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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.

South Africa’s President Ramaposa petitioned to halt big cat breeding
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South Africa’s President Ramaposa petitioned to halt big cat breeding

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

While South Africa's government, wildlife farmers and NGOs remain locked in discussion about the future of lions, elephants, rhinos and ... Read More

African Tourism Board Welcomes South Africa Opening
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African Tourism Board Welcomes South Africa Opening

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 18, 2020

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomes the move by South Africa to open international travel beginning October 1, 2020. South ... Read More

South African President Ramaphosa  update on COVID0-19
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South African President Ramaphosa update on COVID0-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

South African President Ramaphosa  today updated his people on the State of the Nation in regards to the ongoing COVID-10 ... Read More

Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador
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Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 10, 2020

The Safer Tourism Seal, an initiative by the rebuilding.travel network today appointed Cuthbert Ncube as its first Brand Ambassador in ... Read More

South Africa Payback for Transparency Allows Gradual Reopening of Tourism
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South Africa Payback for Transparency Allows Gradual Reopening of Tourism

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism in South Africa, Ms. Aneme Malan, represented the South African Minister yesterday at ... Read More

Boeing shared a vision with African Tourism Ministers: Visit Your Country, Visit Africa
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Boeing shared a vision with African Tourism Ministers: Visit Your Country, Visit Africa

editor editor- September 4, 2020

The African Tourism Board concluded its second ministerial virtual roundtable on Project Hope yesterday. Mr. Omar Arakat, the Vice President ... Read More

What World Health Organization shared with African Tourism Ministers
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What World Health Organization shared with African Tourism Ministers

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Dr. Nedret Emiroglou is the Director of Infectious Diseases of the World Health Organization in Geneva. On Wednesday, she spoke ... Read More

The Second African Tourism Board Second Ministerial Round Table Opened
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The Second African Tourism Board Second Ministerial Round Table Opened

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board (ATB), yesterday opened the 2nd virtual ministerial round table organized by ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube concern for women
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African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube concern for women

editor editor- September 2, 2020

African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube presents his take on the role of women in Africa, and specifically in the ... Read More

How the Minister of Tourism for South Africa sees Women of Value?
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How the Minister of Tourism for South Africa sees Women of Value?

editor editor- September 2, 2020

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism South Africa speaks about the Women of Value in Africa in regards to the travel ... Read More

US Ambassador Lana Marks speaks about Women Equality and Women of Value Africa
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US Ambassador Lana Marks speaks about Women Equality and Women of Value Africa

editor editor- September 2, 2020

U.S. Ambassador Lana J. Marks (born November 18, 1953) is a South African-born American fashion designer who founded the eponymous ... Read More

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa
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World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

World Lion Day (10 August) celebrates one of South Africa’s most iconic species, yet despite dwindling wild lion numbers, they ... Read More

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff
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South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

It has recently come to light that the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) failed to renew its contract with an ... Read More

COVID-19 impact in South Africa will affect all Southern African economies
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COVID-19 impact in South Africa will affect all Southern African economies

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates; Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa ... Read More

African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges
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African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

The African hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton shared unique insights in the first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ held in early July, ... Read More

Should Germans travel again to Africa?
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Should Germans travel again to Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 2, 2020

The German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has asked Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) to review the travel restrictions imposed ... Read More

The International Day of The African Child: Join the Party Virtually!
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The International Day of The African Child: Join the Party Virtually!

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 15, 2020

The African Tourism Board wants the world to join the party. The party is about the International Day of the ... Read More

South Africa: COVID-19 economic impact on tourism accommodation industry
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South Africa: COVID-19 economic impact on tourism accommodation industry

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown have drastically impacted the South African travel accommodation industry. As a direct result, many ... Read More

From Hotel Porter to Palace GM: One Executive’s Success Story
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From Hotel Porter to Palace GM: One Executive’s Success Story

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 11, 2020

Josiah Elias Montsho has come full circle with his appointment last year as General Manager at Sun City’s flagship Palace ... Read More

Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa
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Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

"We all came out of Africa,” said Dr. Taleb Rifai, patron of the African Tourism Board (ATB), and former UNWTO Secretary-General. “That ... Read More

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

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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