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AA safari in the untouched wild, a breathtaking view, a sun-soaked beach, the pulse of a bustling city, a fascinating window into a vibrant culture, an unforgettable adventure through an outdoor playground – in South Africa you can have it all!

Wildlife safari

  • Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort

    Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort
    As travellers’ appreciation for wide-open natural spaces continues to grow, there is a rising trend of seeking a connection with nature while enjoying the luxuries typically associated with luxury accommodation establishments. Research conducted by Grand View Research, a consultancy firm based in the United States and in India, reveals that the global glamping market size was 2.73 US Dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10,2% from this year to 2030
  • Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

    Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel
    Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .
  • Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

    Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge
    When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.
  • Soul-searching in South Africa

    Soul-searching in South Africa
    Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.
  • South African Tourism - Heritage Day

    South African Tourism - Heritage Day
    Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.
  • Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats

    Vervet monkeys: the mischievous primates with long tails are plentiful in many South African habitats
    Vervet monkeys are playful, mischievous primates that can be found all over eastern South Africa and are hugely entertaining to watch – as long as you keep the kitchen windows closed.
  • The Upper Karoo Route: meander through Northern Cape from Victoria West to Calvinia

    The Upper Karoo Route: meander through Northern Cape from Victoria West to Calvinia
    The Upper Karoo Route from Victoria West to Calvinia via Carnarvon offers the beautiful landscape of Northern Cape (strewn with daisies in spring), rare wildlife and a thriving, hospitable culture.
  • Weddings in Northern Cape: lush riverside farms and dramatic desert landscapes

    Weddings in Northern Cape: lush riverside farms and dramatic desert landscapes
    Northern Cape is a vast arid province bisected by the Orange River – a superb wedding destination, whether among lush vineyard greenery, spring wildflowers, or the stark dry beauty of the Kalahari.

Breathtaking scenery

  • Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort

    Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort
    As travellers’ appreciation for wide-open natural spaces continues to grow, there is a rising trend of seeking a connection with nature while enjoying the luxuries typically associated with luxury accommodation establishments. Research conducted by Grand View Research, a consultancy firm based in the United States and in India, reveals that the global glamping market size was 2.73 US Dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10,2% from this year to 2030
  • New places to stay and things to do; August 2022

    New places to stay and things to do; August 2022
    From world-class business accommodation to amazing outdoor activities, take a look at the newest and most exciting venues and travel and dining experiences on offer.
  • Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

    Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel
    Patricia Chiloane is a passionate and dedicated ambassador of Mpumalanga province. She is a descendant of landowners, who have lived in the area of Bushbuckridge for generations. When she initially conceptualised Serurubele Boutique Hotel, the MBA graduate’s goal was to create a tourism ecosystem to benefit everyone in the small town. Her other goal was to elevate Bushbuckridge on the tourism map. The land on which Serurubele Boutique Hotel is built has been in her family for four generations. The hotel’s name, Serurubele, is derived from the SeSotho word for butterfly, the small insect that is endemic to the Lowveld. As visitors walk through the hotel, they are immersed in the story of the region. The hotel’s 16 luxury rooms are punctuated with pictures of the Lowveld butterflies, paying homage to the natural splendour of the area.
  • Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape

    Mpho Molema: The Workshop ko Kasi, Northern Cape
    Despite its scenic landscape and being home to the Eye of Kuruman (a wondrous natural spring known as one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere), Kuruman in the Northern Cape is not often the first place that one thinks of when we speak about tourism in South Africa. Mpho Molema, a native of Mothibistad township in Kuruman, defies this status quo through The Workshop ko Kasi”, an eco-tourism and creative hub offering authentic African experiences to visitors from all over the world.
  • Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

    Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel
    Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .
  • Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

    Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge
    When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.
  • Soul-searching in South Africa

    Soul-searching in South Africa
    Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.
  • South African Tourism - Heritage Day

    South African Tourism - Heritage Day
    Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.

The Kruger National Park – a safari destination that can’t be missed.

Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Big Five, but you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of species of birds, ancient trees, winding rivers, superb accommodation and adventure.

