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Top 10 KZN Lilizela National Winners

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Lilizela 2018

DURBAN, 19 November 2018 – The national Lilizela Tourism Awards dubbed the “Oscars” of the industry, catapulted ten KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) tourism businesses to the top as they walked away with prestigious trophies to prove their worth in service excellence and have ...

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Stellenbosch Wines Win Big

Heartland of South African wine records another vin-torious year Stellenbosch has long been a centre of excellence across diverse fields, from sport to academics. In terms of wine, this year is no exception with a spectacular roundup of achievements over ...

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ONCE in Joburg Wins at Lilizela Awards

ONCE in Joburg

JOHANNESBURG, 19 November 2018 – After being awarded the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial title of best 4-star backpackers in Gauteng, ONCE in Joburg has come out on top at the National Awards Ceremony as the best backpacker accommodation in the ...

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Stage Set for National Lilizela Tourism Awards

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 17 November 2018 – The much anticipated National Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony kicks off tonight at the Sandton Convention Centre from 4 pm. The sixth edition of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony will be hosted by renowned media personalities, ...

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Home Affairs Minister Resigns

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA, 13 November 2018 – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has finally served his letter of resignation to the Presidency following mounting pressure from the Democratic Alliance (DA) for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. This comes ...

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Countdown to Meetings Africa 2019 begins

Meetings Africa 2019 Sisa Ntshona

The countdown to Meetings Africa 2019 has begun. The team here at the South Africa National Convention Bureau is hard at work preparing and looking forward to welcoming and hosting all delegates from across the world to our magnificent country. ...

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MSC Musica Launches SA Summer Season

MSC Musica Launches SA Summer Season

DURBAN, South Africa, 8 November 2018 – MSC Cruises celebrated the arrival of MSC Musica in Durban yesterday by hosting media, travel agents and distinguished guests for an overnight experience onboard prior to the start of her seasonal tour in South ...

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#WTMLDN 2018: KZN Promotes Global Connectivity

TKZN staff at WTM London 2018

On display at WTM London, which is taking place at Excel from 5-7 November 2018, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) is promoting KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Zulu Kingdom to top operators from all over of the world, engaging them on packaging tours ...

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Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Launches “Chef’s Cut” Menu

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is hosting a unique, limited edition chef’s menu with secret dishes and flavour combinations to tantalize the palate. Curated by Executive Chef Cameron Giles, “Chef’s Cut” is a menu offering that features a fresh ...

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Promising Tourism Businesses Rewarded in the Cape

The winners of the annual Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund (BDF) have been announced at a glittering industry function at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the city. The BDF, established in 2014, has already aided several businesses ...

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Toyota Tops 2018 MOTY Awards

SAVRALA 2018 MOTY Awards

Toyota South Africa Motors (Tdominated the SAVRALA 2018 Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards and even clinched the Leasing Category to become the overall winner by some margin.

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SANParks Fees to Increase from 1 Nov 2018

SANParks Crocodile Bridge Gate

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) will increase its Conservation fees from 1 November 2018 at all National Parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are used with the primary mandate of SANParks, which is ...

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SA Driving Licence Codes Guide

The elleMMent Mobile Home

In South Africa, driving licences are issued with various codes that indicate the types of vehicle that may be driven with that licence. Here are all the codes.

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SA Professional Driving Permit Guide

SA Professional Driving Permit

To drive on a public road in South Africa and transport fare-paying passengers or tourists for an income you must have a professional driving permit (PrDP). In South Africa, the requirement for drivers who transport tourists to be in possession of ...

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AirAdvance To Front Airbnb Booking Payouts

South Africa rand currency

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Monday, 29 October 2018 – Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance. It uses a ...

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Green Flag Trails Launched in Graskop

Wonder View Graskop

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, 29 October 2018 – Earlier this month, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched the new Green Flag accredited BlydeHiking Trails which are approximately 30 kilometres in distance, at Wonder View Graskop, Mpumalanga. Guests and media were treated to ...

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SANParks Receives 3 Million Rand For Anti-Poaching

SANParks Anti-Poaching Donation

SKUKUZA, Mpumalanga, 26 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) received a 3 Million Rand donation from the Legacy Experience project spearheaded by international cricketers, Kevin Pietersen and Mark Boucher. The money is meant for the Airwing based at Skukuza ...

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Adventure Tourism Indaba in Wilderness

Adventure Tourism Indaba

GEORGE, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba ...

