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Dream Hotels & Resorts adds Zimbali Lodge & Vacation Club to its growing portfolio

Dream Hotels & Resorts (DHR) is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Zimbali Lodge, located within the iconic Zimbali Coastal Resort along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast...

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Dream Hotels & Resorts celebrates first crossings of the Mjejane Bridge into the Kruger

The Mjejane Bridge, providing the only private access into the Kruger National Park through Mjejane Game Reserve, has finally re-opened in time for the December peak travel period with a reduced fee...

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PRESS RELEASE/ NOV 12, 2019

Dream Hotels & Resorts celebrates double win at the Lilizela Tourism Awards

Mjejane Bush Camp and Jackalberry Ridge have won coveted accolades at the National Lilizela Tourism Awards, held on Saturday, 9 November at Times Square’s Sun Arena in Pretoria...

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PRESS RELEASE/ OCT 31, 2019

Twitchers flock to join Birdlife’s Big Birding Day events

In celebration of BirdLife South Africa's 35th Birding Big Day on 30 November 2019, Dream Hotels & Resorts will host two events at their well-known properties in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng...

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PRESS RELEASE/ SEP 22, 2019

Dream Hotels & Resorts promotes ‘slow’ tourism in Zululand

Dream Hotels & Resorts is encouraging South Africans to explore Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal this Heritage Day, which is another one of the country’s important historical areas...

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PRESS RELEASE/ AUGUST 5, 2019

PET-FRIENDLY CHALETS AT LITTLE SWITZERLAND RESORT GET TAILS WAGGING

Dream Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that Little Switzerland Resort in the Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, will now accommodate pets in two of their self-catering chalets...

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ARTICLE/ AUGUST 1, 2019

A BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL SHOW

Every year between August and October, the Cape West Coast of South Africa undergoes a magical transformation. Within a matter of weeks, this dry, hot landscape is painted with hundreds of colourful hues, as new flowers burst from the ground...

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PRESS RELEASE/ MARCH 13, 2019

DREAM HOTELS & RESORTS WELCOMES ROYAL THONGA SAFARI LODGE TO THE FAMILY!

Dream Hotels & Resorts Group has secured the management contract of Royal Thonga Safari Lodge, in KwaZulu-Natal’s Tembe Elephant Park. This recent acquisition strengthens their company footprint within the province and brings the total number of properties in their portfolio to 23, across South Africa and Mozambique.....

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ARTICLE/ NOVEMBER 19, 2018

DREAM HOTELS & RESORTS IMPLEMENTS GROUP-WIDE ECO GRADING SYSTEM

Dream Hotels & Resorts Group is celebrating an ECO Proud/ECO Excellent status achievement, following the successful implementation of an effective ECO grading system across its portfolio of 22 holiday properties in South Africa and Mozambique....

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ARTICLE/ JULY 27, 2018

#WOMENSMONTH | WHERE TO GO FOR THE ULTIMATE SA GIRLS’ WEEKEND THIS AUGUST

Not only is a short break a chance to reset, but there is scientific evidence to prove that travel can be good for your health, too. Sharmila Ragunanan, Dream Hotels & Resorts Group Marketing Manager, explains: “Research by the University of Pittsburgh’s Mind-Body Centre showed that taking leisure time out leads to more positive emotions, lower levels of depression and more satisfaction...”

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ARTICLE/ JULY 11, 2018

THE RISE OF THE STAYCATION

The prospect of staying ‘at home’ may not be quite as exciting as boarding a plane for exotic shores overseas, but with proponents saying it’s a less stressful form of travel, the rise of staycations (a holiday in your own country) appears to be on the rise....

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PRESS RELEASE/ JUNE 21, 2018

CAPE TOWN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

If the thought of two-minute showers and re-using your towels has stopped you from visiting Cape Town this year, set aside any perceptions you may have of these measures being inconvenient and spare a thought for the new status quo globally. That is, of course, if during your travels you’d like to become a responsible traveller...

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BLOG PIECE/ May 11, 2018

STEPPING INTO NATURE WITH MTHIMKHULU WILDERNESS TRAILS

I love being in the bush. Stepping into the wild for time that is focussed entirely on reconnecting with nature; where the song of the birds, the call of the animals and the crackle of the campfire are the things that ground each day and where lessons are taken from the surrounding landscape. Which is exactly what was in store for me when I joined the three-day...

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BLOG PIECE/ April 26, 2018

SAFARI SECRETS: UNLOCKING THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THE SA BUSH

Wake up to the chorus of a new day – birds in the Jackalberries, sunset game drives and the sounds of hyena whooping in the dead of night. Our senses become sharper and clearer when immersed in nature...

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PRESS RELEASE/ MAR 05, 2018

JOZINI TIGER LODGE JOINS DREAM HOTELS & RESORTS

Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa will be joining the Dream Hotels and Resorts’ family from March 2018. The mixed-use accommodation group will take over the management contract of the lodge, in which the local community has a significant shareholding.

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BLOG PIECE / JAN 24, 2018

WHEN LOCAL IS MORE THAN LEKKER...IT'S GREAT VALUE

Why travel to Keukenhof if you can see millions of blooms along the West Coast? Why visit an artist's retreat in the south of France, if you can channel your inner Van Gogh in Clarens? Why sample the vintages of the Yarra Valley near Melbourne if you can pop the cork on the Cape Winelands?

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BLOG PIECE / JAN 24, 2018

TRAVEL TO TRANSFORM IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD

To experience travel is one thing, to be transformed by it is something completely different. The new big buzzword in travel is transformative travel and, by the looks of it, it will be one of the next big travel motivators in 2018. Perhaps best described as experiential travel at full throttle, transformative travel really boils down to travel for the purpose of self-reflection and engaging with a new culture and nature.

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PRESS RELEASE / JAN 19, 2018

HOTELS EMBRACE THE PERSONALISATION TREND IN 2018

When the popular 1980s American TV programme, Cheers, used to reign the airwaves, its signature "...where everybody knows your name" conjured up thoughts of a relaxed, convivial environment - a home-away-from-home haven where the bartender knew what drink you were going to order, where you were going to sit and which days you were likely to visit.

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PRESS RELEASE / JAN 10, 2018

WHY SA'S CLASS OF 2017 SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN HOSPITALITY

The future prospects for South Africa's class of 2017 become an even more relevant discussion with the release of the matric results. The tourism and hospitality industries are largely labour intensive, as indicated by the UN World Tourism Organization, and the job creation potential of these sectors are often highlighted as a justification for additional investment.

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