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5 Way on how the Pandemic might change travel

  It has been a few months since most of us have been able to travel more than 100 kms from our homes because of the COVID-19 restrictions worldwide. As the world is slowly returning to normalcy after months of lockdowns imposed to curb spreading the virus, these 5 new changes when travelling might be the new norm travelers will have to be accustomed to should they wish to move from City A to City B.  Travel Insurance Might Become Mandatory For Some Destinations. In some if mot most instanc …



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AHA IVORY TREE GAME LODGE: THE PERFECT POST-LOCKDOWN ESCAPE

  COVID-19 may have temporarily put travel and holiday plans on hold. But the time to explore our beautiful country again is on the not-so-distant horizon, and aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate five-star escape to help you forget the lockdown blues. Peacefully perched in the vast and beautiful Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province, aha Ivory Tree is in the heart of Big 5 territory, where there are ample opportunities to see Africa at its most beautiful, and to explore …



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An Authentic Luxurious South African Safari in the Kruger National Park

  Steeped in history, Jock Safari Lodgewas the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park. Today the iconic safari lodge accommodates only 30 guests and is known for its service excellence and warm hospitality, world-class facilities and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Jock Safari Lodge was founded in 1982 by the Niven family, descendants of the author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. The lodge is named after his popular book, Jock of the …



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BID ON LUXURY GETAWAYS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES 

  #bednightsforfoodparcels: In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic #lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge. Using the format of a Silent Auction that will run for five days betwe …



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Bid on luxury getaways to help raise funds for vulnerable communities in times of Covid-19

In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic #lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched a #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge. Using the format of a Silent Auction that will run for five days between 18 and 22 May 2020, members …



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Curious to learn more about wildlife? Have you ever heard a cheetah calling?

Curious to learn more about wildlife? Have you ever heard a cheetah calling? Don’t miss out our new video blog series: Life of a ranger: Rhulani rangers share their knowledge and love for wildlife. In the first episode, listen to a cheetah calling for his brother. Watch more episodes here  Celebrating Mandela Day This year we celebrated Mandela Day (July 18) by building a new roof for the Andries Moseki Crèche, in the nearby town of Lekgophung. In this video, owner Rolf Steiner and Lodge Manager …



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Dignitaries lend support to Steyn City Foundation to deliver supplies to Diepsloot

  Johannesburg – 30 April 2020: Paul Mashatile, treasurer general of the ANC, and Panyazi Lesufi, Acting MEC for Social Development (Gauteng) lent their support to The Steyn City Foundation earlier today when they visited the site to see the weekly food supplies initiative in action. This is the fourth weekly delivery made by the Steyn City Foundation, as part of an initiative that was set in motion on 9 April. Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties, explains that the foundation rea …



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Jock Safari Lodge forms partnership with Wilderness Foundation Africa

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park.Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park. It has a long-standing commitment to both sustainable and community development and has for many years worked to upskill and uplift individuals to greater heights. The collaboration with t …



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Jock Safari Lodge re-opens Fitzpatrick’s Family Camp in the Kruger National Park with Promotional Rate for SA Residents

  Located in the heart of the Kruger National Park, private and exclusive Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge has re-opened with a promotional rate for South African residents. The child-friendly, private camp can accommodate up to six guests in three suites and is booked on an exclusive-use basis, from R4245 per person sharing (rate valid up to 17 December 2020). Situated on the banks of the Biyamiti River, Fitzpatrick’s presents excellent game viewing from the lodge, including regula …



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KAHAARI: Extending African Print To The Boardroom & Beyond

Who says African print should be confined to special occasions? Certainly not Kahaari (ka-haa-ri). Originating from the Swahili word “Kifahari”, which means elegant, this Made in Kenya brand wants to make African prints and designs a staple in the casual and office wear too. The founder, Rebecca Muriuki, experienced the frustration of trying to find ready to wear (RTW) African outfits that reflected her personal style. So, when her friend began to sell fabrics she was directly sourcing from Nige …



