South Africa Tourism News

The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town set to open its doors in March

The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town set to open its doors in March

6th Feb 2017 Hotel News

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.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Shambala Game Reserve, South Africa

Breaking Travel News investigates: Shambala Game Reserve, South Africa

26th Jan 2017 Focus

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.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Taj Cape Town, South Africa

Breaking Travel News investigates: Taj Cape Town, South Africa

25th Jan 2017 Focus

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.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Lawhill Luxury Apartments, Cape Town

Breaking Travel News investigates: Lawhill Luxury Apartments, Cape Town

24th Jan 2017 Focus

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.

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge reopens in South Africa

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge reopens in South Africa

9th Aug 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

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.

Vote of confidence for South Africa tourism

Vote of confidence for South Africa tourism

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 to deploy Airbus A380 on Johannesburg route

Emirates to deploy Airbus A380 on Johannesburg route

30th Jul 2016 Airline News

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 adds third daily Cape Town service

Emirates adds third daily Cape Town service

21st May 2016 Airline News Tourism News

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.

African hospitality gathers in Durban for INDABA 2016

African hospitality gathers in Durban for INDABA 2016

Over the next three days Tourism INDABA, owned and hosted in conjunction with Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism, will once again cement its position as Africa’s top travel show. This global trade show, boasts the widest variety of tourism products - from Namibia on the Atlantic coast, to Tanzania and Mozambique on the Indian Ocean shore; down the Nile from Egypt through the East Africa Community, moving inland past Malawi and Zimbabwe to the seat of the continent, South Africa.

Qatar Airways expands network in South Africa

Qatar Airways expands network in South Africa

20th Dec 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Qatar Airways has launched new services between Doha and Durban. The four-times-weekly service to Durban further complements the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg, and is an expansion of the airline’s operations in South Africa. Travellers can now choose from a total of 21 flights a week to South Africa from Qatar Airways’ hub Hamad International Airport.