South Africa's wild beauty and sunny skies have long attracted tourists, but the numbers are growing rapidly, with arrivals increasing by 5.1% and the industry contributing a whopping R35.3-billion to the economy.
Honouring Cape Town's history in South Africa's democracy, trusted travel guide Lonely Planet has named the city the top third in the world, ahead of destinations such as Zurich, Shanghai and Auckland.
Biltong is a quintessentially South African delicacy, with fierce debate about the best type and recipe. Now vegetarians have added their voices to the argument. Mushroom biltong and brinjal biltong are winning friends and influencing people.
Balmy Durban, known for its easy-going attitude and excellent surfing conditions, is making waves on the New7Wonder Cities long list. The nomination sees the city rub shoulders with world capitals such as Kyoto, London and Mumbai. SA top African leisure spot
South Africa has long been hailed as one of Africa’s top destinations. But at the most recent World Travel Awards – Africa, its world class status was confirmed when it received most of the accolades at the ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya. • SA improves travel, tourism competitiveness
South Africa's popularity as a tourism destination, locally and globally, is on the up and the Department of Tourism says it is well on its way to achieving its goal to be a Top 20 destination by 2020. • SA improves travel, tourism competitiveness
This year's World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report included 35 African countries. South Africa outranks more developed countries in a number of aspects. • Grooming the future of tourism