Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo
Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 ha premier wildlife destination lying at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo. It's a mere three hours' drive from Cape Town along the scenic Route 62, and while you'll pass other safari offerings punting the Big Five on the long road there, what makes this reserve unique is that it has conservation at its core.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 hours ago

Welcome holiday rush challenge
Welcome holiday rush challenge

High season is relied on by many businesses to counteract quieter months and to build cash reserves for the year ahead. In addition, the opportunity exists to build on excellent brand reputation. If done well, it's a win-win commercial period. This surge in business can bring with it challenges, too, such as ensuring that businesses have the capacity to cope with an influx of enquiries and sales.

By Wynand Smit 1 day ago

La Montagne refurbished lounge
First Group invests millions in refurbishing flagship properties

At a time when the luxury hospitality industry is enjoying a positive upturn, the First Group is boosting it's growth with a total investment of R179 million including a massive refurbishment investment of R67 million over the past two years with a further R112 million in the pipeline for completion by 2018.

1 day ago

Houw Hoek Hotel
Iconic Houw Hoek Hotel sold

After it has been on the market for two years, South Africa's oldest hotel, the iconic Western Cape Houw Hoek Hotel has been sold to hoteliers Robert Haarburger and Drew Danford for R42 million. According to the new owners, the hotel became a 'legitimate and attractive' option after an independent valuation was completed by a specialist hospitality valuation company.

2 days ago

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Mossel Bay, Bredasdorp star Cape performers

The secret to recovering from the 2009 recession lies hidden in the Western Cape towns of Mossel Bay and Bredasdorp. That is the conclusion of a Stellenbosch University academic, who says the two towns have been the star performers in terms of bouncing back from the recession sparked by the 2007 global financial crisis.

By Dave Chambers and Aron Hyman 2 days ago

Shimmy Luxury Collection now the sole operator of The Ritz
Shimmy Luxury Collection now the sole operator of The Ritz

Shimmy Luxury Collection (SLC) has obtained full control of the previously held JV Management company and is now the sole operator of the new Ritz. The Ritz will now be opening its doors in February 2017 due to delays in the works programme resulting from increasing standards and scope required, as well as protracted negotiations.

3 days ago

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for visitors and holiday home buyers. We spoke to Hugo La Grange, the project manager at Breedezicht Estate, to find out more about this little, unspoiled haven.

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Nov 2016

Source: TGCSA
Surge in graded establishments in 2016

The Tourism Grading Council South Africa (TGCSA) management information (MI) mid-year reports indicate a significant increase of about 10% in graded establishments and/or rooms in 2016.

28 Nov 2016

Keynote address delivered by Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, who provided insight into the current developments in Cape Town and surrounds.
Inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards winners announced

The winners of the inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards, which recognises the best South African travel and tourism business and brands, have been announced. Categories ranged from the best local airports and airlines to the best wine and safari offerings. South Africans casted their vote for their favourite travel brands and businesses over the past month, as nominated by the South African Travel Massive blogger community.

28 Nov 2016