February 2020

What’s up in Africa? 19 February 2020

2020-02-19T06:58:43+00:00February 18th, 2020|

MOST IMPROVED AGENT | KENYA GOVACATION KUONI TEAM We are excited to announce that the Kenya GoVacation Kuoni Team was awarded the certificate of achievement for 'Most Improved Agent', boasting the most improved Net Promoter Score score in 2019 for Kenya. A big congratulations to the Kenya team on their amazing achievement and award. [...]

What’s up in Africa? 11 February 2020

2020-02-18T14:09:45+00:00February 11th, 2020|

BLUE TRAIN DEPARTURE & ARRIVALS AMENDED Due to the on-going rail network challenges including signal damage and power outages, The Blue Train has taken a decision to amend the departure and arrival times on its Pretoria to Cape Town (and vice versa) journeys, effective 1 April 2020. The railway line between Pretoria and Kaalfontein [...]

What’s up in Africa? 4 February 2020

2020-02-04T10:33:50+00:00February 4th, 2020|

GAUTENG: SOUTHERN SPOOR EXPANDS PORTFOLIO Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel in Pretoria has joined Southern Spoor Marketing’s portfolio of privately owned hotels and lodges. The 5-star hotel offers 9 individually decorated guest rooms, a restaurant, wine cellar, 5 fully equipped conference venues and landscaped gardens that can be used as an events space. Also available [...]

January 2020

What’s up in Africa? 28 January 2020

2020-01-28T10:01:11+00:00January 28th, 2020|

GAUTENG: SOUTH AFRICA TO WELCOME A NEW HOTEL BRAND Tsogo Sun Hotels is introducing a new hotel brand, hi Hotels, the first of which is set to open at Montecasino, Johannesburg, at the end of January. Director of Operations at hi Hotels, Tim de Raedt, says “There is a segment of the market that [...]

What’s up in Africa? 21 January 2020

2020-01-21T13:27:34+00:00January 21st, 2020|

EASTERN CAPE: SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE UPDATE Samara's conservation contribution to all guests which goes towards anti-poaching, rhino & elephant protection and cheetah conservation will increase effective immediately to R150 pppn for South African guests and R300 pppn for international guests. The Sibella Suites at Karoo Lodge which consists of 2 inter-leading suites are [...]

What’s up in Africa? 14 January 2020

2020-01-14T06:42:15+00:00January 14th, 2020|

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S SEVEN WORLDS BBC SERIES FEATURES MALAWI David Attenborough’s popular BBC series, ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ has covered North and South America, Europe, Antarctica, Asia and Australasia; and now, the best has certainly been saved for last... Africa. The Africa special will cover various parts of the continent, including the Ivory Coast, Kenya, [...]

What’s up in Africa? 7 January 2020

2020-01-07T08:02:30+00:00January 7th, 2020|

EASTERN CAPE: KELWAY HOTEL REFURBISHMENTKelway Hotel in Port Elizabeth will be undergoing renovations from 27 January - 17 February 2020. Renovations will include upgrading the kitchen and a soft refurb of the foyer and public areas. During the renovation period, breakfast and group dinners will be served but the à la carte menu will not [...]

December 2019

What’s up in Africa? 18 December 2019

2019-12-18T08:04:57+00:00December 18th, 2019|

ONOMO HOTELS ACQUIRES BON HOTELS ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60,1% controlling stake in BON Hotels, consolidating the African hospitality market and strengthening its pan-African presence. According to ONOMO Chairman, Julien Ruggieri, "The acquisition establishes ONOMO as a key player in the Nigerian market and will reinforce our presence in Southern Africa." The acquisition positions [...]

What’s up in Africa? 10 December 2019

2019-12-10T08:04:35+00:00December 10th, 2019|

LIMPOPO: SECURITY UPDATE AT KLASERIE PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve has implemented a new security access system where guest passport numbers and email addresses are required in advance of their arrival. This is needed for a special ‘QR Code’ that will be sent to the guest, which they need to show [...]

What’s up in Africa? 3 December 2019

2019-12-03T08:28:50+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

MPUMALANGA: ASHTONS SHUTTLES & TRANSFERS UPDATE Ashtons Shuttles & Transfers recently introduced a new premier shuttle service from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Manyeleti and the Kruger Park’s Orpen Gate, effective from 1 December. Click here to read more. WESTERN CAPE: CEMAIR REINSTATES ANOTHER ROUTE CemAir has announced that it will recommence flights to [...]