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Welcome to the family

The stunning Zebula Golf Estate and Spa in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province joins the Protea Hotels portfolio this month. This is the second hotel within a month to join Africa’s largest and leading hotel group; the newly renovated Manor Hotel in Pretoria returned to the Protea Hotels portfolio on March 1. The Protea Zebula...

Keep them coming!

Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk celebrates outstanding SA tourism growth at the annual Ubuntu Awards in New York. South Africa has proven itself, yet again, as one of the most successful tourism destinations in the world today. Travel and tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world. . Last year we grew at more than double...

The good life. On the course. Off the course.

Living the high life with The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort and Randpark Golf Club. The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort and Randpark Golf Club celebrated their partnership with the launch of a new tag line at their combined corporate golf day on 11 April. “The good life. On the course. Off the course” reflects the essence of this unique city...

Shine bright like a diamond

Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa in the Magaliesburg is proud to announce their ‘finalist’ status at the recent prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards. “What an honour!” say the Spa team. The annual announcement of the World Luxury Spa Awards winners marks the highlight of a year-long search for the very best spas on the...

Calling all culture vultures

The South African Tourism INDABA 2013, Africa’s top travel show, is set to offer unrivalled opportunities, new innovations and networking platforms for the tourism trade and international buyers this year to stimulate tourism business in a market growing well above the rate of global growth. Between January and November 2012, South Africa had...

Hosting conferences in Africa – what you need to know

Africa has grown its reputation as an attractive destination for international conferences, offering world-class venues, cost-saving benefits and unique experiences. However, professional conference organisers (PCOs) wishing to host conferences on the African continent need to be aware of the subtle differences of doing business here. Relying on...

Gauteng: ahead of the technology game

Gauteng Tourism’s first mobile app has reached the number one spot as South Africa’s favourite free travel app download. Perfect for the independent traveller, the Gauteng Travel Guide is fully produced by the Gauteng Tourism Authority and Tourism Radio®, and encourages all travellers, domestic or international, to explore the province....

Refurb spectacular!

Hemingways, inspired by author Ernest Hemingway’s classic Key West home, offers a wide range of entertainment options for the whole family, including an upmarket cinema, various dining experiences, banqueting and conference facilities, a four-star hotel, and a casino gaming floor. According to Rob Collins, Tsogo Sun’s Chief Marketing Officer,...

A taste explosion!

Tucked away in the lush gardens of Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion, is the award winning Hemingway’s Restaurant & Wine Cellar [Best Fine Dining Restaurant in SA, 2011 and Overall Best Restaurant in SA, 2011]. The restaurant has exhibited unrivaled staying power in a neighborhood known for start-ups and high profile ventures. Since opening...

Getting to know you

There is nothing better than arriving in the country and being greeted by a welcoming face. At Granny Mouse Country House and Spa, front office manager, Lauren Huckle and her team do so with inordinate enthusiasm. Lauren was born in Johannesburg and is no stranger to travel having lived in Botswana, Ghana, Cape Town and now the KwaZulu Natal...