SANBI wins SA's 34th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson and the team of staff and volunteers from the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter) exhibit won South Africa's 34th gold medal in 41 years at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower...

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Thanda Safari scored double honours at World Travel Awards

Multi-award winning Thanda Safari, a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, received two awards at the World Travel Awards - Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to...

26 Apr 2016

Atmosphere Communications wins PRISM for #celebratecapetown campaign

Atmosphere Communications was awarded a Gold PRISM award for its work on the #celebratecapetown campaign for luxury hospitality client Taj Cape Town. Hosted by the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), the PRISMs are designed to highlight excellence in the local PR industry. The...

21 Apr 2016

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa wins in luxury

Located at the edge of the Zambezi River within sight of the spray of Victoria Falls, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa has won the Unique Luxury Lodge of the Year at the 2016 Luxury Travel Guides Awards. The 77 room lodge is in the portfolio of aha Hotels & Lodges, the property management...

21 Apr 2016

Durbanite receives coveted international business award

Freddy Pather, the head concierge at the Protea Hotel Edward with 50-plus years in the hospitality industry, is now being recognised by Marriott International. He is the first-ever South Africa-based employee of the hotel group to receive the coveted J Willard Marriott Award of Excellence, the...

19 Apr 2016

Cape Town scoops major awards

Cape Town as the city has scooped two major accolades: The 2015-16 Telegraph Travel Awards chose Cape Town as Best City (for the fourth year running!) and, in Condé Nast's Reader's Choice Awards, Cape Town took the honour as the number one food city in the world. The Telegraph Travel Awards are...

14 Apr 2016

aha Hotels & Lodges grows portfolio with Urban Hotel

The property management business of Tourvest's Accommodation and Activities division, aha Hotels & Lodges secured the full management and marketing contract for the Urban Hotel in Bloemfontein. Urban Hotel is centrally located near the town's business hub and main shopping destinations.

13 Apr 2016

Travelstart named Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency

Travelstart was selected as Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency for 2016 at the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, with the winners announced at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony hosted by La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar,...

11 Apr 2016

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

At the 23rd annual World Travel Awards regional Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Zanzibar, Cape Town's Pepperclub Hotel & Spa was named Africa's Leading City Hotel. The World Travel AwardsTM recognises and rewards excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry....

11 Apr 2016

Jovago and AccorHotels partners up

Jovago and AccorHotels announced that they have signed an innovative partnership to incorporate all AccorHotels established on the African continent on the Jovago platform. The AccorHotels' portfolio will become a part of Jovago's catalog of 25,000 hotels in Africa, further enabling customers to...

16 Mar 2016

Grootbos a finalist at The World Legacy Awards

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has been named as one of 15 finalists in The World Legacy Awards. The World Legacy Awards is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin and showcases leading travel and tourism companies, organisations and destinations. Grootbos Private...

14 Mar 2016

Cape Town hotel nominated for four accolades

Pepperclub Hotel and Spa has been nominated for four categories in the 2016 World Travel Awards. The hotel has been named Africa's Leading City Hotel for three consecutive years, and is the current title holder. They also are currently named South Africa's Leading Hotel Suite 2015. This year...

25 Feb 2016

Samsonite voted Favourite Luggage Brand 2016

TripAdvisor has named Samsonite as Favourite Luggage Brand in the Traveller's Choice Awards 2016. The fifth annual Traveller's Choice Awards highlighted the top brands that travellers around the world prefer to use on their trips. Over 32,000 travellers from seven different countries voted for the...

12 Feb 2016

Lakeside Lodge & Spa wins Best Tourism Establishment Award

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star hotel situated on the Knysna Garden Route, won the Best Tourism Establishment Award at the Sanlam Knysna Awards. The awards, which aim to showcase the quality of Knysna's properties available to tourists, were held at the Simola Hotel.

5 Feb 2016

Mantis manages Miarestate

Mantis Collection will manage Miarestate Hotel and Spa, a five-star game reserve and resort set on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape. Mantis Collection consists of a variety of five star hotels around the world.

