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Do pack animals just follow their leader? Or if not, how do they reach a consensus? According to observations taken of African wild dogs in Botswana, one option is sneezing.According…
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:42

Sleep: Cape Town

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In some ways, Cape Town’s name is wholly appropriate: while certainly cosmopolitan, its compact centre is eminently walkable, and barely big enough to warrant its city status. But, while it…
Friday, 08 September 2017 08:36

Rwanda to be promoted as a MICE hub

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A Rwandan and a South African firm have signed a partnership to promote Rwanda as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) hub.The agreement between Ikaze Professional Conference Organisers…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:48

Countdown to 3-day tourism trade show in Tanzania

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The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has entered into an agreement with Ethiopian Airlines, Air Tanzania and Coastal Aviation to promote Tanzania’s tourism offering in source markets.The partnership starts with a…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:23

Cape Town hotels respond to increased water restrictions

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Tsogo Sun has reduced water usage at its Cape Town hotels by nearly 300 000 litres a day in the past six months.According to Garry Reed, General Manager at Southern Sun…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:18

Kulula and British Airways wins big at Traveller Africa Awards

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JOHANNESBURG - kulula.com and British Airways which operated by Comair have been named Best African Low-Cost Airline (kulula) and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline (British Airways) at the 6th annual Business Traveller…
My first glimpse of Africa came from a nature program I watched as a child called Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.Seeing elephants and giraffes lumber across a dry African landscape -…
Monday, 04 September 2017 14:23

European low-cost airline to launch CPT flights

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Eurowings, a low-cost carrier that is part of the Lufthansa Group, will launch flights between Cologne and Cape Town on November 5.This follows the launch of flights between Cologne and…
Monday, 04 September 2017 14:06

Kenya election nullified

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On September 1, Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified the recent general election, which was held on August 8 and returned President Uhuru Kenyattato power.The court found that the election had been tainted…
Monday, 04 September 2017 13:52

Congestion eased for international pax at OR Tambo

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has taken steps to reduce congestion for international passengers departing through its main Terminal A as well as international passengers in transit who remain…
It is Thursday afternoon and the clock is ticking. Kinigi is about to host the annual national tourism flagship event, Kwita Izina—the usually colorful gorilla naming ceremony.On the sideline, another investor, Singita Luxury…
Monday, 04 September 2017 13:45

Cape Town International Airport gets a major upgrade

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Cape Town International Airport will receive a major upgrade in an effort to transform the tourism sector, one of the important economic growth drivers.“Airlift is an important driver of the…
Monday, 04 September 2017 13:40

New start for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

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The start for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will move from its traditional position on Hertzog Boulevard to the historic Grand Parade Precinct. “The City effectively enticed us back to our ‘routes”…
Monday, 04 September 2017 13:34

Penalties For Poaching

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SINCE 2012, after more than two decades of low numbers of poaching incidents involving elephant and rhino, Namibia has experienced an alarming increase in the poaching of these two species.The…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:48

Coastal tourism is back on track

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Kenya is currently marking the lifting of travel advisories cautioning travellers about the country’s coast. The advisories were issued in the wake of incidents of terrorism in the recent past.On…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:37

WATCH: Hippos save a wildebeest from crocodile's jaws

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Watering holes are often exciting places to watch animals interact, and new video from Kruger National Park in South Africa doesn't disappoint.While touring the massive park, a couple happened upon…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:25

PICS: SANParks 2017 photography finalists

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SANParks 2017 photography finalists capture SA's fauna & flora beautifully...Black shouldered kites in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park by Chris Everett.The annual SANParks Photo Competition is undoubtedly a platform that aims to…
The OrigiNations, an organisation focused on indigenous communities around the world, recently visited Namibia and went to the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in and around Tsumkwe, which is managed by the…
New to the Two Oceans Aquarium, and displayed for the first time - ever - the pink meanie (Drymonema sp.) is an extremely rare species of true jelly.The pink meanie has only…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 16:11

Rwanda could purchase more land for gorillas

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Rwanda is considering extending the natural habitat for the rare mountain gorillas to handle their rapid population growth.On September 1st, a total of new 19 baby gorillas will be named…
In a first for the African continent, the City of New York and the City of Cape Town signed a historic city-to-city partnership agreement on Wednesday to boost tourism and business between…
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