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South African Tourism

Wakkerstroom – it's for the birds

A pair of grey crowned cranes flew low over the road in front of us; flocks of Amur falcons perched on the power lines; and parties of enigmatic pied starlings gathered on roof tops.


OR Tambo International Airport named 'Best Airport in Africa'

  • April 03, 2014

Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport was named ‘Best Airport in Africa’ at the recent Skytrax World Airport Awards, held in Barcelona, Spain.


Discovering the Sudwala Caves

  • April 01, 2014 by Melanie-Ann Feris
  • Blog

The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga are some of the oldest in Africa. The caves are home to some amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, but it is the history of the caves that makes them such a fascinating place to visit.


SA Tourism Index - Q3 2013

The Q3 2013 report is part of the new series of Quarterly Reports and is identified by its green tables on the front page. This report provides a summary of the travel patterns of foreign tourists in South Africa for the period July to October 2013.

A fascinating proposal in KwaZulu-Natal

  • March 31, 2014 by Colin Ford
  • Blog

The PheZulu Safari Park outside Durban gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into Zulu culture and customs.


Publication of awards in accordance with Treasury Regulation

South African Tourism (SAT) is a statutory body whose main object is to promote tourism to and within South Africa, by marketing the country as a tourism destination both internationally and domestically. Although accountable to Parliament, South African Tourism is an independent and impartial organization affiliated to the Government of…

Klein Karoo – ostrich palaces, mountain passes and quaint villages

I’ve just fulfilled one of the very few items left on my bucket list: I stayed in an ostrich palace outside the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn.


The Cape Town International Jazz Festival

  • March 27, 2014

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on 28 and 29 March – and what a fantastic local and international line-up there is.


​The little secrets of the African bushveld

  • March 25, 2014 by Colin Ford
  • Blog

It’s often the little things that surprise you the most when you’re out on a game drive.


Tourism minister launches 'Madiba’s Journey' travel map

  • March 24, 2014

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk recently launched ‘Madiba’s Journey’, a travel map of Nelson Mandela-inspired tourist attractions that encourages tourists to walk in the former president’s footsteps.