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Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:55

Industry responds to OR Tambo security measures

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The tourism industry has welcomed the enhanced security measures implemented at OR Tambo International Airport (Ortia) but it has raised concerns that the recent warning issued by the US Consul…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:53

New SA airline to take on SA Express and Airlink

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A new airline, Fly Modern Ark, hopes to take to the skies in South Africa in the next four months, operating on some of the same routes as SA Express…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:51

SA Tourism launches Nordics roadshow

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South African Tourism has decided to increase its marketing focus on the Nordic countries to attract four million more international tourist arrivals over the next five years, and to hold…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:48

Lanseria introduces first self-service bag-drop in SA

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Lanseria Airport will introduce self-service bag-drop at the end of August, the first airport in South Africa to do so. The service makes use of SITA’s self-service systems to allow…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:46

Rhino sculpture conservation project launches

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On Monday, July 24 at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), the Hunters Against Poaching Trust (HUAP) kicked off their latest project for the conservation of Namibia’s wildlife. The project…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:37

Gruelling Desert Bushwalk attracts international walkers

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The third edition of the gruelling Dessert Bushwalk held here on Saturday attracted fellow walkers from Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa. The walk was divided into 10km and 30km categories…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:34

Precision Air gears up for Serengeti flights

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Tourists and locals alike can from October onwards fly with Precision Air from either Zanzibar or from Dar es Salaam to the heart of the Serengeti National Park with one…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:26

WATCH: Vulture gang steals Cheetah's dinner

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If you thought a hungry cheetah would beat out any other animal for a fresh kill—you’d be wrong.This fascinating video from Kruger National Park in South Africa shows a gang of vultures…
When it rains in Emusala village, a person sick with a fever can find it hard to get to the nearest health center, which requires a trip along the slippery…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:09

What it's like to walk with lions in Zimbabwe

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We were out on Zimbabwe’s open savannah, my eyes swimming in the heat, and the lion was right in front of me. So I stretched out my hand to stroke it...But…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:05

Malawi leads the way in animal conservation

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In one of the largest and most significant translocations in human history, African Parks’ conservation efforts bring the total number of elephants on the move in Malawi to 400.These elephants…
The Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, and CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, launched Tourism Month with the main aim to boost the country’s economy through tourism.Launched at Dunkeld…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:54

Sign Language on its way to becoming official

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The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed steps taken by the Constitutional Review Committee of Parliament to finally recommend that South African Sign Language (SASL) be given official…
ZIFA are today set to sign a landmark memorandum of agreement with the Eden Sports Group of the United Kingdom for a partnership that will, among other things, see English…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:46

Vacancy: some more elephants needed in the bush

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The African elephant is one of the continent’s best studied animals. However, conservation efforts have been based on flawed data.New research out of the University of Pretoria has, for the…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 16:17

A quick guide to South Africa's National Parks

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How Complete Is this guide? South Africa has a lot of amazing national parks and places to visit. Although we try our best, its difficult to cover every single detail about…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 16:16

New N$1500 angling levy here to stay

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THE newly-introduced re­creational angling levy, which has seen an overnight increase of over 10 000% from N$14 a month to N$1 500 a month is here to stay, fisheries and…
The Ol Doingyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania has been slowly rumbling, showing signs of an imminent eruption, which will create the first ever Geopark in the sub-Saharan African region.The Geopark,…
Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:18

Remote but animal-rich Kafue makes tourism gains

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The winter safari season in Kafue National Park, Zambia, kicked off in June, and camps in the far-flung, wildlife-rich location will operate until the end of October when the Kafue…
Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:15

Air France to resume Nairobi flights

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Air France will resume flights between Paris and Nairobi from March, 2018, after an 18-year interval.This is indicative of a rise in travel demand on routes connecting Kenya’s capital to…
Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:09

Botswana to host conservation summit

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Botswana is to host a major conservation summit to redouble efforts to protect the KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area) elephants and to devise collaborative solutions for problems the region faces.The…
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