CAMP Jabulani in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, has launched its ‘Team Tusker’ programme to cater for safari goers under the age of 12.The programme is structured to stimulate and entertain younger guests, thus allowing their parents to enjoy time on their own, particularly during night-time elephant safaris. Children under the age of 10 are allowed on early-morning elephant safaris if their parents accompany them.The activity menu covers spoor identification, tracking, camp and survival basics, orienteering, basic bush cooking, baking and Land Rover orientation.
FROM July 1, Airlink will increase its Johannesburg to Pemba, Mozambique, flight schedule to two direct flights a week, operating between OR Tambo International and Pemba.In addition to its current Saturday flight, Airlink will now introduce a new return flight operating on Wednesdays.
Bushmans Kloof will now be known as Bushmans Kloof Wilderness and Wellness Retreat.Reflected in the name change are the expansion of its spa facilities and the introduction of ‘innovative and therapeutic’ body and face treatments to the spa menu.The upgraded spa will soon offer six treatment room and a steam chamber with its own signature massage.
1Time will be launching five flights per week between Johannesburg and Livingstone using a 130-seater MD87 aircraft.
Travel + Leisure Magazine has just completed its 2009 Worlds Best Service Awards, asking its readers to nominate destinations around the globe that "really deliver". The results were published in the magazine's June edition, and Sabi Sabi is honoured to have been voted as 7th best hotel overall in the world, the only South African establishment in the World's Top Ten category. In the regional category Sabi Sabi was voted 2nd best on the African continent.
THE four-star Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge will open in July.Situated in Umhlanga, 20 minutes from Durban’s CBD, the hotel will offer a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, conference facilities, a lounge, a piazza and retail outlets.
FAMILIES wanting to record their wildlife encounter of a lifetime can do so with Shamwari’s new Safaricam experience.Guests will be filmed while enjoying their safari in a private 4x4 Land Rover with their own ranger and professional cameraman for their personal wildlife documentary. The film footage will then be edited into a 30- to 40-minute broadcast-quality DVD with high-quality music and graphics. The recorded experience is at an additional cost, from £850 (R11 192) for a one- to two-night stay, and £200 (R2 633) for each additional night.
Sunday, 18 May 2009, Saw Fish Hoek produce some good surf again. Lefts breaking off the river mouth. Muizenberg was breaking halfway to Cape Point, really long rides at Muizenberg yesterday. The massive swell predicted seem to drop off or maybe it was stage fright, it just never really arrived.
Those who may be considering joining us for the Sardine Run next year should start looking at flights now already. The Fifa soccer world cup is from June 11 to July 11, 2010. We expect flights to South Africa to be exceptionally busy. We are a month away from our first Sardine Run trip of 2009. We will post information about flights for the period of the world cup and keep you posted on the blog.