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Tribute to esteemed hotelier Liz McGrath

  • January 30, 2015

It takes a certain kind of woman to develop three South African hotels, and have them all recognised by the international luxury group, Relais & Château. South African hotelier Liz McGrath, who passed away on Saturday 24 January 2015 after a short illness, was such a woman.


Website on Mahatma Gandhi's South African sojourn launched

  • October 16, 2014
  • Media and StakeholderTrade

The year 2014 marks 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa for good after spending his formative years in this country. A new South African Tourism website traces his 21-year path in South Africa.


Rethinking travel at the E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014 #eTAS14

  • September 04, 2014
  • Trade

The seventh annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, which looks at digital advances in the travel space, kicked off in Cape Town on Thursday 4 September 2014. For the first time, this popular conference is being held in two cities, with the second leg planned for Johannesburg on 8 and 9 September.


Nadine Gordimer – a life celebrated in words

  • July 15, 2014

Nobel laureate and political activist Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90. Gordimer used her formidable talent as a writer to shine a light on prejudice in South Africa.


Passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi at South Africa's nine major airports

  • July 11, 2014

Wi-Fi makes the world go round, and passengers can now benefit from 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi at South Africa’s nine airports, thanks to the Airports Company South Africa.


South Africa voted best wildlife destination by Lonely Planet readers in India

  • June 05, 2014

South Africa has been voted the best wildlife destination for the third year in a row in a Lonely Planet magazine reader survey in India.


The Test Kitchen in Cape Town voted 'Best Restaurant in Africa'

  • April 29, 2014

Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’s Woodstock restaurant, The Test Kitchen, has been voted the ‘Best Restaurant in Africa’, and took 48th place in the 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.


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.


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.


TripAdvisor users give Camps Bay beach the thumbs-up

  • March 20, 2014

Camps Bay beach listed in the Top 25 Beaches in the World in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for 2014.