Restuarant at Spier Closed for Remodelling The Spier hotel, in Stellenbosch, will be remodelling their wine bar and restaurant area from 01 July to 15 September 2017. These areas of the hotel will be unavailable to guests during this time. All other guest areas will be available and disruption to guests will be kept to [...]
Renovations at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Erinvale Estate in the Cape Winelands will be upgrading guest rooms in the courtyard area this winter season. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2017. Rooms will be completely cordoned off to minimise guest disruption.
SA Express Ceases Plianesberg Route As of 05 June, SA Express has temporarily suspended flights from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg and Cape Town to Pilanesberg. Thandi Kunene, acting GM: Commercial of SA Express, says the suspension is due to the Pilanesberg International Airport not meeting certain regulatory standards.
Knysna Update Due to the tremendous loss the Garden Route has suffered as a result of the recent fires, many hotels and tourist attractions have been affected and will not be operational in the foreseeable future. There are however still many properties and activities that are available to guests in Knysna and surrounds. The list [...]
Lanzerac Estate Closes After Recent Fire Following on the recent fire at Lanzerac Estate in May 2017, the Lanzerac Hotel will remain closed to rebuild the main operational areas that were destroyed. The remaining renovations to guest rooms will also be completed during this time. The hotel is scheduled to open in September 2018. All [...]
Camp Jabulani Launches Interactive Elephant Experience Since 01 May 2017 Camp Jabulani no longer offers elephant-back safaris. Guests will have the opportunity to interact closely and personally with the Jabulani herd in a natural Big Five reserve. Camp Jabulani remains committed to conservation and will focus their knowledge on the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned [...]
Madikwe Game Reserve Introduces Conservation Fee All guests travelling to the Madikwe Game Reserve from 01 August 2017 will be required to pay a conservation fee of R150.00 per person per night and R75.00 per child per night. The conservation fee will be payable on invoice or directly at the lodge and is in addition [...]
Sanctuary Retreats Launches Rhino Monitoring Sanctuary Retreats have started work on monitoring the growing rhino population in the Moremi Reserve, Botswana. As part of this project Sanctuary Retreats have hired two Monitoring Assistants, Ollie and Kandu. Both will be based at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and will cover the Moremi Game Reserve area. Guests staying at [...]
Kids Stay Free At Hideaways Lodge Hideaways Lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Zimbabwe has introduced new rates for families. Children between the ages of seven and 17 are now able to stay at Elephant's Eye, Hwange, free of charge, provided they are sharing a chalet with an adult traveller. The lodge comprises eight chalets, each with [...]
Botswana Puts Tourism Levy On Hold The Botswana Tourism Organisation has put on hold the implementation of the tourism development levy, which was scheduled to go into effect on 01 June this year. An announcement on a new date is expected in two weeks. The $30 (€27) levy will be payable at all ports of [...]