River cruises, water sports a major Vaal River drawcard
River cruises, water sports a major Vaal River drawcard

Water restrictions are playing havoc on the levels of our dams and pools, and if you live inland, the beach is a distant dream. But the Vaal River in Vereeniging is flowing together with cocktails, and water sports abound. Dotted along the banks of the Vaal River you will find hotels, 'watering holes', restaurants, campsites and houses to rent - a picture-perfect place for your end-of-year holiday with plenty of activities to keep mom, dad, gran, the dog and the kids entertained.

17 hours ago

- Nick Paul
KZN Gogo's on Tour campaign to promote local travel, universal accessibility

There is a growing need to increase the frequency of local travel and creating a culture of experiencing new destinations within the borders of South Africa. According to Debbie Damant, country manager: Southern Africa at South African Tourism, SA Tourism wants all South Africans to enjoy the country's cultural diversity, as well as its amazing landscapes and biodiversity, which is what the millions of international tourists come to South Africa for every year.

18 hours ago

Opening of The Gallery
Opening of The Gallery

Maropeng, the Official Visitors Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is proud to announce the opening of "The Gallery", its new exhibition space.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 18 hours ago

Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites
Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites

10 sea-facing suites have been added to the South Beach, part of The Blue Views Collection, bringing the property's offering to 19 five-star self-catering suites.

22 hours ago

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New Turkish Airlines flights connects South Africa to Havana, Cuba

Turkish Airlines is expanding its global reach by adding the Cuban capital, Havana, allowing South Africans to fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban to Havana via Istanbul. The flight carries on to Caracas, Venezuela.

1 day ago

Raul de Lima
Ushering in a new era for Sun City

With some 25 years in the food and hospitality industry, Raul de Lima is taking the reins as general manager at iconic Sun City Resort - which is nearing the end of an extensive refurbishment - and is set to usher in a new era for the resort.

1 day ago

Mobile phones usage for travel
Mobile phones usage for travel

In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions.

By Josephine Wawira 1 day ago

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MyCiTi adds buses, operates later than usual during festive season

Cape Town's busiest time of the year is approaching with tourists and locals visiting beaches, shoppings centres, attractions and popular destinations. For this reason, Transport for Cape Town will extend the operating hours of the MyCiTi bus service during the festive season.

1 day ago

Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season
Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season

When making getaway plans and booking lodges, tours, B&Bs and travel accommodations, it's common practice for many busy professionals here in South Africa to engage the services of independent travel operators or small private travel agencies - especially so ahead of the summer festive season. These travel operators are often highly trusted individuals, such as a personal colleague or someone the traveller has been dealing with for a long time.

By Amit Parbhucharan 1 day ago

Climate change could leave South African tourism high and dry
Climate change could leave South African tourism high and dry

Towards the end of each year hundreds of thousands of people escape dark, cold, rainy winters in Europe and North America for a break in sunny South Africa.

By Jennifer Fitchett and Gijsbert Hoogendoorn 1 day ago

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?
How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

According to Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa's (FEDHASA) CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, the proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is set to complicate South Africa's liquor regulatory environment even more - an already complex environment with more than 40 national and provincial liquor-related policies and regulations.

2 days ago

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Ethiopian Airlines launches weekly flights to Victoria Falls

On 26 March 2016, Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, the site of the most spectacular waterfalls and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.

2 days ago

Growth in tourist accommodation despite difficult trading conditions
Growth in tourist accommodation despite difficult trading conditions

Figures recently released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for Tourism Accommodation in 2016 revealed that the total income for the local tourist accommodation industry increased by 7.1% compared with the previous year.

2 days ago