Innesfree Park
Living the park life in Sandton

Sandton Central, South Africa's commercial capital, has more to offer visitors than just world-class business, retail, residential and tourist facilities. It is also home to three beautiful parks connecting the thriving city to the outdoors. The parks offer ample space, lush green lawns and shady trees where people can reconnect with nature and socialise with friends, proving a great venue for summer festivals.

11 hours ago

Table Mountain Cableway implements operational changes with strike under way
Table Mountain Cableway implements operational changes with strike under way

Having been unable to reach a settlement on annual salary increases, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's (TMACC) staff who are members affiliated to the South African Commercial Catering Workers Union (SACCAWU) are on strike from today (28 September 2016). SACCAWU is asking for a 15% increase and TMACC is offering 9%.

15 hours ago

LonelyTaws via
Universal Accessibility: enhancing and promoting tourism for all in SA

When we talk about Tourism For All and promoting Universal Accessibility, we primarily talk about people with disabilities and the challenges they face in accessing our tourism facilities - all our people and tourists deserve equal access to our attractions and facilities. Airports, hotels, and other tourism facilities must cater to the needs of people living with disabilities said Minister Derek Hanekom in his opening remarks during the 2016 Lecture held in Bloemfontein.

15 hours ago

Leo za1 via  - Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape
More than 60,000 visitors got to know their national parks

South African National Park (SANParks) recorded 62,312 visitors to parks during South African National Parks Week (12-18 September) under the campaign 'Know Your National Parks' which allowed locals to spend a day at a national park free of charge.

1 day ago

Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD
Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD

While many areas are beginning to report a notable slow-down, Cape Town's CBD and City Bowl areas remain buoyant. The Airbnb growth trend is one of the factors driving demand for flats in the area and, according to Warren Emett, Alan Screen and JP Ricketts, Seeff's CBD and City Bowl team, activity is at a notable high.

1 day ago

Encore for PE Opera House
Encore for PE Opera House

The PE Opera House has recently undergone intricate renovations and expansions, transforming the building from a heritage site into a first class facility.

1 day ago

Volunteer travel a boom or a bust?
Volunteer travel a boom or a bust?

A panel of industry experts debated the future of volunteering overseas at WYSTC 2016 after which a consensus was reached that volunteering overseas is well and alive. However, now that consumers have better access to consumer reviews via socila media and online review site, this sector is being cleaned up - something that can only be seen as a positive as the sector is also now thriving.

2 days ago

Fox Browne Creative
Complementary companies team up for hospitality projects across Africa

Fox Browne Creative (FBC) and PMR Hospitality Partners (PMR) have announced that they will collaborate and partner with each other on selected hospitality projects throughout Africa to deliver enlightened hospitality and meaningful guest experiences in the luxury hospitality market.

2 days ago

Sani Pass picnic
Revamped Premier Hotel Sani Pass set to open in February

After a nine-month, R75 million refurbishment that began in April, Premier Hotel Sani Pass situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg, will reopen on 1 February 2017.

23 Sep 2016

-East Fort Hout Bay - Hout Bay and Llandudno Heritage Association
SA's ten most endangered cultural heritage sites

A part of our history and culture is lost every time South Africa loses a heritage site, as well as the opportunity to understand something new about our past. Be it archaeological sites, living cultural landscapes, early commercial industrial sites, colonial edifices or working class residential areas, South Africa's top ten most endangered site speak of the fragility of our national heritage.

23 Sep 2016

East Africa air travel rising
East Africa air travel rising

ForwardKeys' analysis of international air travel to East Africa this year (January to August), revealed a strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year. With the growth of Africa as a whole at 5.6% and countries like Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia seeing little growth or even a decline, this is an exceptional performance.

22 Sep 2016

Celebrate Heritage Day with local cuisine
Celebrate Heritage Day with local cuisine

Should you find yourself in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town on Heritage Day (24 September), have a look at some of the local restaurant options available to you.

22 Sep 2016