South Africa

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South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa and is one of the continent’s economic ‘super power’. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Fact File
Population:
  52 million
Time: GMT +2
Plugs: Three-pin round
Dialling code: +27
Currency: Rand – $1=10.2ZAR
Language: 11 official languages, but English is predominantly spoken 

Background
South Africa’s apartheid legacy lingers on in high unemployment and a vast wealth gap between rich and poor, yet it remains one of the wealthiest countries on the continent. Its vast mineral resources (it has some of the world’s largest gold, diamond, platinum and chromium deposits) have powered the economy for over a century.

South Africa accounts for a massive 40% of Africa’s industrial output and is by far the most sophisticated free-market economy in Africa. The abundant supply of mineral resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy and transport sectors, plus modern infrastructure, support an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centres throughout the entire region. The capital of South Africa’s smallest province, Gauteng, Johannesburg is the economic powerhouse of Africa and outside of this, advanced development is significantly localised around four areas: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Pretoria/Johannesburg.

Business Travel Activity
South Africa’s national airline SAA strengthened its regional network in 2013, focusing on local and African operations. Recent applications for extra flights includes one for three flights a week to Luanda, one a week to both Kinshasa and Dar es Salaam, and three a week to Harare. Routes getting the biggest boost include Mauritius, to which SAA has applied for a further five flights a week, and Windhoek with seven flights a week. Two new A320s will replace the present fleet of 737-800s and augment the A319s already in service.

SAA also announced a codeshare with Etihad and JetBlue, and expanded codeshares with Air Seychelles and RwandAir.

South African Express also expanded its service with the introduction of flights to link Durban with Mozambique, as well as flights to Namibia, Botswana and Lubumbashi in the DRC.

In the same vein, low-cost carrier Mango has introduced flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar, and between Johannesburg and George, while SA Airlink also strengthened its network by announcing new routes to Kasane in Botswana and Vilanculos in Mozambique. The airline also increased capacity on flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone, Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Richards Bay.

The low-cost sector saw plenty of activity, although mostly in the courts!

Comair launched a High Court legal action challenging the South African government’s R5 billion guarantee granted to SAA. A few months later, Comair was back in court again. This time it was granted an interim interdict by the North Gauteng High Court to prevent Safair’s new low-cost airline FlySafair from beginning operations between Johannesburg and Cape Town in October.

Pan-African low-cost carrier, fastjet was involved in the latter of those two matters, but outside the courts was able to celebrate its first international route, a direct three-times-a-week service between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam.

When Comair CEO Erik Venter was not in court, he was also launching new routes, with BA Comair introducing service between Johannesburg to Maputo.

On the international front, British Airways increased its frequencies between Johannesburg and London, and announced that it will introduce the A380 on this route from February 2014. The airline is also busy upgrading its lounge at Cape Town International Airport to the same standard as its Terraces lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

LAM Mozambique Airlines commenced non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Nampula and extended frequencies from Johannesburg to Tete, Beira and Maputo.

The hotel scene in South Africa has been just as busy. Tsogo Sun closed the Garden Court Sandton at the end of November, although on a positive note opened the new Golden Horse Hotel and Casino in Pietermaritzburg and undertook expansions and refurbishments at several properties. That included refurbishment of Hemingways in East London, and relaunching the Southern Sun Elangeni and Southern Sun North Beach hotels along Durban’s Golden Mile into one complex – the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.

This past year also saw the introduction of a new brand – the group’s Formula 1 hotel brand has officially been renamed SUN1, whilst Tsogo Sun also announced the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi in all its hotels, along with offering a certain amount of free connectivity over a range of packages.

Also seeing the importance of connectivity was Premier Hotels and Resorts, which announced that it was now offering free Wi-Fi at its hotels and venues around the country. The group also opened the Premier Hotel Midrand, whilst BON Hotels unveiled the Hotel Verde 400 metres from Cape Town International Airport and supposedly “Africa’s greenest hotel”.

Elsewhere, Three Cities opened the Three Cities Urban Park Hotel & Spa in KwaZulu-Nata and has upgraded both the Three Cities Riverside Hotel & Spa and the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Cape Town.

