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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

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#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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

Discover Paarl in winter
Discover Paarl in winter

I have to say that Paarl hasn't really registered on my list of places to explore, besides a trip to the beautiful Laborie Wine Farm last year.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2016

Raihaan Suliman
#YouthMonth: adventure with a true wanderer

Raihaan Suliman has recently been announced as Wrangler's top True Wanderer. This corporate head turned travel blogger has travel and adventure in his spirit...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 Jun 2016

Joburg tourism on the life of the city
Joburg tourism on the life of the city

The Welcome to Jozi campaign calls on each Joburg resident to be Johannesburg's tourism ambassadors while also highlighting everything Joburg has to offer in terms of tourism...

By Cari Van Wyk 27 May 2016

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The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows...

By Guy Stehlik 27 May 2016

The new traveller, a new sense of adventure
The new traveller, a new sense of adventure

There are some secrets to becoming a traveller rather than just a tourist, secrets that will take you where the magic really is...

By Enver Duminy 26 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: See the Africa of what was rather than what is

Though most Safari experiences have been commercialised at this point due to their popularity, there are still a few destinations that can offer travellers a taste of the untouched wild...

By Cari Van Wyk 25 May 2016

Ryan Wallace with Anthea Myburgh (Fleewinter) and Charlotte April Harris (Charlotte Travel Limited).
#AfricaMonth: Authentic African stories and why we should tell them

We spoke to Ryan Wallace, event director for We Are Africa, about the importance of telling authentic African stories and how this will influence tourism and growth in Africa...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa

With more and more of Africa's fauna and flora under threat, many of the stories that came out of We Are Africa was the importance of conservation...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: A new wave of safari travel

African safaris have always been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book, and often the only people losing out are travellers themselves...

By Paul Steyn 19 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs
#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs

Indaba is set to increase its commitment to transformation and inclusiveness to South African tourism by growing the SMME sector in tourism...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: SMMEs the future of tourism

In the developing world, SMMEs make up as much as 90% of the tourism sector. In South Africa, this is not the case, despite 20 years of investment into SMMEs...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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