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FFind out more about planning an event in South Africa, including information about regions and how we can assist you in the planning process with resources and toolkits. Offering quality facilities, venues and service providers, South Africa is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class congresses, conventions, events and trade fairs each year.

TOP REASONS

to plan your event in
South Africa

01

Best-in-class venues

With more than 1 700 meeting venues, and international convention centres located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, East London and Port Elizabeth, South Africa is equipped to take care of any meeting and event need no matter how large or how small.

02

Dynamic incentives options

South Africa's warm and welcoming people, rich cultural experiences, fascinating history, award winning hotels, renowned food and wine, magnificent natural attractions and world-class infrastructure will enable you to create the ultimate incentive programme.

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World-class events

Hundreds of organisations from across the country choose South Africa as their destination of choice. 

01 Best-in-class venues
02 Dynamic incentives options
03 World-class events
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Popular Venues

Limpopo
Capacity 300

Mopani Conference Centre, Kruger National Park

Limpopo
Capacity 300
Mopani Conference Centre, Kruger National Park

Three stars. 53 guest cottages sleeping three and six guests. Meeting venue: 300 delegates cinema-style plus three breakaway rooms.

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Protea Hotel The Park, Makopane

Limpopo
Capacity 400
Protea Hotel The Park, Makopane

Three stars. 85 rooms. Nine meeting venues. Largest venue: 400 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Sanrock Resort & Conference Centre, Modimolle

Limpopo
Capacity 400
Sanrock Resort & Conference Centre, Modimolle

Spectacular mountain backdrop. 34 guest rooms. 28 self-catering chalets. San rock art, fun activities. 5 conference rooms. Largest venue: 400 delegates.

Limpopo
Capacity 400

Tshipise, A Forever Resort, near Mussina

Limpopo
Capacity 400
Tshipise, A Forever Resort, near Mussina

Three stars, 163 guest rooms. Mineral baths, game drives. Four meeting venues. Largest meeting venue: 450 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 500

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Limpopo
Capacity 500
Legend Golf & Safari Resort

220 guest rooms. Big 5 game drives. Two golf courses, one with extreme 19th hole. Three meeting venues. Largest venue: 500 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 600

Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 600
Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Polokwane

Four stars. Casino, restaurants, bars, shows. Four meeting venues. Largest venue: 600 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 1000

Oasis Hotel Mokopane, near Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 1000
Oasis Hotel Mokopane, near Polokwane

Three stars. Dedicated conference hotel. 72 guest rooms. Six meeting venues: six Largest meeting venue: 1 000 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 1300

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, near Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 1300
Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, near Polokwane

Four stars. 150 guest rooms. Golf course, team building. 13 meeting venues. Largest venue: 1300 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 45000

Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 45000
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

45000-seater stadium. Various meeting venues and executive suites, indoor/outdoor exhibition areas. Largest meeting venue: 500 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 60

Thornybush Game Lodge

Limpopo
Capacity 60
Thornybush Game Lodge

Five stars. 20 suites. Team building, Big Five safari, spa. Largest meeting venue: 60 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 2000

Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane

Limpopo
Capacity 2000
Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane

Three stars. 106 guest rooms. 15 conference venues. Largest meeting venue: 2 000 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 200

Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Limpopo
Capacity 200
Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, Naboomspruit, Waterberg

Four stars. 64 guest rooms. 18-hole championship golf course, hydro cable car. Two meeting venues. Largest venue: 200 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 260

Zebula Gold Estate & Spa

Limpopo
Capacity 260
Zebula Gold Estate & Spa

4- and 5-star accommodation. 36 guest rooms. Safari, animal encounters, team building. Six meeting venues. Largest venue: 260 delegates cinema-style.

