Stellenbucks Restaurant Rewards Campaign returns to the Winelands

By Sundeeka Mungroo 01-08-23 17:17

STELLENBOSCH STELLENBUCKS IS BACK Visit Stellenbosch has officially relaunched their iconic Stellenbucks campaign, this time with a focus on restaurants and dining in the popular Winelands town. According to Tourism Update, the Stellenbucks Restaurant Rewards Campaign invites South African diners to experience the diverse culinary offerings of Stellenbosch while being rewarded with ‘Stellenbucks’ for dining out. ALSO READ: ‘Stay Stellenbucks’ […]

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Western Cape and Cape Town tourism numbers on the rise

By Sundeeka Mungroo 01-08-23 17:05

TOURISM IN THE WESTERN CAPE IS LOOKING UP Tourist arrivals via air to Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) in the first six months of 2023 has greatly exceeding pre-pandemic levels. According to the Western Cape Government’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, Wesgro’s monthly tourism report, international two-way passengers remained strong between January and […]

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Seven places to spot wildflowers in bloom in South Africa

By Sundeeka Mungroo 31-07-23 14:57

South Africa is a country known for its stunning landscapes and diverse flora. If you’re interested in seeing wildflowers, there are many places you should consider visiting to witness these incredible blooms during the spring and early summer months, typically from August to October. Here are seven you should check out: NAMAQUALAND, NORTHERN CAPE Wildflowers in […]

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Kruger National Park: Three unusual things to do

By Sundeeka Mungroo 31-07-23 13:26

Kruger National Park is a veritable wildlife mecca, with tourists coming from near and far to catch a glimpse of the incredible animal and birdlife that thrive in their natural habitat. While game drives are a popular choice for many, there are a few more unusual ways to enjoy the unbeatable wildlife experiences at the park. […]

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Saving Zanzibar’s Mkumbuu City ruins from rising sea levels

By Lorne Philpot 27-07-23 09:33

Sadly, Zanzibar’s ancient Mkumbuu ruins will face sea invasion if nothing is done to protect them from rising sea levels. MKUMBUU RUINS The Mkumbuu Ruins are located in the South Pemba Region. They lie at the end of a long narrow peninsula known as Ras Mkumbuu. The ruins mainly date from the 9th century CE and were […]

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7 South African travel experiences only the insiders know

By Jenni Baxter 26-07-23 16:44

  South Africans were delighted last week when 27,000 readers of the Telegraph voted SA the greatest country on Earth, and Cape Town the best city in the world to visit. But while as South Africans we know all about our country’s appeal – from wildlife to culture, breathtaking mountain ranges to beautiful beaches – […]

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Why Table Mountain Cableway is currently closed

By Sundeeka Mungroo 26-07-23 13:03

TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY CLOSED The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has officially closed down operations of their cable car for two weeks, starting 24 July until 7 August 2023. ALSO READ: Table Mountain celebrates Mandela Day with some special visitors The reason for this closure is for scheduled maintenance to take place over the two […]

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Four European countries SA passport holders can visit visa-free

By Garrin Lambley 25-07-23 15:58

The latest Henley & Partners Passport Index for 2023 outlines the 106 countries that South African passport holders can travel to without requiring a visa. The index included 199 passports and 227 travel destinations, ranking them quarterly in terms of travel power. Each passport was scored on the total number of destinations that the holder can access visa-free. CHECKMATE | These are South Africa’s Top 20 […]

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Five free things to do in Gqeberha

By Sundeeka Mungroo 24-07-23 19:05

VISIT THE NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is home to a comprehensive collection of South African art and craft and specializes in the art of the Eastern Cape Province. There are three exhibition halls that are re-hung throughout the year to accommodate the museum’s collections as well as a […]

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The most popular Schengen destinations among South African travellers

By Sundeeka Mungroo 20-07-23 18:16

Visa agency, VFS Global has said that Schengen destinations are particularly popular with South African travellers. Here’s where they want to go… SCHENGEN DESTINATIONS ALL THE WAY Recent research has shown that Schengen visas are still very much in demand by South Africans, even more so in 2023. According to Travel News, during a recent presentation […]

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Mandela month: Commemorative spots to visit in Johannesburg

By Sundeeka Mungroo 18-07-23 15:24

18 July marks a special day on South African’s calendars: It’s a day that celebrates the Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela, and all that he did for South Africa. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, here are four commemorative spots to visit in Johannesburg this Mandela Day and beyond. MANDELA HOUSE ON VILAKAZI […]

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