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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...


Three new hikes to explore in South Africa

by Claire Allison on Sunday, 15 February 2015

Some travellers enjoy getting away from it all while others choose to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions of the area they visit. If you’re the latter, then you’ll be pleased to know that three new hiking attractions have opened up, all of which have been developed by local communities. By travelling to enjoy these attractions you are...

Self-drive heritage routes in South Africa

by Claire Allison on Monday, 22 September 2014

September is Heritage Month: a time for celebrating everything South African, from beer boeps and boerewors to shebeens and tshisa nyama. So while you stand around your braai proudly flipping a tjop and sipping on your favourite local brew, think about taking a sho’t left to visit some of these self-drive heritage routes around South Africa. 1. Baviaanskloof Heritage Route...

Alarm Clock

by Claire Allison on Friday, 25 July 2014

You can forget about sleeping in during spring in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Bokmakierie bird (Telophorus zeylonus) gets up early and is singing at sunrise. Any local knows it.   It’s local knowledge that leads you beyond the tourist traps to authentic travel experiences in Africa. Along the way you’ll make friends with incredible people in off-the-beaten-track places....

Talana Live: A weekend of epic proportions

by Claire Allison on Friday, 13 September 2013

History buffs will know that KwaZulu-Natal’s Battlefield Route is a popular tourist attraction and the resting place of many a British or Boer soldier and Zulu warrier. But if you thought battle re-enactments were only big in the USA, think again. The Second Boer War (or Anglo Boer War to South Africans) was fought from October 1899 to May 1902...

Etosha National Park gets a facelift

by Claire Allison on Friday, 13 September 2013

One of Namibia’s most famous and most popular tourist attractions, Etosha National Park is set to undergo a major facelift in the coming months, which is hoped to boost tourism not only to the park but also to the country. The Millenium Challenge Account (MCA), which is currently funding the development of three massive self-drive travel routes through Northern Namibia...

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