Another of the big players, Protea Hotels, opened a conference venue at Cape Town’s Protea Hotel Tyger Valley, whilst Protea Balalaika in Sandton, Johannesburg underwent a refurbishment of its public areas. But the biggest Protea news of 2013 saw Marriott International announce the signing of a letter of intent with Protea to acquire Protea Hotels’ brands and its management business. 

The other big player in the South African hotel market, City Lodge announced plans to open a new 150-room Waterfall City hotel, located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, towards the end of next year. The group also plans to develop a new 90-room Road Lodge in Pietermaritzburg.

Looking at the international brands – Hilton opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside. Also in Cape Town, Radisson Blu announced that it would be opening the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel Cape Town in the first few months of 2014.

Four Seasons – another well-known international brand – marked its entrance into the South African market. The luxury hotel group has taken over management of the iconic Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg, which will re-open at the end of 2014, following renovations.

Towards the lower end of the star scale, Lonrho Hotels and the easyHotel group opened their first budget hotel in Africa. The former Lamunu Hotel was converted into the ‘easyHotel Johannesburg CBD by Lonrho’.

Airport
South Africa has 10 international airports, the major one being O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg, which is the main gateway to South Africa. This state of the art airport has the capacity to handle up to 28 million passengers annually and provides connections to most regional airports from here. The airport is 22 kilometres east of Johannesburg and access to the city is quickest via the Gautrain, which is a modern rapid rail transport system that links the airport with Pretoria, Sandton, Rosebank and the city centre.

For travellers coming through international arrivals, just make sure you keep right out of the exit doors and look for the Gautrain signs. Purchasing a card is straightforward and will cost you just over $1. Thereafter, it’ll cost you in the region of $12 for each leg to and from Sandton.

“It’s definitely a service I recommend, as travel into Sandton is now a mere 12-minute journey,” says Mohamed Hamza, General Manager at Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi.

Cape Town airport also services direct regional and international routes and Durban offers direct flights to Mauritius, Mozambique and Dubai. It is recommended that travellers check in at least one hour before a domestic flight and two to three hours before regional/international departures.

There are a number of airline-specific Business Class lounges, particularly at O.R. Tambo International, in the form of the Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, SAA and Emirates international lounges. SAA actually has two international lounges and one domestic at ORTIA, two domestic lounges in Cape Town and one in Durban.

ORTIA is also home to Menzies Aviation’s two lounges – Shongololo and Mashonzha – which are used by a number of airlines, including Arik, Air Seychelles, Etihad, Qatar, Qantas and Cathay Pacific.

The other lounges worth looking out for, particularly if you are a First National Bank customer (access via bank car – sometimes for a fee, depending on the state of your bank account), are the SLOW lounges at ORTIA, Cape Town International and Durban International.

Passengers also have access to the Bidvest Premier Lounges at ORTIA and in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and George. Domestic lounge entry costs $16 and international lounge entry costs $27. All lounges provide complimentary light meals and snacks, beverages, newspapers and magazines, TV and Wi-Fi.

Hotels
As you would expect, Johannesburg has a host of international hotel brands, and a fair number of them clustered in the main business district of Sandton, which is approximately 20 minutes from the CBD and about half an hour from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

There’s a Hilton property in Sandton, and the group also has hotels in Durban (adjacent to the city’s main convention centre) and Cape Town (smaller, with a boutique-type feel).

Also in Sandton are two Radisson Blu hotels, including the Radisson Blu Gautrain, which is ideally positioned opposite the local Gautrain station. The greater hotel building also has a SLOW business lounge on the bottom floor, which can be accessed for a fee. There’s also a Park Inn by Radisson in Sandton, so Carlson Rezidor has a significant presence in this business-focused area of Johannesburg.

“I recommend the Radisson Blu Sandton,” says Caveney. “It has excellent conference facilities close to Sandton City, great views and a world class gym. Also, a great Wi-Fi offering.”

Another international group with a presence in Johannesburg is Accor, through its midscale Mercure brand. They have three properties, but none in Sandton. Instead, the Bedfordview hotel to the east of the city provides easy access to the airport, whilst the Midrand hotel bridges the gap between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the Randburg property taps into the West Rand market.

