With an assortment of diverse tourist attractions, unique experiences and affordable accommodation, it is no surprise that the South African tourism industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. The serene beauty and inimitable scenery of South Africa makes it the perfect adventure for both visiting guests and homegrown residents. The exciting world of the South African tourism industry can offer the perfect career for individuals who have a passion for all things travel and a love for different cultural experiences.



The University of Cape Town Tourism Management short course is aimed at anybody hoping to enter the tourism industry in South Africa. The 10-week short course is presented part-time and entirely online throughout South Africa and can open doors to numerous career paths, not only within the tourism industry, but also in related fields such as Marketing, Events Management, Hospitality and Accommodation. Whether you want to start a new career or business, or simply broaden your career prospects, this course will provide you with the important foundational knowledge and fundamental skills you need to work within tourism in South Africa. If you are currently working within tourism, or even own your own tourism business, this course will allow you to gain a competitive edge by formally validating your skill set and equipping you with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools.


About the course

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the local tourism industry and how it relates to the international tourism market.
  • Learn core business management skills and industry best practices.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion, approved by the University of Cape Town.
  • Course starts: 4 November 2013.
  • Course duration: 10 weeks online.


Scenic South newsletter readers qualify for a R500 discount off the course fee. Claim your discount before the 30 August by quoting “Scenic South Newsletter” in the promo code, when registering for the course. Visit www.getsmarter.co.za for more information.