Author Tony Park's South Africa

For best-selling Australian author Tony Park, South Africa is ‘friendly, welcoming, fascinating, exciting, beautiful, crazy, relaxing and forward looking; with a strong sense of culture and past’. This combination of elements is irresistible to Tony and his wife, Nicola, who spend several months of each year exploring the country – and finding inspiration for his books.

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Food for the road

Here are a few South African roadside treats that are worth pulling over for ...

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Murder mystery evening at Maropeng: Real-life CSI and forensic anthropology

  • August 22, 2014 by Kate Rau
  • Blog

Team up with Maropeng’s Bone Detective and forensic anthropologists from Wits University’s Human Identification Unit to help solve a murder mystery.

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Two prestigious awards for South Africa in India

  • August 21, 2014
  • Trade

South Africa was awarded the prestigious ‘Best Foreign Destination in the Rest of the World’ award at the India Travel Awards (West) on 25 July 2014.

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#TravelChatSA goes cruising

What’s unique about a cruise holiday? And what’s available in South Africa? These were the topics discussed in this week’s #TravelChatSA.

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Follow the flowers to Namaqualand

Once a year, the area known as Namaqualand, on the western flank of South Africa, puts on an extraordinary spring display.

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Learn how to create the perfect tourism experience

  • August 21, 2014 by Stuart Dickinson
  • Blog

Tourism coach and speaker Shaun van Eck will deliver key talks during the next leg of the national South African Tourism roadshows, to educate stakeholders about creating a holistic and memorable tourism experience.

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It's time to rethink travel – E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014

  • August 21, 2014 by Stuart Buchanan
  • Blog

These days, there is hardly a traveller who does not harness digital technology in some way to help them on their journey.

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Cape Town and the Western Cape named best Convention Bureau in South Africa

  • Media and StakeholderTrade
The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau was awarded the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Members' Award for Best Convention Bureau in South Africa at a gala dinner held at St. Lucia in KZN last night.Ms Thiru Naidoo, Acting Head for the bureau, a strategic unit…
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SA tourism under no threat from Ebola

  • Media and StakeholderTrade
Government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism, despite a report in the media which stated that the industry had become the first victim of Ebola.No cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the country, and government is confident of the systems and protocols…
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