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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.

WTM Africa conscious about sustainability in travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of ... Read More

Why travel to Africa is safe during coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2020

Get away from the cold is what the experts on coronavirus are recommending. Where in the world is summer right ... Read More

Embassies to help market African Tourism

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 12, 2020

Setting new plans and strategies to market African tourism within and outside the continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is ... Read More

South African Airways flies Miss Universe back home aboard new Airbus A350-900

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020

South African Airways (SAA) was honoured to bring Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi back home aboard its brand new Airbus ... Read More

South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) today announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation ... Read More

Green light for Luxury destination Villa Verte, Cape Town, South Africa

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 6, 2020

Tucked away in the hills of Hout Bay are two serene properties that offer the ultimate escape from it all ... Read More

WTM Africa named Best Overall Exhibition in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020

Reed Exhibitions Travel, Tourism and Sports team were recognized with eight awards across the portfolio at the 4th annual Association ... Read More

InterContinental Hotels Group debuts upscale voco brand in Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa ... Read More

African Tourism Board advice on coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 31, 2020

Should you still travel to Africa? The Executive Committee of the African Tourism Board (ATB) had an emergency meeting today ... Read More

South African Airways back in business

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020

The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways SOC Ltd (the Practitioners), supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises (DPE) ... Read More

Ultra long-haul: South African Airways flies new A350 from New York to Johannesburg

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2020

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced the most technology-advanced aircraft available for international ultra long-haul travel with the launch of ... Read More

Cape Town Safety: Is Cape Town safe for visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

To make Cape Town safe is a big concern for leaders in South Africa. To make Cape Town safe for ... Read More

South Africa’s largest hotel chain quits Kenyan safari market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 18, 2020

Come the end of January, South African hotel chain, Tsogo Sun Hotels, is set to close its property in Kenyan ... Read More

African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. ... Read More

The US Iran conflict has African Tourism Leaders on the edge

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

The escalating conflict between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran is making travel and tourism ... Read More

African Tourism Board urgent appeal to Iran and the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2020

A war between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran will not only send fear to American travelers, ... Read More

2020: How Africa will become one tourism destination of choice in the world?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2020

2019 was a big year for the African Tourism Board. Officially launched at the World Travel Market in Capetown in ... Read More

A Christmas Story African Tourism Board style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2019

Christmas is no longer only for Christians in Africa. Africa became one tourism destination for the world with the launch ... Read More

South African Airways signs up to protect wildlife

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has joined the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife through the Illegal Wildlife Trade module ... Read More

South African Tourism Board CEO not guilty and will resume his duties

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 15, 2019

“Yesterday I was over the moon about the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)  report naming SA as the leading ... Read More

Air Madagascar suspending flights to Johannesburg

mm Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019

It has been confirmed from Air Madagascar that effective early January the airline will be stopping its twice weekly flights ... Read More

Why a U.S. Tour Operator re-discovers Victoria Falls and Southern Africa?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 8, 2019

U.S Tour operator Western Leisure  Tours, a travel company based in Utah. Western Leisure is now ready to sell travel ... Read More

Universities embracing Tourism as a vehicle for Sustainable Development

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 7, 2019

It was a cross-pollination of ideas and synergies as Dr. Lydia Ramothibe and Dr. Tshinakaho Seaba both from the Tshwane ... Read More

Who is Les Matuson appointed as Rescue Practitioner by Bankrupt South African Airways?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2019

South African Airways is officially in business rescue and just assigned Mr. Les Matuson from Matuson Associated as the rescue ... Read More

South African Airways Bankruptcy: What is next for SAA passengers and African Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2019

South African Airways is considered one of the most important airline connectors in Africa. Together with Ethiopian Airlines and Egypt ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chair speaks about Women of Value and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2019

Cuthbert Ncube, chairman of the African Tourism Board was a panelist and speaker at the  Women of Value South Africa ... Read More

African Tourism Board at University of Africa Women’s Forum

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2019

Tourism is one of the driving forces of sustainable development. The African Tourism Board (ATB) was invited to contribute to ... Read More

African Tourism Board and African Union Development Agency in talks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 26, 2019

The African Tourism Board is taking leadership for the continents' travel and tourism industry in working hard to establish relationships ... Read More

Radical changes rattle the cage of South Africa wildlife interaction industry

Louzel Lombard Steyn Louzel Lombard Steyn- November 26, 2019

Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are ... Read More

South Africa’s Tourism Minister to visit Ghana

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 24, 2019

The South African Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week, embark on a working visit to Ghana and ... Read More

Angola Tourism has big plans with African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2019

It was all smiles when African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairperson met with representatives from the Angolan Ministry of Tourism, Angolan ... Read More

South African Airways: Union strike could spell the end for airline

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019

The unions representing the flight attendants and other employees of South Africa’s struggling state airline, South African Airways (SAA), said ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2019

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week in ... Read More

South Africa Government stands idle as tourism numbers continue to plunge

editor editor- October 23, 2019

The latest data released by StatsSA this week confirms the continuing downward trend for tourism in South Africa.  The data ... Read More

Unions support South African Airways pilot strike amidst allegations of gross misconduct

editor editor- October 3, 2019

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and have noted ... Read More

Hilton Hotels in Africa: The big five commitments

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 25, 2019

Since Hilton announced its Big Five commitments to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa less than a year ago, ... Read More