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Imbali -Kruger national park

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

South Africa Overview for travelers

South Africa Introduction Overview of South Africa Roughly the size of Spain and France combined, or Texas, South Africa is situated at the very southern tip of Africa. The Atlantic and the Indian Oceans wash its shores and meet at Cape Agulhas – one of the only places in the world where a person can watch two oceans meet. People who have never been to Africa often think of Africa as a homogenous whole, like the United States, for example. In reality, [...]

Award of Honor

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The Best Lawyer

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Camp Jabulani -The Evolution of The Elephant Experience

Review of Camp Jabulani’s Elephant Experience The time has come to review The Elephant Experience at Camp Jabulani, and a decision has been taken to completely phase out elephant-back safaris. By 1 April 2017, The Elephant Experience at Camp Jabulani will no longer include elephant rides.    The increasing international pressure against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way in which a proportion of the animals are sadly trained, prompted this decision.  Based on our approach to animal welfare issues, we are in agreement [...]