Limpopo
Capacity 300

Tzaneen country Lodge

Limpopo
Capacity 300
Tzaneen country Lodge

Four stars. 54 guest rooms. Spa, green hotel. Five meeting venues. Largest venue 300 delegates cinema-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 60

Kimberley Club, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 60
Kimberley Club, Kimberley

Four stars. Historical building. 21 guest rooms. Two meeting venues. Largest venue: 60 delegates, cinema-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 120

William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 120
William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley

Three meeting venues. Largest venue: 120 delegates, cinema-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 120

Protea Hotel Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 120
Protea Hotel Kimberley

Four stars. 94 guest rooms. Conference venue: 120 delegates, cinema-style

Northern Cape
Capacity 150

Boitumela Jwa Sechaba Luxury Guesthouse, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 150
Boitumela Jwa Sechaba Luxury Guesthouse, Kimberley

Four stars. 47 guest rooms. Two conference venues. Largest venue: 150 delegates schoolroom-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 150

Kalahari Lodge, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 150
Kalahari Lodge, Kimberley

Thirty guest rooms. Two meeting venues. Largest venue: 150 delegates, cinema-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 240

Flamingo Casino, Kimberley

Northern Cape
Capacity 240
Flamingo Casino, Kimberley

Three stars. Casino. Adjacent to Kimberley Golf Club. Largest meeting venue: 240 delegates, cinema-style.

Northern Cape
Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Oasis, Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 250
Protea Hotel Oasis, Upington

Four stars. 38 guest rooms. Next to Big Hole. Various meeting venues. Largest venue: 250 delegates.

Northern Cape
Capacity 250

Protea Hotel Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 250
Protea Hotel Upington

Four stars. 90 guest rooms. Four meeting venues. Largest venue: 250 delegates.

Northern Cape
Capacity 300

Broadwater River Estate, Douglas

Northern Cape
Capacity 300
Broadwater River Estate, Douglas

Four stars. Several accommodation options. River cruises, fishing, team building. Four meeting rooms. Largest venue: 300 delegates.

Northern Cape
Capacity 320

Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort, Upington

Northern Cape
Capacity 320
Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort, Upington

Three-star hotel. 60 guest rooms. Two meeting/function venues. Largest venue: 320 delegates, cinema-style.

Popular Incentives

Northern Cape

The Nossob 4X4 eco trail

Northern Cape
The Nossob 4X4 eco trail

Are you one of those adventurers who enjoy tackling the road less travelled? The wide open landscapes of the Northern Cape are perfect for off-road and 4x4 adventurers wanting to test their driving skills across its mountainous terrain, deep ditches and dramatic dunes. This guided trail stretches for more than 214km over the red dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park and is a must for those who enjoy roughing it. The trail runs for over three nights and is a fantastic adventure, with numerous stops en route to photograph the scenery in the heart of no-man’s land. The vast terrain of the Northern Cape – from mountains and dunes to never-ending flats – is often compared to a moonscape. While you may not experience zero gravity here, you will have some serious fun going on off-road adventures and exciting 4x4 trails.

Northern Cape

Mattanu Private Reserve

Northern Cape
Mattanu Private Reserve

Mattanu Private Game Reserve specialises in tailor-made packages according to the guests’ specific needs. Their four-star accommodation includes a deck and braai facility, and they have luxury tents with air-conditioning for the hot summer nights and underfloor heating for the chilly winter evenings. Nestled between camel thorn trees and wildlife, you can get away from it all and relax in this luxurious lodge. The lodge overlooks a very popular watering hole where wildlife sightings are very common. Game drives will be conducted in comfortable game-viewing vehicles. Helicopter game viewing can also be arranged, along with filming and photographic safaris, hands-on game capturing experiences, and green and trophy hunting safaris. Located about 50km north-west of Kimberley, Mattanu Private Reserve offers the ultimate Kalahari game experience – there are roan, sable, buffalo, golden oryx, golden gnu and many other types of antelope and wild animals. One can view the animals on a quad bike, safari vehicle or even by helicopter.

Northern Cape

San boarding on the Witsand Dunes

Northern Cape
San boarding on the Witsand Dunes

The Northern Cape is an excellent sandboarding destination and a number of local operators offer sandboarding lessons and tours. The dunes near Kakamas and Witsand are very popular and expert boarders and novices are more than welcome – boards can be rented on arrival. Adventure-tour companies specialising in dune boarding in South Africa advise you to bring: a camera to record the inevitable antics; lots of sunscreen; and a sense of humour. Some of the more enterprising companies turn it into a fun day, complete with children's dune boarding and picnics. This is a fun sport that will satisfy most peoples' need for speed.

