Where to go in KZN to avoid the crowds this December

For those who look forward to vacationing in sunny KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) over the festive period, but dread the thought of jostling for elbow room on crowded beaches or sitting in traffic in the summer heat, rest assured there are plenty more fun and relaxing holiday options just a few hours’ drive from South Africa’s playground. Here are a few charming KZN attractions that holidaymakers can add to their December itinerary.

Bundu-bashing at Sani Pass

Just two hours’ drive from Durban, on the road that connects KZN and Lesotho, lies Sani Pass, a mountain pass that rises 2 876m above sea level. This…
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Where to go in KZN to avoid the crowds this December

The Tsogo Sun Amashova race turns 30!

Cycling team with Derek Watts at the Wattbike Challenge.

Cycling team with Derek Watts at the Wattbike Challenge.

A favourite sporting event for those in KwaZulu-Natal and around the country, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic cycling race will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 16 October.

As the oldest and among the largest South African races, the Amashova has attracted over 10 000 entries across its three races, with prize money of over R100 000.

The race highlights the province’s inspiring landscapes and views, beginning at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall, heading…
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SA tourism still to grow

Not withstanding the struggling South African economy, the tourism industry is providing a glimpse of hope as one of the critical sectors that will boost growth and promote job creation. The sector posted positive growth numbers in a year where world markets were depressed.  Businesses in this sector should be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities presented by local and international developments.

Howard Arrand, Provincial Head of FNB Business in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says “the tourism industry contributes an estimated 3% to the national GDP, employing an average of one-in-25 people in South Africa – significantly more than most industries”.

He argues that tourism…
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SA tourism still to grow

South African Airways official carrier for World Routes Durban 2015 in a world first

JOHANNESBURG. 20 September 2015 – South African Airways is the official carrier for this year’s World Routes event, which – for the first time in its history spanning 21 years – will be hosted in Africa.

World Routes is an annual global event where route development professionals in the airline, airports, tourism and government stakeholder industries meet to plan and discuss new and existing global air services. It’s the largest event of its kind and attracts attendees from over 110 countries.

“As the leading airline on the African continent, we’re pleased to be partnering with KZN Tourism…
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