Tintswalo Atlantic on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town has been rebuilt with a family-friendly change. Two of the standard suites are now joined with a doorway connecting the two balconies. Bookings for a family of four, accommodated in two adjoining suites can now be made. Previously Tintswalo Atlantic [...]
Camp Jabulani has taken a decision to completely phase out elephant-back safaris by 01 April 2017. The increasing international pressure against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way in which a proportion of the animals are sadly trained, prompted their decision.? Based on their approach to animal welfare issues, they have advised that they are [...]
Leobo is a Northern Sotho word which translates to "chameleon" and true to its name, my stay there was no ordinary bush retreat. No, Leobo stands out from most game lodges, I've been to. My experience at this lodge changed colours with every unique adventure and feature that it offers. About a 3.5 hour drive [...]
The Zimbabwean trade has appealed to government to give a clear explanation on the Kavango-Zambezi univisa, which was suspended after Zambia reportedly ran out of the paper on which to print the unvisa. The univisa regime between Zimbabwe and Zambia was piloted during the 2014 UN World Tourism Organisation general assembly co-hosted by the two [...]
Newmark Hotels, Reserves and Lodges is expanding into Africa with the establishment of the group?s first office outside South Africa and the creation of the Kaufela Collection in Zambia. The Kaufela Collection has already signed three independent lodges and plans to add 400 more rooms by the end of the year.
Minor Hotels has acquired full ownership of the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone. Minor Hotels ventured into a strategic partnership with Sun International in August 2014, to own 50% of The Royal Livingstone Hotel. Minor Hotels has now acquired 100% ownership of the property and going forward will fully operate the hotel. As part of [...]
South African Airways (SAA) will add an additional flight to Mauritius from 20 July. Due to growing demand, the airline will add an additional flight on a Wednesday, taking the total route frequency from ten to eleven flights per week. The additional flight will depart on a Wednesday from Johannesburg at 08h40 to arrive in [...]
Tsogo Sun has given us a ?glimpse ?of what the new rooms at Southern Sun Cape Sun will look like once refurbishments are completed in October 2016. Some of the rooms now comprise of two double beds. The hotel refurb will also bring it?s own basement parking for guests as well as a new outside [...]
Visitors to the Kruger National Park have been asked to drive slowly during the upcoming rutting season as animals such as impala can become dangerous to speeding vehicles. Impala, especially fighting rams tend to chase each other around in the bush and over the roads, mostly during their rutting season, either to gain dominance over [...]
Kruger National Park?s Phabeni Gate recently reopened following structural repairs of a bridge. A bridge situated 500 metres from Phabeni gate was damaged by floods in March. The bridge had been closed at the time of the floods and reopened with a bypass route.