October 1, 2012 - Protea Hotel Kruger Gate completes upgrade

The upgrade of the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is now complete after 4 months. It included the renovation and upgrading of rooms, conference facilities, restaurant and many other areas of the hotel. The hotel room upgrade was the major part of the hotels renovation with the focus being on the comfort of the guests. The […]

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August 22, 2012 - 1time Airline Launches flights to Zimbabwe

A partnership between 1time Airline and Nu-Aero Ltd has launched Zimbabwe’s first low cost airline. The airline will be called Fresh Air and from September will launch its first flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. Fresh Air is jointly owned by Zimbabwe’s Nu.Com (Pvt) Ltd and 1time holdings. Under the joint venture 1time Airline will use […]

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- South Africa’s 8th World Heritage Site

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on May 26 between the South Africa Government and landowners of the Vredefort Dome has the world’s largest meteorite site closer to being recognised as a new World Heritage Site. This will make it the 8th such site in South Africa. Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, […]

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- Johannesburg to have Hop-On, Hop-Off Tourist Buses

Johannesburg is set to join Cape Town as the second city in South Africa to have the world renowned hop-on, hop-off buses according to the Gauteng Economic Development Department. Dawn Roberston, CEO of the Gauteng Tourism Authority announced the plans to implement the buses in January 2013 which will allow tourists to explore the city […]

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- Keep Kruger Clean Campaign

On 25 July the 6th annual ‘Keep Kruger Clean Campaign’ was conducted in Kruger National Park under the theme of collectively striving for a clean Kruger and healthy environment. The campaign’s main objective is to educate the public & create awareness of the dangers to the environment from littering. This year saw the launch of […]

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- Kruger National Park concerned about false representation

The head of Kruger National Park, Abe Sibiya is very concerned about external & unrelated parties falsely representing Kruger National Park on various aspects of its business. He has urged members of the public and people in the business community to report this type of behaviour. “It has come to our attention that there are online […]

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- Driver Kills Seven Impala in Kruger National Park

On May 2, seven Impala were killed in Kruger National Park by a delivery truck driver working for Shivers Contracting Company. Eyewitnesses claim the truck overtook a number of cars at high speed while driving towards Skukuza and could not stop in time to avoid the Impala that were on the road at the time. […]

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- Shark Spotter to be Employed at Kogel Bay Cape Town

At a special meeting convened after the tragic death of David Lilienfeld in Kogel Bay, the City of Cape Town has agreed to implement a shark spotting system at Kogel Bay. There are already shark spotter programs in six other Cape Town beaches including Muizenberg, St James/Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Noordhoek at a cost of […]

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- Rhino Poaching on the Rise

It has been reported that between January & April this year 171 rhinos have been poached & killed in South Africa. The report conducted by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs shows Kruger National Park is the main target for poachers with 103 rhinos killed. The other main areas in South Africa targeted are Limpopo, KwaZulu […]

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- Steam Train to be re-launched in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Stream Train Company has been re-launched with a new image and a total refurbishment of its colonial carriages. Commencing operations in 1997 the train journey provides an exclusive and unique view of Victoria Falls. With two dining cars, two first class lounge coaches and cocktail bar the train can carry up to […]

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