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#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

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 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

#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret
#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret

As a lover of all things travel - and the ambition to start his own business - Matt Davison, founder of Tickets and Tour, who is still young himself, has catapulted his passion, not only for the industry, but for South Africa's youth...

By Robin Fredericks 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

Go off the beaten track, explore a city of wonder with Walk Japan
Go off the beaten track, explore a city of wonder with Walk Japan

Walk Japan's CEO Paul Christie lets us in on what the plans are for the South African market and what the overall response from travellers have been...

By Robin Fredericks 7 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can help
#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can help

In October of 2018, I had the tremendous pleasure of keynoting the Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference held at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, and here was my most salient takeaway from the experience...

By Cathy Huyghe 7 Jan 2019

How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti
How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti

Every year, millions of wildebeest and plains game journey in a circular route from the north of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara...

By Zintle Tsholoba 20 Nov 2018

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

By Sindy Peters 4 Oct 2018

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation

If it is relaxation you are after - and who isn't - then a cruise vacation is very hard to beat. Unpack just once and be transported from one glam stop to the next...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2018

Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy
Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy

It's no small wonder why people head to the mountains to recharge. The clean air and refreshing sense of space are like natural remedies for a mind bogged down with city smog and strife...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jul 2018

Making travel more inclusive and accessible to all
Making travel more inclusive and accessible to all

Collin Thaver of Southern Africa 360 lets us in why it's become a necessity to promote special needs tours, especially to the international market, as well as what accessible and disabled friendly travel could mean to the South African market...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures
Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

At home at the Capital Mirage
At home at the Capital Mirage

For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

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TMCs: When global isn't truly global

If you're wanting to go global-first, your travel management company (TMC) is going to need to be truly global. The reality is that many TMCs, even those who claim to be, are not...

By Euan McNeil 11 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiences, the Reunion Island X-factor
#WTMA18: Experiences, the Reunion Island X-factor

Reunion Island - an island know for its spectacular beauty, diverse landscapes and a volcano that is quite fond of erupting - was one of the many tempting island destinations on display at WTM Africa 2018...

By Cari Coetzee 26 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town
Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

Five of the best safaris in and around Cape Town
Five of the best safaris in and around Cape Town

While most visitors will travel further afield for the iconic wildlife safari experience, what many don't know is that you don't need to go far from Cape Town to tick this incredible experience off your bucket list.

By Brittany Hawkins 5 Apr 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley
Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley is part of the reason I'd really, like really, struggle to move out of the southern suburbs...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Feb 2018

Peter Hayward (owner) and Celia du Preez (production executive), Hayward’s Grand Safaris.
On a Grand Safari with Peter Hayward

What we have proved with tents in the last 27 years is that you definitely don't need bricks and mortar to have an experience...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Feb 2018

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