019 Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards

Before the 2019 national Lilizela Tourism Awards takes place at the Sun Arena, Pretoria, on 9 November, its provincial legs will be sweeping across the country throughout September. The dates are as follows: Northern Cape – Thursday 05 SeptemberMpumalanga – ...

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Global End to African Elephant Exports

The first vote at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties has delivered a historic win for African elephants to end the cruel practice of removing live elephants from the wild for export to captive facilities. This ...

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Africa’s Travel Indaba 2020 Registrations Open

Front entrance to Africa's Travel Indaba

DURBAN, 21 August 2019 – South African Tourism’s flagship travel trade show, Africa’s Travel Indaba will return in 2020 to showcase the best tourism offerings in Africa. To kick-start the event, South African Tourism has officially opened registrations to exhibitors ...

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Cruise Holidays in South Africa Booming

MSC Opera cruise liner at sea

Johannesburg, 20 August 2019 – MSC Cruises has announced that the Company will be bringing two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season to cater to significant growth in demand over the past few years. From December 2020 ...

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Gabriëlskloof Restaurant marks a decade with an all-star menu

Chef Frans Groenewald at work

The Restaurant at Gabriëlskloof celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and marks the occasion with a special menu of greatest hits. Presenting some of the most popular dishes of this Botriver wine estate eatery, the menu will be on offer ...

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Places to Visit in Three Days in Cappadocia

A Cappadocia cave hotel

The historical region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is one of those destinations that instil a feeling of having arrived on another planet. This is probably due to its inland location and high altitude (over 1000m). Cappadocia has a continental climate, with ...

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Why Travelling Can Be Rehabilitating

Hand holding a small world atlas globe

We often underestimate the true value of travel and how therapeutic it can be. We live in an age where substance abuse is on the rise, and finding long term solutions cannot solely ride on medication. While the detox process ...

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Fastest Train in the World to Launch in 2027

Japan's Chuo Shinkansen train

The Japanese Linear Chuo Shinkansen will be the fastest train in the world when phase one of the new line opens in 2027 Japan has introduced the Chuo Shinkansen over the Tokaido Shinkansen Bypass. The Chuo Shinkansen is a new ...

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How to Increase Digital Visibility at Zero Cost

Judith Lewis with Wine & Food Tourism Conference logo

Top digital strategist to show Wine & Food Conference delegates how to up their communication game at zero cost Wineries can easily and effectively raise their digital visibility and strategically enhance their impact without having to spend an additional cent ...

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Facelift

Mercedes-Benz 2019 V-Class

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift has made the 2019 model now even more attractive Restyled and striking front-end designRefreshed interior: sportier air vents and updated upholsteryAdditional luxury styling and comfort optionsExemplary safety enhanced: Active Brake Assist and Highbeam Assist PlusMore than ...

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How to Simplify Overseas Bus, Train and Ferry Travel

Graphic icons of bus, train and ferry travel

Reviewing Bookaway, a platform that claims to simplify overseas bus, train and ferry travel Noam Toister and his wife were on their honeymoon in the Philippines when they faced a harrowing time trying to reach a World Heritage site situated ...

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Why Timeshare Rentals Offer the Best Holidays

Lounge area at The Peninsula timeshare in Cape Town

In the past timeshare resorts were for the exclusive use of owners and their families or friends, but not anymore. These sought-after resorts are becoming a popular choice for people holidaying on a budget and wanting peace-of-mind when it comes ...

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Popular Travel Destinations in Africa

Giraffe stretching to reach tree canopy leaves

As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is renowned for its wildlife and expansive landscapes. This is a continent that mesmerizes visitors with images of crystalline waters, vast grasslands, exotic fauna and flora, white-sand beaches, and majestic mountain ...

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R3.5m Geneva Trip Affects 10.2m Unemployed

Michael Cardo - the DA Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour

The South African government spent a whopping R3.5 million on a 12-day trip to Geneva for 35 delegates in June. In this article, Dr Michael Cardo MP – the Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Employment and Labour, asks how ...

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200th Black Rhino Translocated

Black Rhino image by Micky Wiswedel

South Africa, 7 August 2019 – Marking a major milestone in wildlife conservation, the WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has just completed its 12th successful black rhino move by translocating its 200th rhino, as part of an ongoing ...

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Harnessing Africa’s Youth in Tourism

A group of happy African youth

Johannesburg, 7 August 2019 – Africa and the developing world, in general, is seized with finding sustainable solutions to the current challenges facing young people and the labour market of the future. The possibility of a digital economy, while real, ...

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Bringing the Spirit of Eid to Airline Passengers

Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019 – Emirates is bringing the generosity and spirit of Eid Al Adha to all its customers with a special inflight offering from the 11th to the 14th of August. Eid Al Adha is one of the ...

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Chefs Shine at Hotel Oscars in Cape Town

2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

The Southern Sun Cape Sun was the glittering venue for the ‘Hotel Oscars’, the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, on Saturday 3rd August 2019 when South Africas’ top chefs, bakers, wine stewards and concierges were honoured with the industry’s top accolades. ...

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Show your Saffa heart at Stellenbosch Hills’ Heritage pairing

Stellenbosch Hills Heritage wine bottles

Extra special wine-and-food tasting takes local-lekker to a new level September is about roots and this year Stellenbosch Hills gets you back to yours with an all-new tasting to celebrate the diversity of South African heritage. The country traditionally celebrates ...

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Part 1: Understanding The Golden Hour

Desert dune photo taken during the golden hour

The best photographs are usually taken when the light is soft, and besides cloud cover, or smog, you can guarantee that the light will be softer in the first hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset than it would ...

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The President Becomes Largest ‘Preferred Hotel’ in Africa

The President Hotel

Cape Town’s most-loved destination hotel, The President in Bantry Bay, is proud to announce that it has joined the Preferred Hotels & Resorts family – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences ...

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New Sense of Place is a New Pinnacle for Stellenbosch Wine

PG Slabbert and James Ochse of Stellenbosch Hills Wine Estate

Flagship range only produced in limited numbers and exceptional years A range of limited-edition wines that promise rare insight into some of South Africa’s finest terroir in Stellenbosch has been unveiled. Named Sense of Place, the portfolio showcases the diversity ...

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