The best South African experiences for Chinese tourists

  • 13 February 2015 | Kolosa Vuso

China is one of South Africa's most important and valued partners in terms of tourist arrivals. 

The Chinese New Year (Thursday, 19 February) is approaching. To celebrate with your Chinese tourists, be sure to recommend these South African experiences that your Chinese tourists will enjoy:

  • Chinese tourists mostly go to places they know about and they rely on word of mouth from family and friends. In South Africa, they opt for the beaches and wildlife; so make sure you spoil them with plenty of these options when putting an itinerary together
  • The premier Chinese traveller to South Africa will have a taste for luxury. A total of 80% of Chinese tourists will choose the Western Cape and Gauteng as their holiday destination, neither of which are short of luxury experiences. Plan trips to wine routes across the Garden Route, or encourage your guests to visit art galleries, theatres or offer plenty beach-based experiences
  • Safari trips are popular with Chinese travellers and almost the entire country is blessed to have unique wildlife-viewing opportunities. Don’t forget our UNESCO World Heritage Sites when choosing these destinations
  • Chinese tourists are gaining a reputation in South Africa for visiting luxury retail outlets, so take them to the finest of retail experiences in your area. The same applies for dining experiences
  • For a fun night out, Chinese tourists enjoy going to the casino or an evening of karaoke so make sure to fit these experiences in
  • Chinese tourists are savvy travellers who like to be connected always. As far as possible, make sure there is excellent internet connectivity available for your guests