SANParks opens parks for free

South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National Parks Week is scheduled for 10 to 14 September 2018.

29 Aug 2018

Spotify, Festicket collaborate to help find festivals you like

Engadget reports that music streaming service Spotify and online booking platform Festicket have joined forces to create Festival Finder; a new feature on Spotify that helps users discover music festivals based on their choice of music. The feature requires users to connect their Spotify account...

24 Jul 2018

Aha launches GDS chain code

rom November 2017, travel agents across the world may make their bookings at all Aha Hotels & Lodges establishments with the GDS chain code titled 'GO'. The 'GO' chain code is applicable immediately on Amadeus and Galileo and Sabre will follow shortly, but it will remain on the existing RH code...

10 Nov 2017

Aha Lesedi reconstructs dance amphitheatre

Aha Lesedi has invested R3.2m in rebuilding a dance amphitheatre after it was destroyed in a veld fire in 2016. The theatre is designed and decorated with African art murals and can be utilised for a variety of events from dance performances, theatre productions, comedy shows, launches and small...

6 Oct 2017

Pam Golding Property to market Zanzibar Amber Resort

The Pam Golding Property group has been appointed to market apartments and villas of Zanzibar Amber Resort. Zanzibar Amber Resort is intended to be a tropical community on the coast of East Africa that will include a vast array of options and facilities after its completion. Some of the...

28 Jul 2017

The Boardwalk Hotel ranked first in 2016/2017 Ask Afrika Orange Index

The 2016/2017 Ask Afrika Orange Index has ranked The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth as the number one company in its industry. The Ask Afrika Orange Index benchmarks service levels across 33 industries in the country. The survey is considered the largest and most widely referenced service...

5 Dec 2016

Boardwalk Hotel receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Port Elizabeth's five-star Boardwalk Hotel has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2016. Seamlessly linked with lively The Boardwalk complex and within easy walking distance of the Blue Flag-awarded Hobie Beach, The Boardwalk Hotel offers guests an encompassing leisure and...

12 Oct 2016

aha Hotels & Lodges wins top South African hotel group

aha Hotels & Lodges won the Business Traveller Africa award for the Top South African hotel group for 2016. The criteria - the best South African group with the most consistent offering, including the quality of their properties, consistency in service, accommodation, facilities (both meeting and...

20 Sep 2016

Lakeside Lodge & Spa a Sanlam top destination

Boutique hotel, Lakeside Lodge & Spa, walked away a winner in the 5-star hotel category at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The Awards has been designed to uplift those in the hospitality industry and to show recognition to accommodation establishments in South Africa. Out of 120 finalists, 28...

8 Sep 2016

Lakeside a finalist for Sanlam Top Designation Awards

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star boutique hotel on the Garden Route close to Sedgefield has been awarded finalist status in the second annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The awards programme aims to uplift those in the hospitality industry and to showcase top establishments, giving them extra...

30 Aug 2016

Vineyard Hotel named one of the best wine-themed hotels in the world

The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town made Vinepair's list of the "World's Most Amazing Wine Themed Hotels" as well as a similarly themed but entirely different list compiled by With only two hotels representing Africa, the lists include other hotels such as the La Grande...

29 Jul 2016

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa up for World Luxury Hotel Award

aha Hotel and Lodges has announced that The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, located only 5km from Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, has been nominated as a contender to take a highly coveted 2016 World Luxury Hotel Award. With it being the 10th anniversary of the...

1 Jul 2016

DAVINCI Hotel receives 4th Heritage Certificate

Legacy has announced that The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites has, for the fourth year in a row, maintained its Platinum status in the Environmental Management Program according to the Heritage Environmental Rating Program. Heritage is an environmental management company specialising in the independent...

29 Jun 2016

Protea Hotels receives Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence

Protea Hotels, which includes African Pride Hotels have received Certificates of Excellence from travel site TripAdvisor as well as a Travellers' Choice Award. The Certificate of Excellence Awards, now in its sixth year, celebrate hospitality businesses that have been consistently rated the best...

