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Introducing Babanango Game Reserve - an exciting new reserve in the heart of Zululand
Introducing Babanango Game Reserve - an exciting new reserve in the heart of Zululand

Babanango Game Reserve promises a captivating bush experience, and they definitely deliver on their promise. Situated in the heart of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, this new kid on the block is something special...

By Di Brown 4 Feb 2021

Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht Hotel
Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht Hotel

One trend that was on the rise pre-Covid and is now more popular than ever due to obvious reasons, such as travel restrictions, safety and budget, is the idea of the staycation. One such destination perfect for a quick escape in the Western Cape is the small student town of Stellenbosch just an hour or so out of Cape Town...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Jan 2021

Support local and explore responsibly: Why neighbourhood travel is on the rise
Support local and explore responsibly: Why neighbourhood travel is on the rise

While travel has its restrictions this year, it's still essential. It keeps us grounded, refreshes the soul and feeds the natural curiosity ingrained in our collective DNA...

By Chelsey Hale 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna
5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna

From the unusual design to the picturesque location, there are many reasons to stay at the unique power-station-turned-boutique-hotel, The Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2020

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna
7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna

Now that the lockdown levels have eased and the travel ban to South Africa has lifted, both locals and overseas visitors can start planning their December holiday trips in the country. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna along the Garden Route in the Western Cape are great holiday destinations for outdoor adventures...

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2020

Legendary Land Rover Defender lives on
Legendary Land Rover Defender lives on

The Mzansi Edge Expedition was a three-day trip in the northern part of the Western Cape and surrounding areas with the newly-launched Land Rover Defender...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2020

Sun International's The Table Bay is officially reopened for business
Sun International's The Table Bay is officially reopened for business

Following seven long months of lockdown, Sun International's five-star Table Bay Hotel will once again throw open its doors to guests as of today, 30 October, making it the final hotel in the group to reopen...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Oct 2020

Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel
Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel

Ryan Enslin reminisces about connecting with Mother Nature on Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, in Reunion Island, now that it is open and welcoming visitors...

By Ryan Enslin 20 Oct 2020

How to explore the wild at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
How to explore the wild at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo has plenty on offer when it comes to exploring the wild...

By Di Brown 30 Sep 2020

7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA
7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA

Add these secluded, self-catering accommodation options in the Western Cape to your social-distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Aug 2020

How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19
How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19

Now that summer is here, one of the things people are thinking about is a road trip. But with the threat of the coronavirus, travel safety takes on a new meaning...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2020

South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies
South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies

The recently-added houseboat accommodation option at South Hill Vineyards in the charming Elgin Valley needs to be added to your secluded social distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

By Ruth Cooper 4 Aug 2020

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism
Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism

In an industry that serves almost 1,5 million of the economically active population in South Africa, and in an economy that was already ailing before the onset of Covid-19, the stakes couldn't be higher...

By Ryan Enslin 27 Jul 2020

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes
Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Jul 2020

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What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travel

We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

By Guy Stehlik 13 Jul 2020

In Review: Self-isolate in style at Spanish Farm Guest Lodge's self-catering luxury villas
In Review: Self-isolate in style at Spanish Farm Guest Lodge's self-catering luxury villas

As the local tourism and travel industry tentatively opens up, South Africans can start venturing out of 'house arrest' and help boost our struggling tourism industry by escaping to remote and secluded accommodation options across the country...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jul 2020

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

5 ways to help the travel industry right now
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

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#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

#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow
#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow

#TheLockdownSeries: Debbie Nortje, founder and managing director of Treedom Villas and Vardos, shares how Covid-19 has impacted this dream destination...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

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

5 things every South African should experience on Reunion Island
5 things every South African should experience on Reunion Island

Ryan Enslin, from My Lime Boots, gives his top five activities to not miss when visiting Reunion Island...

By Ryan Enslin 21 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

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