Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:23

Mandela spikes interest

With Nelson Mandela's centenary birthday celebration this week, there has been a heightened interest from travellers to visit South Africa, reports Luxury Gold Vacations.


Guests can experience Mandela’s legacy with Luxury Gold’s 12-day luxury guided journey, Spectacular South Africa. They visit Cape Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Robben Island, where he was imprisoned with many other notable anti-apartheid activists. An ex-political prisoner shares personal stories with guests who also have time to explore the island. They later meet Manfred Jacobs, a former warden at the Victor Verster prison where Mandela was also imprisoned and where he spent the last 14 months of his 27-year-long imprisonment.


The tour also visits the not-forprofit After School and Youth Skills Development Programmes that supports the Western Cape communities; Cape Peninsula and the Winelands; and Table Mountain where guests enjoy sundowner cocktails at the summit. Spectacular South Africa’s safari component is three days at Kruger National Park through Big Five territory, staying at Lion Sands Lodge on the banks fo the Sabie River, followed by a trip to Victoria Falls. Spectacular South Africa has departures for the rest of 2018 from August to December 2018.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:42

Cape Town - water improving

With rains finally hitting South Africa’s Western Cape this May and June, Cape Town is finally breathing a sigh of relief after suffering through its worst drought on record.

Published in Places
Thursday, 28 June 2018 22:58

Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

Cape Town’s Tintswalo Atlantic has released its 2019 rack rates which start at around $540pp per night in the low season from 1 May to 31 August.

Published in Places
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:22

Franschhoek first for famil group

Much-needed rain has not dampened the spirits of a famil group visiting Cape Town and its surrounds recently.

Published in Places
Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:55

SA visa causes big Kiwi drop

South African Tourism figures just released show that 48% fewer New Zealanders travelled to South Africa in February this year, compared with February 2016.
The figures give official confirmation that numbers of Kiwi travellers to South Africa have dropped sharply since visitor visa requirements were introduced in January. However there’s been little movement towards improving the visa application process, despite the collective efforts of the travel agency distribution and South African Airways.

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