August 2019

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 [...]

What’s up in Africa? 16 July 2019

2019-07-16T10:27:24+00:00July 16th, 2019|

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES INCREASES CAPE TOWN ROUTE Austrian Airlines is set to increase flights between Vienna and Cape Town over the Christmas and New Year period, offering a third weekly flight from 25 December to 7 January and from 23 January to 18 February. The additional flight will depart Vienna International Airport at 10:15am and [...]

What’s up in Africa? 09 July 2019

2019-07-10T12:43:00+00:00July 9th, 2019|

GAUTENG: NEW CAMP OPENS IN DINOKENG The Explorers Little Mongena Tented Camp recently opened in the malaria-free 'Big-5' Dinokeng Game Reserve and is roughly a 90-minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The camp is situated on the banks of a 28-hectare dam, boasting free-roaming wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. Accommodation includes luxury [...]

What’s up in Africa? 02 July 2019

2019-07-02T08:24:01+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

EASTERN CAPE: SHAMWARI OPENS FLAGSHIP TENTED CAMP Shamwari Private Game Reserve has opened reservations for Sindile, its new flagship tented camp in the Eastern Cape. The camp offers 9 elevated tents and is set to open on 20 December. Each guest tent can accommodate 2 people and has a fireplace, heated plunge pool and [...]

June 2019

What’s up in Africa? 25 June 2019

2019-06-25T11:19:30+00:00June 25th, 2019|

GAUTENG: UPGRADES AT AHA KOPANONG HOTEL aha Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre’s conference facilities recently received a R1.6m upgrade. The renovations include a complete internal and external overhaul of the hotel’s conference centres, elevating the venue as a premier conferencing destination. Additional touches incorporate new wall decor, lighting, carpeting and custom-made furniture in the [...]

What’s up in Africa? 19 June 2019

2019-06-20T12:26:52+00:00June 19th, 2019|

AIR NAMIBIA CUTS BACK ON SA FLIGHTS Air Namibia has suspended operations to Luanda and has reduced frequencies on some flights between Windhoek and Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flights from Windhoek to Johannesburg have been scaled down to 2 per day from the usual 3. Windhoek to Cape Town flights have been reduced by [...]