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South Africa travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on South Africa. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in South Africa. Pretoria Travel information. Visit Cape Town & Johannesburg. South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19
African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for ... Read More

Cape Town Tourism clarifies new Level 3 Lockdown restrictions
South Africa travel news

Cape Town Tourism clarifies new Level 3 Lockdown restrictions

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020

Cape Town Tourism held a media briefing this morning to provide more clarity on the new Level 3 Lockdown restrictions, ... Read More

A Fresh Wind brings Excitement to the African Tourism Board
African Tourism Board News

A Fresh Wind brings Excitement to the African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2020

The African Tourism Board is ready to welcome the New Year with a fresh approach, new ideas, and new partnerships. ... Read More

Next Generation COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Next Generation COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020

A new strain of the coronavirus - the next generation COVID-19 - has emerged and is responsible for a 70 ... Read More

Switzerland announces entry ban, retroactive quarantine for travelers from UK and South Africa
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Switzerland announces entry ban, retroactive quarantine for travelers from UK and South Africa

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020

Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal ... Read More

World Tourism Network wants Travel and Tourism on hold
International Visitor News

World Tourism Network wants Travel and Tourism on hold

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020

The World Tourism Network in alignment with the African Tourism Board (ATB)is urging the public to limit travel to essential ... Read More

All Flights stopped from Germany to UK and South Africa
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All Flights stopped from Germany to UK and South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020

German authorities on Sunday issued an emergency order to ban all fights between the Federal Republic of Germany and the ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day: An all star celebration just finished
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Africa Tourism Day: An all star celebration just finished

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2020

The Africa Tourism Day on November 26 just finished with a 4-hour virtual event organized by Desigo Tourism Development Company ... Read More

Boosting Tourism from South Africa to Seychelles
Seychelles travel news

Boosting Tourism from South Africa to Seychelles

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 11, 2020

The tropical paradise of the Seychelles Islands will now become more accessible to visitors in the Southern African region with ... Read More

African Tourism Board Birthday Party with Aloha
African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board Birthday Party with Aloha

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 4, 2020

Tomorrow, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is celebrating its two-year anniversary after its soft launch during the 2018 World Travel ... Read More

South Africa’s President Ramaposa petitioned to halt big cat breeding
South Africa travel news

South Africa’s President Ramaposa petitioned to halt big cat breeding

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

While South Africa's government, wildlife farmers and NGOs remain locked in discussion about the future of lions, elephants, rhinos and ... Read More

African Tourism Board Welcomes South Africa Opening
African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board Welcomes South Africa Opening

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 18, 2020

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomes the move by South Africa to open international travel beginning October 1, 2020. South ... Read More

South African President Ramaphosa  update on COVID0-19
Breaking Travel News

South African President Ramaphosa update on COVID0-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

South African President Ramaphosa  today updated his people on the State of the Nation in regards to the ongoing COVID-10 ... Read More

Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador
African Tourism Board News

Safer Tourism Seal appoints Cuthbert Ncube as Brand Ambassador

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 10, 2020

The Safer Tourism Seal, an initiative by the rebuilding.travel network today appointed Cuthbert Ncube as its first Brand Ambassador in ... Read More

South Africa Payback for Transparency Allows Gradual Reopening of Tourism
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South Africa Payback for Transparency Allows Gradual Reopening of Tourism

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism in South Africa, Ms. Aneme Malan, represented the South African Minister yesterday at ... Read More

Boeing shared a vision with African Tourism Ministers: Visit Your Country, Visit Africa
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Boeing shared a vision with African Tourism Ministers: Visit Your Country, Visit Africa

editor editor- September 4, 2020

The African Tourism Board concluded its second ministerial virtual roundtable on Project Hope yesterday. Mr. Omar Arakat, the Vice President ... Read More

What World Health Organization shared with African Tourism Ministers
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What World Health Organization shared with African Tourism Ministers

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Dr. Nedret Emiroglou is the Director of Infectious Diseases of the World Health Organization in Geneva. On Wednesday, she spoke ... Read More