Northern Cape

Boating on the “Sakkie se Arkie” in Upington

Northern Cape
Boating on the “Sakkie se Arkie” in Upington

A great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Orange River is to take a sundowner boat cruise. There are many boating options available in the Northern Cape, but one that stands out is Sakkie se Arkie, a large river boat that operates out of Upington. Snacks and drinks are served on board, and all the delegates need to do is enjoy the journey. The Orange River is majestic and mostly serene and what better way to explore it than to sit back and relax on Sakkies se Arkie for a breathtaking sunset river cruise! Enjoy one-and-a-half hours of fantastic birding, total relaxation, good company and music, and soak up the Kalahari sun whilst drifting along the magnificent Orange River. Snacks and alcoholic beverages will be available during the cruise to people above the age of 18 years at the on-board, fully licensed bar. Situated on the banks of the Orange River in town, makes this the ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of town and to enjoy the relaxing and thrilling potential of the Orange River.

Northern Cape

Stargazing in Sutherland

Northern Cape
Stargazing in Sutherland

The town of Sutherland in South Africa's Northern Cape was established in 1855 when life centred on pioneer farmers and the Dutch Reformed Church. The region continues to be a strong livestock-farming area – and an astronomer's delight. Visit here to experience the wonder of the stars, tuck into a classic Karoo dinner featuring slow-roasted lamb shanks or feel what it's like to be in one of the coldest places in South Africa on a crisp winter's day. Like the earliest people, we are still awed by the mystery of the stars, planets and distant galaxies. Today, the extraordinary clarity of Sutherland’s cloudless, pollution-free night skies and its high elevation above sea level makes it a prime stargazing destination and the perfect site for the South African Astronomical Observatory. Known for its chilly temperatures during the winter months, Sutherland is known as a top stargazing destination. Home to the South African Astronomical Observatory and the Southern African Large Telescope, its clear night skies have earned the town the name, “the Gateway to the Universe”.

Northern Cape

Guided trails with Kalahari bushmen or San

Northern Cape
Guided trails with Kalahari bushmen or San

For unique insights into the way of life of the Kalahari Bushmen or San people, book a space on a guided trail with a Bushman tracker in the Kalahari. Get to know all about how they survived for centuries in this arid landscape – learn about medicinal plants, their incredible hunter-gatherer skills and their folk tales and traditions. When you go tracking with the Kalahari Bushmen, you’ll find that they are deeply rooted in their ancient oral culture and in their symbiotic relationship with the animals, birds and plants of the Kalahari Desert. Stop, touch, taste, learn and listen – it’s an unforgettable experience. Although the traditional Kalahari Bushmen or San way of life is fast disappearing, there are still places where their ancient culture flourishes, so this really is a once-in-a-lifetime-experience.

Northern Cape

Take a ghost tour of Kimberley

Northern Cape
Take a ghost tour of Kimberley

Kimberley's ghost tours are renowned for the number and variety of their resident spirits. Many apparitions haunt some of the old mining town’s most historic houses and monuments; while on an Anglo-Boer battlefield just outside the town, a lonely phantom Scottish piper plays on moonlit nights. Your tour begins at the Honoured Dead Memorial in the centre of the city before heading off to visit historic houses and monuments, including Rudd House, the African Library, the William McGregor Museum, and the old De Beers boardroom. If you don’t have any sightings of apparitions, you are still bound to have lots of fun.

