Tourism minister pledges to bring more visitors to South Africa

Accommodation providers in South Africa have reported a 15.1 per cent year-on-year increase in income in the first quarter of this year.

This follows on from the 14.8 per cent year-on-year increase seen in the last three months of 2011 and is being attributed to government investment in promoting the country, Business Day reports.

South Africa’s tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has pledged to invest ZAR 218 million (£16.7 million) over the next three years to market the country, as well as open one tourism office a year over the next five years.

Aside from iconic sites such as Table Mountain, he will no doubt be keen to expose some of South Africa’s lesser-known attractions to potential visitors.

These include the majestic views afforded from God’s Window in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, where sheer cliffs plunge into the valley floor below and its endless vista of forest, and the Hole in the Wall on the country’s Wild Coast where the waves have forged a natural passage through the rock.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

Find cheap flights to South Africa with Southall Travel

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate