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Monday, 08 April 2019 10:56

NEW EAST AFRICA CLIENTS FOR TSESSABE LTD.

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TSESSABE LTD HAS HAD SOME CHANGES OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS - SOME NEW CLIENTS!We are very pleased to announce that we will now be doing the UK marketing for:AURIC…
Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:50

Three new camps to open in Zimbabwe

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Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) is set to open three new traditionally built camps in Gonarezhou National Park next month, in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province.The GCT is a new model for protected area management…
SA’s Department of Tourism has opened applications for funding to all eligible tourism businesses.Applications for the Tourism Transformation Fund (TTF) and the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) will be open…
Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:46

SAA increases non-stop charter flights to Maldives

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SAA has launched 24 additional non-stop charter flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives between April and October this year.The decision is part of the airline’s turnaround strategy, says SAA Spokesperson, Tlali…
Singita Sasakwa Lodge set within Singita’s 350 000-acre private reserves in northern Tanzania, is adding an expansive new suite which opens on June 1.Singita Sasakwa Lodge forms part of the…
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 13:35

The Ant Collection joined the Ethos family

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Ethos is delighted to confirm that The Ant Collection has joined its portfolio as of 1 April 2019.  The Ant Collection includes two beautiful bush homes namely Ant's Nest and Ant's…
It is no coincidence that our birthdays are the same. For it was this very birth of the new democratic Rainbow Nation that inspired Alison Whitfield to resign from South…
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 12:40

MEET THE BLUE TRAIN MANAGER, SIYATHEMBA MBAMBO

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Siya is one of The Blue Train’s two Train Managers. Bongi is the Train Manager on Train Set 2. Siya is known for his infectious smile and is incredibly passionate…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 13:07

Zim lodge and eatery close for renovations

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Halfway House, in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province, is undergoing a full refurbishment that will see the lodge close until the second quarter of this year.The renovations, which commenced in early March,…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 13:04

More capacity for Nairobi’s five-star Sankara hotel

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Sankara Nairobi has completed construction of its new wing, which includes 11 rooms and a presidential suite.The rooms have wood-panelled walls and marble bathrooms. The presidential suite, situated on the…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 12:59

Three undersold destinations brimming with activities

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Outside of the popular Cape Town and Kruger circuit, South Africa has plenty to offer for families. Tessa Reed looks at the Garden Route, Richards Bay and the Whale Coast as alternative…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 12:57

KZN’s Riverside Hotel goes independent

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The Riverside Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, has decided to operate independently after 20 years, breaking away from operating as part of the Three Cities Group and, more recently, aha.The…
The first of Singapore Airlines’ three evening flights between South Africa and Singapore departed from OR Tambo International Airport on March 31.Singapore Airlines now operates 10 flights a week from…
Monday, 01 April 2019 13:07

New safari camp to open in Masai Mara

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Lerai Safari Camp, situated in the Masai Mara’s Olerai Conservancy, is set to open on June 15.The camp will have six tents and is the sole property in the conservancy.…
A 54-passenger boat has been launched on Lake Victoria, Uganda, which will transport passengers from Entebbe to Jinja, twice a day, on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.Jinja offers tourists a number…
Monday, 01 April 2019 12:52

Building itineraries beyond the bucket-list safari

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Sub-Saharan Africa offers wilderness experiences that are completely different to anything off the continent and the family safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tessa Reed chats to the local industry about how to…
Shishangeni Lodge at the Mpanamana Concession Crocodile Gate, Kruger National Park, has added local village tours to its experiential offerings for domestic and foreign visitors. The tour allows visitors to…
Monday, 01 April 2019 12:49

Boutique US firm to promote Masai Mara properties

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Boston-based Vineyard Global has been appointed to represent Basecamp Explorer Kenya’s five properties in the Masai Mara Reserve.With the opening of its newest luxury lodge, Leopard Hill, in the exclusive Mara…
Friday, 29 March 2019 11:33

Pope Francis - Mauritius 2019

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The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius from September 4 to 10.Pope Francis will visit Mauritius on 9 September, this year, and will celebrate…
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:08

Dates set for Zimbabwe’s biggest tourism expo

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Zimbabwe’s biggest tourism expo, the annual Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo (SHWTE), is predicted to see even greater numbers than last year.The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has announced that the expo…
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:03

New baggage rules for OR Tambo International Airport

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From March 25, new rules for checked baggage will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg.The rules are as follows: Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed to…
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