New Entry fee to Malawi

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Visitors to Malawi will as of 1 July 2015 be required to pay an additional entry fee when clearing customs into the country. The US$75 per person fee is applicable to members of the Schengen States and a few others. Please check with the relevant authorities to see whether the fee is applicable to your nationality when travelling to Malawi.

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New Entry Requirements for kids to SA

Monday 01 June 2015

As of 1 June all minors under the age of 18 will have to present additional documentation to gain entry or exit to/from South Africa. Minors will have to present an unabridged birth certificate along with their passport in order to pass through customs. If not accompanied by both adults mentioned thereon, they will need to present further...

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Sandton road closures for October

Thursday 16 April 2015

Sandton, Johannesburg is supporting transport month and the EcoMobility World Festival and Exhibition by closing off certain roads for the month of October. The road closures will make these areas 'car free' and support alternative transport types like walking,cycling and public transport options.  

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Blue Train heads to Kruger in 2016

Tuesday 14 April 2015

The Blue Train have announced that in 2016 they will be heading up to “Big 5” country with the launch of their brand new Hoedspruit departures.  The Blue Train will make two round trips up to the Limpopo Province, one in July and the other in August, offering guests the choice of four spectacular 19-hour one way journeys.  The...

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Graham Boynton's Cape Winelands

Thursday 09 April 2015

Graham Boynton recently visited the Cape Winelands - see his write up on Franschhoek and Stellenbosch's wine makers of the moment in the latest Town & Country Travel or click on the LINK to the article via Africa Travel in the UK.

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Kenya Visa Update - on arrival

Friday 20 March 2015

ISSUANCE OF VISAS ON ARRIVAL AT JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JKIA)-NAIROBIKenya Airways has been informed by Department of Immigration Services to say that all passengers who wish to obtain visas on arrival at JKIA must pay the visa fee by cash as they don’t have facilities to accept credit cards and there is no ATM before the Im...

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Table Mountain Cableway Maintenance

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Annual maintenance dates 2015The Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 27 July to 9 August 2015, and reopen on 10 August 2015 (weather permitting).

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South Africa removes Yellow Fever requirement to Tanzania and more

Tuesday 10 February 2015

South Africa has removed the requirement for travellers to produce proof of a yellow fever vaccination for travel between Tanzania and South Africa, the Department of Health confirmed.The announcement was made at the end of January when the same requirement was dropped for travel to Zambia, which took effect immediately. The removal of the req...

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Yellow Fever vaccination to Zambia

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Great news for travellers to Zambia who are travelling via South Africa - the compulsory yellow fever vaccination certificate is no longer required. South African health authorities confirmed this week that as of 31 January, travellers transiting through South Africa from Zambia would no longer be required to show proof of this vaccination.&nb...

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Ukunda Aerodrome at the Kenya coast to get runway extension

Thursday 22 January 2015

Tourism infrastructure at the Kenya coast, south of Mombasa, will get a major boost when the upcoming expansion of the Ukunda aerodrome is completed. Ukunda has for long served as Diani Beach’s primary airfield from which tourists take off every morning for air safaris to Kenya’s national parks. Equally important though are the daily sc...

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Table Bay Hotel introduces hunter-gatherer food workshop experience

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel has launched a new food experience where guests join the hotel’s Executive Chef, Jocelyn Myers-Adam, on a ‘foraging’ expedition on Table Mountain to collect ingredients to use in a cooking workshop.   “The Cape’s exquisite ecosystem boats a diverse array of native plants...

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Kenya wins bid for 2015 WTO conference

Friday 09 January 2015

Exciting news for Kenya who will host the 10th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, from December 15-18. Member countries of the WTO unanimously made the decision following lobbying by Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, led by Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed.Wausi Walya, PR and Corporate Co...

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Stories to watch in 2015

Monday 05 January 2015

Want to know the stories to watch in tours, packages, Africa and the Middle East in 2015? There have been a number of challenges in travel over the last years and 2015 is looking to be the year of recovery for many of the affected areas. Travelpulse has these forecasts for the year:EbolaThough the big wave of Ebola panic has passed, the o...

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Namibia's new air carrier

Friday 21 November 2014

German low cost carrier Condor Air has started a new route from Frankfurt to Windhoek indicating the growing interest in Namibia as a travel destination as European director of the Namibia Tourism Board.Condor flies from Frankfurt to Windhoek Mondays and Thursdays, which is a day flight. Return flights from Windhoek are the same nights to Frankfurt...

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Zimbabwe & Zambia combined visa

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Zimbabwe has announced it's introducing a tourist visa that will also allow visitors into Zambia as President Robert Mugabe's government tries to boost tourism.The Zimbabwe-Zambia uni-visa has cost around R9 million to set up and it's funded by the World Bank.Zimbabwe's tourism authorities are hoping this visa, which will be introdu...

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Ellerman House Wins Leading Luxury Villa Award

Friday 17 October 2014

Ellerman House - Cape TownThe luxurious exclusive use villa at Ellerman House has been awarded the Leading Luxury Villa Award by the World Travel Awards. These awards are the travel industry's equivalent to the acadamy awards and the Villa has been awarded this prestigious honour for 4 consecutive years. Ellerman House Villa One is av...

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Ebola Update

Thursday 16 October 2014

Ebola remains a concern to travellers who wish to travel to West Africa. However, for those who are travelling to other destinations in Africa, there is no reason concern.  What’s new: WHO will declare the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus in Senegal and Nigeria later this month. To view the map and info, click here.Source: To...

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Wildlife Populations decline by 50% since 1970

Thursday 16 October 2014

Original article by Wildlife ExtraA new report undertaken by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has revealed that wildlife species around the world have continued to decline sharply, and numbers are today at a staggering 52 per cent fewer than in 1970. The Living Planet Report 2014 measured over 10,000 represe...

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Lilizela Tourism Awards

Monday 15 September 2014

Original article can be viewed at: BizcommunityThe recent Lilizela Tourism Awards which took place in Johannesburg recognised products and services offered by the tourism industry for their contribution to South Africa's growth, competitiveness and transformation.Speaking at the recent award ceremony in Johannesburg, the Minister of Tourism, De...

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