Holiday Inn has three properties in Johannesburg – in Rosebank, Rivonia Road (Sandton) and Woodmead – whilst InterContinental, part of the same group, has the Johannesburg Sandton Towers and the O.R. Tambo Airport. Speaking of the airport, the general area around it is dotted with hotels across the star range, whilst a short drive away is the Peermont offering, in the form of the 5-star D’Oreale Grande at Emperors Palace, which is also home to the group’s 4-star Mondior, 3-star Metcourt and 3-star Metcourt Suites properties. The D’Oreale Grande is exceptional, if you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in close proximity to the airport.

In the same Kempton Park area is arguably the country’s biggest conferencing offering, in the form of the Birchwood Hotel & O.R. Tambo Conference Centre. The sister property to this hotel is situated in Soweto, on the other side of Johannesburg, in the form of the 4-star Soweto Hotel. It’s well worth a visit, should you want to explore this historical area of Johannesburg.

From a local brand point of view, it’s significant that Sun International now has a ‘business hotel’ presence in Johannesburg – more specifically Sandton – with The Maslow opening in early 2013. The previously leisure-focused group plans to roll out this business hotel brand with other properties across the continent. Sun International does, though, still have a strong presence in the gaming world, with Carnival City to the east of Johannesburg, the Morula Sun and Carousel to the north of Pretoria, and its flagship Sun City property in the North West, with adjacent Palace of the Lost City. One of Sun International’s standout properties is the Table Bay in Cape Town, which consistently receives rave reviews, whilst Durban features the group’s Sibaya property.

Looking at the other big local brands, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Protea Hotels and City Lodge are the groups with a big presence, as has Legacy Hotels & Resorts, which is strong in the Sandton area.

Tsogo Sun has 22 properties in the greater Gauteng area, which includes three in the Montecasino entertainment complex to the north of Johannesburg, with the 5-star Palazzo Hotel the flagship there. Then there’s the three hotels at the airport (InterContinental, Southern Sun, Garden Court) and six in and around the Sandton node, including the Sandton Sun, the Southern Sun Hyde Park and two Garden Court properties. Tsogo Sun, though, will be happy that it now has a presence in Rosebank (10 minutes from Sandton), with the luxurious 54 on Bath, which was previously The Grace. Tsogo Sun’s budget brand, StayEasy, has just two properties in Gauteng, in Pretoria and Eastgate, whilst in the same category, 2013 saw Tsogo Sun rebrand their Formula 1 hotels as SUN1 hotels, of which there are a host of around the country.

Protea Hotels has 10 properties in and around Johannesburg, including two at O.R. Tambo International Airport. But, perhaps the hotels to stand out among those are the two Melrose Arch properties, which are excellent options, should you be doing business in the area, Rosebank, Sandton or the CBD. The Melrose Arch Hotel – under Protea’s African Pride brand – claims it makes the best cappuccino in the city! There’s also a Fire & Ice! property in Cape Town and two standout African Pride hotels – 15 On Orange and the Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa.

The City Lodge Hotel Group consists of 1-star Road Lodges, 2-star Town Lodges, 3-star City Lodges and 4-star Courtyard Hotels. The group has 53 properties across South Africa, including the following in Johannesburg: three Courtyards, six City Lodges, three Town Lodges and four Road Lodges. Cape Town has a Courtyard, three City Lodges, one Town Lodge and two Road Lodges. So, this group has a wide offering across the star range in many different key locations across South Africa.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts’ footprint in the Sandton area includes quality properties in the form of the 5-star Michelangelo, DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, Michelangelo Towers, and Raphael Penthouse Suites. These are suited to the premium business traveller who wants to be in the heart of Sandton, on the doorstep of the big shopping mall, Sandton City, or adjacent to the Sandton Convention Centre. Legacy’s remaining two Johannesburg properties are the Sunnyside Park Hotel and the Airport Grand Hotel. There are two good Legacy options in Cape Town, with both the Commodore and the PortsWood in close proximity to the V&A Waterfront, and just a few minutes from the CBD. They both enjoy outstanding views of Table Mountain.

One of the smaller South African groups – Premier Hotels & Resorts – has a couple of properties in Johannesburg, with one hotel situated at the airport and one in Midrand, giving them a good cross-section of business, without having to compete with the big international brands in the Sandton node.

