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Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park
Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park

If you're planning a Namibia self-drive safari, then the Etosha National Park should be right at the top of your travel bucket list. Here's why...

By Jarred Manasse 3 days ago

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#WomensMonth: overcoming our own barriers with Linda Reddy

Linda Reddy joined Tsogo Sun 18 years ago. Starting at Garden Court South Beach in Durban, she worked her way up from reception to general management - gaining exposure to every aspect of running a hotel...

By Cari Van Wyk 24 Aug 2016

Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel
Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel

Harnessing a history true to the Cape, a stay at the Portswood Hotel is truly something special. After arriving at the hotel in the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the first thing we noticed as we walked into the reception hall was the well situated in the centre...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2016

Ten reasons why you should visit the Tsitsikamma National Park
Ten reasons why you should visit the Tsitsikamma National Park

Tucked away behind mountain and sea, the Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet...

By Jarred Manasse 19 Aug 2016

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How travellers are benefiting from Britain's decision to leave the EU

New research by Hopper reveals that the cost of airfare to Britain has plummeted to the lowest level in more than three years...

By Joe Hessert 17 Aug 2016

Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main
Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main

I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2016

15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls
15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls

Featuring as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is a bucket list travel destination for travellers planning an African safari...

By Jarred Manasse 15 Aug 2016

A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel
A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel

Located within the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the Commodore Hotel welcomed us with warm hospitality and spectacular panoramic views of the city on a beautiful sunshiny day in Cape Town...

By Angie White 11 Aug 2016

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#WomensMonth: Navigating the world as a woman with Kelly Jackson

Global travel company Contiki caters for the young, wild and free. We spoke to Contiki SA's general manager, Kelly Jackson, on navigating this world as a woman...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 Aug 2016

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Terror attacks in Europe tests resilience of travel industry

The impact of recent terror attacks in Europe on the international travel industry has been small, but measurable. The monthly Trans-Atlantic report from...

By Joe Hessert 4 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop
#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop

Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2016

Old charm at Webersburg
Old charm at Webersburg

Webersburg, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa is still looking pretty good for 219-years-old. Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch, this boutique estate boasts traditional Cape Dutch style buildings and cellars...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Aug 2016

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Holidaying locally: colouring in between the lines

We need to cater to our local travellers, making the most of the fact that the unfortunate exchange rate actually creates an exciting new market for hospitality service providers - our locals!

By Guy Stehlik 1 Aug 2016

How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating
How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating

We spoke to Caroline Coates, marketing manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town about how they achieved their 5-star green rating...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 Aug 2016

Lessons from European hospitality: how many people does it take to change a light bulb?
Lessons from European hospitality: how many people does it take to change a light bulb?

Having had the good fortune of spending a few days in Europe recently as well as having worked there in the early days of my hospitality career...

By Guy Stehlik 28 Jul 2016

Speaking Greek with MasterChef Australia's George Calombaris
Speaking Greek with MasterChef Australia's George Calombaris

MasterChef Australia co-judge, chef and restaurateur George Calombaris is back in South Africa for the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jul 2016

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Five must-do activities in Limpopo

If you're planning on heading north on your next trip around South Africa, you're likely to experience the popular wildlife and fascinating heritage which wait in the inspiring province of Limpopo.

By Jarred Manasse 27 Jul 2016

Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch
Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch

With its whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings and tree-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is even more beautiful following a major street art investment and the myriad art galleries...

By Brian Berkman 27 Jul 2016

Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel
Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel

Arriving at the Michelangelo Hotel, situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, we were immediately struck by the elegance and prestige of this beautiful establishment...

By Angie White 26 Jul 2016

J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa
J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa

Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with surfing. The multitude of beaches and point breaks surrounding this small coastal town, plus the fact that it boasts one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, attracts surfers of all skill levels.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2016

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How can you track business travel expenses?

Business travel is a huge part of doing business these days because you want to go to meet with potential partners and clients. Travelling stands out as one of the largest of the expenses that the companies can incur...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Jul 2016

Reaching Stella heights
Reaching Stella heights

With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2016

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
Winter comfort cuisine at the President Hotel

Winter is a tricky season for the restaurant business in Cape Town. Dwindling tourist numbers and Capetonians who lock themselves indoors...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Jul 2016

Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel
Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016

Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio
Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio

The luxury Emiliano boutique hotel, part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, has this month opened a second hotel in Brazil's storied Copacabana beach...

By Brian Berkman 1 Jul 2016

48 hours in Cape Town
48 hours in Cape Town

On your marks, jet set, go! You have a 48-hour weekend coming up in gorgeous Cape Town and you need to maximise your minutes: see the sights, eat all the food, drink all the wine, and drench your eyes with views.

By Allison Foat 30 Jun 2016

Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain
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 28 Jun 2016

A SMAK of sunshine
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 28 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo
#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 28 Jun 2016

A forest getaway at Platbos
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 27 Jun 2016

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