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How Government Can Work with Tourism to Create Jobs

Brett Hendricks, General Manager Thebe Tourism Group

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – South Africa is a country in crisis, having been hit by several waves of bad news for the economy. However, with the government and the tourism private sector working together, we can ...

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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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Toyota Donates 4×4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

Toyota Donates 4x4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 October 2018 – In an effort to contribute to the fight against rhino poaching and other wildlife crime, Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Hilux Double Cab 4×4 valued at approximately R546 500 to ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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Tintswalo Opens New Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Tintswalo at Lapalala Sleep-out deck

Limpopo, South Africa, 12 October 2018 – Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness has opened in the malaria-free Waterberg (Limpopo province). Located 300km from Johannesburg (or 30 minutes’ flying), it is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of ...

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Marriott International unfolds special members-only experiences in South Africa

Master the art of South African braai, learn to spin like a DJ or shake it up with a mixology masterclass, loyalty members now enjoy all this and more.  Marriott International unfolds an exciting array of thoughtfully curated experiences for ...

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Mozambique Ranked Greenest Country In The World

As global citizens celebrate World Environment Health Day today, research from energy comparison experts MoneySuperMarket reveals that Mozambique causes the least impact on the world’s climate while South Africa is listed as Africa’s biggest polluter. As research into climate change continues, it only ever becomes ...

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ASATA & SATSA Denounces Unabridged Birth Certificate Regs

JOHANNESBURG, 25 September 2018 – Both the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) are disappointed and frustrated that South African minors will still be required to present Unabridged Birth Certificates when travelling. ...

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Drakenstein Celebrates Heritage at Cape Wine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 21 September 2018 – Drakenstein Local Tourism Association used the recently held Cape Wine 2018 to showcase the proud heritage and award-winning wines of the Paarl and Wellington regions. With 352 producers attending this year’s event, ...

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Weekly SA Forex Update

SOUTH AFRICA, Monday 17 September 2018 –  After the recent doom and gloom, last week finally brought some welcome relief for us Springbok supporters, and it wasn’t a bad week for the Rand either! By Bruce Burnett. These are the mid rates ...

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Growing the South African Economy For All

CAPE TOWN, 12 September 2018 – The following remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, during an urgent debate on ways to mitigate South Africas’ economic recession in Parliament today.  Honourable Members, The choice we face as ...

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Coworkers To Swap London For Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, 11 September 2018 – Coworking Days – a global community network of Freelancers and Digital Nomads – has launched Coworking Safari South Africa, an innovative 14-day trip that will see Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs swapping London for Cape Town, The Great Karoo and the ...

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Call For #ShotLeft Travel Week Partners

South African Tourism Sho't Left Campaign

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 28 August 2018 – In a bid to promote domestic travel, South African Tourism is launching Sho’t Left Travel Week, a ground-breaking initiative that will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering ...

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SA Tourism Decline In First Half Of 2018

PRETORIA, 27 August 2018 – South Africa’s tourism sector should be in better shape than it currently is. That’s the word from Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s interim CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, following the release of its Tourism Business Index ...

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Mantis Group Appoints New CEO

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2018 – Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company Mantis by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe Baretaud has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mantis Group. “Philippe will be responsible for leading the ...

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Aquila Buys Inverdoorn Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 20 August 2018 – Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa today announced and confirmed its acquisition of the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape. The agreement was concluded on Thursday 16 August 2018. Over the last 20 years, ...

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The Killing of Tourism in South Africa

Canned lion hunting and trading in lion skeletons are having ever-widening negative ramifications for tourism in South Africa, with more than 40 airlines refusing to transport trophies, global marches, petitions, and hundreds of media reports combining to tarnish the country’s ...

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How Mining Benefits Africa’s Economy

Statue of miner with mining gear in background

The term ‘mining’ often drums up images of dusty, dark tunnels, hefty pieces of machinery like drills and crushers and rubble filled with valuable minerals and materials. However, while these are commonly found, the industry in and of itself is ...

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do. This new excursion has ...

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Three Tree Hill Opens Burchells Cottage

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – A spectacular new family cottage has opened at Three Tree Hill to cater for increased demand from families who want adventurous, active holidays. Located in the Spioenkop Nature Reserve near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, this 105 ...

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Women’s Day Message from DAWN

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – Today is National Women’s Day and a public holiday in South Africa. This day commemorates the historic march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria as thousands of women from across the country gathered to ...

