South African hospitality outlook: 2014-2018

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Hospitality outlook: 2014-2018. This publication focuses on segments within the hospitality industry with detailed forecasts and analysis. It discusses the key trends observed in each segment as well as critical challenges and future prospects.

In the South African market, overall spending on rooms in all categories rose 14% in 2013 to R17.3 billion, reflecting an increase in stay unit nights and an 8.4% rise in the average room rate. This publication also features information about hotel accommodation in Nigeria, Mauritius and, for the first time this year, Kenya.

The hotel market in Nigeria grew 9% in 2013 and by a cumulative 59% over the past four years. Growth has been fuelled by a large increase in available rooms and a rapidly growing economy. Hotel room revenue in Mauritius decreased by 8.7% in 2013 and is projected to grow at 4.6% compounded annually to 2018. Kenya’s hotel market declined during the past two years, falling 6.6% in 2012 and by a further 2.6% in 2013.We are very excited to include a detailed analysis of the cruise industry in South Africa for the fi rst time in this year's publication.

We at PwC continue to stay on top of trends and developments that may impact hospitality companies, now and in the future, and look forward to sharing our thoughts further with you.

In this edition:

  • Travel and tourism in South Africa
  • Hotel accomodation in South Africa
  • Hotel accomodation in Nigeria
  • Hotel accomodation in Mauritius
  • Hotel accomodation in Kenya
  • Preparing hotels for the effects of distribution channels
  • Guest houses and guest farms in South Africa
  • Caravan/camping sites, bush lodges and other accomodation in South Africa
  • Looking back: 2013
  • Outlook: 2014-2018
  • Cruise industry in South Africa
  • PwC Africa Hospitality industry group contacts


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