Valuation outcome – Houw Hoek Hotel sold for R42m
Nov29

Valuation outcome – Houw Hoek Hotel sold for R42m

The iconic Western Cape Houw Hoek Hotel has recently been sold to hoteliers Robert Haarburger and Drew Danford for R42 million. The property, which is South Africa’s oldest hotel, has been on the market for over two years and according to the new owners, became a ‘legitimate and attractive’ option after an independent valuation was completed by a specialist hospitality valuation company. Hotel valuations are unlike commercial or...

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&Beyond takes stock of 2016, outlines 2017
Nov16

&Beyond takes stock of 2016, outlines 2017

November 2016 As the 25th year of its operations draws to a close, luxury travel company and Beyond looks forward to a year of growth and re-investment in 2017. The company, which has been active in African safaris and travel for a quarter century, also celebrated 10 years of touring operations in Asia and marked its first year in South America by expanding operations from Chile and Argentina to Peru and Ecuador. &Beyond’s...

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The Grey Boutique Hotel opens in Cape Town
Nov14

The Grey Boutique Hotel opens in Cape Town

In De Waterkant, Green Point, The Grey Boutique Hotel is set to launch in December 2016, with 13 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free high speed Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Two of the rooms incorporate a private balcony overlooking the majestic Table Mountain. Together with the launch of the boutique hotel, a trendy collection of hospitality and leisure spaces now called ‘The Grey’, will be launched at the same time. The...

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Thanda sets up shop in Tanzania
Nov08

Thanda sets up shop in Tanzania

Thanda Island was officially opened on Friday 28 October by the District Commissioner of Mafia Island, Mr Shaibu Nunduma, to a gathering of 30 leading Tanzanian officials and dignitaries. The group also included Mr Kajitamus Osewe, Representative of the Honourable Minister responsible for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, as well as the Representative of the Permanent Secretary of Fisheries, who delivered a personal note of...

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Thanda Safari hosts 20 global artists for charity
Nov02

Thanda Safari hosts 20 global artists for charity

Thanda Safari, the private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, is hosting 20 artists from around the world for a week long first-of-its-kind art project titled Art Project Thanda – Star for Life 2016. Invited by Christin and Dan Olofsson, Thanda Safari’s owners and founders of Star for Life, an awareness, education and AIDS prevention programme for school children, the international group of artists will create pieces of art inspired by...

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Kai Garib Caravan Park opens in Keimos
Nov02

Kai Garib Caravan Park opens in Keimos

“Tourism brings entrepreneurship opportunities, creates employment and has the potential of alleviating poverty in rural communities,” said Deputy Minister Xasa speaking at the launch of the Kai Garib Caravan Park in Keimos – Northern Cape. More than five hundred members of the local community and tourism business owners attended the event to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony and the official handover of the Caravan Park to the Kai...

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