From a boutique hotel perspective, two properties stand out – the Saxon and Fairlawns – with both situated within a few minutes’ drive of Sandton City, either side of it. The Saxon is arguably the premier boutique hotel in Johannesburg and possibly South Africa, and is where the late Nelson Mandela wrote his memoirs.

Just a short drive up the road, opposite the Johannesburg Zoo, is the Westcliff, which boasts arguably the best view in the city from its elevated terrace, and is currently under renovation, before it re-emerges as a Four Seasons property in 2014.

A notch or two down the star scale, Faircity has three properties – all in the three and 4-star range, with one in the Johannesburg CBD and two in Sandton – Falstaff and Quatermain. Interesting that Faircity has that CBD presence, as not many of the other big groups do, although Lonrho Hotels decided to open its first South African property – the easyHotel Johannesburg CBD by Lonrho (formerly Hotel Lamunu) – in De Korte street. Orion Hotels has The Devonshire, which is well situated in Braamfontein, should you want access to the CBD.

The Rosebank node, about 10 minutes’ drive from Sandton, has a good selection of quality hotels, with the Hyatt Regency, the Holiday Inn, the Courtyard, 54 on Bath, Mantis Collection’s Monarch Hotel (which underwent renovation in 2012), Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank, and the Clico Boutique Hotel, which has a good reputation and has an intimate conferencing offering.

Lastly, should you find yourself looking for a smaller boutique property in the areas of Hyde Park, Craighall or Parkhurst – about 15 minutes’ from Sandton – then make sure you consider The Hamilton, The Parkwood or Ten Bompas (along with Clico and 10 2nd Avenue Houghton, all members of the Johannesburg Boutique Collection). The remaining member of the collection is The Peech Hotel, which is a short drive away just behind the Wanderers Club.

If you’re flying in and out of Lanseria International Airport to the north-west of Johannesburg, you may want to consider Misty Hills Country Hotel in the Muldersdrift area. It has a ‘country’ feel to it and provides a welcome relief from city life, along with playing host to the famous Carnivore Restaurant.

Card Acceptance
VISA and MasterCard are accepted almost everywhere. American Express and Diners Club are also accepted, but not as widely. Most retail stores accept credit cards and pin-based debit cards as payment.

Visas
Most African travellers do not require a visa to visit South Africa for a stay of 30-90 days. Note that visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, so travellers requiring visas should apply for these before arrival.

Travellers arriving from yellow fever-endemic areas will require a yellow fever certificate.

Connectivity
South Africa has an exceptionally well-developed communications infrastructure. Internet and Wi-Fi are easily accessible and the extensive GSM network works on the same frequency as the rest of Africa and Europe. There are five cell phone providers in South Africa: Vodacom; MTN; Cell-C; Virgin Mobile and 8ta.

SIM card pre-paid starter kits are available for around R1. You will need a passport and a proof of residential address, and it has to be registered before you can call or receive calls.

Health
There are no major diseases to guard against. Most of South Africa is malaria-free, but always check with the game reserves you are planning to visit and take precautions if necessary.

There are many world class private hospitals and medical centres around the country, especially in the urban centres.

The Experience
Safety is an issue, particularly in Johannesburg, and visitors to South Africa should be aware of the country’s high crime rate. South African authorities do give high priority to the protection of tourists, and popular tourist sites and the main hotel areas tend to be safe and most visits are trouble-free.

E-Tolling has recently been introduced in the province of Gauteng and car rental companies have fitted e-tags to their rental fleet in order to bill clients for the gantry fee.

