Category: South Africa

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V&A Waterfront to host Ocean Life Festival

The V&A Waterfront recently announced the launch of its annual Ocean Life Festival – a new endeavour focused on fostering an appreciation and understanding of South Africa’s ocean assets. The festival will see a curated programme of events and activations spread across the property between Monday, 27 November and Friday, 8 December. “The V&A Waterfront’s […]

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South Africa. Entry Regulations. Reminder to parents travelling with children

There are continued report of parents travelling with children being denied boarding at their airport of departure for South Africa. The confusion is over the small, “short Birth Certificates” which are unabridged and do not hold both parents’ details. These are not acceptable in this case. Recently British Airways refused boarding to parents with two […]

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Cradle of Humankind lodge launches new amphitheatre

Aha Lesedi in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, has invested R3.2m (€197 500) in the rebuilding of a new dance amphitheatre after it was destroyed in a runaway veld fire in 2016. The new amphitheatre is set to offer an enhanced cultural experience. It is designed with African art murals and a buffalo front entrance […]

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South Africa voted Star All-Round Destination

South Africa was recently awarded the Star All-Round Destination accolade in the Travel Bulletin Star Awards, the UK’s most prestigious awards programme, which was held at the Langham Hotel in London. The awards were voted for by UK travel agents. SA was also a finalist in four other categories, including Star Adventure & Activity Holidays […]

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Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option

Alipay, an online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, partners of Zapper, has made it possible for Chinese tourists in South Africa to pay at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the country via their smartphones. Chinese tourists will be able to search for restaurants, bars, theatres, book shops, adventure parks and more […]

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South Africa touting experiential tourism

South Africa is hoping to attract a lot more U.S. travelers in the year to come, tapping into an increasing desire among Americans for experiential travel. According to research conducted by Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, owner of destination marketing agency Destinate, U.S. vacation planners are increasingly looking for trips that offer instant and total immersion. She […]

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Statement on Cabinet decision on the immigration amendment acts and regulations

The Department of Home Affairs has welcomed Cabinet’s decision regarding the recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Committee the President had established in August 2015 to look at the unintended consequences and mitigating factors relating to the implementation of the Immigration Amendment Acts (2007 and 2011) and Immigration Regulations, 2014. The law, as amended, will remain with adjustments […]

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Marriott International Expands Brand Offering in South Africa

Marriott International, Inc. continues to expand its footprint across the African continent by announcing the signing of two new properties in South Africa, in partnership with The Amdec Group.  Expected to open by February 2018, the 150-room Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and 200-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch will be located in the […]

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South Africa National Parks offer free entry to local visitors during Heritage Week

Game parks and Wildlife Preserves in Africa are too often viewed by local communities as being a playground for wealthy tourists. Every year, South Africa celebrates their National Tourism Month and Heritage Day, but for the majority of South Africans actually enjoying their wildlife heritage is a luxury they cannot afford. To address this issue […]

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Erwan Garnier has been appointed Director Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

Erwan GARNIER ESSEC IMHI 2004 has been appointed as Director Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean at CARLSON REZIDOR HOTEL GROUP Dubai, UAE – Cape Town, South Africa. Erwan is an hospitality professional with 15 years of experience in the development, strategy and management of luxury hotels on an international scale. Erwan’s hospitality experience includes […]

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‘Rhino walk’ for conservation

With news still reverberating of the poached rhino tally in South Africa standing at 749 on August 29, a large-scale initiative to boost community conservation and rhino protection in KwaZulu-Natal has been welcomed. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority, Department of Environmental Affairs, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlands, Project Rhino KZN, Wildlife ACT, African Conservation Trust, Peace […]

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