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SANParks Marks World Ranger Day 2018

World Ranger Day 2018

PORT ELIZABETH, 31 July 2018 – The Department of Environmental Affairs in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks) today launched the World Ranger Day in Addo Elephant National Park. Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson delivered the commemorative message highlighting the dedication ...

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South Africa Grows Tourist Arrivals for 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travellers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first ...

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World Celebrates #MandelaDay2018

SOUTH AFRICA, 18 July 2018 – Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is being celebrated worldwide today to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918). The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and ...

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SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The controversial requirements of unabridged birth certificates for travellers visiting or departing from South Africa with their children may soon be amended. This latest development forms part of the Department of Home Affairs modernisation programme, which includes upgrades ...

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Panasonic Launches SA Headquarters

CAPE TOWN, Thursday 12 July 2018 – Today, Panasonic South Africa – a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation – launched its new South African Headquarters in Century City, Cape Town. The event was attended by the Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation ...

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No More Boarding Announcements At Regional Airports

Johannesburg, 25 June 2018 – Passengers departing on flights from Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will no longer receive passenger boarding calls from the 1st July 2018. Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport, East London Airport, ...

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Can Golf Clubs Lose Their Elitist Reputation?

LANGEBAAN, South Africa – Golf has enjoyed consistent popularity for many years and the South African golf world has catapulted many a promising player into the professional game. But has golf become an out-of-reach, out-of-touch sport for our new generations? ...

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Knysna Tourism Launches #SpiritofKnysna Campaign

One year after the Knysna fires of 7 June, Knysna Tourism has launched its new destination marketing campaign, #SpiritofKnysna, with the release of a new destination video. The two-minute video was filmed in Knysna and Sedgefield and showcases the lagoon, ...

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Ramsgate Book & Art Festival Expands

The annual Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, set in the picturesque, seaside village of Ramsgate on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast is set to expand in 2018. This cultural, colourful and community-driven festival is entering into its fourth year and is now ...

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Power Lines Driving Cape Vultures to Extinction

VulPro, an NGO that works tirelessly to safeguard Africa’s vulture population through rescue and rehabilitation, has warned that unless urgent action is taken, South Africa’s electrical grid could be driving South Africa’s endemic Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) towards extinction. This comes ...

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WTM-Africa Kicks Off in Cape Town

Cape Town, Wednesday 18 April 2018. It is all systems go as WTM Africa 2018 kicks off today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to deliver an exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and ...

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Wesgro Trade Facilitates Billions in Export Deals

Wesgro’s Trade Promotion Unit has announced that it has helped facilitate R2,8 billion in export deals in the 2017/18 financial year, which ended on 31 March 2018. These deals are expected to create 734 jobs over the next five years. The ...

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TOMSA Funds #WaterWiseTourism Global Campaign

Pretoria, South Africa: In light of the drought situation in the country, which has now been elevated to a national state of disaster; and in particular its impact on tourism in parts of the Northern, Eastern and Western Cape (provinces), ...

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ACSA Releases Q4 2017 Aviation Barometer

Published quarterly by Airports Company South Africa, the Aviation Barometer provides an indication of current air travel trends in South Africa. The Barometer is based on the count of passengers using the network of nine airports owned and managed by the ...

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Plans to put Panorama Route on World Map

As iconic as the Graskop Gorge lift development is, it alone cannot establish the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga as one of the country’s major tourism nodes. This was the view expressed by Campbell Scott, one of the directors of the ...

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James Vos on Tourist Guides and Visas

On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, South Africa celebrated International Tour Guide Day which gives prominence to the role that this sector plays in the tourism industry. By James Vos MP – Shadow Minister of Tourism. The celebration holds a special meaning to ...

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Human Touch vs Artificial Intelligence

In a world where modern technology is developing at a rapid pace, connectivity and personalisation are two key factors that are beginning to play a fundamental role in ensuring a business does not become stagnant. Is it because of this ...

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Dwell with South Africa’s Indigenous Trees

You’d be forgiven for seeing only the pristine forests upon arrival at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Delving into the woods with one of South Africa’s leading indigenous tree experts, Michael Oosthuyzen, reveals the long-standing tales these ...

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International Hotel Group ONOMO Hotels Enters SA Market

Casablanca- headquartered ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel management arena with the acquisition of three properties: the iconic Inn on the Square in Cape Town, the Signature Lux Hotel and brand in Sandton, and a newly constructed ONOMO ...

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Most Popular Holiday Homes in South Africa

South Africa is blessed with amazing coastlines, and our scenic holiday towns make the perfect holiday destinations. Not only do our seaside holiday towns have impressive restaurants, but their remarkable hotels and breathtaking ocean views are a sight to behold. ...

