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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Tourism Update: New development Kruger gets the nod

A new tented safari lodge will be developed in the Kruger National Park, following approval from the Department of Environmental Affairs. The planned developent Kruger 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park has got the nod of approval from the Department of Environmental Affairs. Michael Wright, Director and Shareholder of Malelane Safari Resort Investments, told Tourism Update the department had notified it of approval on Thursday. The Department of Environmental Affairs had approved the development last year, but five appellants subsequently [...]

Mother’s Day Special – 5 Nights – Mozambique

Mother’s Day on Sunday, 8 May 2016, celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries.  Ever thought what this special day is called in other languages?  Fête des Mères (French), Muttertag (German), Día de la Madre (Spanish), Morsdag (Norwegian), Moederdag (Dutch), Ziua Mamei (Romanian), Moedersdag (Afrikaans) Bring tribute to motherhood this Mother’s Day and book a 5 night Mozambique break at Rio Azul Lodge Mozambique Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Rio Azul Mozambique is [...]

A Short History Of South-Africa

A short history of South Africa If the history of South Africa is in large part one of increasing racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of – eventually – a journey through massive obstacles towards the creation, from tremendous diversity, of a single nation whose dream of unity and common purpose is now capable of realisation. The earliest people The earliest representatives of South Africa’s diversity – at least the earliest we can name – were the [...]

Good times are over…what a bump for motorists!

Going away the weekend? Fill up fast before Midnight Last change today to fill up your vehicles, making use of the lower fuel price getting to your destination. The announcement of petrol price increases effective from 6 April 2016, looks to be one of the worst yet. The has announced that 95 unleaded petrol is going up by 88 cents a litre and 93 unleaded is increasing by 86 cents a litre. At the coast, 95 octane petrol will cost R12.39 cents a litre and [...]

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The Nine Provinces of South Africa

South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council – and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate Each of South Africa’s nine provinces is home to dramatic landscapes, breathtaking vistas and a vibrancy of both people and nature. This, combined with a rich diversity of cultures, creates a vast and colourful tapestry. From bustling city centres to endless savannahs and picturesque beaches South Africa is a truly unique holiday destination. The nine provinces are: The Eastern Cape The [...]