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Things to do in Africa & Travel Tips

Zimbabwe is it safe to travel there .. Nov 2017

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In light of current media reports concerning the situation in Zimbabwe, we would like to reassure you that it is business as usual in Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe. There has been no report of violence or civil unrest. All flights are arriving & departing timeously and guests...

Table Mountain update 1 October 2017 . New Queuing System

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New Queuing system at the Lower Station As of November 2017 the queuing system at the Lower Station will change. There will still be two queues at the Lower Station, one for Ticket Holders’ (i.e. those who have purchased online tickets) and one for visitors who need to purchase...

What you need to know about passports , visas and medical requirements for travel in Africa

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One of the more serious aspects of international travel is what you need to know about your passport, visa(s) and medical requirements. It’s serious information because if any of your documents are not in order, it can ruin your safari (or end it prematurely), and...

Tipping in Africa – how much should I tip ?

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Many travellers feel uneasy about tipping because they do not know the local custom or are afraid of giving offence. We would like to stress that this is a guideline for gratuities only. We firmly believe a gratuity is not obligatory or mandatory; they are, however, customarily...

Important to note when flying in small aircrafts in Botswana

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• ALL luggage should be in SOFT-SIDED bags only. We have seen an increase in the number of hard suitcases which do not fit into the small storage area of the aircraft. If guests arrive with hard suitcases, it delays the flight and all subsequent flights for them and other...

BOTSWANA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY from 1 June 2017

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BOTSWANA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY The Levy Background • The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation wishes to announce the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL) Purpose of the Levy • The...

Plastic bags have been banned in Kenya

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With effect from Monday 28.08.2017, all plastic bags have been banned in Kenya. This ban applies to tourists, however they have been given a grace period. Citizens of Kenya will be penalized for contravening the ban. The penalty is a US$4000/fine,or 2 years in prison, or both....

Uganda Online Visa Effect 1 July 2016

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REF: Uganda Introduces Online Visa Applications The Uganda department of immigration has introduced an online ONLY visa processing system in step with current trends around the region. With effect from 01st July 2016, all persons intending to visit Uganda and require a Visa shall...

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

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Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks We then take a...

From June 2015 – Travel with Kids please take note – Important info

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From 1 June 2015, new immigration regulations apply pertaining to the travel of children. Travelers should make themselves aware of all relevant new requirements through the nearest South African embassy or consulate or visit the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA)...