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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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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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Djibouti, An Underrated Luxury Destination

by Robert La Bua Notwithstanding the current lull in travel activity across the world, an intense growth in global tourism over the past decade has left virtually no corner of the planet undiscovered. Despite an increased familiarity with destinations from Ras ben Sakka to Cape Agulhas, travellers still find the allure of the African continent remains a special memory for those who have visited and a vivid fantasy for those who have not yet experienced this remarkable part of the world. As the i …



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Founders Lodge Scoops Two 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards

Founders Lodge by Mantis has received deserved international awards recognition, picking up wins in two categories at The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience (BoHo) Awards in London on 22 May. The prestigious property was named as the winner in both ‘Best Boutique Hotel (1-20 Rooms)’ and ‘Best International Hotel’ categories at the ceremony at The Kimpton Fitzroy, held in conjunction with the Boutique + Lifestyle Hotel Summit. The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards (BoHos) recognise UK and inter …



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Gift of the Givers supports Steyn City Foundation’s initiative to help Diepsloot

  Johannesburg, 17 April 2020: Gift of the Givers has stepped forward to bolster the Steyn City Foundation’s endeavours to support the neighbouring community of Diepsloot during the COVID-19 crisis. Gift of the Givers’ contribution to this campaign takes place at the time of the Steyn City Foundation’s second delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables to 3 000 homes in Diepsloot. Steyn City Properties, CEO Giuseppe Plumari explains that the deliveries represent an attempt to alleviate food shor …



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How to best Experience Africa Safaris

  So, they say if you want to experience Africa and all its beauty i.e. places, cultures, ethnicities, you just have to take a road trip. Take a bus or get into your car and drive to your destination. When you get there, you will have stories to tell of different sceneries you have seen along the way, interesting infrastructure, and if you are lucky you might even see interesting wares that tell something about the culture of the people selling the wares. If you are not a bus person, like m …



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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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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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Life After COVID 19 – A holiday with Club Med

  Life as we know it has completely changed and the world at large has had to adjust to a ‘new normal’. We are living in unprecedented times with the world under attack from the global pandemic that is the Corona Virus and many people are living in a state of fear, with their mindsets and priorities largely changed. Be that as it may, life will go on and eventually the world will open its borders. After weeks of being stuck in the house, anyone would jump at the opportunity to get away. Tha …



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Mnemba Atoll In Zanzibar

  Mnemba Island is an atoll set just off the northeast coast near Matemwe. Diving at Mnemba is stunning, on the inside it’s like being in a giant aquarium and the outside offers excellent wall and drift dives. The island itself is a breeding ground for turtles and they are often seen gliding by along with dolphins, huge schools of fish, whale sharks and humpbacks when in season. Contact Bespoke Tours Travel  +255768263766 or email bespoketourstravel@gmail.com to experience amazing and luxur …



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Nungwi Cultural Village Tour In Zanzibar

  Get an in-depth overview of the great history and culture of Nungwi which is the name of the village at the northern part of Zanzibar Island. This part of the trip mainly focuses on Cultural village visit of the Nungwi Village, sight seeing and frees time to relax at the white sand beach of the north. The best time to visit is in the early morning when the fish market is in full swing – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other …



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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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Prison Island in Zanzibar

  This wonderful Prison Island, which is also known as Changuu Island is one of the most popular Destinations for day trips from Stone Town. Just a short ride away, the island offers excellent snorkeling, a nature trail, small beach and the unusual attraction of a sanctuary for giant tortoises. In 2006, many of the islands old buildings were restored, and Changuu Private Island Paradise was opened, offering 15 deluxe cottages all on the seafront, affording maximum seclusion and privacy. The …



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Steyn City Foundation delivers vital food parcels to neighbouring Diepsloot

  Johannesburg: April: Steyn City Foundation is showing its care for the members of the neighbouring Diepsloot community with a further  delivery of 3 000 parcels -comprising fresh produce and soap – to key vulnerable centres and NPOs this coming Friday, 17 April. The project represents a partnership between Fidelity (Steyn City’s security provider), NPOs, SAPS Diepsloot, and Bidvest International Logistics who have made their trucks available for the collection and delivery without charge. …



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Stone Town Tour In Zanzibar

  Stone Town is a World Heritage site and is the most atmospheric and vibrant of all the remaining traditional Swahili settlements. Architecturally it’s a fusion of African and Arab influences not dissimilar to the Medina of Morocco with its narrow streets, twists, and turns. Culturally modern Stone Town is a lively melting pot that embraces visitors and manages to offer a selection of fine dining and curious attractions without compromising its old-world charm. Contact Bespoke Tours Travel …



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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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The African Hotelier Who Pledged a Luxury Property in Fight Against Corona Virus in Ghana

After supporting poor communities with food and supplies before a 14-day lockdown in Accra, the capital city of Ghana over the past weekend, real estate developer, industrialist and hospitality giant, Nana Kwame Bediako also known as “Freedom Jacob Caesar”, pledged one of his premier properties, Number 1 Oxford Street, a 5 star luxury serviced apartment, as a quarantine location, isolation center, temporary hospital or safe place for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel should the need ar …



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The Steyn City Foundation continues to feed Diepsloot

  Johannesburg, Friday 24 April 2020: The Steyn City Foundation is making its third delivery of foodstuffs and other essentials to Diepsloot on Friday 24 April, with the involvement of Gift of Givers making it possible to amplify the impact of this worthy initiative. The Steyn City Foundation started making deliveries of fresh produce to Diepsloot, the location which borders Steyn City, shortly ahead of the Easter weekend. Following the first warmly welcomed drop-off of 3 000 food packages, …



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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 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 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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Where Are You Planning To Go For Your Next Golf Holiday?

These days, time is all we have due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure seasoned golfers are already missing those golf moments and golf days and they are already planning and plotting their next big golfing excursion. While it is important to stay at home right now and stay safe in order to earn a lot more golf days on this planet when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it never hurts to plan ahead because eventually the pandemic shall come to pass and the time for golf holidays shall come. Ever Con …



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WORKSHOP17 ENCOURAGES SOUTH AFRICA NOT TO FORGET SMME COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

  The flexible workspace provider also launches a virtual hub, to connect and support entrepreneurs As South Africa commenced its national 21-day lockdown period on Friday, 27 March 2020, Workshop17 is uniting during these very trying times behind the SME community, as the backbone of the country’s economy, and calling on the country to support entrepreneurs and local small businesses in the formal and informal sectors and their employees who may face an uncertain future. “The global COVID- …



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Zanzibar Island

  Set like a jewel in tranquil coral waters, only 20 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam, is one of the world’s most beautiful islands – Zanzibar. Its name evokes a romantic past. To the shores of these islands came Sumerians, Assyrians, Hindus, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Arabians, Chinese, Malaysians, and the Portuguese, all sailing in on Monsoon winds. From these shores, the great European explorers Burton, Speke, Livingstone, Krapf, Rebman, and Grant set out on their voyages of discovery into …



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