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Business is cooking in Port Nolloth

Emma Seas, a small business owner on the Richtersveld Route, began baking roosterkoek (traditional grilled bread) in 2005 to fund her daughter’s education at her food stand, Die Opellig Kombuis. It has been an uphill battle for her to learn how to run a business and now, 10 years later, she has become a household…

Inspiring Participation from the Broader Tourism Industry

In October 2015, Open Africa appointed nine Route Mentors as part of a programme funded by the European Union Delegation to South Africa. The Mentors are based in various geographic locations across South Africa, and will provide the necessary support and mentorship to get the route management structures working more…

Taking down barriers between government and the private sector

Open Africa held three networking sessions with stakeholders from four routes in the Northern Cape in 2015. Representatives from local and district municipalities, the province and national government were in attendance. With all spheres of government and the private sector under one roof, they came together to listen to each…

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South African Border Crossing Guide

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Every traveller knows how stressful it can be when crossing a border post in South Africa. Having your paperwork in order and being prepared are essential for a smooth transition. Here is everything you need to know for all of South Africa’s border crossings. South African Border Crossing Essentials: 1.…

Top 10 tips to staying healthy when you travel to Africa

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There are all kinds of motivations to travel in Africa and none of them pair well with feeling ill. If you’re a first-time traveller to Africa, you may need a bit of direction in terms of the additional precautions travellers should take, to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.Here are a few quick…

New tourism offering exposes travellers to real, local experiences

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Open Africa in partnership with tour company Tour2.0 have launched nine new tours that will take travellers into the heart and soul of South Africa to experience exciting adventures that have never before been available to visitors. The first packaged experiences available to visitors are in Limpopo and the Northern Cape, with more…

Kalahari communities benefit through new tourism offerings

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Local communities and entrepreneurs will derive benefit from five new packaged travel itineraries that have been developed in the area surrounding the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape. The itineraries were developed collectively by tourism businesses and interns along the Kalahari Red Dune Route as part of an enterprise development project, which…
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