The World Travel Awards has named Sun International’s Sun City as Africa’s Leading Family Resort, beating 17 other popular travel destinations.
Airlink will launch direct scheduled flights between Durban and Harare, Zimbabwe from 5 April.
City Lodge Hotel Group has announced its interim results for the six months to 31 December 2021 and is pleased to report the numbers are moving in the right direction
Hotels are central to the success of the tourism sector as they cater for the large business travel market as well as leisure travellers.
Khayelitsha’s The Milk Restaurant has returned, now with a champagne bar and lounge setting on its rooftop.
The first boutique hotel in a township will open on 5 December 2021. The hotel, situated in Khayelitsha, is the brainchild of ex-flight attendant Annette Skaap who grew up in the township. The hotel also has a spa, in-house gym, and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
All the president’s den: Former home of Nelson Mandela is transformed into a nine-room boutique hotel with a restaurant that’s run by the chef who cooked for him for 20 years
Sanctuary Mandela has opened in Johannesburg on the site of a home that Mandela lived in for eight years. The Presidential Suite was once the president’s actual bedroom, although the room has been remodelled. Xoliswa Ndoyiya, who was Mandela’s personal chef, develops menus based on the president’s favourite foods.
Hyatt House opened its first aparthotel on the African continent in Sandton, Johannesburg, in November 2021. It’s now opened its second, with more rooms, in Rosebank. The aparthotel features 31 apartment-style suites, with fully equipped kitchens and larger living rooms. It also features a restaurant, bar, rooftop swimming pool, and 24-hour convenience store.
This week, SA Tourism told the parliamentary portfolio committee on tourism that travel and tourism contribution to the GDP dropped to just 3.7% (R182.5 billion) in 2020 because of Covid-19.
“We’re off to an optimistic start in 2022,” says Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO TBCSA.