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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.

22 May 2019

IMEX | SA’s Business Events Capabilities display in Frankfurt

Press Release | 22 May 2019
IMEX | SA’s Business Events Capabilities display in Frankfurt

IMEX Frankfurt, will see over 3 500 products in the exhibition halls, and around 5 100 buyers will walk the floors in search of great deals and unique products.

17 May 2019

Tourism Minister and Airbnb meet on proposed regulations for short-term home rentals

Press Release | 17 May 2019
Tourism Minister and Airbnb meet on proposed regulations for short-term home rentals

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom met with representatives of the global online accommodation-booking platform – Airbnb to discuss various policy issues, in particular the regulation of short-term home rentals. The meeting took place in the context of the current call for public comment on the Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April 2019, to provide stakeholders an opportunity to make submissions.

05 May 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts a slice of the Sho’t Left Travel Week Pie

Press Release | 05 May 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts a slice of the Sho’t Left Travel Week Pie

Sho’t Left Travel Week was launched at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 on Thursday, 02 May. The campaign aims to get local travellers excited about exploring their own country by offering them the opportunity to buy discounted local deals and packages for one week only.

04 May 2019

The time is ripe for Africa’s luxury tourism offering!

Press Release | 04 May 2019
The time is ripe for Africa’s luxury tourism offering!

In all of the world’s emerging economies, tourism is one of the primary industries driving growth and job creation. The tourism industry continues to play an increasingly important role in the global economy, contributing 5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), 30 percent of service exports, and 235 million jobs. Approximately 1-billion people travel internationally every year.

04 May 2019

BRAND AFRICA: The role culture plays in differentiating Africa as a tourist destination

BRAND AFRICA: The role culture plays in differentiating Africa as a tourist destination

Africa is many countries, not one country. The heart of the world, Africa is known for safaris, wild animals, and extreme poverty, Africa is the second largest continent with a total of 54 independent countries and a population of just above 1.2 billion.

04 May 2019

Africa’s tourism is growing and still has untapped potential says Cyril Ramaphosa

Press Release | 04 May 2019
Africa’s tourism is growing and still has untapped potential says Cyril Ramaphosa

SOUTH AFRICA, Durban – Saturday, 4th May 2019: South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, ensured that Africa’s Travel Indaba ended in style when he attended the final day of the trade show at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, today.

04 May 2019

Imvelo Awards for Sustainable Tourism launch 2019

Press Release | 04 May 2019
Imvelo Awards for Sustainable Tourism launch 2019

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 04 MAY, 2019: The announcement for the re-launch of the Imvelo Awards for Sustainable Tourism 2019, was made this morning at Africa’s Trade Indaba. The awards recognizes tourism and hospitality businesses that make a real, measurable and sustained contribution to responsible tourism.

04 May 2019

South Africa voted best safari experience in Africa

Press Release | 04 May 2019
South Africa voted best safari experience in Africa

South Africa has been named best safari experience in Africa by the Safari Awards Africa 2019.

04 May 2019

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at Africa's Travel Indaba

Speech | 04 May 2019
Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at Africa's Travel Indaba

As the global citizens that we all are, we are physically separated by borders whichever part of the world we come from. We are however united by our affinity and our love for this great continent Africa, the cradle of humankind.

03 May 2019

Afro-Brazilians urged to travel and connect with Africa

Press Release | 03 May 2019
Afro-Brazilians urged to travel and connect with Africa

More people are travelling the globe than ever before. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation estimated that 1.4-billion people flew overseas, which is a 6% increase from the previous years. But black travellers make up just few of those numbers, which, for Thainá Santos, is a problem to be rectified for. The 22-year-old Brazilian researcher and tourism graduate of the University of São Paulo was at Africa’s Travel Indaba Business Talks to present her findings on tourism trends and Afro-Brazilian travellers.

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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