24 February 2017

Namibia Wildlife Resorts to slash rates by 75% in March 2017!

Travellers planning to visit Namibia's protected areas during March 2017 should be aware of the discount Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), the state-owned enterprise mandated to run the tourism facilities within the protected areas of Namibia, will be offering to its customers. Between 01 March - 31 March 2017, the rates for accommodation (excl. camp sites) at /Ai-/Ais Hotsprings, Duwisib Castle, Gross Barmen, Halali Resort, Hardap Resort, Khorixas Camp, Naukluft Camp, Onkoshi Resort, Popa Falls and Waterberg Resort will be slashed by 75%. It seems, these ten facilities in Namibia will get crowded (!) throughout March 2017.


CemAir to launch flights between Margate and Cape Town via Plettenberg Bay!

South African carrier CemAir will intoduce scheduled flights between Margate Airport (MGH) in Margate and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town via Plettenberg Bay Airport (PBZ) in Plettenberg Bay on 15 March 2017. According to our information, flights will be operated on Wednesdays (CPT > MGH > PBZ) and on Thursdays (MGH > PBZ > CPT). We'll keep you posted!



23 February 2017

Air Botswana to resume flights between Gaborone <> Kasane!

Botswana's flag carrier, Air Botswana, is set to resume its service between Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone and Kasane Airport (BBK) in Kasane. The airline will operate flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

Air Botswana to resume flights between Gaborone <> Cape Town!

Botswana's flag carrier, Air Botswana, is set to resume its service between Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town on 26 February 2017. Flights will be operated through an existing agreement with South African carrier CemAir on the same current flight schedule. Days of operation between Gaborone and Cape Town in either direction remain as Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Mozambique now issues visas on arrival to all travellers!

The government of Mozambique has approved new visa regulations on 21 February 2017, so that travellers from countries where Mozambique has an embassy or consulate are now eligible to get their entry visa at the port of entry. The new visa is valid for 30 days and allows travellers to leave and re-enter the country within the 30 day time frame. Until now - at least according to the official visa regulations - only travellers from countries where Mozambique has no diplomatic representation could obtain their visas at Mozambique's border stations. 


22 February 2017

Zimbabwe: Rainbow Airlines to launch flights Harare <> Johannesburg in March 2017!

Rainbow Airlines, a new carrier based in Zimbabwe, is set to introduce three weekly flights between Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg on 05 March 2017. The airline will initially operate three weekly flights on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays on board a CRJ 100 Bombadier 50-seater aircraft between the two destinations. Depending on the demand, Rainbow Airlines plans to increase the service to 14 flights per week.



Rainbow Airlines currently operates one weekly flight between Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare and Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) in Victoria Falls. The service was launched on 25 January 2017.


21 February 2017

Kruger National Park roads reopen for tourists!

Most of the gravel roads in the Kruger National Park (KNP), which were closed by South African National Parks (SANParks) as a precautionary measure due to heavy rain on 16 February 2017 [more info], have been reopened. A few roads mainly in the Marula (Southern) Region of the Park remain closed until further notice. These include:
  • S110, S112 and S113
  • S118 and S119
  • S120, S121, S122 and S129
  • S22, S23 and S30
  • S79 and S82
  • H2-2 is closed between H3 and S114 roads due to maintenance and will re-open by 31 March 2017
The bush and wilderness trails in Kruger National Park (KNP), which were temporarily closed, are now also operational again.