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Another Travel icon falls - this week it was annouched by NH Hotels that they will not be renewing their lease, and the NH The Lord Charles Hotel will be closing its doors after 32 years, on the 31st August 2020.

In their Media Statement NH Hotels says that as a consequence many of their team members that have been with them for years will be retrenched. NH Hotels are fully committed to ensuring all team members dues and entitlements will be provided prior to the conclusion of their lease.



Dating back some 100 000 years, the KwaXolo Caves, located inland of Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast, were once open-rock shelters for indigenous San communities, with the history of these people echoed in the rock paintings evident today. Set atop the precipice of a deep gorge and boasting some of the region’s most magnificent views, these once-inaccessible caves are now a top tourist attraction following the launch of the KwaXolo Caves Adventures earlier this year.

The Port Edward feature on Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar, gave viewers an insight into some of the town’s incredible tourism options. The Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar competition on kykNET, which has been running since 2010, showcases South Africa’s many stunning towns, giving them a valuable platform while encouraging local tourism. 

Kwêla viewers had a chance to check out the eight finalists during the recap episode on Sunday, 9 August on kykNET DSTV channel 144.  The winning town will be announced on Kwêla on Sunday, 30 August 2020.



Businesses need to approach upskilling with fresh eyes in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s important to be open to new ideas, and they need to do all this while adapting to the digital age.

Michael Gullan, Co-founder and Managing Director of G&G Digital, breaks down how businesses can usher in a new era of personal development and advocacy through innovative, custom-made platforms for customers and employees.

Watch the video to learn more about how e-learning, advocacy and online training can future-proof your business and team.

Nitida Wine Estate, is launching a second competition just in time as the country moves to level 2 of lockdown and the resumption of wine sales comes into effect. Says Nitida's Bernhard Veller: "We are very happy that wine lovers across the country can get to order and take delivery of their favourite wine again and it's all systems go in our warehouse right now as we prepare for the rush of online sales and deliveries from August 18.  
Simply put, anyone who places an order for 12 bottles or more of Nitida wine, via the farm's website will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of the following:
A once-in-a-lifetime 3-night luxury stay for two adults at Kwandwe - The prize includes 5-star accomodation, all meals and house drinks as well as game drives and walks. An unforgettable day spent with Nitida winemaker Etienne Louw during harvest as well as a scrumptious picnic, with wine, for four adults, courtesy At Tables restaurant. And more... 

Winners will be chosen at random on September 30, 2020 and notified via email on October 1, 2020. Delivery of all wine orders of 12 or more bottles is free of charge to major centres.

For more information and full Ts and Cs, go to https://nitida.co.za/winwithnitida/

An iconic rock archway in the small Wild Coast town of Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape province, Hole In The Wall is one of only two places in the world where a fresh waterfall crashes into the ocean. Here, you can marvel at the huge detached cliff with a giant opening carved through its centre, flanked by the warm Indian Ocean waters — definitely worth a dip. www.holeinthewall.co.za

Curiocity takes you on a virtual street-art tour in Maboneng. 

Even though the travel and tourism industry has felt the hardest knock as a result of the Coronavirus, Curiocity is committed to connecting local and international travellers through a virtual street-art tour in the vibrant neighbourhood of Maboneng.

Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering  to stimulate local travel to accommodate South Arican's within the current lockdown restrictions. Exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three Tintswalo properties, offering a safari and coastal breakaway. For R25 000 per night for 10 people (2-night minimum stay) offers excellent value  for a self-drive reunion close to home, or further afield once inter-provincial travel is allowed.

Once restrictions have eased visitors to Granny Mouse Country House and Spa might be content to chill and even read a book in the quiet country surrounds, many also like to get up close and personal with the beautiful countryside.The magic of the Midlands extends way beyond scenery and surrounds and offer a huge ‘to do’ list.