October 2019

What’s up in Africa? 8 October 2019

2019-10-08T08:14:38+00:00October 8th, 2019|

GAUTENG: RADISSON EXPANDS PORTFOLIO The Radisson Hotel Group has broken ground on the first Radisson RED hotel in Johannesburg. The Radisson RED Hotel Johannesburg Rosebank is set to open on 1 February 2021 in the centre of the Rosebank shopping district and is walking distance from the Gautrain Station. The hotel will feature 222 [...]

What’s up in Africa? 2 October 2019

2019-10-02T12:42:08+00:00October 2nd, 2019|

WESTERN CAPE: GONDWANA RESERVE TO LAUNCH THREE-DAY WALKING SAFARI Gondwana Game Reserve on the Western Cape’s Garden Route will launch a three-day walking safari in November for groups of eight guests. The Pioneer Trail will allow guests to explore the 11 000-hectare Big-Five game reserve on foot. The route will cover 15 to 20 [...]

September 2019

What’s up in Africa? 17 September 2019

2019-09-17T11:27:40+00:00September 17th, 2019|

POTENTIAL SANPARKS STRIKE SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike on Friday 20 September, which is set to include the Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and are ready to make necessary itinerary adjustments for alternative routes, to avoid affected areas. WESTERN CAPE: THE [...]

What’s up in Africa? 03 September 2019

2019-09-03T09:49:51+00:00September 3rd, 2019|

KWAZULU-NATAL: TOWN LODGE UMHLANGA OPENS The 154-room Town Lodge Umhlanga, located on the corner of Umhlanga Ridge Boulevard and Meridian Drive recently opened its doors. The 4-storey hotel features 2 boardrooms, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a social deck, gardens and 110 parking bays. Guests can enjoy a selection of dining options nearby [...]

August 2019

What’s up in Africa? 27 August 2019

2019-08-27T11:00:27+00:00August 27th, 2019|

KENYA AIRWAYS ADDS DIRECT FLIGHTS Kenya Airways is set to introduce 2 additional direct flights to its Cape Town-Nairobi service from 27 October 2019. The flights will join the 3 existing weekly flights on the route and will be operated by a Boeing 737-800. The flights are in addition to those already operating via [...]

What’s up in Africa? 20 August 2019

2019-08-20T10:44:40+00:00August 20th, 2019|

DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CPT-HARARE RwandAir recently introduced a 5th direct weekly flight to Harare from Cape Town, which now includes Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. RwandAir operates a Boeing 737-700/800 on the route, with 16 seats in business class and 138 in economy. WESTERN CAPE: WILD HOSPITALITY EXPANDS The Dunes Hotel & Resort [...]

What’s up in Africa? 13 August 2019

2019-08-13T09:50:09+00:00August 13th, 2019|

HILTON GARDEN INN EXPANDS IN AFRICA The Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s midscale hotel brand, is expanding their African footprint with 4 open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda. [...]

What’s up in Africa? 06 August 2019

2019-08-06T10:47:27+00:00August 6th, 2019|

BA INCREASES FLIGHT FREQUENCIES British Airways has increased its flight frequencies on its route network commencing mid-September 2019. British Airways will operate 34 additional flights a week on routes serviced from Johannesburg, which includes Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth as well as between Cape Town and Durban. British Airways will continue to service [...]

July 2019

What’s up in Africa? 30 July 2019

2019-07-30T10:12:46+00:00July 30th, 2019|

PREMIER HOTELS & RESORTS EXPANDS Premier Hotels & Resorts has announced the transfer of the Faircity Hotel Group and its assets and management contracts. The acquisition of these properties adds another 512 rooms to Premier Hotels & Resorts existing portfolio of over 2 000 rooms. The portfolio now features 24 properties in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, [...]

What’s up in Africa? 23 July 2019

2019-07-23T11:20:20+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

NEW VISA-FREE COUNTRIES FOR SA The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, recently announced that New Zealand along with 6 other countries is now visa-free. South Africa has scrapped visa requirements for various countries and Home Affairs is set to increase the number of staff working for the department to process visas in both [...]