• Sabi Sabi

    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

  • Tswalu

    Photo credit by Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • IMG_3851

    Photo credit by !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Amakhala

    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Angola: One of the most important global tourism projects KAZA completed

 At least 96,000 direct jobs will be created in Angola by projects and activities which come under the ambit of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, says the minister, Pedro Mutinde. Speaking in Menongue, the provincial capital of Kuando Kubango, on Tuesday, he said in 2013, the ministry had completed ...  Continue reading

New Kenya wildlife bill does not stop rhino slaughter

Just a week since President Kenyatta signed the new Wildlife Bill into law on Christmas Eve, poachers have struck at the Solio Conservancy in Central Kenya and killed another rhino, from available details the last in 2013. Information only came to light now, probably due to several sources in the ar...  Continue reading

What is sustainable travel?

I recently spoke to around 100 creative students about sustainability at one of Cape Town’s top advertising schools. I watched as their spongy minds devoured my words and concern around effectively communicating the importance of sustainable travel. They too were concerned. But what struck me mos...  Continue reading

Nothing’s more fun than a “Sho’t Left”

September is Tourism Month and this year the campaign, run by South African Tourism focuses on domestic travel, aptly named Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left. Tourism Month is about shining the spotlight on South Africa as a tourist destination and encourages locals to be tourists in...  Continue reading

Step back in time and walk with rhinos

Have you ever wished that you had been around in the era of explorers, to discover the untouched Africa that once was? Here’s your chance to do that! What more, it’s a chance to do it in style and without the inconveniences that no doubt plagued our historic pioneers. Three Trees at Spioenkop L...  Continue reading

The roads best travelled

There’s no guarantee of seeing any wildlife in the bush … but in the Kruger National Park, your chances of spotting game are sky high. A lion pride wakes up as the sun begins to go down If you plan to drive yourself around the Kruger National Park (one of the most exciting trips you’ll ...  Continue reading

Let’s become tourists in our land

Everyone loves a holiday, whether it is camping in a national park or relaxing at an upmarket hotel. When on holiday we want to escape to a place where the people are welcoming, the food is delicious and we feel at home. As we rejuvenate on a beach or at the pool behind the scenes, numerous people ...  Continue reading

What’s the future for sustainable tourism?

If you ask me, we’ll never have sustainable tourism until we have a sustainable transport model. That’s why I’m really looking forward to the discussion titled ‘Sustainable Tourism Certification – the HOW to series?’ that’ll happen on the 9th of May during this year’s Hotel Investm...  Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose

Packing for a trip and social upliftment are not usually concepts that coexist. But if you pack right, you can make a real difference, small space, little effort and  big impact. Americans Scott and Rebecca Rothney came on their first visit to Africa more than 10 years ago. They were instantly addi...  Continue reading

The Business case for Responsible Tourism is getting stronger

There is increasing interest in the source markets for tourism products with Responsible Tourism characteristics. The business case for engaging with Responsible Tourism was addressed as part of WTM World Responsible Tourism Day two years ago with presentations on Securing the Commercial Advantage ...  Continue reading
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