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Why we Recommend Travel Insurance

Tracey Campbell - February 18, 2015

Insurance is always a bit of a grey area and a lot of people resent having to pay for it, but you are just programmed or conditioned by society and your upbringing to do so. You tend to accept that you have to fork out for home insurance and contents insurance, even though relatively very […] Read More

It could only happen in Africa

Tracey Campbell - October 11, 2011

Picture the scene – you are participating in the Albert Falls Dam mountain bike race, and you are cycling fast through the African bush, not a care in the world apart from focussing on winning the race … and then suddenly a red hartebeest lands on top of you…

Entabeni Safari Conservancy Now Online.

Paul Campbell - October 10, 2008

During their recent visit to the Waterberg area of South Africa, Tracey & Paul Campbell were delighted to stay at Hanglip Mountain Lodge in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Entabeni is a 22,000 hectare reserve located less than three hours north of Johannesburg, and there is a wide range of accommodation on offer including luxury ensuite tents, […] Read More

Shamwari TV Competition – your chance to win a safari!

Paul Campbell - September 11, 2008

The Shamwari Game Reserve will be featured in a series on the Animal Planet channel called “Shamwari: A Wild Life” which starts on September 15th in the UK. A full schedule for the UK, Europe and Africa is available on the competition page, along with a clip of the programme. To celebrate this series Shamwari […] Read More

New Look For Travel Butlers !

Paul Campbell - September 10, 2008

We are pleased to be able to launch our new logo and web site. Over the last few weeks various members of the Travel Butlers team have been working on our new logo, web site and other marketing paraphernalia…the last element to be changed will be this blog, which we hope to have updated with the […] Read More

It is the Whale Watching Season in South Africa.

Tracey Campbell - September 1, 2008

It’s whale-watching season in South Africa! Every year, around September, Southern Right whales gather along South Africa’s coast to mate and thousands of tourists flock to watch them. South Africa’s whale route stretches for nearly 2,000 km from Doringbaai, south of Cape Town, to Durban. Popular viewing spots include Lambert’s Bay, the Cape Peninsula, False […] Read More

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