Contacts
www.saembassy.org
www.southafrica.net

Air Travel
Air Austral – www.air-austral.com
Air Berlin – www.airberlin.com 
Air Botswana – www.airbotswana.co.bw
Air France – www.airfrance.com 
Air Namibia – www.airnamibia.com.na
Air Zimbabwe – www.airzimbabwe.aero
Airlink – www.flyairlink.com
Air Madagascar – www.airmadagascar.com
Air Mauritius – www.airmauritius.com
Air Namibia – www.airnamibia.com.na
Air Seychelles – www.airseychelles.com
Arik – www.arikair.com
British Airways – www.ba.com
Cathay Pacific – www.cathaypacific.com (see review here)
Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation – www.caacongo.com
Condor – www.condor.com
Delta – www.delta.com
Edelweiss – www.edelweissair.ch
EgyptAir – www.egyptair.com (see review here)
El Al – www.elal.com
Emirates – www.emirates.com
Ethiopian – www.ethiopianairlines.com
Etihad – www.etihadairways.com
Fastjet – www.fastjet.com
Interair – www.interair.co.za
Kenya Airways – www.kenya-airways.com (see review here)
KLM – www.klm.com
Korongo – www.flykorongo.com
Kulula – www.kulula.com
LAM – www.lam.co.mz
Lufthansa – www.lufthansa.com 
Mango – www.flymango.com
Precision – www.precisionairtz.com
Qantas – www.qantas.com.au
Qatar – www.qatarairways.com
RwandAir – www.rwandair.com
Singapore – www.singaporeair.com
SAA – www.flysaa.com (see review here, here and here)
SA Express – www.flyexpress.com
Swiss – www.swiss.com (see review here)
TAAG – www.taag.com
TAP – www.flytap.com
Thai – www.thaiairways.com
Turkish – www.turkishairlines.com
TUIfly – www.tuifly.com
Virgin Atlantic – www.virgin-atlantic.com (see review here)
Yemenia Airways – www.yemenia.com

Hotels
Johannesburg
10 2nd Avenue – www.houghtonestate.com
12 Decades – www.urbanhiphotels.com
54 on Bath – www.tsogosunhotels.com
African Pride Melrose Arch – www.africanpridehotels.com
Birchwood – www.birchwoodhotel.co.za
Carnival City – www.suninternational.com
City Lodge Bryanston – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Fourways – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge JHB Airport Barbara Rd – www.citylodge.co.za 
City Lodge Katherine Street – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Morningside – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge O.R. Tambo – www.citylodge.co.za (see review here)
Clico – www.clico-boutique-hotel.co.za
Courtyard Eastgate – www.citylodge.co.za
Courtyard Rosebank – www.citylodge.co.za
Courtyard Sandton – www.citylodge.co.za
Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank – www.therosebank.co.za
DAVINCI Hotel & Suites – www.legacyhotels.co.za
EasyHotel JHB CBD by Lonrho – www.lonrhohotels.com
Faircity Falstaff – www.faircity.co.za
Faircity Quatermain – www.faircity.co.za
Faircity Mapungubwe – www.faircity.co.za
Fairlawns – fairlawns-hotel.co.za  
Four Seasons Westcliff – www.fourseasons.com
Garden Court Eastgate – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court Milpark – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court Morningside – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court O.R. Tambo International – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Gold Reef City Theme Park – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Hilton Sandton – www.hilton.com
Holiday Inn Rosebank – www.holidayinn.com
Holiday Inn Sandton – www.holidayinn.com
Holiday Inn Express Woodmead – www.holidayinn.com
Hyatt Regency – www.johannesburg.regency.hyatt.com (see review here)
Indaba Hotel – www.indabahotel.co.za
InterContinental O.R. Tambo – www.tsogosunhotels.com
InterContinental Sandton Towers – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Mercure Bedfordview – www.mercure.com
Mercure Midrand – www.mercure.com
Mercure Randburg – www.mercure.com
Michelangelo Hotel – www.legacyhotels.co.za
Michelangelo Towers – www.legacyhotels.co.za
Misty Hills – www.mistyhills.co.za
Monarch – www.monarchhotel.co.za
Palazzo Montecasino – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Park Inn Sandton – www.parkinn.com (see review here)
Peermont D’oreale Grande – www.peermont.com
Peermont Metcourt Hotel – www.peermont.com
Peermont Metcourt Suites – www.peermont.com
Peermont Mondior – www.peermont.com
Premier Midrand – www.premierhotels.co.za
Premier O.R. Tambo – www.premierhotels.co.za
Protea  Balalaika – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Midrand – www.proteahotels.com
Protea O.R. Tambo – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Parktonian – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Roodepoort – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Samrand – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Transit O.R. Tambo – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Wanderers – www.proteahotels.com
Radisson Blu Gautrain – www.radissonblu.com
Radisson Blu Sandton – www.radissonblu.com
Raphael Penthouse Suites – www.legacyhotels.co.za
Road Lodge Isando – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge JHB Airport – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge Randburg – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge Rivonia – www.citylodge.co.za
Sandton Sun – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Gold Reef City – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Hyde Park – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Katherine Street – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Montecasino – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Silverstar – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Soweto Hotel – www.sowetohotel.co.za (see review here)
Splice – www.urbanhiphotels.com
StayEasy Eastgate– www.tsogosunhotels.com
Sunsquare Montecasino – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Alberton – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Benoni – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Berea – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Edenvale – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Midrand – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 O.R. Tambo – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Southgate – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Wynberg – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Sunnyside Park – www.legacyhotels.co.za  
Ten Bompas – www.tenbompas.com
The Airport Grand – www.legacyhotels.co.za  
The Devonshire – www.orionhotels.co.za
The Hamilton – www.thehamilton.co.za
The Maslow – www.suninternational.com (see review here)
The Nicol – www.urbanhiphotels.com
The Parkwood – theparkwood.co.za
The Peech – www.thepeech.co.za
The Residence – www.theresidence.co.za
The Saxon – www.saxon.co.za
The Winston – www.thewinstonhotel.co.za
Tintswalo at Waterfall – www.tintswalo.com
Town Lodge JHB Airport – www.citylodge.co.za
Town Lodge Midrand – www.citylodge.co.za
Town Lodge Roodepoort – www.citylodge.co.za
Town Lodge Sandton Grayston – www.citylodge.co.za
Westpoint Executive Suites – www.executivesuites.co.za

