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New Abu Dhabi Flights Fill Gap Left by SAA

The Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad will run a flight to Johannesburg for three months over the northern hemisphere summer, filling the gap left when embattled carrier South African Airways cut the route from its...
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Cape Town Gets New Flights from Gatwick

British Airways will start flying to Cape Town from Gatwick airport later in 2016, adding to the existing daily flights from London's Heathrow, the airline announced on Thursday. The (northern hemisphere) winter-only flight, which starts in November, will...

Branson for Wildlife!

Richard Branson helps hundreds of thousands of travelers reach their destinations every year, through his airline Virgin. But he's also a businessman who is visibly, audibly, and persistently trying to make a difference, whether it...
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The Artist Painting Rome’s Tiber

For decades one of Rome's biggest heartaches has been the Tiber - the gorgeous river snaking through its heart has been totally overlooked. Until now, that is - and renowned South African artist William Kentridge is...
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Hop Aboard for a Virtual Tour of South Africa Via Google

For anyone overseas feeling homesick for South Africa, or even for someone in Cape Town feeling lus for some views of the Kruger Park or the Blyde River Canyon, Google Maps is partly answering...
st helena

New Air Link from South Africa Opens Island of St. Helena

The far-flung island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic - not to be confused with the one off Australia - might be known to many in South Africa, but opportunities to visit Napoleon's last place of exile have been...
ellerman

The Art of Travel – It’s on the Walls

When a lodge or hotel does something good, it's often easier to see who the good things or deeds benefit, such as the luxurious Casa Gangotena's work with communities in its hometown of Quito, Ecuador....
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Think SA Luxury Train Fares Are Exorbitant? Think Again.

South Africa is train-travel country. It has not only one of the world's best luxury trains, but two - Rovos Rail (pictured above) and the Blue Train. As we reported yesterday, now there's a third...

Causing an Uproar

The subject of Dereck and Beverly Joubert’s full-length documentary, The Last Lions, is simply – and sadly – just that. It’s about the last lions of Africa. Which is exactly what they will be unless...
Sun City

South Africa’s Iconic Sun City to get a Facelift

South Africa’s legendary playground Sun City is due to undergo a dramatic rejuvenation project worth R800 million rand over the course of 2016. According to a media release from Pilanesberg National Park, which lies next to...

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