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Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:56

New Ugandan airline to launch in November

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A new airline, Vule Airways, is set to launch operations in Uganda in November.The anticipated flights by the airline will give a big boost to air travel in Uganda, given…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:43

Cape Town uses local neighbourhoods to boost tourism

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Live like a local, that is what Cape Town Tourism hopes to achieve with their Insider Guide Series. Yolande Botha from Cape Town Tourism said that every month they will feature…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:40

Poaching steals from all of us

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There are about 400,000 elephants left in Africa and about 40,000 elephants are poached every year.Uganda could lose up to 10% of its GDP if it does not control poaching…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:09

Wild Horses Exclusive Mountain Lodge

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Occupying pride of place within the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, a sandstone villa faces the breath taking expanse of the Sterkfontein Dam and the Platberg Mountains.Tucked away in the northern Drakensberg…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:26

The River Lodge - Honeymoon feature in TTG

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The River Lodge, part of The Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection has been featured in the TTG.Abigail Healy, Features Editor of TTG, describes her recent Honeymoon combining the Seychelles with…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:07

Tourism Conservation Fund poised for take-off

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The Tourism Conservation Fund, which aims to raise substantial funding to support large-scale, long-term conservation projects in Africa, is now several major steps closer to entering its implementation phase.This was…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:59

Annual tariffs increase at Mpumalanga's nature reserves

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The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will implement an increase in its tariffs, including the entry and accommodation fees, at various nature reserves around the province, from November 1.The…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:51

A guide to art safaris

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Art safaris are a new special-interest niche offered by a number of companies. The safaris allow guests to get creative while enjoying nature, and finding inspiration in it.Art on safari…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:42

Animal interactions under spotlight

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The lack of regulation of animal interaction is resulting in a blurring between education, entertainment and conservation, Satsa members heard at the conference in Stellenbosch last week.Colin Bell from Natural Selection…
More than 2 000 animals from KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland are on the move in a major wildlife shifting operation - to boost tourism in a depleted game reserve near the…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:27

Rhinos are coming to the V&A Waterfront

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The Rhinos are Coming! have helped three of their Rhino Ambassadors settle in at the V & A Waterfront.This is part of their grand tour of greater Cape Town and they have…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:07

China, Namibia to join forces against poaching

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Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said the two governments are working to launch a joint law enforcement action to eliminate transnational crimes related to poaching.He was speaking at a…
RwandAir, the national carrier of the republic of Rwanda, announced that effective 30th September 2017, it will commence three weekly operations to Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Dakar (Senegal) from…
In an effort to grow sustainable coastal and marine tourism (CMT) in South Africa, which will advance the Nine-Point Plan through Operation Phakisa's Oceans Economy, the Cabinet - in partnership with various tourism…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:43

Jessica the Hippo

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If there is one thing you should do before you die, it would be seeing Jessica the Hippo in Hoedspruit.The small town in Limpopo is home to the famous hippo…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:38

Knysna is open to tourism after fires

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Six weeks after devastating fires destroyed large tracts of indigenous forest, 1059 homes and claimed the lives of eight people, I was invited to spend a few days in Knysna.As…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:48

WATCH: What to do when a lion clings onto your car

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What would you do if you ventured into a game park in the hope of spotting one of the Big Five, only to be faced in the awkward position of…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:25

Peaceful polls bode well for Kenya tourism

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Hotels, lodges and tented camps in Kenya are expected to receive more international guests from next month, following peaceful polls conducted on August 8.According to the new Kenya Tourism Federation…
Youth from 18 African countries working towards conservation and protection of biodiversity will attend the first Global Youth in Biodiversity Network in Africa workshop in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, to exchange ideas…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:52

Throwing our rhinos a much-needed lifeline

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Five years into the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa, and the organisers of Investec Rhino Lifeline say they are still far from done.To date they have pumped R12…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:48

Cape Town City extends contracts for service excellence

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The City of Cape Town has agreed to expand Cape Town Tourism’s service level agreement (SLA) for another year.The mutually beneficial partnership between the City of Cape Town and the…
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