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May 20, 2019

€62m Club Med for KZN

Landowner, Tongaat Hulett Developments, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Club Med for the development of the first international-branded beach resort in Southern Africa.

The R1bn (€62.4m) resort will be at Tinley Town, 10km from King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu Natal and is expected to have 350 rooms and 50 villas located on 30 hectares.

Olivier Hannaert, MD of Club Med Southern Africa, confirmed that the MOA had been signed on March 26 and described the site as a beautiful, untouched piece of land with an exclusive beach in a beautiful bay.

“There is still a long way to go before the commencement of work but, nevertheless, all parties are [...]

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May 17, 2019

Building itineraries beyond the bucket-list safari

Sub-Saharan Africa offers wilderness experiences that are completely different to anything off the continent and the family safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tessa Reed chats to the local industry about how to sell this destination to families, starting with the bucket-list safari experience and building from there.

Sean Kritzinger, Executive Chairman of Giltedge Africa, says safaris are always the focus for the operator when packaging sub-Saharan Africa to overseas tourists. The selling points are Africa’s wild animals, unique accommodation (like villas with private pools, treehouses with ‘epic’ views or safari lodges). For families, Lauren Ritchie of Rare [...]

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May 15, 2019

€55-million five-star hotel launches in Johannesburg

The R880m (€55m) Houghton Hotel launched in Johannesburg on May 13, bringing another five-star* luxury brand to South Africa.

The property is a synergy of residential and hotel accommodation, situated in the heart of the city, but offering privacy that feels far removed from the busyness of urban Johannesburg.

The hotel offers seven luxury penthouses, four presidential suites, two junior suites, eight executive king rooms, and 46 king rooms. All rooms have Apple and cable TV, extended breakfast, complimentary WiFi and newspapers, with 24-hour in-room dining. Facilities at The Houghton include a business and day lounge, four private dining rooms, a whisky lounge and [...]

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May 14, 2019

Plett High Five adventure week launches

Plett Tourism, based in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, has launched its newest tourism product: Plett High Five adventure week.

After making the announcement at World Travel Market Africa 2019, Plett Tourism hosted tour operators and DMCs to highlight the Plett High Five offering, and introduce Plettenberg Bay’s other unique selling points. Guests on the tour included African Pride Tours, Brazilian Adventure Blogger Juliana Rios and her partner, Consumer Links Operations, German Adventure Blogger Anja Kaiser and her partner, Pearl Adventures and Thompsons Tours.

Taking place from September 23 to 29 across Plettenberg Bay, the adventure week aims to create personal [...]

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