South Africa

  • South Africa launches new tourism campaign video “Do Not Travel Now, So You Can Travel Later”

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    South Africa has launched its new tourism campaign with a new video entitled with “Do Not Travel Now, So You Can Travel Later”.   As part of the call of South African Tourism Department to all of their responsible citizens …

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  • South Africa postponed Pink Loerie Festival 2020

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    South Africa postponed the Pink Loerie Festival for 2020 to Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September. The South African President has instructed that all gatherings above 100 people are to be called off due to the recent coronavirus pandemic.   …

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  • South Africa is going to impose three weeks lockdown as coronavirus fear escalates

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    South Africa is going to impose a nationwide lockdown for three weeks as it tries to contain a surge in coronavirus cases, which on Monday jumped from 274 to 402 in a day. President Cyril Ramaphosa said it was a …

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  • Cape Town’s Villa Verte opens to welcome its guests

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    When Jim Brett and Ed Gray decided to launch a sister property to their exclusive-use Villa Maison Noir in Hout Bay, Cape Town, it was with the intention of creating yet another sanctuary-like space that was inspired and informed by …

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  • South Africa braces for tourism disaster amid corona virus hazard

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    South Africa may still have relatively few confirmed corona virus cases, but their two major foreign exchange earners – mining and tourism – are preparing to see the impact.   China holds a special place in the economy of South Africa, which went …

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  • South Africa closing its borders to the citizens from all the high-risk countries

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    President of South Africa, Matamela Cyril Ramapho will shut down its borders to the citizens from all the high-risk Corononavirus countries of the wolrd. 35 land border ports will be closed. All schools from Wednesday in South Africa will close …

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  • South Africa impose travel restrictions amid coronavirus spread

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    On Sunday, the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that visas of citizens entering South Africa from countries majorly affected by the novel coronavirus including the United States have been officially cancelled as a measure against the deadly virus spread. …

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  • South Africa is continuing to market in China despite corona virus outbreak

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    South Africa is continuing to market in China which remains an important tourism market in spite of the corona virus outbreak.   “The Chinese market has become one of the significant markets for South Africa,” the Parliament said in a …

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  • South African Tourism expects to draw more than 100,000 tourists from India in 2020

    Published on : Thursday, January 16, 2020

    The Tourism Ministry in South Africa ushered in this year with its biggest travel trade scheme in India. It is the 17th edition of their Annual Road Show of the South Africa Tourism. This road show intends to capitalise on …

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  • Maison Noir launches new hotel, Villa Verte in South Africa

    Published on : Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Tucked away in the hills of Hout Bay are two serene properties that offer the ultimate escape from it all –Villa Maison Noir and its brand-new neighbour, Villa Verte. These luxurious contemporary villas, built on the mountainside, are like a …

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  • As a tourist destination, South Africa is LGBTQI friendly

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    As a tourist destination, South Africa is LGBTQI friendly and South African Tourism is organizing influencers’ world over to showcase this.   LGBTQI+ Media Trip In the course of the 10 days event, the group will be exploring different parts …

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  • SA witnesses drop in international tourist number

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    This came after recent statistics show that fewer foreign tourists were going to South Africa majorly because of security issues and stringent visa regulations.   “Little, if anything, has been done to deal with the perception that South Africans are …

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  • South Africa signs a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet firm Tencent

    Published on : Thursday, October 24, 2019

    South Africa has inked a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet firm Tencent (0700.HK), which will use its popular WeChat platform for marketing tourism to millions in China, said the South African tourism minister.   South Africa is targeting important untapped …

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  • SA aims to attract more Canadian visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Representatives from Destination South Africa met with agents and travel media journalists in Toronto regarding a cross-continent tour to encourage more visitors.   With a 30% unemployment rate, government officials in South Africa are aiming to double their visitation numbers …

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  • Hervey Bay and Bluff accorded International Whale Heritage Site status

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Hervey Bay and Bluff have been accorded the World Whale Heritage Site status. The World Cetacean Alliance awarded the accreditation to Australia’s Hervey Bay and South Africa’s Bluff in recognition of the responsible and sustainable whale watching practices in their …

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  • South Africa to introduce e-visa

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    South Africa will soon introduce e-visa to boost the inbound tourism industry. The CEO of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association, David Frost, has confirmed this development. He said that the imminent introduction would be huge news for the inbound …

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  • South Africa eyes 21 million tourist mark

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

    South Africa aims to achieve 21 million tourist mark by 2030. This will be in addition to the 5-in-5 strategic goal that sets the target of an additional four million international visitors and one million domestic holiday trips by the …

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  • Marriott International to show glitz and glamour of catwalk in South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

     Marriott International’s  recently unveiled travel programme, Marriott Bonvoy, will be presenting all things couture through a unique, thoughtfully curated, member-only experience at an event created by Red Carpet Creative in collaboration with Runway Prestige New York. To be held at …

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  • Zimbabwe preparing to display its tourism industry at Sanganai expo

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    India leads a cast of at least 20 countries that have confirmed participation for this year’s edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. The World Tourism Expo —an annual Tourism Trade Fair organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority — runs from …

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  • Tourism constitutes a considerable part of SA’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Statistics for May show a year-on-year increase in tourists visiting South Africa. Each month, Statistics SA provides an in-depth analysis of what tourism and travel has looked like for South Africa.   The tourism industry makes up a sizeable portion …

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