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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:25

Western Cape: Using tech to solve water crisis

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Young computer programmers are helping to develop answers to the water crisis, and create systems for families to better manage household tasks.As part of his month-long programme focused on highlighting…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:23

New HIV infections fall by 44% in Swaziland

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Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed.New HIV…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:19

Tanzania set to create East Africa's first 'Geo Park'

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Two iconic landmarks in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt. Ol Donyo Lengai, will be part of a new ‘Geo Park‘ which is set to be created by the…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:15

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year.The Minister said this when she…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:12

Namibia ranked 13th on smallest enviro impact

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A STUDY from MoneySuperMarket website ranks Namibia 13th among countries with the least environmental impact.Mozambique tops the list followed by Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana ranked 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:52

2017s most common travel scams & how to avoid them

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When we travel we’re more vulnerable and, no matter how well we have prepared the trip and how well-traveled we are, it’s always easier to fall for scams. But that doesn’t…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:47

WATCH: Only in SA...Hippo strolls into petrol station!

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The small town of St. Lucia had a rather peculiar visitor - a hippo casually strolled towards a petrol station during the evening. St. Lucia residents are aware that they…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:40

Meet Cody, the horse that survived the Knysna fires

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In June, fires ravaged the Eden District.  Under threat, 14 horses and ponies had to be evacuated from Essendale farm, just outside Knysna.  Scared by the flames, smoke and chaos,…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:35

Table Mountain Cableway to close for maintenance

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Table Mountain Cableway will be closed from July 24 until August 6, for scheduled annual maintenance. Apart from mechanical and component work, specific maintenance includes replacing the lifts at the lower…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:27

Boreholes reopened in Botswana

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Water for Elephants Trust (WET) has reopened boreholes for elephants and other wildlife in north-east of Botswana.Alexa Tross, Co-ordinator, told Tourism Update in an interview that a serious water crisis affected the…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:23

India presents major opportunity for packaged travel

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India has introduced a Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is an indirect tax applicable throughout the country. Unlike SA, various elements are taxed differently, for example packaged holidays are…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:59

Vilakazi Street goes high tech

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Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Gauteng recently had 25 CCTV cameras installed.Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor for the City of Johannesburg marked the occasion on July 19 when the cameras officially went…
The Tanzanian government and Tanzanian National Parks (TANAPA) recently announced the introduction of concession fees, effective from July 1, applicable to all permanent facilities within the national parks.Ngorongoro Conservation area,…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:53

Proposed leopard hunting regulations need rethink

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“Our primary mandate is to protect these animals (leopards) so we don’t open them up to a situation where they will be hunted and perish,” said Mr P Mapulane, Chairperson…
Open safari vehicles are a great way to explore Africa's game reserves: raised seating provides a lofty vantage point and the open windows allow safari-goers to feel the wind on their…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:52

Durban: Battle for prime beach erupts

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The battle over one of Durban's unspoilt beaches is about to erupt again.On the one side is the Durban Point Development Company - jointly owned by the eThekwini Municipality and…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:36

Wine, Food paradise...get hooked!

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Travel Photographers Elisha Dibakoane, Avril Maharaj and Omphile Setiloane spent the weekend at Franschhoek’s Grande Provence. They spent the time exploring vineyards and eating gourmet food. They share their getaway…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:33

Serena News Highlights

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East Africa's migration is on the move, you can now ride horses with rhinos at Ol Pejeta, there's a fantastic new special offer for Mivumo Villa in the Selous and…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:30

Baboon causes power cut in Zambian tourism town

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A baboon plunged a Zambian tourist town into darkness on Sunday after tampering with equipment at a hydro-electric power station, the state electricity company said on Monday.The 108 megawatt power…
The vast majority of South Africa’s total tourism revenue came from foreign tourists in 2016 – accounting for 70% and R75,5bn (€5bn) of revenue generated for the industry.These were some…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:27

New majority shareholder for Mozambique DMC

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Highline Tours and Travel recently acquired the majority shareholding of Infinite Africa Destination Management, a specialist Mozambique inbound tour operator.The new relationship allows Highline Tours and Travel to offer clients…
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