Tag Archives: Travel and tourism

Tourism figures and predictions for the industry in SA: differing views

Tourism figures – two very different reports. Figures for business tourism good  http://www.whalecottage.com/blog/cape-town/sa-business-tourism-is-booming/  but those for leisure tourism gloomy. http://www.fm.co.za/Article.aspx?id=166928 by

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A new guide book on Gauteng

Sean Fraser who has written several travel and guide books, has just published one which covers Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and surrounds. I have not seen it yet so am looking forward to browsing through it.  I still think that Nechama Brodie’s book on Johannesburg : The Joburg Book published in 2008, is excellent. For more [...]

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A destination guesthouse: Satyagraha in Orchards

Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century.  Ghandi arrived in Johannebsurg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he was in Johannesburg. For more on this see Eric Itzkin’s excellent book [...]

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Tripadvisor continues to be widely used by international travellers

Another excellent review for Liz at Lancaster on Tripadvisor the influential international travel site. See http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g312578-d574068-Reviews-Liz_at_Lancaster_Guesthouse-Johannesburg_Johannesburg_Gauteng.html by

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Celebrate the warm summer weather by getting out of Joburg for the day

So much to do over weekends in Joburg: Why not head out to Toadbury Hall in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Toadbury Hall offers specially packed picnic baskets to enjoy outdoors under a shady tree or in the warm sunshine. The menu changes with the seasons and includes a range of handmade snacks, [...]

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