Qantas aims for July restart of Johannesburg flights

Qantas Airlines operated daily flights between Sydney and Johannesburg until March 2020. However, in accordance with Australian government directives, the airline had to halt all of its international flights for almost a year. Qantas is preparing to take to the skies once again and is securing permits to resume operations on its international…

Kirstenbosch to introduce two-tier entry fees for South Africans

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will introduce the new dual pricing system from 1 April. South African and non-South Africans visiting Cape Town’s famous landmark will pay different entry fees in future. But with South Africa’s tourism and hospitality sectors taking a major knock amid lockdowns and travel bans across the globe, is this…

Direct flights from Cape Town to Lisbon to take off in November

Portugal’s national carrier TAP Air Portugal is no stranger to South African skies. The airline previously operated between Johannesburg and Lisbon. However, it scrapped the route several years ago due to profitability issues. TAP Air Portugal will return to South Africa later in 2021 when it launches direct flights from its base in Lisbon to Cape

Oasis Overland ceases trading in UK

Oasis Overland has ceased operations in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown of travel. The company specialised in small group expeditions by truck across Africa and other key overland destinations worldwide such as South America and Central Asia, alongside hotel-based trips in Pakistan, Bolivia, Peru and south-east Asia. The news was reported by AITO. Martyn

Dis-Chem sets up COVID-19 testing facilities at SA’s busiest airports

South African pharmacy chain Dis-Chem has stepped in to meet the increased need for COVID-19 testing. Dis-Chem is conducting PCR and rapid antigen testing at both OR Tambo and Cape Town International airports. The chain has been carrying out tests at its stores for several months, and has the capacity and the ability to provide testing at South Africa’s

Rapid Covid-19 Antigen tests at OR Tambo and Cape Town International airports

South Africa’s second-largest retail pharmacy chain is now offering Covid-19 rapid Antigen tests at OR Tambo and Cape Town International airports to meet the additional requirements for people flying abroad. Dis-Chem Pharmacies has been offering antigen and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at its network of stores for some time, but

British Airways Comair to fly to East London from March

Travellers to East London will have more choice when British Airways, operated by Comair, starts operating scheduled flights to the city. The airline announced it is expanding its local route network and will start flying to East London in March. LIGHT AT END OF THE TUNNEL FOR COMAIR Comair, which operates British Airways and Kulula, was placed under

5 unique South African safari experiences

With a plethora of enticing safari and game lodge options available in South Africa, why not opt for a unique experience for your next trip. Here are five of my favorites to whet your safari appetite: Explore wildlife waterways…

Must-visit safari destinations in 2021

2021 certainly didn’t begin as we were expecting, and it would be far too easy to become bogged down in the negativity that is constantly thrown our way; however, do not stop dreaming of the beautiful adventures that await…

32 Best Places To Visit In January In The World (2021)

Wondering where to go in January? You would definitely want your new year to begin on a high note. There’s no better way to beat the winter chills than by visiting beautiful destinations with a tropical climate, mind blowing…

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