The Hospitality Counsel hosted their third annual Luxe Restaurant Awards at the spectacular AURUM restaurant within The Leonardo, celebrating the finest contributions to the South African restaurant industry on the 8 June 2021.
The Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa in Limpopo has successfully opened an organic food production at its Platbank farm near the Welgevonden Game Reserve. The farm produces a wide variety of vegetables that include spinach, beetroot, pumpkins, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and onions, as well as herbs and salad greens, while the farming of free-range chickens produces free-range eggs in abundance.
With the closure of the lodge due to the coronavirus lockdown regulations, all the farm's produce is being donated to the local community, including to the Bushveld Mission Children's Home outside Vaalwater, which provides shelter to 60 orphaned, abandoned, abused and starving children the aged from newborn to 18 years old and is staffed by 15 volunteers....
A South African National Parks (SANParks) initiative led by SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni distributed food parcels and water tanks to vulnerable communities bordering Marakele National Park in Limpopo.
Hostex 2020 was a hospitality industry expo that took place in early March at Sandton Convention Centre. It gathered over 5000 visitors to connect with more than 200 producers, manufacturers and distributors of hospitality-related products and services.
South African designers shined at the #REDExperiment 2.0 awards ceremony hosted by the Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town last week. The design competition started accepting entries from early February and entrants were given a chance to design the hotel's new staff uniform - a T-shirt, a cap and a long-sleeve jacket. The winning designers for each of the three categories were awarded R10,000 and their designs will go into production this month....
Business events industry leaders at this year's Meetings Africa explored reasons why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive advantage and called for more partnership across nations within the continent to ensure success in the tourism sector.
Delegates also discussed the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that could help fast-track Africa's growth in the tourism industry. The agreement looks to allow free movement of travellers across 54 African countries and attract long-term investment....
The 2020 edition of Meetings Africa kicked off with BONDay (Business Opportunities Networking Day) where buyers and exhibitors discussed building relationships and shared ideas on how they can impact tourism across the continent.
The theme for this year was "Shared economies", focusing on collaborative African growth, with speakers delving into the continent's value proposition within the global economy.
The country's best restaurants were honoured at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which was held at GrandWest in Cape Town on the 17 November 2019. The Western Cape's restaurants cleaned up - taking most of the top honours including the number one spot, which went to La Colombe.
Tourism SA recently hosted a contingent of SA travel media in the Drakensberg, giving them a taste of the variety of experiences on offer. Read more about our experience of the Drakensberg here. All images courtesy of Tourism KZN.