3 Feb 2016

Travelstart gains $40 million round of funding

Amadeus Capital Partners and MTN together have invested a total of $40 million into online travel booking company, Travelstart. Travelstart aims to use the investment to increase its reach into new markets, including those in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

2 Feb 2016

McGuire wins SACA President's Award

Mary McGuire was recently named as the recipient of a President's Award from The South African Chefs Association. McGuire is director of Protea Hotels Institute for Professional Development and group quality manager. McGuire's positive impact is evident through the programmes she developed and...

28 Jan 2016

The Manor House wins in 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards

The Manor House at Fancourt has been announced a winner in the 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. The annual accolade goes to properties around the world, in various categories, because of recommendations from previous guests. The Manor House was ranked 13th of the 25 top Luxury Hotels in South Africa...

28 Jan 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa nominated for Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa have been shortlisted for the Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016. Their exceptional customer service has impressed guests and led to the nomination. Panoramic views across the Swartvlei lagoon, luxury guest suites, an on-site restaurant, award-winning spa facilities and a range of...

25 Jan 2016

Johann Strydom leaves World Leisure Holidays

Johann Strydom has resigned as managing director of World Leisure Holidays after seven-and-a half years at the tour operating company. World Leisure Holidays will continue to operate under the strategic direction of its holding company Sun Limited, and day-to-day operations will be overseen by...

13 Jan 2016

Marriott Rewards partners with SAA

Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's loyalty programme, has announced that members can now earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager miles for stays at more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across 16 distinctive global brands. As part of this new partnership, Marriott Rewards members can now also...

5 Jan 2016

Sun City is tops - by public vote

Sun City received an award for Best Holiday Resort, as voted for by the readers of Pretoria News. This is the fifth award Sun City has scooped in recent months which has been based on votes from the public.

11 Dec 2015

Etihad Airways wins Best First Class at ULTRAs

Etihad Airways has received the coveted award for Best First Class at the annual Ultratravel Middle East Awards (ULTRAs) ceremony, which was held at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. The ULTRAs are voted for by the readers of Ultratravel Middle East, the regional edition of the United...

3 Dec 2015

Explore Sideways wins three Assegai Awards

Explore Sideways has won three awards at the 2015 Assegai Awards, the direct marketing industry awards. It aims to recognise and reward result driven campaigns across creativity, strategy and return on investment. It started as an initiative put forth by WESGRO to increase tourism into the Cape...

30 Nov 2015

Societi Bistro makes it into the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide

Societi Bistro's address, 50 Orange Street in Gardens, Cape Town has been included in the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide - Cape Town App and book. Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique take on the world through its City Guides, offering a careful selection of addresses chosen with...

16 Nov 2015

The Tasting Room hailed as one of South Africa's finest restaurants

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, has been recognised as one of South Africa's finest restaurants. The 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, hailed as the "Foodie Oscars", pays tribute to the country's top restaurants and chefs and celebrates the burgeoning culinary industry in South...

16 Nov 2015

Town Lodge George GM joint runner-up for business personality of the year

The general manager of Town Lodge George, Gericke Visser, was joint runner-up in the George Business Chamber Business Personality of the Year Awards 2015. Visser has built a great name for the hotel for both business and leisure purposes in the heart of the Garden Route. He was runner-up along...

12 Nov 2015

BA slashes fares to Mauritius
BA slashes fares to Mauritius

A weak currency and a slowing economy may have impacted a lot of people's year-end holiday plans, but British Airways is offering some relief having cut pre-festive season fares to Mauritius. Return fares from Johannesburg start from R5 598, including all taxes and surcharges. The offer is...

20 Oct 2015

Van Ryn's Distillery continues its winning streak

The Distillery was named the provincial winner in the Five Star Meetings, Exhibitions, Conferences, and Events (MECE) category at the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards recently held in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. The distillery, built in 1905, is over 100 years old and many of the original...

14 Sep 2015

African Pride Irene Country Lodge's Day Spa named one of the best

African Pride Irene Country Lodge's Camdeboo Day Spa has been named Best Luxury Hotel Spa and Best Luxury Day Spa in the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards Country Winners category, voted by guests and industry consultants over the past year.

22 May 2015

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