August 22, 2012 - South Africa Establishes First Rhino Orphanage

The first specialist not for profit Rhino orphanage for baby Rhino’s orphaned or injured by poaching has been established in the Limpopo region of South Africa. Over 4 million rand has been raised to establish the orphanage located on the outskirts of the northern part of Kruger National Park which will have state of the […]

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- South Africa goes green for St Patrick’s Day

South Africa will join in the St Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17 with Table Mountain joining a number of other iconic landmarks around the world and going green for the day. The mountain will be lit green using renewable energy. “The initiative will not only put the spotlight on Cape Town as one of […]

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- More Australians Travelling to South Africa

Australia is ranked 6 in terms of South African Tourism’s top-20 long-haul source markets. Between 2005 and 2010 there has been a 39% increase in arrivals to South Africa from Australia, reaching more than 107 000 in 2010. South African Tourism have announced a target of 120 000 Australian tourist arrivals by 2013. The importance of […]

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- Google Street View for Botswana

Internet users will be able to view & access Botswana through Google Street View as Google undertake this project over the coming months. Botswana will become the 2nd country in Africa to be included in Google Street View after South Africa was included prior to the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The primary focus of Google […]

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- Kruger National Park Workers Strike

Staff at the world famous Kruger National Park have gone on strike citing discrepancies with the pay structure for employees. Richard Ndlovu, who represents some of the employees of the Kruger National Park said “We have salary advices showing that employees, who have been working in the park since 1996, are earning less than those […]

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- Europcar opens more offices in southern Africa

Botswana has been the target of Europcars expansions in southern Africa with the opening of a new branch in Maun – the third largest town in Botswana and the gateway to the Okavango Delta for both business and leisure travellers. The company has also increased the size of its operations at Sir Seretse Khama International […]

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- Kruger National Park announces quotas for Holiday Season

Day visitors to Kruger National Park are advised to make prior bookings as gate quotas will apply over the 2011 festive season. “The gate quotas are mostly reached on long weekends and public holidays. They vary from gate to gate and also depend on how fully booked the park is. If anyone is planning a […]

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- 20% Increase in Rhino poaching in 2011

There has been a marked increase in rhino poaching this year with SANParks announcing that 405 rhinos have been poached throughout South Africa so far this year. The areas where poaching has been highest have been the Kruger National Park (229 incidents), Limpopo (66) and KwaZulu Natal (31). The figures show the extent of the […]

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- R1,75 million Donation to stop rhino poaching

Kruger National Park has received a R1,75m donation from the SANParks Honorary Rangers to assist in its efforts to fight rhino poaching in the park. The rangers also provided Kruger National Park with counter poaching equipment to be used by its rangers. Kruger National Park has a major poaching problem, with 196 rhino having already been poached […]

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- Cape Town’s Table Mountain’s Named New 7 Wonder of the Natural World

Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain has officially bee named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites “This is an incredible moment for us. Our mountain, which we all cherish, is now officially recognized as one of the marvels of […]

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