AU passport boost might see tourism become the bedrock of Nigerian economy
AU passport boost might see tourism become the bedrock of Nigerian economy

According to Kushal Dutta, the managing director of Jumia Travel Nigeria, if the African Union (AU) passport is adopted by the country's legislators, Nigeria's tourism and hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021. He further said the Pan-African Passport will allow for free movement of domestic tourists in the country.

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Could Stellenbosch rival Napa Valley in wine travel?
Could Stellenbosch rival Napa Valley in wine travel?

According to Clay Gregory, president and CEO of Visit Napa Valley who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, "Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley."

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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

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. Game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent. Travellers may see wildlife such as elephant, giraffe, rhino, and lions. If you're lucky, you may even see a leopard and cheetah.

By Jarred Manasse 8 hours ago

Kwantu empowers female rangers through volunteer programme
Kwantu empowers female rangers through volunteer programme

More women are preparing to professional enter a traditionally male dominated career in wildlife tourism and conservation, shattering the glass ceiling in the wildlife game ranger industry. "Wildlife and conservation volunteering programmes are gateways to balancing the scales of gender equality in the industry," says Kwantu Private Game Reserve CEO Shakir Jeeva.

1 day ago

Sixth SETE Conference to position SA as sports and events tourism destination
Sixth SETE Conference to position SA as sports and events tourism destination

The sixth edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South Africa as a sports and events tourism destination, is set to run from 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Menlyn.

3 days ago

- Sodwana Bay
Holiday home development on world heritage property thwarted

On 19 August 2016, Judge Daya Pillay handed down a landmark decision in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in favour of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The judgment confirmed that World Heritage Site and National Park managers have authority and jurisdiction in buffer zones around parks, thwarting a 512-holiday home development on the banks of iSimangaliso's Mgoboseleni Lake.

3 days ago

Lakeside Lodge & Spa plays host to triathlon
Lakeside Lodge & Spa plays host to triathlon

Lakeside Lodge & Spa in partnership with TriSport is hosting its first cross triathlon on 17 September 2016. Set in the beautiful Garden Route, the estate will play host to the three-legged sporting event.

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

Tucked away behind mountain and sea, the Tsitsikamma National Park is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet. The park is a protected area on the Garden Route and is famed for its indigenous forests and the ever-popular Otter Trail.

By Jarred Manasse 19 Aug 2016

Chris Snelling via  - Buitenverwachting and vineyards, Constantia
Traverse the best wine countries in Africa

For many, the mention of wine brings luxury, vineyards, dining and wining to the imagination. For other, fancies go all the way to romantic and exotic destinations, fondly sipping glasses of red or white wine with their inamorata(o)s. For wine lovers planning to turn their flight of fancy into reality, here are Africa's best wine countries to consider for your bucket list.

By Josephine Wawira 19 Aug 2016

Contiki VR
Get a taste of Europe with Contiki VR headsets

Youth and student travel company, STA Travel has teamed up with Contiki to bring Europe to South Africa in virtual reality (VR) with Contiki VR headsets. Whatever it is about Europe that tickles your fancy, all you'll have to do to get a taste of it is head into an STA store, pop on a VR headset, and kick back and enjoy the view. When you're done, you'll be in the ideal setting to book that trip to Europe.

19 Aug 2016

#SeekAfrica: become a savvy local traveller
#SeekAfrica: become a savvy local traveller

Uber has partnered with travel app Tastemakers Africa (TSTMKRS), South African Airways (SAA) and Radisson Blu in offering exclusive access to glamorous destinations, exhilarating adventures and city nightlife experiences across South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.

18 Aug 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport
Hail the continental Pan-African passport

After the African Union (AU) launched the continent's Pan-African passport, there has been a lot of mixed reactions on the possible success or flop of the single African permit. The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries.

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016