Travelling to South Africa

South Africa's tourism sector set to grow

There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.

Wild cheetahs return to the Free State

Addo's lion cubs leave home

The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.


Bigger Cape World Heritage Site is on cards

The Southern Cape's Afromontane forests – most of them part of the Garden Route National Park – are being considered for a ranking on the World Heritage List. This would double the size of the existing site, and expand the Cape Floral Kingdom already under protection.


Kirstenbosch wins again at Chelsea

Despite delivery problems that meant the feature plants for the exhibit never arrived in London, the South African National Biodiversity Institute Kirstenbosch team collected a Silver Gilt award at the annual international flower show. Once again, the display shows South Africa's beauty.


Growth spurt predicted for South Africa's hospitality sector

More foreign visitors and rising room rates have boosted South Africa's hotel industry, with further growth expected over the next five years. But the impact of new visa regulations, which are intended to protect South Africa, on tourism remains to be seen.

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