Travelling to South Africa

South Africa's shoe-shine king

Lere Mgayiya is the owner of Lere's Shoe Shine Experience, a familiar sight at South African airports. The business is fast becoming a South African institution, not only welcoming travellers to the country with a good old-fashioned polish and a smile, but also sending people off on their travels in style.

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South African tourism shines at World Travel Market

The Department of Tourism, Brand South Africa and other partners in the South African tourism industry attended the 36th World Travel Market in London. Minister Derek Hanekom spoke at the event, detailing the highlights of the country's tourism and future plans for the industry.

Revisions to South Africa's amended visa regulations

South Africa has announced amendments to the recently implemented visa regulations for travellers into and out of South Africa. The changes have been largely welcomed by the tourism industry and South Africans travellers alike. The changes will be implemented from November 2015.

#WorldRhinoDay2015 – Fighting the good fight for the rhino

September 22 2015 is World Rhino Day, a day of celebration of one of the world's most intriguing animals, but also one of the most endangered creatures walking the earth.

South Africa's rugby museum becomes top global attraction

The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has received the Travellers' Choice Award by the travel website, Trip Advisor, and it's been named in the top 1% of world attractions. The establishment celebrates its second birthday on Heritage Day.

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