Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62
Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62

A road trip along South Africa's picturesque Route 62, which meanders from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, is a travel adventure that uniquely captures the welcoming, quaint and quirky sides of the Western and Eastern Cape.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain

Wahida Parker was appointed as Table Mountain Cableway's MD in June 2016. A little more than a year later, we chat to her about her time with Table Mountain Cableway, her goals and challenges, and, on a more personal note, her message for Women's Month.

By Cari Coetzee 16 Aug 2017

Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro
Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro

It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. While most would have seen investment in the travel industry at this time as unwise, Flight Centre Travel Group took its business brand, Flight Centre Business Travel to market to tap into this niche that represents the majority of business that happens in South Africa.

10 Aug 2017

Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses
Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses

Mango was last week recognised by the Airports Company of South Africa's annual Feather Awards in 3 of the 4 airports the carrier uses. It's OR Tambo International and Cape Town International airport operations were awarded for service excellence while in Bloemfontein the airline received accolades for its ground handling. In Durban Mango was a runner-up to a competitor.

15 Dec 2011

East London ICC awarded five-star grading

The East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has been awarded a five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

15 Dec 2011

Wilderness Group helps changing lives with soap

The Wilderness Group in Namibia recently undertook an exciting new project whereby they tested a batch of new olive oil soap from a community project in Katutura, run by six HIV-positive women.

14 Dec 2011

Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time
Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time

In association with its social development partner, Africa Foundation, and professional soccer player, Gordon Gilbert, &Beyond has launched its 'Footprints of Hope' walking safari challenge to raise awareness about rhino conservation.

13 Dec 2011

Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre
Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre

As Rezidor Hotels prepared to open newly built Park Inn-brand hotels in Gauteng they withdrew their brand from their Green Market Square, Cape Town location because, according to a previous Rezidor executive, the owner wasn't willing to spend what would be required to bring it up to Park Inn's upgraded code.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 12 Dec 2011

Sandton Convention Centre to host various events in 2012

The Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) managed to secure a number of major bids for local and international meetings and events in 2012. Amongst these are the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation conference, taking place in May, the 3rd Annual Biological Safety Conference (June), the International Small Business Congress & Expo (September), the 27th International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists congress and the 2012 Discop Africa Expo (both in October).

12 Dec 2011

Cape Town Diamond Museum opens at Waterfront

The Cape Town Diamond Museum has opened its doors to the public in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry.

12 Dec 2011

Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season
Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season

"Are we there yet?" Four little words that could drive any parent to tears. So take the boredom and frustration out of the car this festive season with a little help from Caltex's famous White Rabbit.

9 Dec 2011

Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday
Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday

It's that time of year when many of us take our annual holiday - and for the lucky ones among us, that means an overseas trip. It also means negotiating airports, which can be a bewildering, time-consuming and frustrating exercise, especially if you're not a frequent traveller.

By Joanne Adolphe 8 Dec 2011

How the rich indulge their fancies

Business Live reports that for a mere R90 000 a night you can rent a lavish castle perched on a cliff overlooking the Noetzie River near Knysna. The Pezula Private Castle is fully booked for the Christmas and New Year period.

7 Dec 2011

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