Northern Cape

Kokerboom food and wine route

Northern Cape
Kokerboom food and wine route

As an emerging food and wine destination, this route takes the traveller through the small towns of Keimoes, Kenhardt, Hakoneiland, Augrabies, Upington and Marchland, with numerous wine and brandy tastings along the way. Enjoy Karoo lamb as you have never had it before, washed down by the finest brandy from the region. In amongst the little towns on this route there are a series of wine cellars, including the second largest wine co-operative in the world, dried fruit industries, nuts, homemade cheeses, meat delicacies and a list of outdoor activities that include 4x4 trips, hiking, bird watching and even donkey-cart riding. Other highlights include the Augrabies Falls, and community hot springs at Riemvasmaak and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the Klipspringer and Gorge Walking trail at Augrabies Falls National Park, mountain biking trails, and historical sites and museums. This route has so much to offer a group of delegates looking for small-town charm and uniqueness.

Northern Cape

The Orange River

Northern Cape
The Orange River

For water-sport enthusiasts, activities along the Orange River are a major highlight. This incredible body of water stretches 2200km from the Drakensberg (in Lesotho) to Alexander Bay (Atlantic Ocean). Fly fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting are all popular along the Orange River, with well-appointed tour operators who take care of all of the details. Several respected South African river adventure companies offer rafting down the Orange River, starting from their respective base camps along the river's course. The trips are well organised and the catering is superb. Each night you stop off at an inspiring natural location in this rugged semi-desert landscape where a meal is cooked for you by your guides. Roast lamb on an open fire in the Richtersveld National Park never tasted so good. Nights are spent under the stars in a sleeping bag or tent. Out here you are on the edge of the world, with no artificial light in sight. Early the next morning you’re awakened by the call of the African fish eagle hunting for its breakfast on the river, and by the smell of fresh coffee brewing on the fire. If you need any further temptation, simply imagine yourself rafting down one of the world’s greatest rivers under the African sky.

Northern Cape

Kimberley

Northern Cape
Kimberley

The diamond town of Kimberley is home to the Kimberley Mine Museum, one of the Northern Cape’s most popular tourist attractions and a tribute to the diamond-digging days of old. The museum includes viewing decks overlooking the famous Big Hole, as well as a number of heritage buildings. Many of the buildings here are originals that have been moved over the years to this spot. Why not immerse yourself in the world of diamond mining and take the guided tour of a once-operational diamond mine, which descends a staggering 840m below the earth? Art lovers are also in for a treat. The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre showcases San art, both ancient rock art and contemporary creations. Not far away is the William Humphreys Art Gallery, specialising in South African artists but also offering a fine collection of 16th and 17th century Flemish, Dutch, English and French masters.

Limpopo

Golf

Limpopo
Golf

Limpopo is a unique golfing destination. Here you’ll find the Legend Golf & Safari Resort with its extreme 19th hole, the Zebula Country Club, and the Hans Merensky Country Club and Lodge where you’ll share the greens with giraffes and other fascinating wildlife. The Zebula Country Club is a premier destination in South Africa for golfing enthusiasts and is located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld with the Waterberg Mountains as a backdrop. Other world-class golf estates in the province include Koro Creek Golf Estate, Euphoria Golf Estate and Elements Private Golf Estate. The Euphoria Golf Estate has private game reserves and lodges while offering players a chance to enjoy its incredible golf course. Regardless of which golf estate delegates decide to visit, it’s without a doubt they’ll score with either one.

Northern Cape

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Northern Cape
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

A renowned national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Richtersveld is also home to the Nama people – herders who have lived off the land for many years. The Richtersveld is a great place to go on 4x4 adventures, bird-watching getaways and canoe adventures. The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape is a remarkable mountainous desert region in the north-west Cape. There’s a special kind of richness to the light in this part of the world, freshness in the air. The Northern Cape skies are clear and it is an area of extraordinary biodiversity, ranging from small succulents to giant aloes, from African wild cats to antelope and many rare bird species endemic to the region. It is also one of the areas in Southern Africa that is still home to a group of nomadic herders.

Limpopo

Venda Artists

Limpopo
Venda Artists

The culture of the Venda people in places like Makhado, Elim, Giyani and Thohoyandou is steeped in legend and myth, and this is reflected in the amazing sculpture, pottery and artwork found along the somewhat informal Venda art route, where you can visit the makeshift studios of the artists when they are in residence and, of course, buy incredible Venda artworks to take home. The art consists of paintings, etchings, sculpture, woodcarving, beadwork, pottery and textiles. When delegates visit the area, they have the opportunity to interact with the artists who either work from their home studio or the art centre. At the Thohoyandou Art and Culture Centre, visitors may get the opportunity to meet Avahashoni Mainganye and his students.