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Inaugural Tourist Guide Indaba Set for April 19

The Institute for Professional Tourist Guides Southern Africa will be hosting a first in the Southern African tourism industry: a Tourist Guide Indaba. The aim is to bring the tourist guides in direct contact with tour operators and start an ...

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Travel Is Not For Sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some ‘me’ time. By Konrad Laker. But then I found ...

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Inaugural Tshwane Tourism Showcase To Launch 23 Jan

The Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) is hosting its first Tourism Showcase 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) on Tuesday 23 January 2018. The Showcase is a tabletop exhibition of over 200 tourism products and services from the ...

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Tau Game Lodge Operating at Full Capacity

Following the fire that swept through Tau Game Lodge in June last year, when it was operating on only 10 rooms for a while, Tau is now operating on its full capacity of 30 rooms per night. The new Main ...

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New Summer Menu at ColCacchio

  Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, has introduced a delicious new summer menu. From flavourful salads to healthy pizzas and a tangy new dessert, you’re going to want to give it a try ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Be Water-Wise in Cape Town

With the ongoing water crisis due to the drought in the Western Cape, South African Tourism urges holidaymakers and locals alike to use water sparingly and responsibly this festive season. This week, the City of Cape Town announced that its ...

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AfrikaBurn 2018: South Africa’s Own Burning Man

Burning of the San Clan sculpture in 2016

South Africa is home to some of the most diverse cultures in the world, coexisting in a unified land of endless potential. Visitors to the shores of South Africa are constantly blown away by the dynamic, blended mix of cultures ...

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Tourist Arrivals & Hotel Stats for South Africa: December 2017

Overall, overseas tourism to South Africa continues to grow strongly but tourism enterprises should take care when analysing the statistics as the growth is not uniform across all source markets.  Arrivals from the UK and India have been subdued, while ...

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HVS Reveals Western Cape Water-Wise Hospitality Research

In response to the ongoing drought experienced in the Western Cape province of South Africa, this article explores various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in order to mitigate the challenges that water scarcity imposes on water-intensive enterprises. Through primary ...

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Legal: Social Media & Defamation – Part 3

POPI REGULATIONS – ALARM BELLS OR XMAS BELLS? We’ve all heard the saying: ‘The future is bright or it is just the lights of an oncoming train?’ Likewise, with all the alarmist comments about POPI (The Protection of Personal Information ...

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Graskop Glass Elevator To Lift Mpumalanga Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries globally and a driver of economic growth. Back in 2012, G20 heads of state recognised tourism as a catalyst for growth and development and according to the Department of Tourism, the sector directly supported ...

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SA Rugby Welcomes RWC 2023 Nomination

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – South Africa would deliver a “Triple Win” Rugby World Cup in 2023, pledged SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux today after World Rugby announced that South Africa was the preferred candidate following a rigorous assessment of the ...

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SA Tourism Launches Nordics Roadshow

Following an invitation to the South African travel trade in August, South African Tourism has launched the inaugural Nordics roadshow with 20 South African suppliers today. Starting in Copenhagen, and covering the cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the roadshow will end on ...

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Tourism Monitors Programme Launched In Gauteng

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa has launched the National Tourism Monitors Programme, which is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience as well as improve the safety of tourists. The programme will create employment for 200 unemployed youth, aged 18 to ...

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African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

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Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

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Inspiring Coaches at 2017 Performance Academy

Powerade is continuing its endeavour to support, motivate and inspire South African athletes to reach the pinnacle in performance through the Powerade Performance Academy. The Powerade Performance Academy focuses on South African High School coaches, recognising their role as primary influencers of the ...

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Reasons To Visit The Getaway Show Next Year

A very successful 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show, in association with Mahindra, was held at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg over the Heritage Day Weekend. Nearly 20 000 people were enthralled with the great mix of outdoor-, travel- and adventure-related products ...

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Celebrating 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards Provincial Winners

The provincial legs of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards wrapped up at the end of September with the crowning of dozens of esteemed tourism products and services in the country’s nine provinces in categories such as visitor experience, tour operators ...

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Timbavati Wins Best 3-Star Lodge Lilizela Award

Timbavati Safari Lodge has been acknowledged as the best 3-star lodge in Limpopo at the recent 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 15 September. Following their provincial award win, Timbavati Safari Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National Awards, which ...

