Monday, 02 July 2018 12:54

Machaba's New Verney's Camp

Machaba Safaris opened their 4th safari camp in May 2018 - using the same tented camp format that is so popular in their 3 Okavango Delta Camps, but this time in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Please get it touch if you need brochure copy, images or rates.  We hope to see you all featuring Verney's soon!  Read more on
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:33

Serena News Highlights

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 there have been major refurbs at Nairobi Serena, Dar es Salaam Serena and at the Polana Mar in Maputo.  Serena Mountain Lodge in Kenya also has a fantastic new kids club.  Check out the full stories and more on this link.
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:57

Lalibela joins Ethos' PR portfolio

We are delighted to announce that Ethos has added #Lalibela Game Reserve in the #EasternCape to our PR Portfolio.

There are so many exciting changes going on there since the new owners took over last year - to extend the reserve, restock it with game, eradicate alien invasive vegetation and return the endemic bushveld to its original pristine state.

The 3 current lodges (Lentaba, Mark's Camp and Treetops) are also enjoying some TLC and a new camp and a villa will be opening later this year.

We cannot wait to share with you their transformation as it happens - watch this space!
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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:31

Ethos has moved

Hi all.  We have moved offices.  Please can you update your records?
Ethos Marketing, 18 Graylands Estate, Langhurstwood Road, Horsham, RH12 4QD
Cheers, Alison, Amanda, Sue, Claire & Kev
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:10

Fancourt Rejoins Ethos Portfolio

World renowned Fancourt, situated in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route, has appointed equally long-standing and reputable Ethos Marketing as their travel representation partner in the UK and Ireland, effective immediately.

Driven by M.D. and founder Alison Whitfield, this company represents some of the finest hotels and safari lodges in Southern and East Africa to the UK and Irish markets.

"This appointment is an indication of Fancourt's continued commitment to the UK traveller, as this market continues to grow year on year', says Fancourt's passionate Head of Marketing, Peter Dros. "Ethos Marketing is the perfect match - not only because of their solid reputation in the marketplace, but having promoted Fancourt previously to our UK partners means their appointment comes with existing knowledge of Fancourt, including longstanding relationships in both the leisure and golf domains," he concluded.

Managing Director, Alison Whitfield enthusiastically adds, "Our hearts lie in Africa and this is why we are so delighted to welcome Fancourt, Southern Africa's premier golfing and leisure destination, back into our portfolio."

"Our sales and marketing team is near to completion", concludes Peter who joined Fancourt not quite a year ago, bringing with him new strategies and structure. "With a group of PR and social media professionals based in Johannesburg, Ethos Marketing's ongoing relationship building in the UK market, combined with our own dynamic countrywide sales team, all that remains is a similar dynamic partnership in the United States", concludes Peter.

Located in the historic town of George, in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route, this 5-star resort offers an enticing combination of "olde worlde charm" and contemporary chic, set in 620 hectares of lush countryside. Fancourt is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Leading Spas of the World and Great Golf Resorts of the World, amongst its many other accolades and awards.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 13:19

Cathedral Peak Hotel rejoins Ethos portfolio

Ethos Marketing is delighted to welcome Cathedral Peak Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg back into its portfolio.

Beautifully located in the heart of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site, this renowned ‘Berg’ retreat caters for families, nature-lovers and honeymooners alike.  Owned and run by the van der Riet family for over 75 years, this popular hotel offers spectacular views, exceptional service and an expansive list of activities ensuring guests can be as relaxed or energetic as they like.  Contact the Ethos team for more information or rates.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:26

The Blue Train turns 70 & visits Kruger

The Blue Train is celebrating its 70th birthday this year so watch this space for news of upcoming celebrations.

The train will also be heading up to "Big 5" country with its brand new Hoedspruit departures in 2016. The Blue Train will make two round trips up to the Limpopo Province, one in July and the other in August, offering guests the choice of four spectacular 19-hour one way journeys. These new departures will enable some fantastic new "rail safari" combination packages with the many wildlife reserves and private safari lodges in the Greater Kruger and Sabi Sands area.

For those wanting to take the Blue Train northbound, the train will travel from Pretoria to Hoedspruit on Friday 8 July and again on Friday 12 August 2016, departing at 15h00 in the afternoon and arriving at 10h00 the next morning.

Those wanting to enjoy the rail journey after their safari can opt to travel southbound from Hoedspruit to Pretoria on either Saturday 9 July or Saturday 13 August 2016. The train departing at 15h00 in the afternoon and arrives at 10h00, allowing plenty of time for those wanting to catch international flights home.

These one way journeys between Pretoria and Hoedspruit in either direction take 19 hours as opposed to the usual 27 hours between Cape Town and Pretoria and cost around R5000 less per person – an attractive option for those with this Blue Jewel on their travel bucket list on a tighter budget.

Please visit or email [email protected] for further information and follow us on twitter @BlueTrainSA
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:14

Cheetah "spots" tasty toes at Mashatu

This curious young cheetah "spotted" some tasty toes to nibble on at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana recently.  Renowned wildlife film maker/photographer Kim Wolhuter might consider leaving his boots on next time! This incredible photo has gone viral including at least 4 UK National Newspapers. If you would like to enjoy real time blog updates straight from Kim Wolhuter please follow him on Facebook on  His interactions with hyenas are equally impressive. Or even better - go and see for yourself ...

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Newmark Hotels has been awarded the contract for the 46-apartment hotel that will take up 2 of the 15-stories that make up Hallmark House in the exciting Maboneng precinct in downtown Johannesburg. The hotel will offer unparalleled 360 degree views of the dynamic Jo'burg city skyline and is due to open in September 2016.  For the full story visit
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Serena Hotels was delighted to welcome back into the fold Mr Mugo Maringa, who took over the role of Country Director Tanzania on 1 October 2015. Claire Roadley caught up with him at World Travel Market for a quick Q&A.
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