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15 January 2019

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

SATSA accredited tour operators discovered the wild and free province of Limpopo, at the latest round of national speed marketing sessions. SA Tourism in partnership with SATSA and Limpopo Tourism hosted various trade members from the industry.

29 December 2018

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

Flash flooding at the popular Forever Resorts Badplaas in Mpumalanga, that caused damage to some of the resorts public areas as well as the Hydro and Spa.

21 December 2018

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa – Directing you in the right way

Press Release | 21 December 2018
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa – Directing you in the right way

In a recent partnership, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) joined up with Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to guide travelers to all tourism graded establishments.

20 December 2018

Analysis of SA Tourism’s performance: Jan - Oct 2018

Analysis of SA Tourism’s performance: Jan - Oct 2018

An analysis of SA Tourism’s performance in 2018. A slight growth during the period: January - October, when compared with the same period last year.

16 December 2018

Sun City hail storm update

Press Release | 16 December 2018
Sun City hail storm update

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) management have been in touch with their Sun International counterparts at the Sun City resort. This follows yesterday’s freak hail storm in the North West Province that saw damage to the property forcing guests to abandon their rooms due to flooding.

14 December 2018

SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST

Press Release | 14 December 2018
SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the UNWTO to enhance governance, planning and management in Destination Management Organizations (DMOs).

13 December 2018

Welcome campaign to improve relations between border post officers and travellers

Press Release | 13 December 2018
Welcome campaign to improve relations between border post officers and travellers

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will be rolling out its Welcome campaign during the busy festive season period to foster better engagement between our border post officers and visitors passing through these border posts.

12 December 2018

Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost

News | 12 December 2018
Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau, are proud to  announce that the Mother City will play host to Agritech Africa 2020, organised by Kenes Exhibitions.

12 December 2018

Free State Madeira Flower Festival

Press Release | 12 December 2018
Free State Madeira Flower Festival

The Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority will be hosting the annual Madeira Flower Festival Free State in Parys. The programme starts on the 7th December 2018 with the main event hosted on the 8th of December 2018.

12 December 2018

SA Express introduces the new Johannesburg-Mthatha operations from 10 December 2018

Press Release | 12 December 2018
SA Express introduces the new Johannesburg-Mthatha operations from 10 December 2018

SA Express introduces the new Johannesburg-Mthatha operations from 10 December 2018  

10 December 2018

Child visa rules clarified

Press Release | 10 December 2018
Child visa rules clarified

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced on 5th December 2018 that it would relax some of the regulations for children going through South African ports of entry.

03 December 2018

SA Tourism and partners host China Ready Workshop

Press Release | 03 December 2018
SA Tourism and partners host China Ready Workshop

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel today hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives.

Explore South Africa

R100

Bierfest

R100
Bierfest

The Bierfest is the closest representation of the German beer culture. Break out the lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for a “top Klaus bier festival” when the Newlands Brewery Village Green transforms into a Bavarian-style beer hall. Bring your mates for a wunderbar celebration as you clink together massive beer steins, and gorge on Schmidt-hot snacks such as wursts, cheeses and massive pretzels. It tours four cities around the country – Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Durban and CapeTown. Besides the delectable eats, drinks and music, there will be plenty of entertainment. Bierfestarians can look forward to participating in a range of traditional Oktoberfest-inspired games between beers (when last did you put your cow-milking skills to the test?), competitions (hint: dress-up on theme as best you can – there are trips to the actual Oktoberfest in the offering), and other fun-filled events. Dates: Durban 1 – 2 SeptemberPretoria 6 – 7 OctoberCape Town 3 – 4 November

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.

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. 

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.

Gauteng
R70

The Soweto Derby (Orlando Pirates vs. Kaizer Chiefs)

Gauteng
R70
The Soweto Derby (Orlando Pirates vs. Kaizer Chiefs)

This is a rivalry soccer match of the country's biggest Premier Soccer League teams, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. The energy of this game has made us witness fans come out in numbers to support their team. The Soweto derby is a soccer rivalry between the Premier Soccer League's Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in South Africa, and is considered one of the most fiercely contested matches in African football. It was first contested on 24 January 1970. Matches between the two rivals attract a large fan base. The rivalry between these two Soweto Giants dates back to January 24, 1970. Orlando Pirates, already 33 years old at the time, met new kids on the block Kaizer Chiefs, founded by former Orlando Pirates player, Kaizer Motaung.

Gauteng

Soweto Wine & Lifesytle Festival

Gauteng
Soweto Wine & Lifesytle Festival

The Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is a must-attend festival in Soweto. The show exhibits a combination of wine, travel destinations, food and lifestyle products. This festival is the hub for the country’s finest innovators, bringing together winemakers, artisanal chefs, designers, crafters and entrepreneurs for a three-day cultural experience, unique to Soweto. The festival was originally designed to bring Cape wines into Johannesburg’s largest township, Soweto – which is known for its trendsetting values and people – to expose this magnificent movement to the country’s oldest, unique wine etiquettes and cultures. Come and experience the best wines the Cape has to offer; check out travel retailers with a huge choice of holidays and weekends away; indulge in a wide selection of gastronomies to suit all tastes from top restaurants, local bistros and food vendors; and enjoy music from Soweto’s famous set.

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