Route 67 – celebrating art and culture in Port Elizabeth

Where would you expect to see Queen Victoria and Nelson Mandela engaged in conversation? If you guessed Port Elizabeth, you’d be spot on.


Tourism stars shine at Lilizela Awards

  • 10 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney Events

South Africa’s top tourist attractions and establishments were honoured at the Lilizela Tourism Awards at Gold Reef City. The businesses from across the country were acknowledged for their work in growing and sustaining the critical sector. 


Vrede en Lust – more than just a wine farm

Franschhoek wine farm Vrede en Lust is known for its award-winning wines and for hosting memorable weddings. But the farm is also a sought-after filming location, and is a trailblazer in renewable energy use.


Farm stalls of South Africa on #TravelChatSA

Farm stalls were the subject of this week’s #TravelChatSA - those places you pull over at to take a break, have a meal and stock up on delicious local treats.


​New low-cost airline launches in South Africa

  • 08 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney Events

South Africa’s newest passenger airline, FlySafair, has launched in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and George. The service is being run by established aviation operator, Safair.


iNyoka Gallery

There’s a new art gallery in the Lowveld. Run by the artists, for the artists, iNyoka does things a little differently. And, judging by the support the project’s received, people approve.


Cooked in the Karoo: Q&A session with Justin Bonello

  • 07 October 2014 by Desireé Haakonsen (all images Louis Hiemstra) Food & Wine

Cooked in the Karoo is a cook book and travel book all wrapped up in one, by one of South Africa’s most popular TV personalities, Justin Bonello.


Love South Africa: photos by Chris Hitchcock

We have a Love South Africa Flickr group where many talented photographers share incredible photos of our beautiful country. We’ve decided to showcase a few of these photographers’ photos on our blog.


New inner-city food market opens in Joburg

Situated between towering skyscrapers in Johannesburg’s inner city lies a delight for foodies and tourists in search of a new experience – a fresh-food market. The Sheds@1Fox threw open its doors to the public on the sidelines of the Joburg City Festival.


Golf courses you’ll find only in South Africa

  • 06 October 2014 by Stuart Dickinson Sport

Golf courses with an ocean view? You’ll find those around the world. But when a monkey steals your ball from the fairway, or the hazard on the next par three features a crocodile, you know you’re in South Africa.