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Level 3 Covid-19 Travel Updates

South Africa is open to international travel, subject to health and safety protocols. South African citizens and permanent residents are allowed entry into South Africa regardless of where you are travelling from, provided you adhere to the entry requirements (see below). Any South Africans wanting to travel overseas must check the destination entry requirements and […]

South Africans want to fly!

The latest figures from Statistics South Africa show that a total of 635 758 visitors travelled through South Africa in March – 214 865 of these were South African residents and 420 893 were foreign travellers. According to a recent poll by Travel News, the greatest factor preventing people from travelling is the lack of […]

ZANZIBAR – LET’S GO!

South Africans are welcomed in Zanzibar. Tanzanian officials created some controversy when they announced in early May that all visitors to their country would be required to quarantine for 14 days of mandatory self-isolation. Since, officials have clarified that only travellers who visited India or travelled through India will be required to do the 14-day […]

VACCINE OPENS TRAVEL DOORS

Germany has eased entry restrictions for travellers who have received their full vaccination or travellers who have fully recovered from Covid-19, without having to quarantine. Travellers with sufficient proof of Covid-19 recovery, as well as those that have been vaccinated, will be treated the same as travellers with a negative PCR test. The only exception […]

FLYSAFAIR UPGRADES THEIR Y-CLASS FARE

FlySafair has announced an upgrade to their Y-Class Fare – to include an extra bag and priority boarding. This fare class also still includes two free flight changes.  If you like to fly in a class of your own, that offers more luggage, more flexibility, and more extras, this is the fare for you.  Be […]

ADDIS ABABA AIRPORT NOW OFFERS COVID TESTS

Travellers departing or transiting via Addis Ababa can now have their Covid-19 tests done at the airport. Ethiopian Airlines Group, in association with BGI Health Ethiopia, is set to launch the Covid19 testing centre at its main hub and continent’s busiest airport – Addis Ababa. The laboratory will be equipped with the resources and technology […]

SKIP THE QUEUES AT TABLE MOUNTAIN

A private business meeting with a close-up view all Capetonians cherish – Table Mountain. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMAC) has launched a private cable car service that allows private groups to host their events, meetings and special occasions on top of Cape Town’s leading tourist attraction and one of the official New 7 Wonders […]

TAKE A DIP IN THE CLOUDS

As announced by the Guinness World Records team, the highest outdoor infinity pool in a building (at 294 meters high) can be found at the Address Beach Resort in Dubai. Sitting on the hotel’s 77th floor, the massive pool is about 94 meters long and 16 meters wide — almost double the size of an […]

ZIM BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CONFERENCE CENTRE

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwean President, recently laid the first brick at the start of the Beethoven Hotel and Harare Hippodrome Conference Centre development. This new conference centre will be the biggest Zimbabwe has developed to date. The property, Beethoven Hotel, will have 40 executive rooms on offer while the conference centre, the Hippodrome Conference Centre, will […]

MZANSI SHINES ON NETFLIX

South African Tourism has partnered with Netflix to showcase South Africa’s diversity and beauty in a collection of locally produced series & movies. Our landscape has been featured in multiple Netflix original productions to date – Some international series and movie productions were also filmed on our shores. They are: Holiday in the Wild Last […]

NEW RESORT FOR SEYCHELLES

A beachfront villa, with the Seychelles mountains as a backdrop – what more could you want for a bleisure retreat? The JA Enchanted Waterfront villas – 10 beautiful villas tastefully decorated and designed to fit a contemporary Creole aesthetic, sit on the Mahé cost just a stone’s throw from the beach. Each of the 10 […]

CRUISE INTO YOUR WORKCATION

Princess Cruises has announced its integration to include land-like connectivity to its passengers as part of its MedallionNet Wi-Fi Services. Guests are assured much better connectivity for working onboard their return cruises. A new constellation of satellites, launched by Princess’s connectivity partner SES, will be live later this year and will offer the best-ever possible […]

NEW COURTYARD HOTEL IN MIDRAND

The new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is now open! The hotel was built specifically to attract corporate travellers during the week while still servicing their leisure guests over weekends. This combination of ‘bleisure’ guests, along with the hotel’s offering to day visitors, makes it an ideal location for the corporate traveller. The hotel is across […]

NOTABLE NOMINATION FOR PLETT

Plettenberg Bay, a seaside town on the Garden Route, is mostly known for its sandy Central and Lookout beaches – ideal for surfers. However, the tourist-friendly town is also an ideal location for whale watchers, local corporate travellers and ocean-lovers alike. The town’s proximity to the trails at Robberg Nature Reserve, the historic Stone Age […]

DAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN VIC FALLS & JO’BURG

Zimbabwean airline, Fastjet, has announced additions to their current flight schedule between Victoria Falls International Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. The aim is to allow travellers more flexibility when travelling. These additions ensure travellers have more time to enjoy all that Victoria Falls has to offer. The new flight times also aim to […]

POLOKWANE AIRPORT DEEMED ‘UNSAFE’

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has advised that the Polokwane Airport no longer meets the minimum requirements to receive scheduled commercial air traffic. Airlink, in their capacity as an independent regional airline, has therefore announced that they have suspended all services to and from Polokwane airport until further notice. Airlink did research potentially […]

A JO’BURG FAVOURITE GETS A FACELIFT

The Protea Hotel by Marriott, Johannesburg Wanderers, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment – further enhancing its offering to corporate travellers. The focus of the refurbishment was to create a seamless flow of social zones, installing ‘quiet time’ indoor-outdoor zones and creating areas conducive for work and safe meetups. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg […]

TSOGO SUN LAUNCHES NEW PROPERTY

Tsogo Sun will launch their new luxury boutique hotel, De Stellenbosch, in the heart of wine country on 1 May 2021. This new addition to the Tsogo Sun collection will offer the business traveller close proximity to Cape Town, which is less than 30min away, while still surrounding them with natural, historical beauty, mountains and […]

TAKE A SHO’T LEFT!

South African Tourism is challenging you to make a Sho’t Left and take your lunch or dinner business meetings to the streets of Mzansi! Support local while spicing up your meetings, team building and bleisure itineraries. Now is the time to go out there and make memories that will last forever! That means less inside, […]

NEW DRESS CODE FOR ZANZIBAR

Authorities in Zanzibar have issued a statement that visitors to the island will be expected to adhere to a new, stricter dress code. Zanzibar has a population of 1.3 million, and during a census in 2019, it was found that 99% of the population follows the Muslim faith. To respect the faith and beliefs of […]

BOTSWANA FREES UP LAND FOR TOURISM

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism of Botswana Mr. Onalenna Mokgachane has advised that they have reserved 45 wilderness camps for tourism development. Botswana is best known for its tourism offering that includes game drives, balloon safaris, boat cruises and mokoro rides. These activities are centred around wilderness viewings […]

IT’S ALL IN THE EYES

The Dubai International Airport has recently installed and activated 122 new Smart Gates throughout the airport. These smart gates use travellers’ biometric information – specifically their eyes – to identify and document the traveller. This new technology ensures a much faster and most importantly, a contact-less journey for travellers returning to the skies. Travellers can […]

WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED

We are honoured to have been nominated for the World Travel Awards in the categories of Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2021 as well as South Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2021. Voting is already open, so please VOTE FOR US by clicking HERE.

SA MAKES THE CONDÉ NAST CUT

Condé Nast, a global mass media company and home to some of the world’s most iconic brands like Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ and Vanity Fair, recently released a list of 2021’s Best Holiday Destinations, and South Africa is listed! Our gorgeous country has been included based on our exceptional wineries, luxury safaris, internationally rated […]

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