Northern Cape

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Northern Cape
The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

This is a magical place where dry landscapes and red dunes provide the backdrop to a singularly unique experience, one that can only be found in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The first proclaimed transfrontier park in Africa, it combines South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park with Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park– over 3.6-million hectares – and is home to the famous black-maned lions, a wide range of antelope, as well as pygmy falcons. The national park offers over 200km (124 miles) of rough terrain, high-clearance, vehicle-required roads, and 4X4 adventure lovers will be in their element exploring the internal road network. There are also a number of mountain bike trails available and hikers can explore the reserve on foot, staying in the overnight facilities provided. Guides are available to lead hikers along one of the two-, three- or four-day trails. These trails are only accessible between April and September. The five-day hike through the Fish River Canyon, ending at the Ai Ais hot springs is a highly recommended activity, as is a long soak in the hot springs, found at the Ai Ais camp, afterwards.

Limpopo

Pafuri Walking Trails

Limpopo
Pafuri Walking Trails

Delegates can walk in the private Makuleke Concession in the northern Kruger National Park – a place with incredible biodiversity and beautiful scenery. There is also the opportunity to do a cross-border walking trail (into Zimbabwe or Mozambique) with a trained guide. These trails run from April to October every year. During the walks, visitors will be exposed to incredible landscapes that range from riverine forests, mountains, floodplains and fever trees – a scenic environment where vast herds of wildlife roam free. Highlights of the trails include visiting the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers and ending off the trail with a campfire where delegates get to experience nightlife in the bush.

Northern Cape

Flowers of Namaqualand

Northern Cape
Flowers of Namaqualand

From horizon to horizon, orange daisies take over the Namaqua National Park in spring. It’s a sight so beautiful and unique, it’ll take your breath away. In August and September, the arid desert of the Namaqualand area breaks out into a fantastic display of wild flowers. It’s not surprising that visitors come from near and far to explore the area. Photographic safaris are very popular during this time, as are horseback safaris. To experience the heart of the succulent Karoo, you can take the Caracal 4x4 eco-route, which is over 180km long and will take you deep into the park's newest lands. The sea of flowers literally ends at the sea, between the Groen and Spoeg rivers, where even the beaches are edged with flowers. Sit still for long enough and a sighting of a rare Heaviside dolphin may even add an extra sprinkling of magic to your trip.

Limpopo

Drinks In The Largest Baobab

Limpopo
Drinks In The Largest Baobab

The Sunland Baobab is estimated to be around 6000 years old, and is the country’s biggest baobab, featuring a small pub inside its hollow trunk. With its giant surreal branches, interesting flowers and quaint little pub, the Sunland Baobab delights all who visit. The Sunland Baobab, near the subtropical town of Tzaneen, is one of the area’s most popular attractions. Upon arrival at the Sunland Baobab, make your way to the pub that was established in 1933 and enjoy a refreshing drink while you gaze in wonder at this incredible tree. Also on the premises is a nursery that comprises palms and bamboo, a mango and avocado plantation and accommodation huts called “jungleows”.

Northern Cape

The Augrabies Falls National Park

Northern Cape
The Augrabies Falls National Park

One really shouldn’t leave the Northern Cape without visiting the spectacular Augrabies Falls, particularly when the Orange River is in full flood, and the powerful force of the water plummets down a 56m-high waterfall. The entire park covers 55 383 hectares and is home to a diversity of species of both animals and plants. The park capitalises on the desolate semi-arid landscape of the northern reaches of the Northern Cape. Punctuated by solitary quiver trees and rocky outcrops, it has an other-worldly feel to it, which makes exploring the park all the more exciting. Many adventure activities are also offered in the park. These range from hiking (try the overnight Klipspringer and Dassie hiking trails) to canoeing the Orange River, a 4x4 wilderness trail and mountain biking.

