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Friday, 12 January 2018 07:45

SAA and TAAG sign codeshare agreement

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SAA has signed a codeshare agreement with TAAG Angolan Airlines.As part of the extended agreement, SAA will codeshare with TAAG on its direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda, and Cape…
Friday, 12 January 2018 07:42

Update: KAZA Univisa availability

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The Zambia Tourism Agency has advised foreign travellers to Zambia that KAZA Univisa stickers are currently available.  The visa is currently being issued at four borders in Zambia – Kenneth…
Friday, 12 January 2018 07:36

The 'age of experimentation'

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Industry leaders point to trends and products likely to prevail in 2018. There is an increasing appetite for technology in Southern Africa as it is fast shaping how destinations interact with…
FebruaryMeetings Africa will be held in Johannesburg from February 26-28.AprilThe Cape Getaway Show will be held at Lourensford Wine Estate in the Western Cape from April 6-8. Show times are as follows: April 6:…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:23

Fairlawns' New Video

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Check out the new promotional video for Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is Sandton, Johannesburg.  Watch this space - spa extension due for completion in March 2018 #LoveSouth Africa #MeetSouthAfricaWe…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:43

Tourism earnings in Seychelles rise

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2017 had been good for the Seychelles tourism industry, which had seen a 20% increase in tourism earnings over the previous year, said the Tourism Minister, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne.“We have, since November,…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:40

SAA increases capacity to Mauritius

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From January 8, SAA will operate wide-body aircraft on its Johannesburg-Mauritius route. The Airbus A330 generation aircraft will offer a two-class cabin configuration, with increased seat availability. Business class will…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:21

Wild Horizons trumpets change in elephant interactions

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From January 1, Wild Horizons now ceases to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary at Victoria Falls. “It is our…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:16

Singapore Airlines launches daily flights to Cape Town

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Singapore Airlines will fly daily to Cape Town via Johannesburg from March 26.This is an increase from its current four flights per week, and accommodates the growing demand for Cape…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:14

Country Lodge launches in Cape Winelands

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La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek, Western Cape, launched on December 20.The property is on a working wine farm and is a five-minute walk from village restaurants and shops. The lodge…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 08:09

FlyDubai adds Kilimanjaro to its network

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FlyDubai began flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport on December 15, its third destination in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of FlyDubai, said: “With our service…
Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:41

Check out the "new look" Sable Camp at MalaMala

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In celebration of their 90th birthday, the iconic MalaMala Game Reserve commenced its fantastic “re-imagination” of MalaMala Main Camp and  adjoining Sable Camp towards the end of last year. Phase…
Friday, 22 December 2017 07:43

Kenya bans the use of plastic bags

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Kenyan Government is making massive strides in practicing environmental responsibility by banning the use of plastic bags at supermarkets and shopping outlets.The country - which earlier this year built the first…
As Africa is expected to increase its share of the global tourism pie in the coming years by an estimated 7%, from its current 3%, Cabinet has approved the National Tourism…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:24

Zambezi Queen named World's Leading Boutique Cruise

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The Zambezi Queen was named the World’s Leading Boutique Cruise at the World Travel Awards in Vietnam on Sunday. This is the fifth time the Zambezi Queen has been awarded this…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:10

Aquila Private Game Reserve reveals new rhino calf

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Aquila Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape welcomed a new addition to their game reserve, just in time for Christmas. A new rhino calf, who was born on Sunday,…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:07

Marakele marathon 2018 set to be the biggest yet

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Marekele National Park in Limpopo will be hosting their annual  Marakele marathon on March 3, 2018. Marakele National Park will host the event in partnership with SANParks Honorary Rangers and…
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has released an advisory on increased malaria risk in three provinces.The NCID announced that there's an extended seasonal risk of malaria, with an increase…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:58

EU commits $20 million to prevent poaching

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The European Union has committed to fund Ksh2 billion ($20 million) to support Kenya’s efforts to combat illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife products.EU Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella, commended…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:42

Study urges endangered listing for cheetahs

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A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa, supported by the National Geographic Society, indicates that the species is facing a dire situation.In a study published on December 11…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:39

Diani Beach Festival attracts global skydivers

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At least 500 international skydivers are expected to visit the Kenya coast for Diani Beach Festival.The festival began on December 9 and ends on New Year’s Day.Diani Beach Festival Director, Sandip…
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