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Big 5 Lodge between Durban and the Kruger National Park- Mkuzi Special Rate

Mkuzi Special Rates Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is situated between Durban and the Kruger National Park. It is home to the Big 5, and host to two exclusive and spectacular lodges. Experience romantic Africa in the exclusive Mkuze Falls Lodge, perhaps in one of the eight Thatched Chalets, or Safari Suite.  All these rooms have a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains.  Private plunge-pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the luxury of the air-conditioned [...]

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Table Mountain Cableway to close for maintenance

  Table Mountain Cableway  maintenance The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed from July 24 until August 6, for scheduled annual maintenance. Apart from mechanical and component work to the Table Mountain Cableway, specific maintenance includes replacing the lifts at the lower station, which will cause delays, and exit platforms will be switched around to ensure a better flow of foot traffic. The top station pathways will be resurfaced and the seating area in the Table Mountain café will be reconfigured. The visitor [...]

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Unabridged Birth Certificate

Unabridged birth certificate / No changes to child travel requirements

Unabridged birth certificate / No changes to child travel requirements – Minister There would be no changes to South Africa’s strict immigration laws due to 15 cases of child trafficking at OR Tambo since January, the most recent being on March 29. Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs, said at a media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday. This announcement comes after Thabo Mokgola, Spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs, advised on March 6 that changes to South [...]

Child Friendly Safari Lodge

Child-friendly Safari Lodge / Children of all ages

Child-Friendly Safari Lodge Nyala Safari Lodge in the Balule forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is proud to be considered a child-friendly safari lodge. Therefore Nyala Safari Lodge welcome children of all ages. Nyala Safari Lodge provides a child-friendly safari lodge experience, for families with children of all ages.  From babies, toddlers right up to teenagers. Although this is a child-friendly safari lodge and children of all ages are allowed on game drives there are a few rules put [...]

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Imbali -Kruger national park
Imbali Safari Lodge Boma Dinner
Imbali Safari Lodge
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February Special for Imbali Safari Lodge in Kruger Park

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER – IMBALI SAFARI LODGE Kruger National Park Special rate for new bookings only made as of 6 February 2017 for travel until  28 February 2017 (SA & SADC Residents only) @R2950 per person per night Sharing &  R3950 per single per night Normal Rates: 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017 R7050 per person per night sharing R9770 per single person per night The above rates include *luxury accommodation, *three meals, *selected local beverages and *morning & evening safaris. Rates exclude gate entry fees, premium beverages and items [...]

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Airlink flights

Airline news: New commercial airline for Zim & SAA adds 200 seats weekly to Mauritius

New commercial airline for Zimbabwe A new commercial airline, Rainbow Airlines, hopes to take off next week with three weekly flights between Harare, Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg, South Africa, using a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ100 aircraft.   Routes from Harare to Cape Town and Victoria Falls are also on the cards. However, when Tourism Update spoke to the airline, it had yet to confirm its schedule as the Civil Aviation Authority in Zimbabwe still had to sign off on its flight time. The airline expects to operate [...]

Tangala Safari camp new tents

New tents for Tangala Safari Camp/Thornybush Nature Reserve

Tangala Safari Camp in Thornybush Game Reserve, Limpopo, has added six tents to its accommodation offering. Each tent accommodates two adults in either a twin or double configuration and has an en-suite bathroom and a viewing deck. Three of the tents overlook the Drakensberg mountain range and waterhole.  The other tents overlook a river bed. Facilities at the camp include an open-plan lounge and dining room, open-air deck, swimming pool and a viewing lounge, all overlooking the waterhole.  Activities at Tangala [...]

Online is not always the best

Tourism Update article:  You can’t Airbnb your safari, say tour operators By: Kim Emmanuel 25 Nov 2016 09:28 (UTC+2) While online platforms may become competitors, tour operators believe they will not be able to compete effectively with the industry’s safari offerings. While the launch of Airbnb Trips has made headlines, tour operators feel confident that booking a safari is complex enough to cement the dominance of the trade in this space, at least for now. However, some suggest Airbnb and other online platforms will [...]

Report incidents of extortion from trolley operators

Tourism Update article: Advise your clients about extortion at airports 25 Nov 2016 14:00 (UTC+2) International passengers have reported being forced to pay between $70 and $100 to trolley operators for pushing their luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.   Passengers are encouraged to use only airport-accredited porters when they require assistance. They are identifiable with the bright orange uniform that clearly states the porter’s name and operating number.   Tour operators should advise passengers at South African airports to report incidents of extortion [...]