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19 November 2019

SANCB at IBTM Barcelona on the MICE Industry for South Africa

SANCB at IBTM Barcelona on the MICE Industry for South Africa

SANCB hosted a panel session to showcase its unique business events capabilities and innovative content approach which is reinventing the MICE industry at IBTM in Barcelona.

09 November 2019

Tourism Excellence Celebrated at the 7th Lilizela Tourism Awards

Tourism Excellence Celebrated at the 7th Lilizela Tourism Awards

JOHANNESBURG: The annual Lilizela Tourism Awards took place on Saturday, 09 November 2019, honouring excellence in South Africa’s tourism and hospitality industry - which drives the industry to levels of greatness through providing the highest standards of service excellence.

22 October 2019

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

22 October 2019

TENCENT to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

Press Release | 22 October 2019
TENCENT to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane witnessed the signing of the strategic co-operation agreement between South African Tourism and Tencent which is a company that owns amongst other things a popular platform in China called WeChat. This cooperation is expected to assist South Africa have direct access to millions of potential Chinese travelers to market the country as a destination of choice for Chinese travelers.

17 October 2019

Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

Press Release | 17 October 2019
Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

17 October 2019

North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

Press Release | 17 October 2019
North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

17 October 2019

Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

Press Release | 17 October 2019
Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

23 September 2019

South African Tourism sees potential growth from Qatar

South African Tourism sees potential growth from Qatar

Trade partners were educated via sales visits and training sessions, to better understand the tourism offerings in South Africa.

23 September 2019

South Africa wins bid to host International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022

Press Release | 23 September 2019
South Africa wins bid to host International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022

South Africa wins bid to host International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022

11 September 2019

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape  

10 September 2019

TGCSA facilitates benchmarking exercise on grading standards for the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation

TGCSA facilitates benchmarking exercise on grading standards for the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) recently met with the Lesotho Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture to facilitate a benchmarking exercise on grading standards to be undertaken by the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC).

02 September 2019

South African Tourism meets with travel partners in Riyadh to boost outbound tourism

Press Release | 02 September 2019
South African Tourism meets with travel partners in Riyadh to boost outbound tourism

South African Tourism’s Middle East, India and South East Asia (MEISEA) Hub, recently concluded a successful visit to the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, meeting key travel partners.

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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