An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge
An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge, owned by Isibindi Africa, is located in the unspoiled wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This eco-tourist haven is situated off the beaten track in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a proclaimed World Heritage Site that boasts unrivaled biodiversity and exquisite beauty.

1 day ago

What's new at Sun City
What's new at Sun City

A much loved and popular holiday destination for local and international families since the late 70s, Sun City has been synonymous with fun-filled family holidays, glitzy gambling, and an OTT African kitsch style that tourists just can't seem to get enough of. So it comes as no big surprise really that after 36 years of successful accommodating and entertaining, Sun City was due an upgrade. A substantial one.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

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.

2 days ago

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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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants
Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

When the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust asked British Airways if it could help build a fence, it agreed. It provided the funding because this was a honey fence, which is a very simple and effective solution to an age-old problem. The problem is elephants, or more specifically what happens when populations of wild elephants come into contact with rural farmers.

5 Dec 2016

Sun City re-launches after going through R1bn worth of upgrades
Sun City re-launches after going through R1bn worth of upgrades

As much as R1bn has been spent on upgrading the Sun City entertainment centre over the past five years, and owner Sun International believes the development remains a popular leisure destination for South Africans.

By Alistair Anderson 2 Dec 2016

#CapePointMoments campaign: sharing moments that made an iconic attraction
#CapePointMoments campaign: sharing moments that made an iconic attraction

The Cape Point Partnership with Thebe Tourism Group celebrated 20 years of the Cape Point concession at a glittering event and unveiled their Cape Point Moments campaign.

2 Dec 2016

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 2 Dec 2016