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KEEPING IT GREEN – TINTSWALO LAPALALA TAKES UP THE #SpekboomChallenge

Tintswalo Lapalala  has taken up the #SpekboomChallenge to champion the planting of spekboom (Portulacaria afra) within the pristine Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo).The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of its safari vehicles and emergency generators, it has now started cultivating seedlings of these ‘super’ plants. The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of its safari veh …



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Makalali Game Reserve’s Buffalo Breeding Programme Triumphs

After collaborative efforts that have spanned over a decade, Makalali Private Game Reserve and Makalali Private Nature Reserve’s on-site Buffalo Breeding programme has culminated in 52 indigenous African Buffalo being released. This triumphant moment in conservation was the result of a tireless collaboration between conservation experts, aha Makalali Private Game Lodge and the Greater Makalali Game Reserve. The great African Buffalo, once widely distributed through Sub-Saharan Africa, was almost …



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Mhondoro Food Production Diverted To Support Local Community In Need

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa has successfully started organic food production at Platbank, its newly acquired farm bordering the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province). In line with Mhondoro’s food philosophy of ‘fresh, simple and organic’, its chefs take pride in offering a ‘healthy food’ concept, incorporating international culinary trends presented with local flair. Establishing its own fresh produce farm right outside the reserve has enabled Mhondoro to bring to th …



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Okavango Delta Botswana Enjoy An African Safari Experience

  Just 65 kilometers out of Botswana’s town of Maun, a holiday maker in need or in search of a true luxurious African safari will be confronted with the most magnificent floodplain, The Okavango Delta. The delta is a large inland swamp that is in Northern Botswana close to the Moremi Game Reserve. The view is so magnificent and from the moment you get there in the aircraft that ferry people from Gaborone or if you are going to drive from Maun to the floodplains you will definitely experienc …



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Orphaned Baby Rhino saved in Kruger National Park (SANParks/Jock Safari Lodge Environmental Monitoring Unit/Care for the Wild Rhino Sanctuary)

  The epic true story of the orphaned baby rhino saved from poachers, a herd of aggressive elephants and a pride of hungry lions An orphaned rhino calf is recovering in an enclosure at the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary in Mpumalanga after an epic rescue mission took place in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park on Sunday 5 July 2020. The male calf, who is estimated to be between six and eight months old, was spotted by pure chance by a member of JEMU, the Environmental Monitoring …



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South African Biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19

Preparing now to flatten the curve Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to manufacture these vital products, of particular importance for our workforce at the front of the Coronavirus – health workers, contract cleaners, supermarket employee …



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Tau Game Lodge is preparing for domestic travel

  Tau Game Lodge is preparing for domestic travel post-Coronavirus lockdown by ensuring health and hygiene measures are strictly adhered to at the lodge as well as on game drives. As everyone is dealing with the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, the Tau team has been working on and will be adopting additional health and hygiene measures to provide guests with complete peace of mind during future visits. Tau is one of the larger lodges in the Madikwe Reserve and as the lodge might not be …



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Tintswalo Lodges go Digital With New Guest APP

  Tintswalo is embracing the digital age with a new contactless App that introduces a creative way to interact with guests and eliminate the use of paper documents. Use of the App drives a ‘touchless’ travel experience that further reduces the risk of Covid-19 virus transmission that may be associated with physical interaction between guests and staff. Each Tintswalo guest now receives a link to the Vamoos App to download before their stay, which takes them through the entire guest experien …



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TINTSWALO ATLANTIC PRESENTS ‘MINDFULNESS PAUSE RETREATS’

Tintswalo Atlantic has partnered with experienced Mindful host, Tracy Winde, to present a series of retreats during the upcoming winter months. The three ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’ are aimed at people who want to experience life more mindfully and who want to expand their awareness and growth; from those just beginning their journey, to those already well-travelled. The Tintswalo Atlantic Mindfulness Pause Retreats will include luxury accommodation in Island Suites and activities within the th …



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Tintswalo Atlantic to Open New Restaurant

