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Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:25

Angelina Jolie unveils Namibian animal sanctuary

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The actress and activist spent five days in the African nation with her brood of six earlier this month (Jul17) as they visited the N/a'an ku se Foundation, where they…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:00

Dynamic alliance to bolster anti-poaching efforts

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On the western boundary of the Kruger National Park (KNP), private and community owned game reserves - represented as the Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation (GKEPF) - have joined forces…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:54

Train trips to take from Cape Town

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Taking the train in Cape Town means beating the traffic, using a more environmentally friendly method of transport and it’s unbelievably affordable too! Using Cape Town to kick off an…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:36

South African Airways bailed out by government

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The government of South Africa has stepped in with a loan repayment on behalf of South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) to prevent the airline from defaulting on a matured debt with…
A new South African tourism campaign has slammed Australia's national icons by taking aim at their beaches, kangaroos and even their rugby team.The tongue-in-cheek video was posted to South Africa…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:13

Another huge diamond unearthed in Lesotho mine

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Africa-focused Gem Diamonds (LON:GEMD) unveiled Thursday a 126-carat rock unearthed at its flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the latest in a string of major discoveries at the operation this year.The finding of…
Kenya’s Tourism Board has rolled out promotional activities at key shopping malls across the country targeting domestic travelers ahead of the August holidaysKTB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Betty Radier says…
A single African air transport market is set to be launched in January.David Kajange, Head of the Transport and Tourism Division at the African Union (AU), says more than 20…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:53

UNCTAD Report: African tourists to fuel growth

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African tourists are emerging as the powerhouse for tourism on the continent, with four out of 10 international tourists in Africa coming from the continent itself. In sub-Saharan Africa, the…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:51

Khama remains resolute on Botswana hunting ban

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Botswana’s Minister of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, has emphasised the country’s commitment to its anti-poaching policies and hunting ban.“I am not going to be apologetic on the…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:48

Wine tourism goes digital

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A new portal has been launched to let visitors explore what South Africa has to offer in wine tourism.The portal provides a co-ordination platform on wine tourism, with relevant information,…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:43

Beyond the safari: add-on activities

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Neo Mabubula explores travel experiences that go beyond the typical safari in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo area.A drive along the Panorama RouteThe Panorama Route is one of Mpumalanga’s biggest tourism…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:40

Rwanda introduces tourism operating licences

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All tourism entities in Rwanda are now required by law to obtain a tourism operating licence.According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the licence requirement comes after a ministerial order…
Windhoek-Air Namibia has been awarded the second best Regional Airline in Africa by Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the second time in a row that Air Namibia bagged this…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:35

Two baby gorillas born in one week

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Two babies have been born in one week among Mubare group of Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south western Uganda.  Dr. Andrew Seguya, the executive director of Uganda Wildlife…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:30

Ethiopian World Heritage site no longer in danger

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Krakow, Poland, 4 July—The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow has decided to remove Simien National Park from the List of World Heritage in Danger in recognition of improvements in…
Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:23

SA Tourism presents nationwide roadshow

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SA Tourism will be hosting a ‘We do Tourism’ roadshow during July and August, to provide a platform for dialogue between South African Tourism and key stakeholders, allowing engagement on…
UGANDA AND RWANDA EDUCATIONAL TRIP -SECURE ONE OF JUST 5 SEATS NOW One of the most incredible wildlife experiences you will ever encounter awaits you on this trip of a…
The vast majority of travel searches for South Africa originate in the UK. This is according to Ricky Wilkes, Global Head of Sales for Cheapflights, a global flights search and travel…
Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:02

€18 million to support Selous conservation

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Tanzania has received €18 million from Germany to aid conservation activities in the Selous Game Reserve.The German government also donated six new Toyota Land Cruisers in support of anti-poaching efforts…
Thursday, 29 June 2017 08:58

Industry reacts to Rwandan permit increase

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The recent doubling of Rwanda’s gorilla permits from $750 to $1 500 has resulted in concerns from some operators over the potential impact of the increase.For Debbie Addison, Director of Wild Frontiers, the…

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