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.
Speaking at the Tourism Month launch at the Drakensberg Sun Resort in KwaZulu-Natal on 23 August, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane emphasised that tourism has the potential to boost South Africa's economic growth and improve job creation, which requires an inclusive tourism sector.
She highlighted the importance of Tourism Month as a means to both South Africans and visitors from outside the country's borders to travel and experience our country's diverse offerings.
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To celebrate the 50 years since it first opened, the Premier Hotel The Winkler in White River hosted a black tie formal dinner. Guests included original owner Erwin Winkler, along with subsequent owners, former general managers, local dignitaries and staff members who have been with the hotel for over 40 years.
As part of its partnership with the SA Guide Dogs Association, Montecasino's executive management team suggested names for the association's newest additions. Following the final decision made by the SA Guide Dogs Naming Committee, the labrador puppies were named Bella and Mario.
The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge launch took place over a period from 10 March to 13 April at five venues, which include Sun International Maslow Time Square, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, The Royal Portfolio La Residence, Lanzerac Hotel & Spa and The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.
In an effort to encourage the food industry to be more sustainable and creative in using seafood, the regional Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa Cape), in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature's Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (WWF-Sassi) challenged 25 chefs to a cook-off. The cook-off was held at the Cape Town Hotel School in Granger Bay.