  Tintswalo Atlantic will be opening a new restaurant on Wednesday 29 July 2020. The Tintswalo Kitchen will welcome both resident guests, as well as casual diners with bookings taken for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, as well as Sunday family lunch. (Closed Monday and Sunday dinner. Last sitting for non-residents’ dinner is 6pm, due to current Covid-19 curfew) Reservations are essential, via Dineplan. With an experienced, newly appointed kitchen team at the helm, the dining conc …



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Tintswalo Backs ‘Cans With Purpose’ As Covid-19 Relief Initiative #TintswaloCares

The world is reeling from the startling effects of the global pandemic COVID-19, and here in South Africa poverty-stricken children are amongst the most vulnerable in the community. Since schools have been forced to close, children are already experiencing the devastating impact of the temporary termination of the National Schools feeding scheme, as the majority of these children rely on this one meal a day as their sole source of nutrition. Tintswalo Lodges has launched its #TintswaloCares camp …



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TINTSWALO INTRODUCES SELF-CATERING MODEL TO STIMULATE LOCAL TRAVEL

  Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering option for families and friends to stimulate local travel and accommodate South African residents within the current lockdown restrictions. Exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three of the Tintswalo properties, offering a choice between a safari or coastal breakaway for a group of up to 10 people. The R25 000 per night deal for 10 people (2-night minimum stay) offers excellent value to South Africans seeking a luxury destin …



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TINTSWALO INTRODUCES WALKING SAFARIS IN TWO NATURE RESERVES

  One of the liberties South Africans are most looking forward to post-lockdown, is probably the freedom to be outside, enjoying nature and exercising in the great outdoors. Tintswalo Lodges has identified this as a unique safari opportunity for South Africans and have stepped up to the plate with the introduction of walking safaris offered at excellent rates. Walking safari packages will be on offer at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Nature Reserve in the greater Kruger region, and …



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Tintswalo Lapalala To Offer ‘Catch, Release and Research’ Fly-Fishing Safaris

  Tintswalo Lapalala will be introducing fly-fishing on a ‘catch, release and research’ basis as a new activity within the pristine Waterberg reserve. Located three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the sprawling 48 500 ha Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is a malaria-free sanctuary for many plant and animal species. These include the Big 5, but it is the spectacular Palala river that runs 37 kilometers through the reserve that sets it apart. With riverside locations that are easily accessible on …



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TINTSWALO OPENS FAMILY CAMP IN WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE (WATERBERG)

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo (South Africa). The third safari location in the Tintswalo stable and its’ second in the malaria-free Waterberg, the new Family Camp is booked on an exclusive-use basis only. The camp accommodates one group of between 10 and 16 guests travelling together and welcomes children of all ages. (Rate R47 670 for up to 10 guests, …



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Tintswalo Safari Lodge Launches Free Virtual Safaris

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: ‘The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the bush, nature continues undisturbed as it has since the beginning of time. The conservation of our nature reserves and protection of our precious wildlife remain a priority for the Tintswalo family. Within the greater Kruger region, the Tintswalo wi …



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Unique Conservation Opportunity with Tintswalo Lapalala To Help Collar The Wild Dogs of The Waterberg

  Conservation enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to book a safari package at Tintswalo Lapalala over the Heritage Day long weekend of 24 September 2020, to join a veterinary team and scientists from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) while they collar a number of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve (Limpopo).  The African Wild Dog is Southern Africa’s most endangered large carnivore, with only about 438 left in all of South Africa. Conservation history …



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WATERBERG WILD DOG PACK SAFELY RELOCATED TO LAPALALA WILDERNESS RESERVE

  In a joint effort by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Lapalala Wilderness Reserve and Tintswalo Lapalala, a free-roaming pack of 10 wild dogs was successfully captured and relocated to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo).  According to Glenn Phillips, Chief Executive of Lapalala Wilderness, the dogs, which are currently in a boma on the reserve, have adjusted well: ‘So much so, that we are delighted to announce that the alpha female has produced a litter of pups. Th …



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