Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the First Edition of the Discover South Africa Newsletter!  In this newsletter we will give a brief overview of what we’re about and how we will help you discoverSouth Africa.

Welcome to a new Experience
Discover South Africa is a comprehensive online Travel Directory assisting both the national and international traveller to organise a complete holiday in South Africa, your “go to” website!

The members and affiliates of Discover South Africa are highly experienced in the tourism and IT sector. The combined expertise is 30 years of tourism / marketing and 8 years in information technology.

We are extremely excited about the positive response of our SMS short code enquiry system!   In case you are not yet aware of this service, it’s as simple as SMS’ing a town name to 40988 and our SMS service will return details of 3 randomly selected establishments in the town requested.

Social Networking
Social networking is becoming a vital tool in business marketing.  We will keep you updated via our Facebook page of all competitions, special offers and latest news.

As you are well aware, Twitter is huge and it’s an easy tool for businesses to communicate to their clients/audience.  All new listings on the website will also appear on out Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter to keep yourself updated on what’s new in South Africa and on the Discover South Africa website.

All our new accommodation, tours and leisure listings are published on the RSS newsfeed which reaches a different market segment entirely.  This is added value for the Discover South Africa client as they get more exposure.

Follow our Blog
With categories such as “Accommodation & Specials”, “Annual Events & Festivals”, “Destinations & Provinces”, “Latest News”, “Photos of South Africa” and many more you can be sure to receive constant, relevant and interesting news about South Africa in our blog.  This is where we will help you to truly discover South Africa!

Competition Winner Announcement!
As all of you might know, we have been running a SMS competition where people SMS their favourite town in South Africa’s name and they could win a 2 night stay in that town!

Please visit www.discoversouthafrica.co.za/competitions to find out who the lucky winner is!!

Thank you to Knorhoek Winefarm for sponsoring this fabulous prize.

True Cape hospitality on a Fourth generation wine estate;  breathtaking natural beauty of the mountain, rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens and natural streams;  friendly locals to welcome you to  tastefully decorated accommodation of your choice. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, close to Franschhoek and Paarl. We offer the prize winner 2 nights’ accommodation for 2 people (Double or Twin beds can be requested) free wine tasting,  quiet nights with owl calls to lull you to sleep and a hearty breakfast to start each day.  Please check availability timeously.

We at Discover South Africa would like to thank everyone who participated in this exciting new venture; everyone involved is contributing to the success of Discover South Africa!  Together we are going to create magic.

Thank you to all the people who entered into our first competition!  For those of you who did not win, don’t despair, we have something else up our sleeve!  Follow our  Facebook page for more information.

We hope that you enjoy the website and that you find it to be user friendly!  To join our website visit http://www.discoversouthafrica.co.za/join_us/

Until next time, enjoy discovering South Africa with us!

The Discover South Africa Team

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