New lease of life for SA’s second oldest casino resort
Wild Coast Sun has reason to celebrate, having just been awarded a 20-year gaming licence on the eve of the property’s 40th birthday celebration this month. The Wild Coast Sun was opened in 1981, two years after the launch of Sun City. The Resort straddles the Eastern Cape side... Read more
Snow-spotter bonanza in Eastern Cape
With snowfall predicted over the next few days, Gumtree has compiled a list of the best spots to catch the snow this weekend. Whether you’re in Jozi or the Cape, there are a couple of great spots to stay where you can experience the best of the snow. So... Read more
Five local travel ideas for Easter
The Covid-19 travel regulations have been lifted and South Africans can enjoy their domestic travel once again. Although the country has moved to Alert level 1, and travellers should still observe the travel regulations, there has never been a better time to explore all there is to love and... Read more
SUV EC challenge set for early March
The Siyavuya Foundation will deliver the third rendition of the annual SUV Challenge – Eastern Cape Tour this year, running from 3 to 7 March 2021. Launched in 2018 by the Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, then MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the SUV Challenge... Read more
EC a key player to SA competitiveness
Summer calendar unleashes the province’s delightfulness Officially launching the Eastern Cape Summer Campaign, MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko declared the province a key player for South Africa in terms of niche experiences that tourists within and beyond the... Read more
East London port to receive 9 cruise liners
The Port of East London is scheduled to receive at least nine cruise liners this season between October 2019 and April 2020, while provisional schedules indicate that at least 23 luxury cruise ships, operated by 17 international cruise lines, are scheduled to call across the country’s six cruise ports... Read more
New cruise liner visits East London port
The arrival of the state-of-the-art VIKING SUN cruise liner at the Port of East London today closed the port’s 2018-19 cruise season on a high note, with 830 passengers disembarking for excursions throughout the city – the highest ever, according to the port’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Terry Taylor. East... Read more
New draft  IRP game-changer for province
MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane welcomed the release of the long-awaited draft of the national reviewed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) earlier this week. “The policy is a game changer for the province and will help it to spearhead substantial job creation and investment. ... Read more
R5m boost for a Mpumalanga tourism company
A R5 million boost to the Graskop Gorge Lift Company in Mpumalanga by the Tourism Transformation Fund will jumpstart more development in the popular Panorama Route. “We are proud to announce that this project will receive R5 million funding for its next development phase through the Tourism Transformation Fund... Read more
It’s your South Africa to explore
South Africans have been encouraged to explore the country by travelling to areas they have never visited to experience the wonders offered by the country. To soften the price of travelling, South African Tourism is embarking on a campaign that will see would-be travellers getting offers at discounted rates.... Read more

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