Cape Town
26 Sunset Ave Llandudno – www.26sunsetavenue.com
African Pride 15 On Orange – www.proteahotels.com
African Pride Crystal Towers – www.proteahotels.com
Blackheath Lodge – www.blackheathlodge.co.za
Cape Grace – www.capegrace.co.za
Cape Royale – www.caperoyale.co.za
Cape Town Lodge – www.capetownlodge.co.za
City Lodge GrandWest – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Pinelands – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Waterfront – www.citylodge.co.za
Courtyard Cape Town – www.citylodge.co.za
Derwent House – www.derwenthouse.co.za
Double Tree by Hilton – doubletree3.hilton.com
Garden Court De Waal – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court Nelson Mandela – www.tsogosunhotels.com
GrandWest Casino – www.suninternational.com
Hilton Cape Town City Centre – www.hilton.com (see review here)
Holiday Inn Express – www.holidayinn.com
Hotel Verde – hotelverde.com
Kensington Place – www.kensingtonplace.co.za
Last Word Constantia – www.thelastword.co.za
Last Word Long Beach – www.thelastword.co.za
Lawhill – www.lawhillluxuryapartments.com
Mount Nelson – www.mountnelson.co.za
New Kings Hotel – www.newkingshotel.co.za
One&Only – www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Park Inn by Radisson CT Foreshore – www.parkinn.com
Premier Cape Manor – www.premierhotels.co.za
Protea Breakwater Lodge – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Cape Castle – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  Durbanville – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  Fire & Ice! Cape Town – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  Island Club – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  North Wharf – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  President – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  Sea Point – www.proteahotels.com
Protea  Tyger Valley – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Victoria Junction – www.proteahotels.com
Radisson Blu Waterfront – www.radissonblu.com
Road Lodge CT Airport – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge N1 City – www.citylodge.co.za
Southern Sun  Cape Sun – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun The Cullinan – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun Newlands – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Southern Sun  Waterfront – www.tsogosunhotels.com
StayEasy Century City – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Foreshore – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Milnerton – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Parow – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Table Bay Hotel – www.suninternational.com
The Commodore – www.legacyhotels.co.za
The Hyde All-Suite Hotel – www.thehydehotel.com
The PortsWood – www.legacyhotels.co.za
The Westin – www.starwoodhotels.com
Three Cities Bantry Bay – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Inn On the Square – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Place – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Peninsula All-Suite – www.threecities.co.za
Town Lodge Bellville – www.citylodge.co.za

