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South Africas natural beauty and sophisticated tourism industry was lauded this week with the announcement that the countrys famed Londolozi resort was voted the best in the world in the annual Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards.
Growth of black owners in South Africa's property market has more than doubled in the last 10 years, with a marked increase in female-only ownership, according to property data provider Lightstone.
Looking for an authentic but comfortable African bushveld experience without the luxury safari price tag? Then the down-to-earth Mosetlha Bush Camp in South Africa's wildlife-rich Madikwe Game Reserve is what you need.
Swiss luxury goods firm Richemont and local investment company Remgro are to dispose of the majority of their holdings in British American Tobacco, which will see the multinational tobacco giant listing on the JSE. With a market capitalisation of around R560-billion, it will be among the three largest companies on South Africa's exchange.
A new five-star hotel under construction in Cape Town, the Coral International, will target Middle Eastern visitors, offering them luxurious rooms, conferencing and prayer facilities, halaal cuisine and no alcohol on the premises.
A joint venture between Germany's Arabella Hotel Holdings and US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans to build as many as eight new luxury hotels in South Africa, with at least two expected to be open in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.