Monthly Archives: May 2017

Kids stay free at Hideaways lodge

Hideaways Lodge Elephant’s Eye lodge manager Blessed with young guest Hideaways Lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Zimbabwe has introduced new rates for families. Children between the ages of seven and 17 are now able to stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, free … Continue reading

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Options for winelands and farmstays

Options for winelands and farmstays By: Michelle Colman 26 May 2017 07:00 (UTC+1) Farmstays can be both rustic and romantic. But ‘rural’ these days need not be a venture into splendid isolation.  Wi-Fi and satellite TV are just as common … Continue reading

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New offering from Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ will be opening their first ecotourism venture in Rwanda, Bisate Lodge. Bisate Lodge, opening in June and marking Wilderness Safaris’ first ecotourism venture in Rwanda, will offer holistic health and wellness experience, as well as a fine dining … Continue reading

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Zambezi tented camp adds family unit

Anabezi in Zambia now includes a large family unit. Anabezi, in the lower region of the Zambezi National Park, Zambia, has recently undergone major updates and added a family unit. Five tents have been moved, allowing all 12 secluded tents … Continue reading

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Romantic getaways – the antithesis of ‘one-size-fits-all’

Picnics are among the affordable options for special activities to include on a romantic getaway Some tips on upselling travel to celebrate romance. By Michelle Colman. If there’s one travel genre that’s open to upgrading, it’s the romantic getaway.  Couples … Continue reading

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Unusual ideas for romantic getaways

Product owners and service providers can be impressively creative when it comes to romantic trips.  Here are some examples.  By Michelle Colman. Star baths and sky beds at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp Instagram @emtaneva Sanctuary retreats Constructed on raised platforms above … Continue reading

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CNN have posted an awesome article promoting South Africa to the rest of the world with 23 of the most beautiful reasons to visit our incredible country.

CNN have honoured South Africa in an article promoting the country to the rest of the world. “Its human history is checkered, but South Africa’s natural wonders have never been less than glorious.” “From surf-ravaged beaches to big game-roaming national … Continue reading

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Wilderness Safaris launches Cape tours division

Private Journeys offers tailor-made, privately guided tours of the Cape Winelands. Wilderness Safaris is launching Private Journeys, a fully integrated division within the company that has evolved from the previously independent brand, Wilderness Touring Cape Town. Private Journeys will offer … Continue reading

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Transfrontier Parks Destinations promotes community tourism

Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD), which runs 12 community-owned lodges and camps around South Africa, is Fair Trade Tourism’s largest certified group to date and well represents the ethos of fair tourism with its focus on partnering with rural communities to … Continue reading

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Dozens of innovative tourism products newly certified

Some of South Africa’s most diverse and innovative tourism products have sought out Fair Trade Tourism certification, from city hotels, game lodges, guesthouses and backpackers; to activities like shark-cage diving, para-gliding and zip-lining; attractions such as wildlife sanctuaries, and immersive … Continue reading

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