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Belurana River Manor: Voted Best 4-Star B&B in Northern Cape

Belurana River Manor has been voted as the best 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation establishment in the Northern Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 18 September 2017. Belurana River Manor is now a nominee for the Lilizela ...

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de Stijl Gariep Hotel Wins Lilizela Free State Award

Voted best 4-star hotel in the Free State, de Stijl Gariep Hotel were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 07 September 2017. de Stijl Gariep Hotel is now a nominee for ...

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Beverley Country Cottages: Best 3-Star Self-Catering in KZN

Beverley Country Cottages has excelled yet again. The recipient of the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards as both provincial and national winner, Beverley Country Cottages has once again been voted as the best 3-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in KwaZulu-Natal and were handed their provincial award ...

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Hamilton Parks Voted Best 3-Star Lodge in Mpumalanga

Voted best 3-star lodge in Mpumalanga, Hamilton Parks Country Lodge were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 08 September 2017. Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National ...

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Kosmos Manor Guest House Wins Lilizela Award

Voted best 5-star guest house in the North West, Kosmos Manor Guest House & Conference Venue were handed their award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 20 September 2017. Located in the heart of the little Monaco ...

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Tourism Business Index Half-Year Report 2017

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has released its half-year Tourism Business Index (TBI) Report, which tracks and provides information about the level of business performance across the travel and tourism value chain, and also forecasts prospects for ...

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Domestic Tourism: Trends & Opportunities

South Africa’s domestic tourism industry has the potential to contribute significantly more to the economy if it manages to expand the industry so that it caters for everyone in the country rather than just focusing on traditional international tourists. By ...

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Social Media & Defamation – Part 2

Continuing this series from Part 1, this article highlights more reasons why businesses (or individuals) need to ‘Tread Warily’ with regard to Social Media and the legal consequences of Defamation. What Must Be Proved & Who Has To Prove It (Burden ...

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TBCSA Urges Government To Step Up Safety & Security Efforts

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has called on the government to step up efforts to uphold the rule of law and address the scourge of crime in the country. The Council believes this will ...

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Three Tree Hill Re-Brands

Three Tree Hill (formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop) are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the Blackburn family have re-aligned the brand to reflect their steadfast philosophy of sustainable tourism with old-fashioned authentic luxury, ...

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SA Unveils Triple-Win Bid to Host #RWC2023

A South African Rugby World Cup in 2023 would be an unbeatable triple-win, the World Rugby Council was told in London on Monday 25 September when SA Rugby made their case to host the 10th Rugby World Cup tournament. A ...

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Vietnam Visa Guide for South African Citizens

A visa is a necessary authorization for a foreigner to enter or exit a country granted by that country. If you are a South African citizen or currently in this country and want to visit Vietnam, check out Vietnam visa ...

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BON Hotels CEO calls for SA Hotel Management companies to consolidate

“There’s not enough room at the Inn.” That’s according to Guy Stehlik, CEO of South African-based hotel management company BON Hotels. Speaking at the recent THINC Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Cape Town, Stehlik said that there are approximately 78 ...

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National Braai Tour Ends in Port Elizabeth

The 2017 National Braai Tour made their final heritage stop at the Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth, after seven days of excellent sight-seeing and road-tripping through South Africa. After spending the penultimate night of the Tour at the SANParks Storms River ...

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SA Zimbabwean Exemption Permits Open Online

South Africa, 15 September 2017. Holders of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP), that is due to expire on 31 December 2017, are now able to apply for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) as recently announced by the South African ...

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Why South Africa Should Host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

With just days to go before South Africa presents its bid in the UK (on 25 September), here are all the reasons why South Africa should win the bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. South Africa is ready financially and ...

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Reunion Reports Increase in South African Arrivals

Reunion Island is growing in popularity for South African travellers who have contributed significantly to the 145% growth in visitor arrivals to the island recorded in the first half of 2017. South African travellers are accustomed to seeking out a spur-of-the-moment, well-deserved break ...

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Africa Hotel Valuation Index 2017

HVS, the global hospitality consulting firm and host of the THINC Africa conference, launched their 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) at the conference. This year sees the fourth edition of the African HVI, which includes more markets and increasing ...

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Property Review: City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

If you’re checking into the City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront, ask for a room on the 1st floor as these have balconies from which you can truly appreciate the views across the Roggebaai Canal precinct towards the City ...

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Social Media & Defamation – Part 1

As we are all no doubt quite aware, social media has to a large extent become the medium of choice not only to publicize and disseminate information but also to glean information. Due to the ubiquitous nature of the social ...

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