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Gourmet garden dining at Kloof Street House
Gourmet garden dining at Kloof Street House

Think Alice in Wonderland meets Masterchef - that's the best way to describe our experience at Kloof Street House...

By Angie White 6 hours ago

#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley
#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley

We chat to founder Iain Manley about city storytelling for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature
Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature

The great appeal of staying here isn't the comfortable lodging or the well-tended gardens and inviting pool, but because of the way the staff will make you feel...

By Brian Berkman 26 Sep 2016

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A guide to SA Flower Route

The Visitor's Guide Flower Route is a beautifully-illustrated, detailed overview of South Africa's spectacular annual kaleidoscope of wildflowers, often described as the greatest flower show on earth...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 19 Sep 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the West Coast National Park this Spring
Ten reasons why you should explore the West Coast National Park this Spring

If you're looking for an authentic South African Spring season experience, then a visit to the West Coast National Park should be at the top of your travel bucket list...

By Jarred Manasse 14 Sep 2016

Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington
Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington

I recently spent an enjoyable two days exploring, dining and drinking in Paarl and Wellington. Here are my top five activities when spending a weekend round these small-town parts.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Sep 2016

Disserving the service industry
Disserving the service industry

Why are we not actively recruiting far more young people into the tourism sector? Where are the new generation hotel school students? Why are we suffering so many unspoken realities?

By Guy Stehlik 13 Sep 2016

Craig Rodney
#InnovationMonth: Building a solid presence with tourism storytelling on Instagram

We had a chat with Craig Rodney, the one man show behind the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, about tourism storytelling on social media, the value of social media as a destination marketing tool, and...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Sep 2016

Love is in the air for couples and for the whole family
Love is in the air for couples and for the whole family

With jasmine and frangipani blossoms heavy in the air, this March full moon in Phuket is different. Far from the crowds and all-night parties of Patong and Karon Beach...

By Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2016

10 reasons why you need to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve
10 reasons why you need to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve

Since the Thornybush Game Reserve is private, experienced game rangers are afforded much more freedom than in a national park. Travellers can be treated to...

By Jarred Manasse 2 Sep 2016

10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve
10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve

Home to Africa's Big Five and an abundance of other flora and fauna, the Phinda Private Game Reserve situated in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province is the ideal destination for...

By Jarred Manasse 30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate
#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate

Meet Georgie Davidson, the CEO of and woman behind the world-renowned Fancourt Estate, a global landmark for business, leisure and golfing travel...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Aug 2016

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 25 Aug 2016

Linda Reddy
#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

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