Limpopo

The Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Limpopo
The Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Delegates – get your golf gear ready and head to the Legend Golf & Safari Resort that’s famous for its unusual golf course, which boasts a 19th hole that players can access only via helicopter. Situated in the gorgeous Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the Limpopo province, the combination of wildlife, bushveld and award-winning golf is an attractive option for those searching for something extraordinary, which this world-class golf course truly is. What’s quite noticeable is the resort’s distinct design and architecture – a style that represents the ancient African Kingdom of Monomotapa, while the rooms reflect an African theme with pure opulence and luxury. Besides golfing, there’s much to do in the resort including game drives to give delegates that ultimate bush experience.

Limpopo

Kuhestan Organic Farm In The Magoebaskloof Mountains

Limpopo
Kuhestan Organic Farm In The Magoebaskloof Mountains

The Kuhestan Organic Farm offers cooking courses focused on the methods and flavours of Persian cuisine (using the best of local produce). These cooking courses are a wonderful way to feed mind, body and soul while learning something new in a gorgeous mountain setting – another great team-building opportunity. Wildlife that exists around the farm comprises exotic birds and Samango monkeys – these incredible creatures can be heard as you relax and take in the sights and sounds of the Kuhestan Organic Farm. The accommodation on the farm consists of self-catering, studio-style guest cottages, and each is fully furnished, has an en suite bathroom and fully equipped kitchen – ideal essentials to offer that feeling of comfort. For an unforgettable experience that’s unique to Magoebaskloof, visit Kuhestan Organic Farm.

Limpopo

Haenertsburg

Limpopo
Haenertsburg

Haenertsburg is a charming hamlet in Limpopo’s Magoebaskloof Mountains. It’s a high rainfall area and, as a result, boasts thick indigenous forests, rolling grasslands and incredible views (although the mist can be a challenge for any photographer). Browse the village’s lovely shops for arts and crafts, books, curios, fresh produce, antiques and collectibles. There are also a few charming bistros and the iconic village pub, Iron Crown, which is named after the district’s highest peak. There are plenty of adventure activities in and around the Haenertsburg area that range from gentle forest rambles to canopy tours. For those who are in the mood for more relaxed entertainment, try bird watching or fly fishing. Whatever delegates choose to do, it is without a doubt that they’ll each find something that suits their needs.

Limpopo

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour

Limpopo
The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour

The Magoebaskloof canopy tour takes explorers on an unforgettable journey above the Letaba River Gorge. The zip line site is within a two-hour drive of the Kruger National Park and is a must for any adventurer passing through the area – a great one for team-building. One of the many highlights of Magoebaskloof is the indigenous forests and ancient mountain cliffs that visitors get to see as they soar over the scenic terrain below when they zip line – incredible would be an understatement. There are 13 different platforms on the tour that delegates can choose from, and each one overlooks the Groot Letaba River. Even though the natural surrounds are quite tranquil, the exhilarating screams from adrenaline-charged visitors zip lining high above can be heard, and it’s truly an experience.

Limpopo

Elephant-Back Safaris

Limpopo
Elephant-Back Safaris

Experience the wonders of the African bush from a completely different viewpoint – take an elephant-back safari when visiting the Limpopo province. These safaris take place under the supervision of a trained guide and delegates will have the opportunity to explore the bushveld on the backs of these incredible pachyderms – no doubt a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Elephants are incredible animals and that interacting with them is truly a privilege as it is a unique experience. Visit Adventures with Elephants in Limpopo and witness the grace and beauty of the elephants (Shan, Mussina, Zambezi and Bela); their majestic presence reinforces the importance of protecting these magnificent creatures.

Limpopo

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Limpopo
Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Up to 80 000 birds can be found in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve at any one time, making it a prime birding attraction. The 4000-hectare reserve has around 370 bird species, including rare ones like the dwarf bittern and rufous-bellied heron, as well as many others you won’t find anywhere else. So for the avid bird-watching delegates, the Nylsvley Nature Reserve is the ideal place to relax with your binoculars handy. But it’s not just the birds that visitors can look forward to. Expect to see a glut of ducks, herons and egrets that feed on the 300 to 600 tonnes of fish that the floodplain produces, straight fin barb being the most abundant species.