Sun-soaked coast

Bustling city life

  • Bustling city life

    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022 (1)

    Bustling city life
    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022 (1)
    Across South Africa, women continue to play a critical role in the success and growth of key industries and sectors, and tourism is no exception. Here, a growing number of remarkable local women continue to make a valuable contribution to the rebound of the travel industry. From showcasing excellence in local accommodation offerings, to pioneering amazing experiences or contributing to more sustainable communities, we take a look at a few women who are doing great things.
  • Bustling city life

    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022

    Bustling city life
    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022
    Across South Africa, women continue to play a critical role in the success and growth of key industries and sectors, and tourism is no exception. Here, a growing number of remarkable local women continue to make a valuable contribution to the rebound of the travel industry. From showcasing excellence in local accommodation offerings, to pioneering amazing experiences or contributing to more sustainable communities, we take a look at a few women who are doing great things.
  • Bustling city life

    Sustainability: August 2022

    Bustling city life
    Sustainability: August 2022
    This creative artist has found a genius way to bring agriculture, art, and tourism to the world.
  • Breathtaking scenery

    New places to stay and things to do; August 2022

    Breathtaking scenery
    New places to stay and things to do; August 2022
    From world-class business accommodation to amazing outdoor activities, take a look at the newest and most exciting venues and travel and dining experiences on offer.
  • Bustling city life

    Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe

    Bustling city life
    Marina Appelbaum: Nikos and Old Ducky French Cafe
    South Africa is a marvel. Not only does the country boast warm and welcoming people, but it has also an array of culinary offerings enough to cater to any palate and feast. We continue with our celebration of South Africa’s women in the tourism and hospitality sector and this time we catch up with foodie, Marina Appelbaum Marina Appelbaum grew up in the kitchen of the iconic Three Sisters Cafe in Hillbrow which her mother ran for 28 years, with a family legacy like hers it is unsurprising that she is the owner of two thriving eateries - Nikos and The Old Ducky French Café in Pineslopes in Fourways, Johannesburg.
  • Breathtaking scenery

    South African Tourism - Heritage Day

    Breathtaking scenery
    South African Tourism - Heritage Day
    Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.
  • Bustling city life

    South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation

    Bustling city life
    South African architectural tours: explore the urban design that built a nation
    South African urban architectural design tours introduce visitors to the eclectic array of styles and influences behind the country’s most iconic buildings.
  • Sun-soaked coasts

    Self-catering accommodation in South Africa: enjoy privacy, space, and that home-away-from-home feeling

    Sun-soaked coasts
    Self-catering accommodation in South Africa: enjoy privacy, space, and that home-away-from-home feeling
    Self-catering accommodation is available at several levels throughout South Africa, from basic to luxury, so it’s a handy option for business travellers, families and those stretching a tight budget.

Add some adventure to your township tour at the Orlando Towers

The Orlando Towers bungee in Soweto adds a whole new dimension to sightseeing in this famous Johannesburg township.

Vibrant culture

  • Craft Beer and Gin movement in South Africa - must-visit places for beverages

    Craft Beer and Gin movement in South Africa - must-visit places for beverages
    South Africa has recently become a hotbed of craft beer and gin innovation. The last few years have seen the birth of numerous small breweries and distilleries. But these thriving enterprises are not simply factories for making beverages. Each brewery and distillery has its own unique story of how it originated and these are often steeped in family tradition and a dash of audacity.
  • Toasting The Wonderful Journey of South Africa’s Wine Tourism

    Toasting The Wonderful Journey of South Africa’s Wine Tourism
    South Africa is internationally recognised for its exceptional viticulture, with its wines contributing significantly to its vibrant tourism scene. Pioneering winemakers and the introduction of novel practices such as creative food and wine pairings anchor the rapid rise of wine tourism. The Wine industry's efforts to champion sustainability and inclusivity, along with its commitment to quality and excellence, solidify its reputation as a significant contributor to the nation's economic and social fabric.
  • Up close and personal; July 2022

    Up close and personal; July 2022
    “With food, we can change the world" - Chef Marcus Modimokwane #MG200Young 2021. GQ SA Top 5 Chefs 2021.
  • Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022 (1)

    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022 (1)
    Across South Africa, women continue to play a critical role in the success and growth of key industries and sectors, and tourism is no exception. Here, a growing number of remarkable local women continue to make a valuable contribution to the rebound of the travel industry. From showcasing excellence in local accommodation offerings, to pioneering amazing experiences or contributing to more sustainable communities, we take a look at a few women who are doing great things.
  • Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022

