Day 14oflockdown

'This Is South Africa' keeps the spirit of travel alive with alluring new website

The website will become a powerful local travel planning resource to inspire post-lockdown trips.

2020-04-09 09:07:00 AM

The folks at southafrica Instagram account have launched a photo tourism website to inspire wanderlust for those travellers who are getting cabin fever. IOLTravel Day14ofLockdown

The website will become a powerful local travel planning resource to inspire post-lockdown trips.

Apr 3, 2020 at 12:39am PDTHowever, Rodney said travellers on Instagram weren’t able to filter locations to plan their travel itineraries based on the images that inspired them. He told IOL Travel: “People have been using the photos on our account as travel inspiration since the account started, but were unable to search through the photos and plan their travels. Our followers always ask for more information on the pictures and locations we share. We also noticed that many followers tag their friends in pictures of places they want to visit. The website will enable them to plan their trips together.” 

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Rodney said the website will encourage people to explore South Africa post lockdown. “The lockdown is making people truly appreciate freedom of movement, and with the current exchange rate, I believe local travel will be the biggest driver towards the recovery of the tourism sector. 

“I hope South Africans explore every corner of the country when it's safe to travel again. South Africa boasts stunning locations across the country,” he said. The best part of the new website is that anyone can be a contributor. Creating an account requires minimal effort. All you have to do is visit the

, create a profile and start building your dream trip to South Africa. Picture: Supplied.People can upload their images of South Africa for consideration. He said once a new location is added onto the site, it gets geotagged and linked to the contributor’s Instagram account. 

It will be categorised according to its accessibility, the activities on offer and the tips and tricks provided by the contributor.Exciting additions will be added to the site in the upcoming months.  Read more: IOL News »

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