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Featured: New tourism offering exposes travellers to real, local experiences

by Staff writer on Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Open Africa in partnership with tour company Tour2.0 have launched nine new tours that will take travellers into the heart and soul of South Africa to experience exciting adventures that have never before been available to visitors. The first packaged experiences available to visitors are in Limpopo and the Northern Cape, with more regions to follow early in 2017.  The partnership brings...

Featured: Fetola set to train enterprises on EU-funded programme

by Staff writer on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Open Africa in partnership with Fetola, a team of enterprise development professionals focused on the acceleration of small & growing businesses (SGBs), especially those owned by black women, youth and rural entrepreneurs, will be rolling out a dynamic skills training programme for rural entrepreneurs across eight self-drive travel routes in South Africa. These practical interventions form part of a three...


Kalahari communities benefit through new tourism offerings

by Claire Allison on Monday, 10 October 2016

Image: Dijon Pinard Local communities and entrepreneurs will derive benefit from five new packaged travel itineraries that have been developed in the area surrounding the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape. The itineraries were developed collectively by tourism businesses and interns along the Kalahari Red Dune Route as part of an enterprise development project, which aims to develop entrepreneurship skills for...

Why do you travel?

by Staff Writer on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Whether you call it travel, a vacation, getting out of town or visiting your family upcountry, most of us shake off the confines of routine and leave the towns or cities in which we live to see what pleasures await us outside of city limits.  We recently spoke to a number of people in and around Cape Town about why...

Best places to see snow in South Africa

by Claire Allison on Friday, 24 July 2015

While snowfall in South Africa generally unpredictable, each winter the country still receives a decent amount of it. Some areas, as we've seen, receive way more than just a light dusting. If you're planning to venture out, check out our list of best places to see the snow this winter.  Photograph: Matroosberg Trail Running Challenge MatroosbergJust 30km from Ceres, the Matroosberg offers some...

5 autumn road trip ideas

by Claire Allison on Friday, 20 March 2015

As the year continues to rush past us at a startling rate, it’s no wonder most of us haven’t planned our last trip of the summer. The days are getting shorter and the cooler weather has most of us clinging to those last sunny days. But there are plenty of great spots in South Africa that are at their best...

5 Reasons to use a local tour guide

by Claire Allison on Monday, 09 March 2015

Image: Richard van Ryneveld I love exploring new places. That feeling of excitement mixed with a slight pang of ‘fear of the unknown’ that comes with finding your way around some far-flung destination on a quest to discover your own version of it. It brings out the explorer in all of us. But like most things in life there is a...


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