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Africa Safari Holiday News

Africa Safari Holiday News

The Travel Butlers Blog

African Safari And Beach Holiday News

Christmas Opening Hours

Paul Campbell - December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  to all our clients and suppliers from all at Travel Butlers. We will be running a skeleton staff between Christmas and New Year as follows: 24th December – Open until 2pm 25th/26th December – Closed 27th/28th December – Open as usual 29th/30th December – Closed 31st December – Open […] Read More


Cape Town is one of the Top 10 Places to Visit

Tracey Campbell - December 18, 2007

BRITISH Airways’ passengers have rated Cape Town as one of the top 10 places to visit this holiday season. Based on bookings received, Cape Town was the 8th most popular long-haul destination to fly to on Christmas Day. Topping the list is New York, followed by Paris in 2nd place. Other cities included in the list are […] Read More


Lion Sands Confirm Cape Cadogan Offer for 2008

Paul Campbell - December 17, 2007

We are delighted to confirm that Lion Sands have announced that they will be repeating their special offer of 3 complimentary nights at the 5* Cape Cadogan in the heart of Cape Town for all guests who stay 3 nights at either River Lodge or Ivory Lodge between May and the end of August next year. […] Read More


Shamwari Win 2 Prestigious Awards

Tracey Campbell - December 13, 2007

For the 10th consecutive year, Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has been awarded the World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve and the World’s Leading Conservation Company at the prestigious World Travel Awards gala ceremony. On receiving the 2 awards the CEO, Adrian Gardiner said: “We are very proud to have been recognized as the best by our […] Read More


Revised Garden Route Pages on Travel Butlers Website

Tracey Campbell - December 12, 2007

We have just revamped the Garden Route section on our website, to hopefully make it more ‘user friendly’.   We now include more general information about what there is to see and do, including a comprehensive guide to family fun, golf courses and beaches, as well as the ability to search on accommodation in the major […] Read More


Nationwide Issues Airline Tickets Again

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It has been announced yesterday that Nationwide Airlines are able to issue airline tickets again. Long-haul flights between Johannesburg and London-Gatwick have now resumed and limited domestic flights have started again from last Sunday.


Rhino Walking Safaris In Kruger

Paul Campbell - December 11, 2007

We have recently updated the information for the Rhino Walking Safaris concession in the southern part of the Kruger Park (access via Paul Kruger Gate). Rhino Post Safari Lodge offers fully inclusive rates including accommodation, meals, teas & coffees and game drives with optional safari walks also offered. Rhino Plains Camp rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, cold […] Read More


Travel Butlers win the Adrian Gardiner Award for Innovation 2007

Paul Campbell - December 10, 2007

Tracey & Paul Campbell of Travel Butlers were delighted to attend a recent event held at the South African Embassy in London hosted by the Mantis Collection, South African Airways and The South Africa FIFA World Cup Organising Committee. The 120+ guests from the travel industry were treated to many fascinating speakers including Virginia McKenna […] Read More


Weather Forecasts Now Available from Travel Butlers

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We have updated our weather and climate pages for South Africa and Namibia to include 3 day weather forecasts for key desinations. The forecasts come from the BBC and can be seen by following the links below: South Africa Climate & Weather Forecast Namibia Climate & Weather Forecast Please note that the availability of forecasts […] Read More


Nationwide Resumes International and Domestic Flights

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Nationwide Airlines resumed its long-haul flights between London-Gatwick and Johannesburg on Saturday 8th December and limited domestic flights also resumed yesterday (Sunday 9th December). This follows the SA Civil Aviation Authority reinstating Nationwides Certificate of Airworthiness, which had been suspended since 30th November. Domestic flights will return to normal over the next few days as more aircraft are cleared to […] Read More