Mara Delta Invests in Rhino Conservation
by Editor on 04 July 2017
Mara Delta Bats with Maasai Warriors to save last three Northern White Rhino SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG, SANDTON, 4 JULY 2017 - There is a unique thread linking Maasai Warriors, Grease Lightening, White Rhino, Cricket, hornï Underwear and Mara Delta Property Holdings, Africa’s largest and only SEM and JSE-listed real estate income group, and it’s driven by the courage to take on new seemingly-impossible challenge...
SA Winelands find new Digital Home
by Editor on 04 July 2017
The winelands and its tourism offering are now a click away with the newly launched wine tourism portal, www.visitwinelands.co.za, inspiring visitors to discover and explore the best South Africa has to offer in wine tourism. This one-stop searchable wine tourism gateway to the winelands forms part of a new national wine tourism strategy and marketing initiative and is a key project of the Wine Industry Strategic...
Enjoy the thrill of the wild this winter
by Editor on 15 June 2017
Winter is the best time to visit game reserves in South Africa. There is less water because most of the country is a summer rainfall area, and this makes for great game viewing opportunities. Dried-up dams and waterholes are typical during the winter months in those regions. There is also less foliage in the bush, so visitors will have a much greater chance of spotting animals walking in search of water. This ...
Cape Town works hard to counter the impact of seasonality
by Editor on 12 June 2017
June 2017 Cape Town buzzes with thousands of international and domestic tourists from about November to April, with a particular visitor frenzy during December. But, when it gets to the Cape’s winter months, things are a lot quieter. And, much like in Game of Thrones, ‘winter is coming’. This seasonality has been a thorn in the side of tourism businesses for many years. Beyond the obvious impact on reve...
Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair
by Editor on 05 May 2017
The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 13 and 14 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, has once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest food and wine offerings from this world-renowned valley. Top restaurants and wineries will set up shop...
Marketing Indaba offers key learning and fresh ideas for Marketers
by Editor on 26 April 2017
It is time for marketers to take some time out to regroup, rethink, learn and network at the annual Marketing Indaba in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In an increasingly connected marketplace and a world of “sameness”, marketing professionals strive harder than ever to stand out and produce better results. To achieve this, marketers need to stay at the forefront of market trends, branding and the integrated com...
Cape Town – All you need for a great long weekend
by Editor on 11 April 2017
You don’t always have to travel far to have great experiences – often the best things to do are right on your doorstep. So, if you’re not planning on leaving Cape Town for one of the April long weekends, why not spoil yourself with some local treats? You could opt for total indulgence and leave home for the long weekend to stay over in luxurious accommodation elsewhere in the city or surrounds. For those wit...
A Bright Future for First Car Rental
by Editor on 06 April 2017
JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG – First Car Rental has installed its first solar power plant at First Car Rental Pomona, cementing its continued commitment to reducing its environmental impact. The solar power plant is located across three large rooftops containing 415 photovoltaic (PV) panels (of 320 Watts ea.) at the Pomona branch, which will produce on average 226.8 MWh of electricity per annum. The installation co...
Trail Athlete, Christiaan Greyling , joins Successful Jeep Team South Africa
by Editor on 29 March 2017
Jeep Team South Africa is set on becoming the most successful all-round Sports Team in the country with a group of top athletes, all at the top of their game, across different sporting disciplines. Since inception in 2001, over 300 of the country’s top athletes have been through Jeep Team’s Athlete House, building their performances and their personal brands, with many going on to compete successfully oversea...
Appointment of new Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO
by Editor on 07 March 2017
The board of Franschhoek Wine Valley are pleased to announce that Reinher Behrens has been appointed as the CEO of The Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Authority NPC (FWV), which came into effect on 1 February 2017. Reinher has spent much of his working career in senior leadership positions at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, as CEO at Leo Burnett SA Group/Africa Network and McCann Worldwide Group SA, and recently as Acting Dir...
Rehabilitation of natural wetlands at Renishaw Hills' Development
by Editor on 14 February 2017
A well-orchestrated programme of invasive alien plant removal, excavation and re-planting of indigenous vegetation, in an effort to restore the area’s natural wetlands, has begun at Renishaw Hills within the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. The Renishaw Hills development – a new mature lifestyle village near Scottburgh - is centred on the natural beauty of the region with...
David Pocock visits WildArk’s Pridelands
by Editor on 10 February 2017
International Rugby star David Pocock of Australia kicked off his six-month sabbatical in South Africa this week, spending time with newly established conservation organization WildArk on their first wildlife conservancy, called Pridelands in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Pocock, who is a an ambassador for WildArk was hosted by WildArk founders’ Mark and Sophie Hutchinson of Sydney, Australia and their bu...
Longridge  Langtafel Celebrates Harvest
by Editor on 23 January 2017
For an unforgettable evening under balmy African skies, join the Longridge Langtafel on Wednesday, 22 February for an extraordinary dining experience. The elegant table will be set in the lush, organic gardens of Longridge wine estate and is the culmination of the farm’s 175th anniversary festivities, while also celebrating the current harvest season. Experience the magic and romance of dining by candle light un...
Celebrate summer at 2017 Stellenbosch Street Soirees
by Editor on 18 January 2017
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees - bi-monthly street parties bringing together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors in the vibrant streets of the City of Oaks. The Stellenbosch Street Soirees will take place every second and last w...
Toast your Valentine in style at Constantia Glen
by Editor on 18 January 2017
Toast your Valentine in style at Constantia Glen Constantia Glen – Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Woo your beloved this Valentine’s Day with a Brut Rosé MCC French Breakfast or Antipasto sharing platter at the picture perfect Constantia Glen. Framed by outstretched vineyards and majestic mountain views, this tranquil setting is the ideal backdrop for a day of romance. Turn on the charm with a glass of Rosemar...
ACSA Awards Best Car Rental Operator to First Car Rental
by Editor on 15 December 2016
JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, 15 December 2016 – Three of First Car Rental’s airport branches have been awarded 2016 Best Medium Car Rental Operator by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The winning branches are First Car Rental Upington Airport, First Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport and First Car Rental OR Tambo International Airport. The annual ACSA Awards recognise top performing airport members for out...
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing
by Editor on 01 December 2016
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees - bi-monthly street parties bringing together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors in the vibrant streets of the City of Oaks. The Stellenbosch Street Soirees will take place every second and last week ...
Protea Hotel uMhlanga expansion brings additional accommodation to the area Cadek x
by Editor on 14 November 2016
uMhlanga is gearing up for a bumper tourist season this December/January and, with the recent opening of the new 15-storey tower addition at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban uMhlanga, the local tourism industry will be well placed to meet the demand for accommodation.    According to Mark Satterfield, Chief Operating Officer, Africa, for Marriott International: “Durban has experienced significant growth i...
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing
by Editor on 12 October 2016
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees - bi-monthly street parties bringing together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors in the vibrant streets of the City of Oaks. The Stellenbosch Street Soirees will take place every second and last week ...
Top chefs at Stellenbosch at Summer Place
by Editor on 05 October 2016
It’ll be a foodie’s delight on a single, star-studded night when Stellenbosch at Summer Place returns to Hyde Park on October 26. Now, all of the five celebrated chefs who’ll be leading this gourmet cocktail extravaganza, presented by Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Sanlam Private Wealth, have finally been announced. This year, the show features kitchen superstars: - Michael Deg of The Restaurant at Delaire Gr...