September 2020

What’s up in Africa? 22 September 2020

2020-09-22T05:13:07+00:00September 22nd, 2020|

SOUTH AFRICA: AIRPORT UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL Following the announcement that South Africa will once again welcome international travel from 1 October, it's important that travellers know what to expect at the airport when embarking on an international flight. Travellers need to be certain of their eligibility to fly and need to ensure that [...]

What’s up in Africa? 15 September 2020

2020-09-15T05:42:48+00:00September 15th, 2020|

WESTERN CAPE: #WEAREOPEN TOURISM CAMPAIGN The Western Cape government has teamed up with Wesgro to launch the #WeAreOpen tourism campaign to attract visitors to the province in an effort to restart economic activity. The campaign’s initial focus will be on domestic tourism under lockdown level two regulations. The campaign was launched as a direct [...]

What’s up in Africa? 8 September 2020

2020-09-08T06:02:37+00:00September 8th, 2020|

KWAZULU-NATAL: AWE-INSPIRING TRAVEL VIDEO Tourism KZN has put together a stunning travel video to get travellers ready to explore the many wonders that KZN has to offer, including the beautiful beaches, the mountain tops of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, and dancing to the beat of Zulu warriors. The emphasis of the video is to explore [...]

What’s up in Africa? 1 September 2020

2020-09-01T05:50:34+00:00September 1st, 2020|

SOUTH AFRICA: 4 MORE AIRPORTS TO REOPEN 4 more airports have been given the green light to resume operations under level 2 lockdown, and they include Mthatha Airport in the Eastern Cape, Hoedspruit Airport in Limpopo, Phalaborwa Airport in Limpopo and Margate Airport in KwaZulu-Natal. According to Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, "We are [...]

August 2020

What’s up in Africa? 25 August 2020

2020-08-25T06:15:32+00:00August 25th, 2020|

SOUTH AFRICA: ALL TOURISM ATTRACTIONS OPEN FOR BUSINESS South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, recently announced that all tourism attractions were open to operate under Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy. These include, but are not limited to, theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centres, aquariums, science centres, nature [...]

What’s up in Africa? 18 August 2020

2020-08-18T06:03:22+00:00August 18th, 2020|

SOUTH AFRICA: FURTHER EASING OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONSPresident Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Saturday 15 August, announcing that as of today, South Africa will move into Level 2 of the lockdown restrictions. The industry has welcomed the opening of interprovincial travel, which sees accommodation, hospitality venues and tours being permitted according to approved protocols which [...]

What’s up in Africa? 11 August 2020

2020-08-11T10:09:16+00:00August 11th, 2020|

SOUTH AFRICA: ANEW HOTELS & RESORTS EXPANDS NATIONAL FOOTPRINT ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the African-owned hospitality management and marketing company, Fortis Hotel Group. According to the CEO of ANEW, Clinton Armour, “We’re thrilled to announce that we have found our match in the Fortis brand and concluded an agreement this week to acquire [...]

What’s up in Africa? 4 August 2020

2020-08-04T06:23:49+00:00August 4th, 2020|

AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA UPDATE Airports Company South Africa has released a video detailing the new health and safety regulations at airports across South Africa as travel restrictions begin to ease. The two-minute informative video shows how South Africa is preparing to welcome back tourists safely and hygienically. Click here to watch the video. [...]

July 2020

What’s up in Africa? 28 July 2020

2020-07-28T06:14:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|

EASTERN CAPE: A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE AT SHAMWARI Travellers visiting Shamwari Private Game Reserve when it reopens in September will experience things slightly differently, as the game reserve has been hard at work developing a set of top safety standards across its establishments. According to Shamwari CEO Joe Cloete, “There will be increased demand for [...]

What’s up in Africa? 21 July 2020

2020-07-21T06:09:35+00:00July 21st, 2020|

3 MORE SOUTH AFRICAN AIRPORTS ARE SET TO REOPEN In a recent announcement by South Africa's Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, 3 additional South African airports will reopen for business travel from 21 July, including East London Airport, George Airport and Kimberley Airport. Some of the social distancing and hygiene measures at the airports [...]