Quick facts about South Africa

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Population

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Population

South Africa is home to multi-cultural melting pot of 55 million beautiful people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.

Languages

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Languages

Although English is widely spoken and is used for informational signage, South Africa celebrates diversity in language with a total of eleven official languages. These languages are Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and English.

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Religions

Enshrined in the South African constitution is the right for all people to practice their religion free from persecution. The most practiced religions in South Africa include Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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South African Tourism welcomes media from around the world in celebration of the Mandela Centenary

South African Tourism welcomes media from around the world in celebration of the Mandela Centenary

As part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, South African Tourism will host 17 journalists from around the world later this week. The journalists will get a first-hand experience of attractions, key landmarks and sites that formed part of his life as they look into walk in the footsteps of the late former president. These visitors from countries such as Spain, Italy, India, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will visit, amongst other places, the Apartheid Museum; the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; the award-winning heritage site Liliesleaf; the Union buildings in Pretoria; the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Kwa Zulu-Natal; Madiba’s birth province in the Eastern Cape and the Drakenstein Correctional Services in the Western Cape.

20 August 2018

Sho’t Left Travel Week Highlights World Tourism Month

Press Release | 20 August 2018
Sho’t Left Travel Week Highlights World Tourism Month

Sho’t Left Travel Week Highlights World Tourism Month – Domestic Tourism to benefit from new exciting initiative South Africans keen to explore the sights and sounds of their own country will have a great opportunity to get their hands on exciting local travel deals next month. The Sho’t Left Travel Week was one of the key highlights announced at the launch of World Tourism Month this morning at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape will be the host province for World Tourism Month which falls in September with World Tourism Day taking place in Mthatha on 27 September 2018.

25 July 2018

South Africa welcomes more tourists from the rest of the African continent!

South Africa welcomes more tourists from the rest of the African continent!

South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travelers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first five months of 2017.

25 July 2018

SA Heritage & Tourism Festival | Voortrekker Monument

Press Release | 25 July 2018
SA Heritage & Tourism Festival | Voortrekker Monument

FESTIVAL: Celebrate our colours, stories & beauty. We have a responsibility to acknowledge, celebrate, conserve & protect our cultures & heritage.

25 July 2018

Exhibitor registration open | Africa Travel Indaba 2019

Press Release | 25 July 2018
Exhibitor registration open | Africa Travel Indaba 2019

Exhibitor registrations for the African continent’s largest tourism trade show, Africa’s Travel Indaba, are open for 2019 - secure your spot!

05 July 2018

Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

News | 05 July 2018
Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

27 June 2018

‘Learn SA Roadshow’ to make Middle East debut for SA Tourism

‘Learn SA Roadshow’ to make Middle East debut for SA Tourism

Connections, engagement and showcasing South Africa’s diverse tourist offerings will be on the cards at the inaugural ‘Learn SA Roadshow’ in the Middle East.

26 June 2018

SA Tourism travel trade workshops in Beijing, Chongqing and Shenzhen

SA Tourism travel trade workshops in Beijing, Chongqing and Shenzhen

South African Tourism travel trade workshops with top tour operators in Beijing, Chongqing & Shenzhen re-affirming premium destination for Chinese travelers.

22 June 2018

The Hotel Show Africa 2018 set to introduce attendees to a new era of hospitality

The Hotel Show Africa 2018 set to introduce attendees to a new era of hospitality

The Hotel Show Africa 2018, taking place from the 24th to the 26th of June 2018 at The Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will be introducing owners, operators and managers of hotels, restaurants, cruise liners, resorts, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from around the continent to a new era of hospitality. The sector is one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant within Africa’s economy and has significant potential to create jobs, uplift inclusive economic growth across the continent and reduce poverty, according to PwC’s Hospitality outlook: 2017-2021.

