The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, on Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, is set to open its doors to guests in April.
History, explains Lynette Carolissen, principal of the Klein Handjies Preschool at Boschendal estate near Franschhoek, may well show that the decision by Boschendal’s new owners to support this preschool was the most beneficial of all the changes and improvements that they have brought about since taking over the estate in 2012.
With privileged access to the Boschendal Estate, visitors are able to enjoy farm life, walk in the vineyards, speed along the mountain biking trails, fish in the dams, read, relax and savour life. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a tour.
The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town has been undergoing an extensive R120 million makeover, spearheaded by Shimmy Luxury Collection. Benchmarked against the most exclusive collections in the world, SLC is set to shake up the hospitality landscape in South Africa.
Shambala Private Game Reserve is built in traditional Zulu style with streams from the nearby river running through the camp. The remarkable setting of the camp reflects the guests stay of luxurious comfort and internal reflection. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a break in paradise.
Sophisticated and historic, Taj Cape Town offers visitors to this vibrant city, the perfect combination of refined luxury and an authentic Cape Town experience. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night to understand this most traditional of hotels.
Overlooking Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, Lawhill offers travellers a taste of luxury living at the hottest address in Cape Town. Offering an ideal base to explore the Mother City, the property has easy access to the Waterfront’s shopping malls and is a stone’s throw from the aquarium and other exciting entertainment venues. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole finds out more.
Kgomotso Ramothea, Kgomotso Ramothea, manager marketing and communications, UK & Ireland, South Africa, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. Top of the agenda are the latest consumer campaigns from South Africa, the diversity of opportunities on offer in the country, and South Africa’s plans for 2017.
The old family favourite &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which sits on a big five private game reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park in South Africa, has re-opened following a US$2 million rebuild and refurbishment. The brilliant transformation and elegant new look has kept Ngala’s genteel and romantic safari feel but enhanced the guest offering.
South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent. Pietro Calicchio, industry leader of hospitality and gambling, PwC Southern Africa explained: “Although the South African economy has weakened considerably, the overall outlook for hotels in South Africa is expected to remain positive.”
Emirates will be upgrading one of its four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg to an Airbus A380-800 from February 2017. Emirates currently uses Boeing 777 aircraft for each of the four daily flights between the two cities, making it the busiest route in the airline’s African network with over three million passengers carried in the last five years.
Emirates will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town from July 4th. The new service will supplement the two current daily flights between the two cities to meet growing demand on the route, and offer outbound and inbound travellers even more convenience and choice.