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

Protea Hotel Malaga, a classic rest-stop where road meets nature[Brian Berkman] 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...

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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
A guide to SA Flower Route

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Winfried Bruenken (Amrum) via [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Namaqualand,_Goegap_1035.jpg Wikimedia Commons]] - Namaqualand
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] 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...

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Jarred Manasse
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[Jarred Manasse] 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...

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Guy Stehlik
Disserving the service industry

Disserving the service industry
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[Guy Stehlik] 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?

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Cari Van Wyk
#InnovationMonth: Building a solid presence with tourism storytelling on Instagram

Craig Rodney
Craig Rodney
[Cari Van Wyk] 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...

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

Love is in the air for couples and for the whole family[Brian Berkman] 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...

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

10 reasons why you need to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve[Jarred Manasse] 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...

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Jarred Manasse
10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve

10 reasons to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve[Jarred Manasse] 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...

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Cari Van Wyk
#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate

#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate[Cari Van Wyk] Meet Georgie Davidson, the CEO of and woman behind the world-renowned Fancourt Estate, a global landmark for business, leisure and golfing travel...

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Jarred Manasse
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[Jarred Manasse] 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...

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Cari Van Wyk
#WomensMonth: overcoming our own barriers with Linda Reddy

Linda Reddy
Linda Reddy
[Cari Van Wyk] 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...

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

Ten reasons why you should visit the Tsitsikamma National Park[Jarred Manasse] Tucked away behind mountain and sea, the Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet...

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

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

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Jarred Manasse
15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls

15 reasons why you should explore the Victoria Falls[Jarred Manasse] 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...

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

Kelly in Costa Rica
Kelly in Costa Rica
[Cari Van Wyk] 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...

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Joe Hessert
Terror attacks in Europe tests resilience of travel industry

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

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Guy Stehlik
Holidaying locally: colouring in between the lines

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[Guy Stehlik] 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!

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

How DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town got its 5-star green rating
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[Cari Van Wyk] We spoke to Caroline Coates, marketing manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town about how they achieved their 5-star green rating...

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Guy Stehlik
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?
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[Guy Stehlik] 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...

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Jarred Manasse
Five must-do activities in Limpopo

Mapungubwe Hill
Mapungubwe Hill
[Jarred Manasse] 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.

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