Visa constraints under spotlight

South Africa's tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk will be in London next week to discuss reducing visa constraints, simplifying entry processes and developing policies that improve connectivity across borders as the world's Tourism Ministers meet at the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers' Summit.

Explore South African Cultures

South Africa, as we all know, is known for its famous Big Five, sandy beaches, blue oceans, sunny skies and, of course, a wide variety of different cultures and languages. If tourists decide to visit SA, they can expect nothing less than to see a real 'rainbow nation' when considering...

Tourism will help preserve Africa

Tourism is one of the most effective ways to preserve Africa's national parks and protected areas while creating jobs and income for local communities. This was one of the main conclusions of the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks, organized by UNWTO and the Government of...

The WE DON’T WANT airline

The airline which – by its own admission - does not want white cadet pilots now also don't want too much of your baggage. South African Airways's (SAA) new baggage policy has already kicked in. It restricts the number of pieces of baggage you may check in.

Visa free destinations

Traveling with the dreaded Green Mamba (South African passport) and need to get away from the schlep and don't have time to get a Schengen or visa? Fear not. There are still some some countries that South Africans can visit by buying a last-minute ticket and be on your way...

The Future of Travel

How will be travel after 2012? We all love to travel – right? For sure! But what does the future hold for us travelloholics? First – in the not so distant future we will travel virtually baggage free by being able to rent our clothing and accessories from hotel lobbies,...

Romantic Getaways Travel Guide

February is all about romance, and you would be surprised how many fantastic offers there are at the last minute for a great romantic getaway. Apart from the usual cities that appear on everybody's 'most romantic' list, I thought it would be a great idea to bring to your attention...

Nile Cruises and Holidays to Egypt

For thousands of years travellers have been coming to Egypt to marvel at the Pyramids, the Sphinx, ancient Luxor and the River Nile. Steeped in history, these monuments to a once great civilisation still capture the imagination of travellers today. Egypt has so often been described as the gift of...

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls, bordering on Zambia and Zimbabwe, constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The local people call it 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' – the smoke that thunders – and the falls are spectacular.

Cape Route 62

It is time to start thinking where your next holiday will be. Western Cape is always a good choice. So much to see and if you are a food lover, you will not be disappointed as every area has its own speciality and that alone is definitely worth the journey....

Dinokeng

Place of Rivers - Dinokeng Why not discover something new? Why not discover something old ? Why not discover Dinokeng? It is easy to reach from Johannesburg and Tshwane on the N1 or the N4 highways. Dinokeng hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered!

The Garden Route

Ever done the Garden Route? If not, this is a true South African experience that you simply cannot miss. Starting at Mossel Bay and ending in Port Elizabeth you can spend quite a few days in a area to truly explore what this fantastic route has to offer. Each town...

Travel Brazil

Manaus, capital city of Amazonas Many people just dream of the Amazon forest, but never think that it might be possible to travel there. You can travel to Manus, capital of Amazones that is located in the middle of the Amazon forest.

National anthem of South Africa

Xhosa] Nkosi sikelel' iAfrikaMaluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu,Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho, O se boloke,O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika! Uit die blou van onse hemel,Uit die diepte van ons see,Oor...

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