24 March 2017

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Uleaded fuel currently not available at Twee Rivieren Rest Camp!

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today (24 March 2016) that unleaded fuel is currently not available at the Twee Rivieren Rest Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The fuel pumps, which have been problematic since their upgrade in 2016, have stopped working completely and will be out of order indefinitely.
The diesel pump at
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp is still in working condition. Fuel pumps at the Nossob Rest Camp and Mata Mata Rest Camp are also still in order. The fuel supplier Total is yet to upgrade these fuel stations.

South African National Parks (SANParks) advises visitors to fill up at Askham, a village located about 200 km north of Upington at the junction of the R31 and the R360 roads, before entering the Park from the South African side, or at Nossob Rest Camp and Mata Mata Rest Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Air Namibia to increase capacity on flights between Windkoek <> Gaborone <> Durban!

Namibia's flag carrier, Air Namibia, will increase capacity on it's flights between Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek and King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban via Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone. Effective 26 March 2017, the airline will operate an Airbus A319-100 with 112 seats instead of a 37-seat Embraer ERJ 145 on the route. Air Namibia connects Windhoek, Gaborone and Durban with four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

23 March 2017

Rwanda: Rwandair to launch direct flights to London in May 2017!

Rwanda's flag carrier, Rwandair, is set to launch scheduled direct flights to London in the UK on 26 May 2017. The airline will operate four weekly flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays onboard an Airbus A330-200 carrier in a three-class configuration between Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali and Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London.

22 March 2017

Kruger National Park: Letaba Elephant Hall has been reopened!

The well-known Letaba Elephant Hall at Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP), which was closed for renovation since mid-January 2017, has been reopened for tourists on 20 March 2017. The renovation works at the environmental education centre included the installation of newly designed display panels and a new lighting system as well as new flooring, new cabinets and landscaping. The desk which service staff members operate from when guests enter the facility has also received a face lift. 

The Letaba Elephant Hall boast an impressive information display on elephants and holds the ivory of the most famed Magnificent 7 and several other large tuskers roamed the Kruger National Park. Also part of this display is a full skeleton of an African elephant as well as other unique tusk and skeleton displays.

21 March 2017

Eurowings to launch flights between Cologne Bonn Airport <> Cape Town!

German low-cost airline Eurowings, a fully owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is set to launch a seasonal service to South Africa. Effective 05 November 2017, the airline will operate one weekly flight between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which serves the cities of Cologne and Bonn in Western Germany, and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. The seasonal service will end on 19 March 2017.
  • Cologne Bonn Airport 16:00 > 05:10 Cape Town (Sundays)
  • Cape Town 06:40 > 17:45 Cologne Bonn Airport (Mondays)

20 March 2017

Air France to increase flights to South Africa!

The flag carrier of France, Air France, is set to expand it's operations between Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and both OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town from 29 October 2017.
The airline will increase it's flights to
Johannesburg to a daily service operated by a Airbus A380, while it's flights to Cape Town will increase from currently 3 flights per week to 5 flights per week.

17 March 2017

Botswana issues malaria warning!

Botswana's Ministry of Health and Wellness is warning that Botswana is currently experiencing a high level of malaria transmission following the recent heavy rains.  There has been an increase in the number of cases of malaria cases in the following malaria prone areas:
Cases of the disease have also been reported in areas in Botswana that do not usually have malaria. These include:
According to the permanent secretary in Botswana's Ministry of Health and Wellness, Shenaaz el-Halabi, 672 new cases of malaria have been recorded in the country subsequent to the recent downpours, 60% of which were registered in the Okavango area (as of 15 March 2017).