Helderberg Nature Reserve

Photo: Delyth Angharad Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 398-hectare nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 hectares consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest.” The visitor center is open daily …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa?

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — http://www.cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — www.stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Nelson Mandela Centennial (2018)

Photo: South Africa Government, President Cyril Ramaphosa and former US President Barack Obama at 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture July 2018 in South Africa – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Video Obama comments 02:15:00 Transcripthttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/17/politics/barack-obama-mandela-speech-transcript/index.html Headlineshttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburghttp://ewn.co.za/2018/07/17/madelalecture-ramaphosa-obama-arrive-at-wanderers-stadiumhttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-07-18-barack-obama-shines-a-light-on-our-strange-and-uncertain-times/https://www.thesouthafrican.com/obama-ramaphosa-nelson-mandela-lecture/ Government Announcementhttp://www.thepresidency.gov.za/speeches/remarks-president-cyril-ramaphosa-16th-nelson-mandela-annual-lecture%2C-wanderers-stadium%2C Buzzwords2008 Economic Crisis – 9/11 – Apartheid – Backlash – Clean Energy – …

Paddle for 67 KM to raise funds for Shongwein Resource Reserve

On Mandela Day (July 19), Conservation Guardians – http://conservationguardians.blogspot.com – hosts PADDLE FOR 67 KM to raise funds for a beautiful pristine reserve that needs your help. Conservation Guardians has been awarded the massive challenge of rescuing the Shongwein Resource Reserve, 1,700 hectares of pristine biodiversity and home to 12 Giraffe, 12 Buffalo and a …

Indaba Travel Conference 2018

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosted the 2018 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2018 Key Links www.indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @travel_indaba Questions Is there live and recorded video from the event? Yes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba/videos Is there a directory of exhibitors? How is the wi-fi at the @DurbanICC Where are your favorite apps, websites, Twitter accounts, LinkedIn pages and Facebook …

Hashtag Radio

Elsewhere on the web Presenting HashtagRadio from South Africa This enterprise is a self-described African Business Network and through livestreaming radio connects South Africa to the world and vice-versa. http://hashtagradio.co.za http://hashtagradio.co.za/htrshows https://soundcloud.com/hashtag_radio https://www.facebook.com/hashtagradiolive/ https://twitter.com/HashtagRadio Tweets by HashtagRadio TravelChat Thursdays: 10am-12pm (midnight-2am Pacific) http://hashtagradio.co.za/shows/travel-chat The hosts recap of the previous night’s Twitter chat – #TravelChatSA – …

Spilling the Beans

Poster South Africa – Latest video from Coffeebean Routes Across its bases in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Coffeebeans has some 80 unique non-traditional tourism suppliers. This means that these are people who normally would not supply services to the tourism industry, were it not for Coffeebeans’ unique approach to tourism, creating experiences around urban stories. …

Trenz 2017

May is the month when New Zealand and South Africa hold major tourism conferences. We wish our friends and colleagues well and we will be paying attention to the official hashtags #trenz2017 and  #indaba2017 New Zealand Auckland, May 9-12 Key Links: http://www.trenz.co.nz http://www.trenz.co.nz/media-releases https://www.facebook.com/TRENZ.nz Hashtag: #trenz2017 TRENZ 2017 takes place in Auckland at The Cloud and Shed 10 (Queens Wharf). …