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 to guests are 2 lounges, a whisky and cigar lounge, billiard room and a swimming pool. Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel is renowned for its cuisine and offers a variety of dining experiences, from high tea served in the garden to a BBQ/braai in the boma.

WESTERN CAPE: KNYSNA PARADISE COLLECTION EXPANDS
The Knysna Paradise Collection has added the 5-star The Bloem Guest Suites to its portfolio of properties. Offering 5 suites, The Bloem is located high in the hills above the Western Cape town of Knysna and offers views of the lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The suites offer breakfast and afternoon tea services, secure on-site parking, and a pool.

WESTERN CAPE: LONGEST OCEAN ZIPLINE OPENS
Travellers can add another item to the bucket list as the longest above-ocean zipline officially opened for business in Mossel Bay. Running from the cliffs just below Point High School to the deck of the Shark Lab aquarium at the Point, thrill-seekers can reach a speed of 80km/h on a stunning 1.1km zipline adventure. The ride costs R450 per person and ages 8 and up may partake in the experience, although the maximum weight is 120kg and the maximum height 200cm.

BOTSWANA: LUXURY TENTED CAMP CLOSES FOR REBUILD
Ker & Downey’s Shinde tented camp in the Okavango Delta has closed for a total rebuild and is scheduled to reopen on 1 June 2020. The camp will retain its authentic classic safari style and will feature 1 family tent and 2 bedrooms with a shared en-suite bathroom, accommodating a maximum of 5 guests. There will also be 7 twin/double tents and bathrooms will feature indoor and outdoor showers. Facilities at Shinde will include an additional outside dining deck, a new swimming pool and a new arrivals area. Shinde Enclave, a camp within Shinde camp, will also be rebuilt to offer a private bar, lounge, dining area, mini library, outside fire deck and a sun lounger spot.

ZIMBABWE: FASTJET ZIMBABWE LAUNCHES 2 ROUTES
Fastjet Zimbabwe is set to introduce flights between Victoria Falls and Kruger Mpumalanga, as well as a new Bulawayo-Victoria Falls service on 6 July. The Kruger Mpumalanga-Victoria Falls flights are available for sale from 29 January. The Bulawayo-Victoria Falls flights will be available for sale from 3 February.

• Flight FN8801 will depart from Victoria Falls (VFA) at 11.20am and arrive at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) at 1.05pm.
• Flight FN8802 will leave KMIA at 1.35pm and arrive in VFA at 3.15pm. The service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
• Flight FN8671 departs Bulawayo at 11.05am and arrives in Victoria Falls at 12.05pm. Return flight FN 8672 departs VFA at 3.50pm and
arrives in Bulawayo at 4.50pm. The flight operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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Eastern Cape
The Herald Cycle Tour from 16 to 23 February 2020
Addo Elephant Trail Run from 6 to 8 March 2020
Grahamstown National Arts Festival from 25 June to 5 July

Free State
Clarens Craft Beer Festival from 21 to 22 February 2020
Free State Wine Show from 31 July to 1 August 2020

Gauteng
The Randfontein Show from 5 to 8 March 2020
The Rand Show from 8 to 13 April 2020
East Rand Motor Show on 7 June 2020
Decorex Joburg from 5 to 6 August 2020

KwaZulu-Natal
Midmar Mile from 8 to 9 February 2020
Dusi Canoe Marathon from 5 to 7 March 2020
Decorex Durban from 20 to 22 March 2020

Mpumalanga
Forever Loskop Marathon on 11 April 2020
Dullstroom Arts Festival from 19 to 21 June 2020

North West
Rustenburg Show from 22 to 31 May 2020
Aardklop National Arts Festival from 22 to 27 September 2020

Western Cape
Cape Town Cycle Tour on 8 March 2020
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival from 24 to 29 March 2020
Two Oceans Marathon on 11 April 2020
Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival from 13 to 14 June 2020


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Please note that our offices will be closed on the following Public Holidays:

Saturday, 21 March 2020 – Human Right’s Day
Friday, 10 April 2020 – Good Friday
Monday, 13 April 2020 – Family Day
Monday, 27 April 2020 – Freedom Day