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Airbnb has said that it supports the regulation of the short-term rental sector but that it is important that guests retain the choice between the different accommodation options.This was according…
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:55

NEF showcases investments of €12m at Indaba

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The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) recently showcased eight of its investees at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019, representing the €12m worth of investments.The Department of Tourism and the NEF signed an…
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:54

Okavango Delta lodge burnt down by bushfire

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On the weekend of May 17 and 18, a bushfire broke out in one of &Beyond’s concessions in the Okavango Delta, burning its way through Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.Teams from…
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:52

Including eco-travel in travel packages

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As travellers are increasingly exposed to information on the state of the environment; the benefits of wildlife conservation not only to the planet, but to future generations; and giving back…
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:50

New camp opens in Zambezi National Park

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Isibindi Africa Lodges will open an exclusive new tented camp in the Zambezi National Park, 40km upstream from Victoria Falls and halfway between Victoria Falls and Kasane.Tsowa Safari Island, which…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:50

Unique two-day tour along Cape West Coast

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A unique two-day tour has been launched in the Western Cape that promises to immerse visitors in the best of the picturesque, culinary and culture-rich Cape West Coast.Called the Port…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:48

Island-style apartments launch in Western Cape

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A collection of island-style luxury holiday flats has been launched in Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape.Situated against the lower slopes of Gordon’s Bay mountain range with views across False…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:47

New look for Inyati Game Lodge

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Inyati Game Lodge in the western section of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, has had a substantial refurbishment.Major structural renovations included an extension…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:46

KZN a growing destination for corporate travel

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KwaZulu Natal may see growth as a corporate destination, thanks to the deliberate efforts of the KZN Tourism Board, and the province’s climate.According to Garnet Basson, Chief Operating Officer of The…
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:43

Respected industry leader dies

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It is with sadness that the industry heard of the death of Francois Grove – owner of Safaris Direct, Board member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) and Chairperson of…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:14

New helicopter product launches in Rwanda

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A new helicopter product has been launched in Rwanda, allowing guests to book single-seat flights as opposed to hiring the whole aircraft.Akagera Aviation announced the launch of the product on…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:13

Tanzania bans plastic bags – advises travellers

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The Government of Tanzania advises travellers to the country that, from June 1, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored,…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:12

Santorini Mozambique introduces sunset cruises

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Santorini Mozambique in Vilanculos has built and launched its own wooden dhow and is now offering a sunset dhow cruise for guests as well as short trips to Pansy Shell…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:10

SA’s Minister of Tourism meets with Airbnb

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Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom recently met with representatives from Airbnb to discuss the regulation of short-term rentals, amongst other policy issues.The meeting took place as part of the current call for public…
Monday, 20 May 2019 13:09

€62m Club Med for KZN

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Landowner, Tongaat Hulett Developments, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Club Med for the development of the first international-branded beach resort in Southern Africa.The R1bn (€62.4m) resort will be…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:39

New package combines diverse tourist experiences

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Kim Beyers Representation has announced a new safari experience across two provinces in South Africa.The eight-night package includes four nights at Tswalu Kalahari, in the malaria-free Northern Cape, followed by…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:38

Balloon Safaris expands to north Serengeti

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Serengeti Balloon Safaris has obtained permission to operate in the north Serengeti for the first time. Flights will begin from July 1 and will take place daily until October 31.…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:37

Refurbished Harare hotel relaunches

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Cresta Oasis in Harare has been relaunched following the completion of its refurbishment.Apartments and bedrooms, public areas and conference rooms were all renovated; and new carports a conference room, bar…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:34

Two new camps open in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Classic Portfolio has added two new camps in Hwange National Park to its collection.Machaba Safaris launched Deteema Springs in the northwest of the park on May 1. It will be…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:32

€55-million five-star hotel launches in Johannesburg

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The R880m (€55m) Houghton Hotel launched in Johannesburg on May 13, bringing another five-star* luxury brand to South Africa.The property is a synergy of residential and hotel accommodation, situated in…
Antelope Park, a leading private game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe, has added Alert Lodge to its portfolio in Gweru, Zimbabwe.The lodge has an attractive brick-under-thatch style and sleeps,…
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