10 Jun 2016

Palazzo Hotel awarded for excellence

Tsogo Sun's Palazzo hotel within the Montecasino precinct has received a TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. The...

8 Jun 2016

African Pride Mount Grace Spa awarded best spa in SA

For the second year running, the African Pride Mount Grace Spa has been named as the Top SA Spa. The announcement was made at the 2016 SIX Sensational Skincare and Spalicious Recognition Awards ceremony in Johannesburg earlier this month.

1 Jun 2016

Thanda Safari scored double honours at World Travel Awards

Multi-award winning Thanda Safari, a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, received two awards at the World Travel Awards - Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to...

26 Apr 2016

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa wins in luxury

Located at the edge of the Zambezi River within sight of the spray of Victoria Falls, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa has won the Unique Luxury Lodge of the Year at the 2016 Luxury Travel Guides Awards. The 77 room lodge is in the portfolio of aha Hotels & Lodges, the property management...

21 Apr 2016

aha Hotels & Lodges grows portfolio with Urban Hotel

The property management business of Tourvest's Accommodation and Activities division, aha Hotels & Lodges secured the full management and marketing contract for the Urban Hotel in Bloemfontein. Urban Hotel is centrally located near the town's business hub and main shopping destinations.

13 Apr 2016

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

At the 23rd annual World Travel Awards regional Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Zanzibar, Cape Town's Pepperclub Hotel & Spa was named Africa's Leading City Hotel. The World Travel AwardsTM recognises and rewards excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry....

11 Apr 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa nominated for Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa have been shortlisted for the Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016. Their exceptional customer service has impressed guests and led to the nomination. Panoramic views across the Swartvlei lagoon, luxury guest suites, an on-site restaurant, award-winning spa facilities and a range of...

25 Jan 2016

Sun City is tops - by public vote

Sun City received an award for Best Holiday Resort, as voted for by the readers of Pretoria News. This is the fifth award Sun City has scooped in recent months which has been based on votes from the public.

11 Dec 2015

Hyatt ends Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa link

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa will no longer be operated as a Hyatt Hotel. As of midnight on 30 November 2014, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa will no longer be operated as a Hyatt hotel. "We have sincerely enjoyed flying the Hyatt flag in George for the past 5 years," said Peter...

29 Oct 2014 receives Afrikaans support, described as South Africa's first and only Afrikaans online accommodation site, has passed the 50,000 like mark on Facebook. "We are so proud, not only to have received so many likes from our Afrikaans following, but also to be able to show conclusively that Afrikaans should claim...

26 Jul 2013

TripAdvisor recognises Winchester Mansions' hospitality
TripAdvisor recognises Winchester Mansions' hospitality

Winchester Mansions is one of the top-performing 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honours hospitality excellence worldwide. To qualify for the award, the hotel had to achieve an overall reviewer rating of at least four out of five, and...

29 May 2013

New website unpacks safari experience
New website unpacks safari experience

click to enlargeSouth African Lodges has launched new website with over 500 lodge accommodation offers from destinations in South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. The website has special offers on the Home page; featured items and thought-leadership releases under the...

9 May 2013

New Afrikaans online accommodation-booking website

A new Afrikaans online accommodation-booking website,, launched earlier this month. It has reportedly become one of the top Afrikaans brands on Facebook, with more than 27,500 fans and thousands of unique visitors since its launch on 4 March 2013. The website has been created by the...

19 Mar 2013

Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa wins at 2011 World Travel Awards
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa wins at 2011 World Travel Awards

DUBAI, UAE: Hilton Worldwide collected two 'best in class' awards at this week's World Travel Awards. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa won Seychelles Leading Hotel and, for the second year running, Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa won Leading Spa Resort in Mauritius. Each award is subject to a...

22 Sep 2011

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