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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”.

25 June 2019

Domestic Tourism Shines: Jan - Apr 2019 vs Jan - Apr in 2018

Domestic Tourism Shines: Jan - Apr 2019 vs Jan - Apr in 2018

The period from January to April 2019, showed exceptional growth on the domestic tourism front when compared to the same period last year.

07 June 2019

SA Tourism welcomes new Tourism Minister

SA Tourism welcomes new Tourism Minister

SA Tourism welcomes new Tourism Minister

24 May 2019

South African Tourism Wins Two Awards at ITB China 2019

Press Release | 24 May 2019
South African Tourism Wins Two Awards at ITB China 2019

South African Tourism has received the honor of winning two individual awards at this year’s ITB China 2019, a three-day B2B travel exhibition exclusively focused on the Outbound Chinese Travel Market which took place on 15 to 17 May at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.

23 May 2019

IMEX: South African student's food security idea wins in Germany

Press Release | 23 May 2019
IMEX: South African student's food security idea wins in Germany

It was a remarkable night for South Africa and Africa as North West University student, Emile Coetzee, was crowned the winner of Future Leaders Forum at the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events (IMEX) in Frankfurt, Germany.

Explore South Africa

R50

Good Food & Wine Show

R50
Good Food & Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show is Africa’s largest culinary event, and this year it has been rebranded and launched with a new theme – “Fresh”, which is the golden thread tying everything in the show together. The show’s narrative is a unique interpretation of the prevailing global obsession with sustainability and a healthier planet, and it’s inspired by the global trend for urban farming and the gradual urbanisation of rural contexts. This is being driven by a worldwide foodie revolution and a desire to grow local and eat fresh. The Good Food & Wine Show offers an exciting range of FRESH foodie experiences, of which seven components comprise themes that awaken the senses: tasting, seeing, smelling, feeling and hearing. These sensory experiences will challenge you to refresh your view of good food and wine, and the worlds around them. The golden thread of “Fresh”, is represented throughout the Johannesburg show, and is expressed through innovative culinary experiences, a variety of themes and programmes, and an impressive selection of chefs. Dates: CAPE TOWN: 2 - 4 JUNE 2017 Johannesburg: 28 - 30 JULY 2017 DURBAN: 27 - 29 OCTOBER 2017

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Johannesburg

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Johannesburg

What started off as a just a fashion show has now become an annual lifestyle event that showcases the best of South African talent. From firm fashion favourites to emerging artists, the shows feature everything from glamorous garments, ready-to-wear pieces, wedding couture and the latest development in menswear. African Fashion International (AFI) was established as part of an unequivocal determination to propel and restore refined African fashion brands on the global stage. Apart from the established names in the business, the annual couture conference affords young designers the opportunity to dazzle audiences with their fresh ideas and share the runway with the elite crew of trendy exhibitors. Aside from checking out the competition, business-savvy fashionistas can also look forward to the much-anticipated conference where speakers give budding designers business advice and tips on how to stay relevant. This event takes place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

KwaZulu-Natal
R460

Comrades Marathon

KwaZulu-Natal
R460
Comrades Marathon

This is an ultra-marathon of approximately 89km that is held in KZN. It is an annual event that takes place during the second quarter of the year and is one of the oldest annual events in South Africa, as the first race took place in 1921. Run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the race alternates between an “up” and “down” run, from the coast inland and vice versa. Many call it the world's greatest ultra-marathon, and one of the reasons this fabled South African marathon has the title is because of the wealth of legends in its history.

Eastern Cape
R50

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Eastern Cape
R50
Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.

Western Cape
R850

Rocking the Daisies

Western Cape
R850
Rocking the Daisies

Every year, the sleepy Western Cape village of Darling comes alive – not just with vibrant blooming daisies, but with one of South Africa’s most glamorous music festivals. Rocking the Daisies is an entirely different approach to the music festival space that encourages attendees to live an eco- friendly lifestyle. It is the biggest outdoor camping music festival in South Africa. Annually there are approximately 250 acts and 11 stages, which incorporate music, comedy, art and film. Promising a massive party and incredible big-name acts, this famed music fest is set to put a spring in your step. The party takes place at the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling every October, when thousands of tents are laid out next to large tracts of farmland that play host to giant stages, all of them filled with the best local and international music guests that the organisers can muster, resulting in a line-up that never fails to excite the crowd. The town of Darling itself comes alive with the influx of festival-goers during this “three-day weekend” in October. 

R1000

Ultra Music Festival

R1000
Ultra Music Festival

The Ultra South Africa music festival is a franchise event of Ultra Worldwide. This is a two-day music event where legends of house music such as Black Coffee, Felix Jeahn, David Guetta, DJ Snake and many others get to entertain a packed audience with their sets. Ultra is one of the most celebrated festival brands in the world, and though 2014 was the first time the thumping bash descended on the African continent, the event has been staged all over the globe, with audiences in Brazil, Korea and the party capital of the world, Ibiza. It all began in Miami, Florida, back in 1999, and the music festival has since become internationally renowned for bringing together the hottest names in the dance scene. To date, the massive outdoor party has managed to conquer nine countries on five continents with the same epic flair that was made famous by the original event. Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town - 24 February 2017 Exo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg - 25 February 2017

Western Cape
R980

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

Western Cape
R980
Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo is a popular social event in South Africa. Spectators get to watch the game of kings while sipping on some of the finest bottles of champagnes. Socialites and the crème de la crème of African influencers will descend on South Africa’s most prestigious polo estate, Val de Vie Estate to witness international polo players compete for the coveted Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cup. Guests can expect to taste food inspired by glamour and luxury, all enjoyed with Veuve Clicquot champagne, of course. Val de Vie Estate will also be transformed in line with the theme, to ensure guests experience a journey of the senses around the world with Veuve Clicquot, without leaving the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek valley.

Western Cape
R100

Sun Grandwest Motorshow

Western Cape
R100
Sun Grandwest Motorshow

The Sun Grandwest Motorshow is one of the biggest motorshows held in Cape Town. The showcase is a made up of the latest bikes, concept cars, trucks as well as food and family entertainment. This incredible event will get your engine revving with an impressive array of cars, bikes and trucks – from the vintage classics to modern exotics and big-rigs. Let your inner-child loose and run amok through the rows of slender speed machines and screaming engines. This year, you can expect a classic car section, an outdoor 4x4 area, a drifting zone, a bike zone and plenty of amazing engines to ogle. The organisers have arranged for drivers from SA and all over the world to come and show off their awesome tricks and quirks, making this a very unique opportunity for motor enthusiasts. This is a world-class, family-friendly event with live music and food stalls to keep the atmosphere vibrant and your stomach satisfied. 

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