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WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

Timeshare boosts SA economy

Not only is shared vacation ownership good for our health by ensuring that we take regular holidays, it's also good for our country's economy...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 12 Mar 2018

Seven #OnlyinZambia experiences to have at Vic Falls

Whatever time of the year you're planning to visit Victoria Falls, you're in for a spectacular viewing of one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, with a wealth of adventures and activities available only on the Zambian side of the waterfall.

12 Mar 2018

AtholPlace is sensually stylish

When your chef has 'live to cook' tattooed down his forearm, the expectation of something delicious to eat is already set. Add to that reports that he worked in starred restaurants in Europe and at Ellerman House in Cape Town, Omar Koenen - the recently appointed head chef at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg - has a pretty high bar to clear.

By Brian Berkman 6 Mar 2018

South Africa's cultural tourism gems

"Cultural tourism, not only enables us to tell our story through buildings, monuments, museums and more but is also more profitable than other tourism types, with numerous studies showing that cultural tourists tend to stay longer and spend more."

6 Mar 2018

Wild luxury at Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Dead Leadwood trees stretch from the ground as an arthritic wrist might claw for the sky. These sculptural forms give the 75,000 ha Madikwe Private Game Reserve a haunting quality, particularly during the dry months.

By Brian Berkman 5 Mar 2018

Tau Game Lodge a picture-perfect experience

During our recent visit to Tau Game Lodge, our expectations were exceeded many times over. The rains had come early and the malaria-free region was clad in picture-perfect green. The spectacle of a myriad game at the waterhole, which is visible from all rooms and hospitality decks, proved highly addictive.

By Tilly Smith 2 Mar 2018

Relaxed vacationing in Plett

Aside from being green year-round, the Garden Route delivers a milder climate any time of the year and Plettenberg Bay or just Plett as locals know it has some of the best swimming beaches around.

By Brian Berkman 1 Mar 2018

Club Med South Africa launches 'Weddings by Club Med'

A wedding is a momentous occasion; an incredibly special time. This is not something you don't already know. But, one thing you probably aren't aware of is how more and more South Africans are choosing destination weddings...

Issued by Urban Espresso 16 Feb 2018

GinaZ BnB: a new arrival in Ballito

Beaches kissed by the African sun and washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Isn't this what we all desire for a beach holiday? Well, Ballito offers this and a whole lot more and has fast become one of the chosen destinations on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

By Tony Birkholtz 16 Feb 2018

An opulent view of the Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the heart of Johannesburg city's upscale business district - a prime location which is only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping centre and many restaurants.

By Kim Lawrence 9 Feb 2018

More than an apple a day in Grabouw's tourism future

Although the fruit industry is the major Grabouw employer, two retirees who have changed focus to the hospitality industry believe that tourism will be the key force for good in the valley.

By Brian Berkman 9 Feb 2018

Five romantic off-the-grid getaways for a Valentine's Day

Whether you're in a new relationship, or you've been married for decades, it's important to keep the romance alive, and sometimes that means getting away from the daily routine.

8 Feb 2018

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American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NYF

Two of New York City's iconic theatre organisations, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing will be honoured with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.

13 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Es Devlin on moving from thoughts to words to actions, fast

You know you're in for a treat when the final speaker reaches the Design Indaba conference stage, as they tend to save the best for last - here's how 'kinetic stage sculptor' and large-scale theatrical experience set designer Es Devlin wowed us in sharing how she makes global musical performances more visually appealing.

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product.

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

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