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Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain

When the Duke of Bedford lived in the Cape during WW2 he built some of Woburn Abbey's features into his new house in South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 2 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 8 hours ago

A SMAK of sunshine

Offering lip-smacking goodness on a plate, SMAK is located at 22 Bree Street, Cape Town and is a charming little corner café. Its menu offers scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches, sandwiches and delicious salads as well as the finest deli selection of cheeses and meats.

By Kim Lawrence 7 hours ago

Online booking methods: SA travelers still want a human touch

Given the reams of data now available to would-be travelers, along with growing internet access, one of the major global trends to emerge has been real-time booking...

By Tom Williams 7 hours ago

A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Top entrepreneurship tips from a local tourism expert

"You need a fair smattering of idiotic guts, seed cash and luck to make it as a newcomer in this industry."

1 day ago

Sandton Sun luxury refurbishment completed in record time

Sandton Sun's refurbishment was recently completed with the final touch, the installation of a spectacular chandelier, now providing a dramatic focal point...

1 day ago

Why travellers should take a second look at travel insurance

There are some instances in which medical treatment can be withheld by a foreign country if a person has no proof of funds or travel insurance...

1 day ago

Chic with a little cheek at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

When an establishment calls its rooms boudoirs, you know it hides something a little sassy beneath its sophisticated veneer that deserves exploring...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Local Grill named SA's Steakhouse Champion 2016

The Local Grill in Parktown North takes top honours in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships for the third time...

24 Jun 2016

Brexit: how will currency fluctuations affect Cape Town tourism?

How will the currency fluctuations caused by Brexit, in particular, affect tourism in Cape Town?

By Enver Duminy 24 Jun 2016

Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

24 Jun 2016

The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

HVS to host inaugural THINC Africa in Cape Town

According to the WEF Africa's travel and tourism industry has a projected growth of 4.9%. It is this potential that has led HVS to set up shop in Cape Town as a springboard into Africa...

23 Jun 2016

City Lodge Hotel Group earns 14 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

Fourteen hotels within the JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group have received 2016 Certificate of Excellence awards from TripAdvisor, the global online travel website...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 23 Jun 2016

Why hospitality SMBs should take a fresh look at guest data

Think of data as another guest staying at your cosy establishment. Just as you have locks on the doors and other security measures keeping your guests safe...

By Amit Parbhucharan 23 Jun 2016

Cosy up to winter travel on Cape Country Routes

South African winters are synonymous with cold and harsh conditions. For many professionals, the long stress-free, sunny days of a December holiday is in the distant future....

23 Jun 2016

FEDHASA highlights gains and goals at AGM

FEDHASA's 12th AGM presented an opportunity for FEDHASA National to contextualise the gains and goals achieved in the 2015/16 financial year...

22 Jun 2016

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