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No Day Zero for 2019 if appropriate water restrictions are maintained

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CITY OF CAPE TOWN 28 JUNE 2018 STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR, ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON No Day Zero for 2019 if appropriate water restrictions are maintained Summary  At this early stage of the winter season, our dam levels are already in a much stronger position than we...


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In order to be able to address the concerns raised by the trade and lodges as to the late arrival in Hoedspruit, which has impacted guests’ afternoon game drives, Airlink’s revised schedule will depart Cape Town International at 10h50 (was 12h20) and arrive in Hoedspruit at 13h20...

Airlink enhances Hoedspruit route (Kruger National Park)

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Airlink confirms that it will from 19 June 2018; introduce further enhancements to its Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and Cape Town to Hoedspruit services. Additionally, on 1 August 2018 Airlink will add a second flight between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit, in response to market...

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

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South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world showcasing breathtaking scenery, a rich wildlife population, many diverse cultures and a comfortable climate. South Africa has two very different rainfall patterns. In the Western Cape the rainy season is during...
Wildebeest Migration

Kenya: One of Africa’s Finest Gems

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Why visit Kenya? This country has many world famous national parks of which most boast the Big 5. Kenya has a variety of ethnic groups of which the Masai with their intricate beadwork and striking red robes are probably the most well known. The great migration is probably the...
Gorilla Tekking Bwindi

Bucket List Experience… Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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Coming face to face with a giant Silverback Mountain Gorilla must truly be one of the most genuinely breathtaking wildlife experiences you will ever have! What to expect on the day of your gorilla trek? Arise early and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime: coming face to face...

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...