14 June 2018

Seasonal rains and water measures renew confidence in Cape Town tourism

Press Release | 14 June 2018
Seasonal rains and water measures renew confidence in Cape Town tourism

Seasonal Cape Town rains and water sustainability measures renew confidence in city tourism growth and opportunity.

12 June 2018

Registrations for Meetings Africa 2019 Now Open

Press Release | 12 June 2018
Registrations for Meetings Africa 2019 Now Open

Monday, 4 June 2018, JOHANNESBURG: Registration for Africa’s premier business events trade show is now open. South Africa’s travel tourism products and services in the Meetings Incentive, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sector can now register to exhibit at Meetings Africa 2019, which takes place from the 25th to the 27th of February at the Sandton Convention Centre.

29 May 2018

The SANCB invites our business events stakeholders to join the SA Pavilion at IBTM China from 12 – 13 September 2018 in Beijing, China.

News | 29 May 2018
The SANCB invites our business events stakeholders to join the SA Pavilion at IBTM China from 12 – 13 September 2018 in Beijing, China.

IBTM (Incentive, Business Travel and Meeting Exhibition for Travel and Tourism) China provides the ultimate platform for the world's leading suppliers to the MICE industry to meet top level buyers with strong purchasing power who are responsible for organising and planning meetings, events and business travel, both in China, Asia and the rest of the world. Participating at this event will allow you to strengthen your connections with meetings and event planners based in both China and the rest of Asia.

29 May 2018

THUMBS UP FOR JOBURG – AS IT MAKES TRIPADVISOR’S LIST OF TOP 10 DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA!

THUMBS UP FOR JOBURG – AS IT MAKES TRIPADVISOR’S LIST OF TOP 10 DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA!

The Joburg Tourism team is thrilled that destination Johannesburg has made TripAdvisor’s top ten list in the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Africa.

25 May 2018

2018 BASSLINE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING AFRICA DAY

Press Release | 25 May 2018
2018 BASSLINE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING AFRICA DAY

With Africa month in full swing, we are on the brink of Africa day on 25 May 2018 – and what better way to express African dynamism, promote social cohesion, anti-xenophobia, arts, culture and tourism than through the Bassline Jazz Club?

22 May 2018

JOBURG TOURISM’S CONVENTION BUREAU CELEBRATES DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN CITY’S ICCA RANKINGS

JOBURG TOURISM’S CONVENTION BUREAU CELEBRATES DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN CITY’S ICCA RANKINGS

Joburg Tourism’s Convention Bureau team is delighted with the City’s improved International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings, a development worthy of celebration!

22 May 2018

South Africa voted as the Best International Destination for Wildlife in 2018 by Lonely Planet India readers

Press Release | 22 May 2018
South Africa voted as the Best International Destination for Wildlife in 2018 by Lonely Planet India readers

South Africa voted as the Best International Destination for Wildlife in 2018 by Lonely Planet India readers

15 May 2018

South Africa showcases to the world at IMEX Frankfurt 2018

Press Release | 15 May 2018
South Africa showcases to the world at IMEX Frankfurt 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa: This week, 28 South African exhibitors, led by Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe and South African Tourism’s Chief Convention Bureau Officer, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, will be serving up an enticing taste of South Africa’s vast business events industry offering at IMEX Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest business events trade shows. Amongst the exhibitors are the city of Cape Town which recently claimed the top spot as the number one city in Africa for hosting international association meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). South Africa still remains the top ranked destination in Africa and the Middle East by ICCA.

10 May 2018

Announcement of the National Tourism Visitor Information System (NTVIS)

Press Release | 10 May 2018
Announcement of the National Tourism Visitor Information System (NTVIS)

Amadeus and South Africa’s tourism industry in innovative private-public collaboration, for transformational growth of tourism in South Africa Amadeus IT Group today announced a historic initiative that will see the creation of a new model for public-private collaboration in the tourism industry in South Africa. This partnership will initially develop a new, National Tourism Visitor Information System (NTVIS). In addition, a new Travel and Tourism Training Academy will be established to accelerate skills development and create career opportunities for young South Africans in the industry.

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