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Suspension of Credit Cards in Zimbabwe

Tracey Campbell - June 12, 2008

All travellers to Zimbabwe are advised that no payments can by made by credit card at all. The banks have suspended all credit card transactions until they can introduce new systems, as their equipment is no longer able to handle the billions of local currency involved in even the smallest of transactions. Clients must carry […] Read More

The Devils Swimming Pool at Victoria Falls … would YOU dare ?

Tracey Campbell - May 28, 2008

Only a short 2 hour flight from Jo’burg, a trip to Victoria Falls is certainly memorable. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the sheer noise of the Falls as they cascade over the edge into the deep gorge is deafening, and the misty clouds of spray, occasionally broken by rainbows, are visible from […] Read More

Singita Boulders and Notten’s win Best Safari Property Awards

Tracey Campbell - May 23, 2008

At the recent Good Safari Guide Awards ceremony, which took place in Durban on May 8th 2008, the prestigious Singita Boulders Lodge walked away with the Best Safari Property in Africa award, and Notten’s Bush Camp won the Runner Up Best Safari Property in Africa award.  The Good Safari Guide is an independent directory of […] Read More

Thanda wins Awards

Tracey Campbell - May 13, 2008

Thanda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal has won two prestigious awards at this year’s World Travel Awards: South Africa’s leading safari lodge, and Africa’s leading luxury lodge which it won for the 2nd consecutive year. The news comes just 6 months after Thanda was voted ‘luxury individual hotel, lodge or resort offering best overall product and […] Read More

Cancellation of Nationwide Flights

Tracey Campbell - April 29, 2008

Nationwide has confirmed this afternoon – 29 April 08 – that all flights have been cancelled until further notice. The airline is said to have grounded its flights due to cash-flow problems. Nationwide tickets will unfortunately not be honoured by other airlines. Anyone travelling in South Africa currently or within the next couple of days and who […] Read More

Table Mountain Cableway Maintenance

Paul Campbell - April 20, 2008

The Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for its Annual Maintenance from 14 July 2008 until the 03 August 2008.  Visitors wanting to get to the top of the mountain at this time will have to do one of the popular hikes, many of which can be done without a guide.  Not surprisingly, […] Read More

Zambian Governments Confirms New Visa Costs

Paul Campbell - April 10, 2008

We have been advised that the Zambian Government has now officially approved its dropping of  the visa waiver system, and now all visitors Zambia are required to pay for a visa on arrival. This story was originally reported on our blog back on 28 January (see here for details), however, although the decision was enforced from the […] 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

South Africa Set To Bask in Warm Sunshine Over Easter

Paul Campbell - March 19, 2008

The early Easter this year means that the contrast between weather in South Africa and the UK over the holiday period is even  more marked than usual. Whilst much of the UK is forecast to have a cold-snap over the Easter weekend, Cape Town is set to see clear skies and temperatures of up to 29°c […] Read More

Jaci’s Safari Lodge – April Special Offer

Paul Campbell - March 18, 2008

We are delighted to be able to offer another special offer to any guests looking for a short notice safari. Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Jaci’s Tree Lodge are two of the best known and most popular lodges in the malaria-free Madikwe Game reserve (particularly amongst people looking for a family safari), and guests who can travel between 1 […] Read More