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Amazing Value At Lion Sands River Lodge

Paul Campbell - March 14, 2008

We are delighted to be able to offer Lion Sands River Lodge for the incredible price of only R2500 per person per night for guests who are able to travel between now and 30th April this year. This special short notice deal represents a saving of R1780 (42%!) per person per night vs the published rate of […] Read More

Weak Rand Makes South Africa Even More Affordable

Paul Campbell - March 13, 2008

With tourist rates for the South African Rand now appearing to have stabilised (at least for the moment) at around R14.5 = £1.00, visiting South Africa has become even better value. The Rand is a very volatile currency, however at the time of writing the rate is R14.65=£1.00, and this compares to an average of […] Read More

Sabi Sands entrance fees increase

Paul Campbell - March 7, 2008

Please note Sabi Sand Game Reserve will be increasing their gate entrance fees from R70.00 to R80.00 from 1st April 2008.  This fee is per vehicle and will apply to all guests who drive themselves into the reserve as well as all road transfers.

Whale Watching and Shark Cage Diving

Tracey Campbell - February 29, 2008

Our recommended operators for whale watching and shark cage diving in the Hermanus area are Dyer Island Cruises & Marine Dynamics, who have just received certification from Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA). Dyer Island Cruises focuses on offering clients personal experiences with whales and dolphins around the Dyer Island region in the Western Cape while Marine Dynamics […] Read More

Table Mountain Cableway Restaurant Closed from 14/4/2008

Paul Campbell - February 28, 2008

The Cableway Restaurant on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town will be closed for refurbishments for three months from 14 April 2008. During the closure, visitors can obtain refreshments from the Bistro at the Upper Cable Station.

Cape Grace wins Awards

Tracey Campbell -

The luxurious 5* Cape Grace, situated in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront area, has won several awards recently. Firstly, the January 2008 issue of the US Travel + Leisure magazine announced the world’s top 500 hotels as rated by their readers and global team of reporters.  The hotel achieved recognition as the 20th best hotel in […] Read More

Closure of SAA Arrivals Lounge at Johannesburg Airport

Paul Campbell - February 13, 2008

The South African Airways  arrivals lounge at Johannesburg OR Tambo International has been temporarily closed due to construction.  The departure lounge is open as normal.Business-class, Platinum and Gold Voyager members will be accommodated at the Airport Sun InterContinental Hotel’s exclusive Premier Club.  Features of the lounge include full hot breakfast, reading rooms and business facilities. SAA […] Read More

Pilansberg National Park – New Entrance Fees

Paul Campbell - February 11, 2008

We have received notification from North West Parks & Tourism Board that the park entrance fees into the Pilanesberg National Park have been increased as follows: Adults:             from R20.00 to R45.00 per person Pensioners:     from R15.00 to R20.00 per person Children:         from R15.00 to R20.00 per person Vehicles:          remains unchanged at R15.00 per vehicle This will effect all […] 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

Zambia Abolishes Visa Waiver and Increases Visa Costs

Paul Campbell - January 28, 2008

Reports coming out from Livingstone Airport in Zambia appear to confirm a major change in the Visa system and costs for overseas visitors to Victoria Falls and the rest of Zambia. Our sources have today informed us that: 1. With immediate effect, the whole visa waiver system is abolished for all visitors to Zambia. Until […] Read More