The Second African Tourism Board Second Ministerial Round Table Opened
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The Second African Tourism Board Second Ministerial Round Table Opened

editor editor- September 4, 2020

Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board (ATB), yesterday opened the 2nd virtual ministerial round table organized by ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube concern for women
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African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube concern for women

editor editor- September 2, 2020

African Tourism Board Chairman Cuthbert Ncube presents his take on the role of women in Africa, and specifically in the ... Read More

How the Minister of Tourism for South Africa sees Women of Value?
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How the Minister of Tourism for South Africa sees Women of Value?

editor editor- September 2, 2020

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism South Africa speaks about the Women of Value in Africa in regards to the travel ... Read More

US Ambassador Lana Marks speaks about Women Equality and Women of Value Africa
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US Ambassador Lana Marks speaks about Women Equality and Women of Value Africa

editor editor- September 2, 2020

U.S. Ambassador Lana J. Marks (born November 18, 1953) is a South African-born American fashion designer who founded the eponymous ... Read More

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa
African Tourism Board News

World Lion Day: No reason to celebrate in South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2020

World Lion Day (10 August) celebrates one of South Africa’s most iconic species, yet despite dwindling wild lion numbers, they ... Read More

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff
Health News

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

It has recently come to light that the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) failed to renew its contract with an ... Read More

COVID-19 impact in South Africa will affect all Southern African economies
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COVID-19 impact in South Africa will affect all Southern African economies

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates; Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa ... Read More

African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges
Business Travel News

African hotel pipeline remains resilient despite unprecedented challenges

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

The African hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton shared unique insights in the first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ held in early July, ... Read More

Should Germans travel again to Africa?
Breaking Travel News

Should Germans travel again to Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 2, 2020

The German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has asked Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) to review the travel restrictions imposed ... Read More

The International Day of The African Child: Join the Party Virtually!
African Tourism Board News

The International Day of The African Child: Join the Party Virtually!

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 15, 2020

The African Tourism Board wants the world to join the party. The party is about the International Day of the ... Read More

South Africa: COVID-19 economic impact on tourism accommodation industry
Hospitality Industry News

South Africa: COVID-19 economic impact on tourism accommodation industry

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown have drastically impacted the South African travel accommodation industry. As a direct result, many ... Read More

From Hotel Porter to Palace GM: One Executive’s Success Story
People in Travel & Tourism

From Hotel Porter to Palace GM: One Executive’s Success Story

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 11, 2020

Josiah Elias Montsho has come full circle with his appointment last year as General Manager at Sun City’s flagship Palace ... Read More

Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa
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Africa Day Celebrates Virtually with African Tourism Board Uniting Mother Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020

"We all came out of Africa,” said Dr. Taleb Rifai, patron of the African Tourism Board (ATB), and former UNWTO Secretary-General. “That ... Read More

Give the Oceans a Voice
Breaking Travel News

Give the Oceans a Voice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2020

To know the world is to know yourself, but two-thirds of our world is water, and our oceans are a ... Read More

Africa Tourism Film Festival Award Winners Announced
African Tourism Board News

Africa Tourism Film Festival Award Winners Announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2020

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) has released the winning entries for the 2020 ITFFA Awards, which can be ... Read More

African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework
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African Tourism Board Project Hope Recovery Plan now has a Strategic Framework

Dr. Taleb Rifai Dr. Taleb Rifai- May 10, 2020

Dr. Taleb Rifai, the chairman of Project Hope Africa proposed his vision for a general framework to the African Tourism ... Read More

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery
Breaking Travel News

Domestic, Regional Tourism is key in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 10, 2020

Setting the agenda for the development of tourism in Africa, domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would ... Read More

Breaking Travel News

Project Hope by ATB is Taking a Lead on Tourism Recovery in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2020

Project Hope Africa is a project to give tourism, especially on the African continent during and after the COVID-19 crisis, ... Read More

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