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Pilot Scheme for New Single Entry Visa

Tracey Campbell - April 28, 2010

A new single entry visa is being piloted, in preparation for visitors coming over to South Africa for the World Cup. This will mean that people wanting to travel to not just South Africa, but the neighbouring countries too (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland) will only need one visa to cover all countries. Mozambique […] Read More

Okonjima reach 1,000 rescues

Tracey Campbell - July 29, 2009

This week has been witness to a remarkable milestone in the 16 year history of the AfriCat Foundation, with 1,000 big cats now rescued! The sheer determination and unshakeable belief that has allowed the foundation staff to achieve this goal is staggering. Every single one of the rescues has meant a lengthy drive or light […] Read More

Open-top Tour Bus for Windhoek

Tracey Campbell - July 14, 2009

Namibian-based Sense of Africa have announced the launch of an open-top double decker bus tour of Windhoek. Sense of Africa have also gone into partnership with a community-based operator in the Aabadi Bushman Village. Tours will be conducted to the village, fufilling a strong demand for cultural interaction by visitors.

Namibia’s Cheetah Man on TV

Paul Campbell - February 10, 2009

Anyone in the UK who was interested in the Okonjima update we posted back in December will almost certainly want to see the Cheetah Man progam tonight at 8pm on Five. The program tells the remarkable story of Olivier Houalet who has worked for the last four years with 4 orphaned cheetahs at Namibia’s Amani Lodge, and has […] Read More

Okonjima and The AfriCat Foundation

Paul Campbell - December 22, 2008

The AfriCat Foundation is a leader in the rescue and relocation of big cats (mainly cheetah and leopards) in Namibia, and probably the best way to gauge their impact is to look at their statistics for the last 13 years: Total cats rescued 946 Total cats released 796 In reality those figures equate to thousands of […] Read More

Dedicated Pages for Wilderness Safaris and &Beyond

Paul Campbell - December 8, 2008

We are delighted to introduce the first two sections of our site which are dedicated to individual safari lodge operators.  The pages for Wilderness Safaris and &Beyond (formerly CCAfrica) list all their lodges in South Africa and Namibia, and also show where each place is. As with other listings elsewhere on our site, the properties can be […] Read More

Five Years Of African Safari Adventures!

Paul Campbell - November 12, 2008

Today is the fifth anniversary of Travel Butlers’ first client booking We have come a long way since that warm and sunny spring day in Cape Town  – our first client booked a few nights at Tsitsikamma Lodge on the Garden Route, and since then we have helped many thousands of people plan their safaris, honeymoons, […] Read More

Namibia’s Himba Tribe Featured On BBC’s ‘Tribal Wives’

Paul Campbell - July 7, 2008

Six women each live for a month with six different tribes all over the world. In this upcoming episode of Tribal Wives, Yvonne Power, a 36-year-old single working mother of three, goes to live with the Himba in Namibia. The Himba are a semi-nomadic tribe of pastoralists who live on the harsh sun-baked plains of […] Read More

Driving Tips For South Africa And Namibia

Paul Campbell - March 26, 2008

South Africa and Namibia are both very well suited to self-drive holidays, and this is the most popular type of trip for visitors to both countries. The driving experience will be very familiar to overseas visitors in many respects:  both countries drive on the left hand side of the road, and all signposts are written […] Read More

Photo Competition – Win One of Three Cases of Wine

Paul Campbell - January 31, 2008

Travel Butlers are delighted to announce  a photo competition that we are running in association with SA Wines Online where you could win one of 3 cases of South African wine.  Each year we are sent hundreds of photos by people whose holidays we have helped to organise, and rather than leave them to collect metaphorical dust […] Read More