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South Africa travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on South Africa. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in South Africa. Pretoria Travel information. Visit Cape Town & Johannesburg. South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

Give the Oceans a Voice
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Give the Oceans a Voice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2020

To know the world is to know yourself, but two-thirds of our world is water, and our oceans are a ... Read More

Africa Tourism Film Festival Award Winners Announced
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Africa Tourism Film Festival Award Winners Announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2020

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) has released the winning entries for the 2020 ITFFA Awards, which can be ... Read More

African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework
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African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework

mm Dr. Taleb Rifai- May 10, 2020

Dr. Taleb Rifai, the chairman of Project Hope Africa proposed his vision for a general framework to the African Tourism ... Read More

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery
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Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 10, 2020

Setting the agenda for the development of tourism in Africa, domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would ... Read More

Project Hope by ATB is Taking a Lead on Tourism Recovery in Africa
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Project Hope by ATB is Taking a Lead on Tourism Recovery in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2020

Project Hope Africa is a project to give tourism, especially on the African continent during and after the COVID-19 crisis, ... Read More

Is Cape Town in South Africa immune against the Coronavirus?
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Is Cape Town in South Africa immune against the Coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 2, 2020

South Africans in Cape Town may be immune against the Coronavirus for 3 hours a day. Is Capetown safe for ... Read More

Rescue for South African Airlines ? Government and Union convene talk
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Rescue for South African Airlines ? Government and Union convene talk

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2020

South Africa Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan this morning convened a high-level meeting between senior government leaders and representatives of ... Read More

Birth of “A New World Tourism”: Project Hope Travel
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Birth of “A New World Tourism”: Project Hope Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2020

The birth of "A New World Tourism" was launched today with supporters in 26 countries. The New Tourism initiative is ... Read More

South African Airways out of business: Latest COVID-19 victim
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South African Airways out of business: Latest COVID-19 victim

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2020

Star Alliance African Airways is getting ready to lay off all 4708 employees. It's expected the end of April if ... Read More

South African Airways evacuates stranded South Africans from Miami
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South African Airways evacuates stranded South Africans from Miami

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2020

South African Airways (SAA), repatriated over 300 South  African citizens on April 14, 2020 aboard a specially planned charter flight ... Read More

Tourism Recovery now has a plan called “HOPE”
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Tourism Recovery now has a plan called “HOPE”

mm Dr. Taleb Rifai- April 12, 2020

Dr. Taleb Rifai was the former UNWTO Secretary-General. Dr. Rifai is chairing the new African Tourism Board COVID-19 Task Force. ... Read More

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19
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Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

The African Tourism Board established the COVID-19 Tourism Task Force under the leadership of Dr. Taleb Rifai and Alain St. ... Read More

South Africa GovChat Launches: COVID-19 Prescreening
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South Africa GovChat Launches: COVID-19 Prescreening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 4, 2020

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Parks Tau, said, “We will walk South Africans through this user-friendly ... Read More

African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer
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African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer

George Taylor George Taylor- April 4, 2020

The African Tourism Board has been in the front row while this emerging crisis is unfolding.SKAL, the largest travel industry ... Read More

Anti human trafficking experts note 44% rise
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Anti human trafficking experts note 44% rise

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2020

The number of people across Europe identified as being victims of human trafficking rose by almost half between 2015 and ... Read More

South African Airways suspends operations at its North America Regional Office
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South African Airways suspends operations at its North America Regional Office

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that after careful consideration and to comply with South Africa’s national 21-day lock-down to ... Read More

African Tourism Board COVID-19 Task Force will virtually meet today
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African Tourism Board COVID-19 Task Force will virtually meet today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2020

Today the new COVID-19 Task Force for the African Tourism Board (ATB) will meet virtually to discuss the way forward. ... Read More

Travel Africa: List of country restrictions
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Travel Africa: List of country restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2020

The African Tourism Board released a list of current known restrictions in regards to COVID19 in Africa. The African Tourism ... Read More

South African Airlines closed for passenger traffic
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South African Airlines closed for passenger traffic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 26, 2020

South African Airways (SAA), a member of Star Alliance announced yesterday its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with ... Read More

Afreximbank’s $3-billion facility to cushion COVID-19 impact on African countries
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Afreximbank’s $3-billion facility to cushion COVID-19 impact on African countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA), to help African ... Read More

South Africa Comair Flight Suspension: Official Statement from CEO
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South Africa Comair Flight Suspension: Official Statement from CEO

editor editor- March 25, 2020

The Chief Executive Officer, Wrenelle Stander, issued the following message on the South Africa Comair flight suspension due to the ... Read More

South African National Parks to close Thursday
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South African National Parks to close Thursday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2020

South Africa Tourism is known for its stunning national parks. Tourists from all over the world travel to South Africa ... Read More

Details: South Africa LockDown – Official Statement by President Cyril Ramphosa
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Details: South Africa LockDown – Official Statement by President Cyril Ramphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

South African President Cyril Ramphosa delivered the following statement at Union Buildings, Tshwane, South Africa today, March 23 2020 at ... Read More

South Africa will lock down for 3 weeks: What it should mean for all of Africa?
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South Africa will lock down for 3 weeks: What it should mean for all of Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

The president of  South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday eventing in his  1930h televised national speech.  the Republic of ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is deeply saddened by the passing of Sol Kerzner. He brought an original ... Read More

Nigeria closed for COVID-19: African Tourism Board hailed decision
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Nigeria closed for COVID-19: African Tourism Board hailed decision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

The African Tourism Board has hailed the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to shut down all international airports ... Read More

South African Wine Adventures
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South African Wine Adventures

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- March 21, 2020

Initial Quest The 17th century marks the beginning of the wine industry in South Africa. The year was 1655 when ... Read More

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?
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How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 21, 2020

The COVID 19 Tourism Task Force for Africa was established by the African Tourism Board on Friday. With COVID-19 cases ... Read More

No more International Flights on South African Airways
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No more International Flights on South African Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

Travel to South Africa may be impossible at this time. The COVID-19 pandemic and attendant travel restrictions resulted in a ... Read More

COVID-19: South Africa State of Disaster means no alcohol, no tourism and what else?
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COVID-19: South Africa State of Disaster means no alcohol, no tourism and what else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

116 cases of COVID-19 put South Africa into the medium-low category for Coronavirus. The South African Government is not taking ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Wait and see on COVID-19 is over
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African Tourism Board: Wait and see on COVID-19 is over

Simba Mandinyenya Simba Mandinyenya- March 16, 2020

A leading voice of tourism development on the African continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is of the position that the “wait ... Read More

South Africa Tourism closing
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South Africa Tourism closing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

President Matamela Cyril Ramapho from South Africa will close borders to all citizens from high-risk Corononavirus countries.  35 land border ... Read More

COVID 19 in 26 African Countries is destroying Tourism
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COVID 19 in 26 African Countries is destroying Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading in Africa destroying the continent's travel and tourism industry. It's also threatening the livelihood of millions. The  ... Read More

South African Airways: Travel options due to COVID-19 coronavirus
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South African Airways: Travel options due to COVID-19 coronavirus

editor editor- March 13, 2020

Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers flexible travel options with one ... Read More

African Tourism Board asks governments to adopt the Nepal Approach
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African Tourism Board asks governments to adopt the Nepal Approach

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Coronavirus arrived in Africa! In response to this the African Tourism Board, today issued a recommendation to African Countries and ... Read More

Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled
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Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel ... Read More

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