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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...


Top 5 self-drive routes this festive season

by Claire Allison on Friday, 14 December 2012

The end of year holiday season is by far one of the busiest and if you’ve ever travelled on South Africa’s roads you’ll know what we’re talking about! Congested, bumper-to-bumper traffic along national roads, booked-out and over-populated holiday destinations and hot, bustling restaurants and shopping centres is what one can generally expect over the festive season. If you’re looking to...

Tips for travelling this holiday season

by Claire Allison on Thursday, 13 December 2012

We say it every year: Where has this year gone? The festive season brings with it lots of food, celebrations, sun and holidaymakers. If you’re one of the lucky people heading out onto the open road this holiday season, be sure to read these top tips for a safe journey before you leave home. Is your car ready? When you’ve...

Family Hiking Trails in South Africa

by Jacqueline Freer on Monday, 27 August 2012

Home to some of the world’s most famous mountains, South Africa is where we will find a fantastic combination of overnight camping treks, game lodge weekend walks, week long adventures as well as half day and full day hikes. Trails vary in distance, time and location, some are more challenging than others. Many of the half day and full day...

Wild flower viewing in the Northern Cape

by Claire Allison on Monday, 27 August 2012

There’s no doubt about it: September is the best month to visit the Northern Cape in South Africa. Each spring after the winter rains have fallen and soaked the scorched landscape, a breathtaking carpet of yellow, orange, purple and white Namaqua Daisies emerge on the Sandveld, bringing tourists and photographers to the area in droves. The best place to visit...

Top 10 tips to staying healthy when you travel to Africa

by Dalene Ingham-Brown on Thursday, 23 August 2012

There are all kinds of motivations to travel in Africa and none of them pair well with feeling ill. If you’re a first-time traveller to Africa, you may need a bit of direction in terms of the additional precautions travellers should take, to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are a few quick elements to consider, ensuring that holiday...

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