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TTC reveals its top 10 trips for 2018
TTC reveals its top 10 trips for 2018

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced the launch of its 2018 #TTCTOP10 list of trips, showcasing its global collection of brands and destinations.

10 Jan 2018

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Go wild at Plett animal sanctuaries

THE Garden Route's South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance near Plettenberg Bay is an educational place for a family of wildlife lovers to visit this holiday season...

28 Dec 2017

Camp Ndlovu. Photo: Booking.com
Heaven lies at the end of a straight road: Camp Ndlovu

There's something satisfying about driving down one straight and simple road and then reaching somewhere magical...

By Lesley Stones 27 Dec 2017

The travel bug you don't want to catch these holidays
The travel bug you don't want to catch these holidays

This is the time of year when many South African are exploring our beautiful country. Whether it's sunny beaches or viewing the Big Five, there's one souvenir you won't want to take home with you...

22 Dec 2017

Escape to these five secluded South African beaches this holiday season
Escape to these five secluded South African beaches this holiday season

Are you looking to escape the busy South African beaches this festive season? Here are five secluded South African beaches to try out this holiday.

15 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment portal over the past year below.

14 Dec 2017

Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites
Feel at home at Paarl's Light House Boutique Suites

Tucked away in the suburbs of Paarl, you will find The Light House Boutique Suites. A beautiful boutique hotel which is both charming and homely, yet incredibly luxurious and glamorous and all topped with personalised and attentive service.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Dec 2017

Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique
Magical memories with MSC in Mozambique

The speedboat glided effortlessly over the see-through water and slowed down as we entered the bay. Luckily we were on the first shipment out, so we had some time to get a good spot on the beach. Soon it would be crowded with almost all the Sinfonia passengers...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Dec 2017

Five of the best mountain bike routes in South Africa
Five of the best mountain bike routes in South Africa

Mountain biking is not just an ordinary sport - it is adventurous and gives you a chance to interact with nature, offering you therapeutic benefits after a tough day; releasing pressure and leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

6 Dec 2017

Five secrets to booking cheap airline tickets
Five secrets to booking cheap airline tickets

The choice of low-cost domestic flights in South Africa has made air travel affordable to almost anyone. However, that doesn't mean that we are willing to pay whatever the airline is offering when we want to book...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Dec 2017

A foodies' road trip guide around the Western Cape
A foodies' road trip guide around the Western Cape

Considered to be one of the world's leading destinations for those wanting to sample cutting-edge cuisine that's steeped in rich history, Cape Town in the Western Cape offers amazing smorgasbord of food heritages, towering mountains, the beautiful and icy Atlantic Ocean to iconic architecture and vibrant culture.

4 Dec 2017

Seven things to do in Durban
Seven things to do in Durban

Durban should be high on your South Africa bucket list, especially if you're looking to travel to a destination where you'll find warm weather all year round and sun-kissed beaches to get your tan on...

1 Dec 2017

Eat, shop, play in Knysna
Eat, shop, play in Knysna

Somewhere about a one hour 40-minute flight from Johannesburg and a five-hour drive from Cape Town is a place said to be one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

Ten snorkelling spots to visit along South Africa's coastline
Ten snorkelling spots to visit along South Africa's coastline

From the warm, inviting waters of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, to the icy chill of the Atlantic Ocean in the Western Cape, the South African coastline is ideal for snorkelling, whether you're an amateur or a professional.

29 Nov 2017

Five lesser-known hiking trails to explore in Cape Town
Five lesser-known hiking trails to explore in Cape Town

Although many people hike up Lion's Head and Table Mountain, not many are aware that there many alternative routes to choose from - some harrowing, while others are simple and enjoyable for the entire family.

28 Nov 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

A fully-tailored safari is an eye-opening way to get exposed to some of nature's best-kept secrets, without necessarily having to worry about the nitty-gritty of planning the entire trip. With an array of interesting places to comb through in Africa, you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in exciting exploration.

24 Nov 2017

Tourvest, Chimp & Zee bolsters Sun City activities with aerial adventure course
Tourvest, Chimp & Zee bolsters Sun City activities with aerial adventure course

The park, scheduled to open on 25 November, will comprise individual elevated obstacles and challenges, interconnected to form an exciting aerial adventure course...

24 Nov 2017

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How to claim if you're injured on holiday

Accidental injury is the worst thing that can happen to you when you are abroad in an unfamiliar environment. Not only will you be far away from friends and family, you will have no access to your usual doctor or local hospital..

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Nov 2017

Six routes to consider on your next SA road trip
Six routes to consider on your next SA road trip

Anyone who has ever visited South Africa will agree that there are many roads and routes to explore - these routes span from the coastal areas to the mountain passes.

22 Nov 2017

What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar
What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the plane's air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2017

Pre-travel tips for a stress-free trip
Pre-travel tips for a stress-free trip

When planning a trip, most consumers want a low-cost option that will reliably get them to their destination in order to ensure a stress-free travel experience...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Nov 2017

Photo: Rudolph de Girardier. Source: Google Photos.
Google Street View, Drive South Africa collab captures all of SA wilderness in 360°

"For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa's diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View."

3 Nov 2017

Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch
Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Oct 2017

Living le good life at Langebaan Country Estate
Living le good life at Langebaan Country Estate

Out on the R27, mountains get replaced with sand dunes and flat, stretched out spaces. But that doesn't mean it's any less beautiful. In fact, I find the West Coast allows me to breathe a bit...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Oct 2017

Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries
Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries

The recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has been hailed a proverbial feather in the caps of the local tourism and arts industries...

17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape
Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

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Table Mountain Cableway turns 88

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been in operation since 1929. Over 26 million visitors later it is celebrating its 88th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the current cable cars...

5 Oct 2017

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Adventure specialist hosting inaugural Zambezi Whitewater Rafting Festival

Safari Par Excellence will host the inaugural Zambezi Whitewater Rafting Festival which will see rafting teams of six compete in class five rapids to claim the title of Zambezi Champion....

5 Oct 2017

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