SA Tourism announced on the TravMedia web platform this week the new route by BA will allow “British holidaymakers to swap the long, dark, winter nights of the Northern Hemisphere for Durban’s sun-kissed beaches and thriving food, drink and art scene, as well as the province’s many nature reserves, parks and historic sites.”
Priced from £599, the thrice-weekly service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban, offering a morning arrival into Durban and an evening arrival into Heathrow. For more information, please visit www.britishairways.com.
And in other SA Tourism news released this week, Joburg Tourism opened a Visitor Information Centre alongside a new website and app.
Joburg Tourism recently unveiled a new Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, as well an updated website and mobile-app. Expected to become a one-stop-shop for visitors to Joburg, the centre is easily accessible via the Gautrain station for those keen to see the Nelson Mandela statue or for the area’s premier shopping offering.
The tourism body has also unveiled an upgraded, interactive Joburg Tourism website, www.visit.joburg, offering a wealth of useful general information about the city, as well as an app with information on attractions, transport, accommodation and events in the local area. For more information, please visit www.joburgtourism.com.
And in Cape Town the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is the first to receive ‘green’ status in South Africa.
South Africa’s first Green Coast Status was awarded to the City of Cape Town’s Blaauwberg Nature Reserve on 14th September 2018 in recognition of its commitment to preserving the unique flora and fauna along the coastline, whilst providing opportunities for sustainable tourism.
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is in an area that includes 2,000 hectares of pristine coastal landscape and boasts seven kilometres of coastline. The reserve is home to endangered vegetation and the Blaauwberg Hill, which is one of the few viewpoints in the world where from which two World Heritage Sites can be seen – Table Mountain and Robben Island. The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) developed the Green Coast award to recognise rural coastal sites that are managed according to standardised criteria. For more information, please visit www.westcoastway.co.za.