Durban
African Pride Audacia Manor – www.proteahotels.com
Albany Hotel – www.albanyhotel.co.za
Beach Hotel – www.beachhotel.co.za
Belaire Suites – www.belairesuites.co.za
Beverly Hills Hotel – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Blue Waters Hotel – www.bluewatershotel.co.za
Cabana Beach Resort – www.tsogosunhotels.com
City Lodge Durban – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Umhlanga – www.citylodge.co.za
Coastlands on the Ridge – www.coastlands.co.za
Emakhosini Boutique – www.emakhosinigroup.com
Endless Horizons – www.endlesshorizons.co.za
Florida Park Hotel – www.floridaparkhotel.co.za
Garden Court South Beach – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court Marine Parade – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Garden Court Umhlanga – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Hilton Durban – www.hilton.com
Holiday Inn Express – www.holidayinn.com
Parade Hotel – www.paradehotel.co.za
Parkview Hotel – www.parkviewhotel.co.za
Pavilion Hotel – www.pavilionhotel.co.za
Premier Hotel Pinetown – www.premierhotels.co.za  
Protea Hotel Edward – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Hotel Umhlanga – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge – www.proteahotels.com
Quarters Florida – www.quarters.co.za
Riviera Hotel – www.rivierahoteldurban.co.za
Road Lodge Durban – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge Umhlanga – www.citylodge.co.za
Saint James on Venice – www.stjamesonvenice.co.za
Sibaya – www.suninternational.com
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Suncoast Towers – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Sunsquare Suncoast  – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Durban – www.tsogosunhotels.com
The Benjamin – www.benjamin.co.za
The Concierge – www.the-concierge.co.za
The Oyster Box  – www.oysterboxhotel.com
The Royal Hotel – www.theroyal.co.za
Three Cities Auberge Hollandaise – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Docklands – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Riverside Hotel – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities Royal Palm – www.threecities.co.za
Three Cities The Square – www.threecities.co.za (see review here)
Three Cities Urban Park – www.threecities.co.za
Umhlanga Sands Resort – www.tsogosunhotels.com

Pretoria
African Pride Irene – www.proteahotels.com
Burgers Park Hotel – www.burgerspark.co.za
Carousel Casino – www.suninternational.com
Centurion Lake – www.legacyhotels.co.za  
City Lodge Hatfield – www.citylodge.co.za
City Lodge Lynwood – www.citylodge.co.za
Cornerstone Guest Lodge – www.cornerstonelodge.co.za
Court Classique Suites – www.courtclassique.co.za
Courtyard Arcadia – www.citylodge.co.za
Faircity Grosvenor Gardens – www.faircity.co.za
Faircity Roodevallei – www.faircity.co.za
Garden Court Hatfield – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Holiday Inn Express – www.holidayinn.com
Hoogland Health Hydro – www.hoogland.co.za
Illyria House – www.illyria.co.za
Kievits Kroon – www.kievitskroon.co.za
Lombardy – www.lombardy-hotel.co.za
Meintjieskop Guest House – www.meiguest.co.za
Morningstar Express – www.morningstarhotel.co.za
Premier Hotel Pretoria – www.premierhotels.co.za
Protea Capital – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Centurion – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Hatfield – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Manor – www.proteahotels.com
Road Lodge Centurion – www.citylodge.co.za
Sheraton Pretoria – www.starwoodhotels.com
Southern Sun Pretoria – www.tsogosunhotels.com
StayEasy Pretoria – www.tsogosunhotels.com
SUN1 Pretoria – www.tsogosunhotels.com
The Blades – www.theblades.co.za
The Farm Inn – www.farminn.co.za
The Manhattan – www.manhattanhotel.co.za
Town Lodge Menlo Park – www.citylodge.co.za

