Latest News Update: Southern Africa June 2018

Malawi

Well known Robin Pope Safaris has opened Kuthengo Camp in Liwonde National Park, Malawi. Located on an open plain along the Shire River it boasts four air-conditioned and spacious en-suite safari tents, each with an outdoor shower, bathtub and basin and a private deck. Activities include game drives in Liwonde, walking safaris and boat safaris. African Parks has recently introduced lions into Liwonde, returning the species to the area.

SA Airlink

A new aircraft has been introduced to service the Cape Town – Maun and Cape Town – Victoria Falls routes which will increase capacity for each flight as well as include business class seats.

Proflight Zambia

There will be a new route between Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. The flight is set to operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning in the first week of July 2018. The route will be serviced by a Jetstream 4100 and will have 29 seats available. A second route between Livingstone and Jeki Airstrip will be running from 15 June as well.

Botswana Kalahari Dinaka Camp Opening

An exclusive private reserve hugging the northern edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is host to one of the most unique bio-diversities in Southern Africa. This ever-changing desert landscape gives amongst other species refuge to the Kalahari lion, springbok, Oryx and brown hyena. The camp itself was acquired in 2017 and provides the perfect start or finish to any discerning travellers Botswana safari.

Victoria Falls Safari Club

recently unveiled their new look which includes a brand-new swimming pool area, a new restaurant and larger lounge area. The upgrade included a new plunge pool with a horizon waterfall, which flows over into a 15m lap pool. The entire swimming pool area has been refurbished, and now has a split-level deck and comfortable sun loungers, offering guests maximum comfort and enjoyment. The new pool area also boasts a bar and changing facilities. The deck and lounge of the main building have both been increased in size, and the new restaurant has its own kitchen which is expected to enhance the culinary efficiency and experience.

South Africa – Franschhoek

Exclusive Winter Offer from Angala
For an experience of impressive majesty at Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House. 50% savings on all new reservations booked for travel between 25 May 2018 and 31 August 2018. Angala offers a variety of professional spa and massaging treatments

South Africa – Tswalu Kalahari

STAY FOR 3 NIGHTS & ONLY PAY FOR 2 IN NOVEMBER
For the period 1st November to 16th December 2018, we would like to encourage your guests to enjoy an early Christmas celebration in the southern Kalahari, by taking advantage of our stay 3 pay 2 promotion.

THE MOTSE RENOVATION: The Motse will be closing for renovations from 16th January to 16th June 2019 – the aim is to deliver a new meaning to the words luxury, privacy, and exclusivity. Tarkuni will remain open and operational during this period.

South Africa – Royal Malewane at Thornybush Game Reserve

The refurbishment including structural changes at Royal Malewane is now complete and invites with new couches in the main area | contemporary and classical chairs made with Ardmore fabrics in the six luxury suites | a fantastic new bush bar | new walls and floors in the suites | all wooden decking and door frames have been reconditioned | new gazebo entrances to The Royal Suites | new thatching throughout the lodge | resurfacing of all pools | a number of new walkways, as well as a pond, now interlink various areas around the main lodge | Spa upgrades including a new hot tub | Upgrade of the kosher kitchen

South Africa – Marataba Concession / Marakele N.P

On 1 June 2018, the Marataba Trails Lodge has been renamed and newly defined as Marataba Mountain Lodge. As part of this, walking safaris are now offered separately as a special activity for experienced hikers looking for a challenge in a unique part of the world. Regular activities take the form of 2 game drives and the boat safari on the Miss Mara.

South Africa – Tintswalo

Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness in the Waterberg.
Tintswalo at Boulders Manor, a private villa overlooking Boulders beach in the Cape Peninsula.
The evolution of the Tintswalo brand follows the sale of Tintswalo at Waterfall in Johannesburg earlier this year.

South Africa – Pezula Knysna

Effective 1 June 2018, Village n Life has been
appointed to manage and represent the Pezula Resort and Spa in Knysna.

South Africa – Gondwana Game Reserve

has just completed a refurbishment of all Kwena Lodge suites, with a focus on the two privately owned Honeymoon Suites.
Winter Special: Only R 2 250 per adult per night (children pay 50%) including three gourmet meals in the family-friendly, spacious and luxurious bush villas.
Take the family on a Big 5 luxury safari, ideally located on the Garden Route! Activities include 2 game drives daily in the 11,000-acre private reserve, mountain biking, the Junior Ranger program, a complimentary family picnic with angling or visiting the cheetah shelter.
Food and Drink: implementation of a special gin tasting of the local Old Packhouse and Inverroche Brands, as well as an overhaul of the excellent wine list.

South Africa – Mont Rochelle Franschhoek

2018: 3 for 2 Free night offer: book a Cabernet Room, Pinotage Suite or Cap Classique Suite with plunge pool and stay until the 30th September. Stay 3 nights or more this winter season and your final night will be complimentary!

2019: 3 for 2 Free night offer: Plan ahead with our Suite Dreams offer and stay 3 nights for the price of 2 in one of our stunning suites! Book a Pinotage or Cap Classique suite for arrivals from 10th January – 31st March 2019 for a minimum of three nights or more.

South Africa – Ulusaba Sabi Sands

Guest’s little ‘cubs’ aged from 0-11 can stay at Ulusaba for free between 2nd January- 21st December 2019!
Applies to two children travelling with one or more adults staying at Rock Lodge.

2019: 4 for 3 Free night offer
Stay anytime between the 10th January – 31st March 2019 and 1st May – 30th June 2019 and your final night is complimentary. Valid for new bookings made until 30th September 2018.

South Africa – Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama is now offering direct flights between Cape Town (Signature lounge) or Johannesburg (Fireblade terminal) and Kapama’s private airfield.
The flight from Johannesburg to Kapama is a mere 50 mins, with the flight from Cape Town only 2 h 50 min.

South Africa – Cape Town – Art Scene

Norval Foundation Art Museum, situated in Tokai next to the Steenberg Estate, opened on April 28. It houses one of the largest private art collections in South Africa. Open daily between 10:00 and 17:00 (except Tuesdays). During the week Exhibition Highlights a special tour takes place at 14 o’clock. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the tour takes place at 11 am and at 2 pm, when guests can visit the sculpture garden. Specialist tours can be booked in advance.

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