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Shark cage diving: Science and sustainable tourism in Gansbaai
Shark cage diving: Science and sustainable tourism in Gansbaai

My entire generation's perception of sharks is coloured by Jaws, the '70s blockbuster movie about a giant great white that terrorises an American coastal holiday spot. So I was perversely intrigued by the notion of a close encounter with these creatures with a shark cage dive...

By Nicci Botha 2 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

By Teresa Richardson 23 Jan 2020

Celebrate your holidays at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel
Celebrate your holidays at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

No need to stay as a guest to enjoy this hip and happening holiday hotspot in Seapoint, Cape Town...

By Chelsey Hale 12 Dec 2019

Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore
Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore

If you have ever wondered what magic feels like, you wouldn't have to wonder any longer once you visit the picturesque Tintswalo Atlantic, situated in Hout Bay, along Chapman's Peak Drive...

By Robin Fredericks 9 Dec 2019

ONOMO Hotels - worth the stay
ONOMO Hotels - worth the stay

From the moment you step into the lobby at any of the three The Signature Lux Hotel by ONOMO in Cape Town, you'll want to whip out your phone and start going crazy with the camera...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge
Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge

If you're the first one to put your hand up when it comes to needing a little extra self-love, you'll discover plenty of it during your stay at Stonehill River Lodge...

By Chelsey Hale 20 Nov 2019

TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley
TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley

TheLAB has opened one of their signature high-tech, eco-friendly guesthouses at the Rodendal Winery in Robertson...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Oct 2019

Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations
Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations

If you've not yet secured a venue for your year-end function or next milestone celebration, you might just be in luck with Leadwood Manor House...

By Chelsey Hale 10 Oct 2019

The great outdoors beckons at the Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa
The great outdoors beckons at the Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa

Looking to get away from the rat race and recharge those batteries? Want to be surrounded by nature and rolling green hills where wildlife can be seen grazing and roaming freely? Then look no further than Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers
Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House
Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House

Each year around the start of September, the Garden Route undergoes an almost magical transformation. The days get a little warmer, the landscape is painted with hundreds of shades of green, and new flowers burst from the ground...

By Chelsey Hale 25 Sep 2019

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The newly-opened Labotessa Hotel is a stylish space

Shellee-Kim Gold reviews the recently-opened Labotessa Hotel in the Cape Town CBD...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 17 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg
#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg

Full disclosure: I was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, so the province already holds a special place in my heart. Few things get me right in the feels like going home...

By Sindy Peters 9 Sep 2019

How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce
How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce

Boutique Stellenbosch hotel Majeka House and Spa recently rebranded its restaurant from Makaron to Majeka Kitchen and with Chef Lucas Carstens at the helm, it's putting a decided focus on showcasing the best in seasonal produce from some hyper-local Stellies farms...

By Ruth Cooper 30 Aug 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

By Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel
The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel

It's easy to see why the Cellars-Hohenortt was voted as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa in this year's TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards...

By Eugene Yiga 22 Aug 2019

Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch
Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch

With 10 boutique sites around South Africa, Africamps is surely leading the way when it comes to a glamping holiday in South Africa...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2019

8 top winter activities in Cape Town
8 top winter activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is surprisingly busy during the colder months with loads of great deals and happenings to get you off the couch and out and about...

By Enver Duminy 19 Aug 2019

3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape
3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape

Appealing to a range of budgets and within several hours' drive of Cape Town, you can either sleep in a stationary train or a gypsy wagon or catch your dreams in a tepee or regenerate in a pod...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 18 Jul 2019

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

By Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

The Westin Cape Town's City Art Run wends its way through The Waterfront
Wellness, The Westin way

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes discipline and commitment in the best of circumstances. Trying to do so while travelling for business or pleasure is even more of a challenge...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jun 2019

5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list
5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list

There is something impossibly romantic about travelling by luxury 'steam' train across the country. The gentle rocking motion, the rhythmic click-clacking of the tracks and flash of diverse scenery seen through open windows from the comfort of your private cabin...

By Ruth Cooper 30 May 2019

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus
4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

Hermanus is a such great getaway town. Just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, this small seaside village is known for its beautiful scenery, art scene, great seafood and, of course, excellent whale sightings in season.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Apr 2019

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart
First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Mar 2019

What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table
What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek has decided to celebrate this lekker side of Mzansi with its "South African Table Experience"...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Jan 2019

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns
4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019

From 2018, we carry forward the anti-plastic movement; our concerns about over tourism; the ever more natural choice of sustainable travel; and the important need to establish animal rights in tourism. But beyond that, what travel trends can we expect to see in 2019?

By Dawn Jorgensen 8 Jan 2019

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches
Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

As of 1 November 2018, Jock Safari has made some significant changes to the two sections of their lodge; the main camp area and the family-friendly Fitzpatrick Lodge..

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2018

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