Bloemfontein
Anat Boga – www.antaboga.co.za
Bloem Spa – www.bloemspa.co.za
City Lodge Bloemfontein – www.citylodge.co.za
College Lodge – www.collegelodge.co.za
Corporate Boutique Hotel – www.cbhc.co.za
Emoya – www.emoya.co.za
Halevy Heritage – www.halevyheritage.com
Hobbit Boutique – www.hobbit.co.za
Protea Bloemfontein – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Bloemfontein Central – www.proteahotels.com
Protea Willow Lake – www.proteahotels.com
Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport – www.citylodge.co.za
Southern Sun Bloemfontein – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Stanville Inn – www.stanville.co.za
SUN1 Bloemfontein – www.tsogosunhotels.com
The Golf Lodge – www.thegolflodge.co.za
The Urban – www.urbanhotel.co.za
Villa Bali Boutique – www.villabali.co.za
Windmill Lodge – www.suninternational.com

Port Elizabeth
5th Avenue Beach House – www.fifthave.co.za
African Pride Hacklewood Hill – www.proteahotels.com
Boardwalk Hotel & Casino – www.suninternational.com
Brookes Hill Suites – www.legacyhotels.co.za  
City Lodge Port Elizabeth – www.citylodge.co.za
Courtyard Port Elizabeth – www.citylodge.co.za
Garden Court Kings Beach – www.tsogosunhotels.com
Humerail – www.humerail.co.za
Isango Gate – www.isangogate.co.za
Kings – www.urbanhiphotels.com
Manor 38 – www.manorcollection.co.za
No5 Boutique Art Hotel – no5boutiquearthotel.com
Protea Hotel Marine – www.proteahotels.com
Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth – www.radissonblu.com (see review here)
Road Lodge Port Elizabeth – www.citylodge.co.za
Road Lodge Port Elizabeth Airport – www.citylodge.co.za
Sir Roys at Sea – www.sirroys.co.za
Summerstrand Hotel – www.summerstrandhotel.co.za
SUN1 Port Elizabeth – www.tsogosunhotels.com
The Beach Hotel – www.thebeachhotel.co.za
The Hub – www.the-hub.co.za
The Humewood Hotel – www.humewoodhotel.co.za
The Kelway – www.thekelway.co.za
The Paxton – www.paxton.co.za
The Vic – www.urbanhiphotels.com
The Windermere – www.thewindermere.co.za
Town Lodge Port Elizabeth – www.citylodge.co.za

George
Fancourt – www.fancourt.co.za (see review here

Car Rental
Alamo – www.alamo.com
Avis – www.avis.co.za
Budget – www.budget.co.za
Cash – w ww.cashcarrental.co.za
Capital – www.capitalcarhire.co.za
Dollar – www.dollar.com
Drive – www.drivesouthafrica.co.za 
Drive Africa – www.driveafrica.co.za
Eco Car and Van Hire – www.ecocarhire.co.za
Europcar – www.europcar.com
Exeque – www.exequecarrental.co.za
First – www.firstcarrental.co.za
Hertz – www.hertz.co.za
National – www.nationalcar.com
Pace – www.pacecarrental.co.za
Pender – www.pender.co.za
Resq – www.resqrentacar.co.za
Rhino – www.rhinocarhire.com
Sixt – www.sixt.com
Tempest – www.tempestcarhire.co.za
Thrifty – www.thrifty.co.za
Top Notch – www.topnotch.co.za
Value – www.valuerentalcar.com
Wise Wheels – www.wisewheels.co.za
Woodford – www.woodford.co.za

TMC
Access-to-Africa – www.access-to-africa.com
America Express – www.americaexpresstravel.co.za
BCD – www.bcdtravel.com
Club – www.clubtravel.co.za
Corporate Traveller – www.corporatetraveller.co.za
CWT – www.carlsonwagonlit.com
Duma – www.dumatravel.co.za
FCm – www.fcm.travel
Harvey World – www.harveyworld.co.za
HRG – www.hrgworldwide.com
HRG Rennies – www.renniestravel.com
Indo Jet – www.indojettravel.co.za
Maties – www.matiestravel.co.za
SATC – www.satravelcentre.com
Seekers – www.seekers.co.za
Skyjunxion – www.skyjunxtion.com
Suretravel – www.suretravel.co.za
Tourvest – www.tourvest.co.za
Travel with Flair – www.travelwithflair.co.za
Travel.co.za – www.travel.co.za
Uniglobe – www.uniglobetravel.mu
Wings – www.wings.travel
XL Travel – www.xltravel.co.za