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SSouth African Tourism works to support both local and international travel trade partners through education about South Africa, tools to assist with the marketing of South Africa and South African products and strives to unlock opportunities for business in the tourism value chain. Keep up to date with the latest industry news and events in South Africa and abroad, and become an expert on South Africa through our various support tools and programmes listed below.

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
TGCSA is the only officially recognised organisation that authorises accommodation establishments to display stars. Get graded today!
Lilizela Tourism Awards
Recognising and rewarding tourism players and businesses who work to deliver world-class products and services.
SA Specialist
SA Specialist
SA Specialist is an interactive online learning programme that will improve your knowledge of South Africa.
Welcome South Africa
Welcome South Africa aims to create and sustain engagement with industry stakeholders, and encourage information sharing.
Digital Assets Library
Digital Assets Library
A collection of some beautiful images and video clips made for the esteemed partners of South African Tourism in promoting travel in and to South Africa.
Deals Dashboard
Deals Dashboard
If you're a travel trade partner, widen your reach by uploading your latest and greatest South African travel deals to South African Tourism's own Deals Dashboard.
Travel Directory
Travel Directory
Tourism operators can update their offering and for travellers to find accommodation, activities and attractions.
Africa's Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba
One of the largest tourism marketing events in Africa and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

Research

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival September

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival September

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival October

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival October

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival November

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival November

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival May

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival May

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival June

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival June

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival July

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival July

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival January

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival January

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival February

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival February

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Events

Gauteng

Meetings Africa 2020

Gauteng
Meetings Africa 2020

In recent years, the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination. Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent. In the last five years (between 2013 and 2017) Meetings Africa has hosted over 1000 international and regional buyers, 1336 exhibitors and over 7000 visitors. Meetings Africa 2020 will take place from 24-26 February 2020, with BONDay on the 24th.

18 July 2019

Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

Meet the Judges that will decide on the “best of the best” in South Africa’s tourism industry.

18 July 2019

South African Tourism bids farewell to icon Johnny Clegg

South African Tourism bids farewell to icon Johnny Clegg

Fondly known as the “White Zulu”, Johnny Clegg’s music, a unifying force in South Africa, with the popular tribute to the then incarcerated Nelson Mandela, Asimbonanga!

15 July 2019

SATSA and SA Tourism lead carbon offsetting initiative

Press Release | 15 July 2019
SATSA and SA Tourism lead carbon offsetting initiative

SATSA and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have launched a carbon offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.

10 July 2019

South Africa Tourism Welcomes Visa Waivers

South Africa Tourism Welcomes Visa Waivers

Citizens of Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, New Zealand, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia no longer require visas to visit South Africa.

09 July 2019

SATSA Conference to host emerging businesses

Press Release | 09 July 2019
SATSA Conference to host emerging businesses

The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) are ensuring that there will be a strong focus on, and participation by emerging businesses at this year’s SATSA Conference.

02 July 2019

Non-stop flight between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

Non-stop flight between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

A new non-stop flight between North America and South Africa, will commence on 15 December 2019, serviced by United Airlines on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

02 July 2019

South African Tourism to embark on the 3rd annual roadshow to the Nordic region in 2019

Press Release | 02 July 2019
South African Tourism to embark on the 3rd annual roadshow to the Nordic region in 2019

South African Tourism is intensifying its efforts in growing arrivals from the Nordic region and is inviting South African tourism business owners to partner with them on this mission.

01 July 2019

Cape Town counts down to first World Ophthalmology Congress

Cape Town counts down to first World Ophthalmology Congress

It is just one year to go until Cape Town welcomes over 10 000 delegates from 110 countries to the 37th World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC). Taking place between 26-29 June 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (ICC), it will be the first time WOC is taking place in Sub-Saharan Africa. The WOC 2020 theme will be “all eyes on Africa”.

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