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Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

SANParks prepares to reopen its accommodation facilities

The South African National Parks says it is preparing to recall its hospitality staff for a phased approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities...

19 Jun 2020

Entries open for 2020 Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Sponsored by WWF South Africa through funding provided by Pamela and Neville Isdell, the award highlights the critical role of eco and social sustainability in the development and execution of relevant, appealing and competitive travel offerings...

18 Jun 2020

Update on SA travel restrictions due to Covid-19

Although the restrictions under Level 3 lockdown have been relaxed somewhat, there are still restrictions on immigration, with no update on the concessions released previously. However, some additional measures have been introduced regarding the movement of people across the country's borders...

By Ahlisha Yesmariam 9 Jun 2020

SANParks permits self-drive excursions for day visitors

The South African National Parks will open for self-drive excursions for day visitors in parks that cater for self-drives. These will be permitted from Monday, 8 June 2020...

8 Jun 2020

Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3...

3 Jun 2020

WTTC recognises Mauritius as a safe destination

Since 26 April, no local cases of the Covid-19 virus have been recorded in Mauritius, which has prompted the govern­ment to remove sanitary containment from 31 May...

1 Jun 2020

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards

Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town, The Movie has been awarded the first prize in the "Tourism Destination - City" category at the International Tourism Film Festival, Africa Awards, while Cape Town Tourism's Welcome to Khayelitsha was awarded second prize.

29 May 2020

5 ways to help the travel industry right now

While South African Tourism is working on the recovery plan for the industry, there are still things we can do in our own capacity to help out...

By Guy Stehlik 20 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

18 May 2020

African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN

The protected wilderness area aims to protect a vast African wilderness while uplifting rural people in the process...

15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Green is the new luxury - Q&A with travel writer Dawn Jorgensen

Travel writer and earth advocate Dawn Jorgensen shares her #LockdownLessons and predictions on how travel will shift to a more authentic, climate-friendly and sustainable focus post Covid-19...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

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