    Women making a mark in tourism; August 2022
    Across South Africa, women continue to play a critical role in the success and growth of key industries and sectors, and tourism is no exception. Here, a growing number of remarkable local women continue to make a valuable contribution to the rebound of the travel industry. From showcasing excellence in local accommodation offerings, to pioneering amazing experiences or contributing to more sustainable communities, we take a look at a few women who are doing great things.
  • Up close and personal; August 2022

    Up close and personal; August 2022
    With so many inspirational women outside of travel and tourism flying the SA flag high, here are a few of our top picks of inspirational local women leading the way in their respective fields.
  • Sustainability: August 2022

    Sustainability: August 2022
    This creative artist has found a genius way to bring agriculture, art, and tourism to the world.
  • Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel

    Patricia Chiloane: Serurubele Boutique Hotel
    Patricia Chiloane is a passionate and dedicated ambassador of Mpumalanga province. She is a descendant of landowners, who have lived in the area of Bushbuckridge for generations. When she initially conceptualised Serurubele Boutique Hotel, the MBA graduate’s goal was to create a tourism ecosystem to benefit everyone in the small town. Her other goal was to elevate Bushbuckridge on the tourism map. The land on which Serurubele Boutique Hotel is built has been in her family for four generations. The hotel’s name, Serurubele, is derived from the SeSotho word for butterfly, the small insect that is endemic to the Lowveld. As visitors walk through the hotel, they are immersed in the story of the region. The hotel’s 16 luxury rooms are punctuated with pictures of the Lowveld butterflies, paying homage to the natural splendour of the area.

Active adventure

  • Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort

    Glamping: Embracing Nature's Splendour in Glamorous Comfort
    As travellers’ appreciation for wide-open natural spaces continues to grow, there is a rising trend of seeking a connection with nature while enjoying the luxuries typically associated with luxury accommodation establishments. Research conducted by Grand View Research, a consultancy firm based in the United States and in India, reveals that the global glamping market size was 2.73 US Dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10,2% from this year to 2030
  • Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel

    Khosi Tyobeka, Zimase Travel
    Khosi Tyobeka has built her business around making travelling easy and accessible. Her company, Zimasa Travel, provides tailor-made travel solutions; from planning to the execution of travel or conference needs. The award winning entrepreneur’s flair for business runs in her family. When she was growing up her mother operated a food business in their small village in the North West Province .
  • Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge

    Millicent Shai: Founder and owner of Thaba Legae Guest Lodge
    When one thinks of tourism in South Africa, the North West Province and its Magaliesberg mountain range and lush bushes come to mind. Not new to leisure and travel, the province has always held its baton, offering the famous Sun City resort and its surrounding holiday destinations. The province’s natural beauty has always added to the allure.
  • Soul-searching in South Africa

    Soul-searching in South Africa
    Never has wellness been more relevant, with health and immunity now at the forefront of consciousness after months spent at home during lockdown, and entirely new concepts added to the plethora of health concerns - from Zoom fatigue and maskne to the loneliness induced by self-isolation. Here are some of South Africa’s top wellness experiences for travellers to nurture the mind, body, and spirit on a 2021 post-lockdown trip.
  • South African Tourism - Heritage Day

    South African Tourism - Heritage Day
    Feast your eyes, feed your soul and be inspired by South Africa in full bloom… South Africa is unique. It is one country in the world where one can weave a vibrant tapestry of culture and heritage from the many and varied attractions, experiences and influences that permeate daily living.
  • uKhahlamba adventures, KwaZulu-Natal: mountains of fun in the Drakensberg

    uKhahlamba adventures, KwaZulu-Natal: mountains of fun in the Drakensberg
    The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg region offers breath-taking mountain views and adventures of note: hiking, rock-climbing, paragliding, mountain-biking, abseiling, ice-climbing, horse-riding and more.
  • Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden

    Trail running in South Africa: off the beaten track… into Eden
    South Africa has amazing trail-running terrain for visiting athletes, including mountains, forests, bushveld, beaches, savannahs and deserts – as well as some competitive runs to consider.
  • The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey: explore a beautiful indigenous forest

    The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey: explore a beautiful indigenous forest
    The Tsitsikamma Woodcutters’ Journey on the Garden Route in Western Cape takes you through pristine indigenous forests in one of South Africa’s most beautiful national parks.

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