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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...


Tourism Month: Nothing's More Fun than a Sho't Left

by Claire Allison on Wednesday, 28 August 2013

September is Tourism Month and this year the campaign, run by South African Tourism focuses on domestic travel, aptly named Nothing's More Fun than a Sho't Left.   Tourism Month is about shining the spotlight on South Africa as a tourist destination and encourages locals to be tourists in their own country.  Sho't Left is derived from everyday South African taxi...

Tips for viewing wildflowers this spring

by Claire Allison on Thursday, 08 August 2013

If you’re keen on checking out the wild flowers this spring, we’ve got all the information you need. Each year around early- to mid-August, parts of the Northern Cape and the West Coast are dotted with orange daisies, yellow pietsnot, purple and yellow vygies and white sporie. There are also plenty of quaint towns for travellers to visit while they enjoy...

Talking travel trade in the wake of Obama's visit

by Claire Allison on Tuesday, 02 July 2013

In a recent seminal book on global economic progress, author Matt Ridley wrote, “Once two individuals find ways to divide labour between them, both are better off. The future for Africa lies in trade.” United States President Barack Obama believes that trade and partnership is what Africa needs right now.  On his week-long trip to the continent, Mr Obama said...

South Africa’s Best Road Trip Routes

by Open Africa on Friday, 05 April 2013

If you believe that life is more about the journey than the destination, you’ll appreciate South Africa’s truly unrivalled potential for scenic drives. The Garden Route is the most famous, but this vast nation, with its endless coastline, unearthly landscape, and awe-inspiring views offers virtually endless options for the adventure seeker behind the wheel. Camp’s Bay to Chapman’s Peak, Cape...

South African Border Crossing Guide

by Guest Blogger on Thursday, 04 April 2013

Every traveller knows how stressful it can be when crossing a border post in South Africa. Having your paperwork in order and being prepared are essential for a smooth transition. Here is everything you need to know for all of South Africa's border crossings. South African Border Crossing Essentials: 1. Passport and Visas South African passport holders resident to South...

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