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hereAfrica Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 4 reasons why you should attend

Africa Travel Week Virtual kicks off tomorrow 7 April 2021, promising three days of dynamic networking and a bumper content programme, featuring trends, insights and speakers from across the globe. The event is being run using a blended approach where travel trade professionals benefit from connecting with their industry peers virtually at the main event in April, then face-to-face […]

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hereAfrica Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Africa Travel Week 2021 – 10 Thought Leaders to watch

Domestic Tourism to the rescue. Digitalisation for SMEs. Progress in Responsible Tourism. And the changing landscape of Africa’s Source Markets. These are just some of the topics featuring at Africa Travel Week from 7 to 9 April, featuring over 40 compelling panel discussions and presentations by industry experts. Held virtually over the three days, the […]

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hereVergelegen Beetle-busting research

Filed in Conservation, Environment, News, Research by on November 4, 2020
Vergelegen Beetle-busting research

Many of South Africa’s most beautiful and ancient trees and forests are in deadly danger of being destroyed by an invasive beetle. The good news, however, is that research at one of the country’s leading wine farms, Vergelegen, renowned for its agricultural and horticultural research since 1700, could help defeat this dreaded pest. The polyphagous […]

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hereEdge of Existence Wins top award

Edge of Existence Wins top award

South African conservation documentary, The Edge of Existence, by Black Bean Productions, has scooped a top award at the 10th annual Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), which took place from 1 October to 8 November 2020. Out of 150 documentaries at the festival, The Edge of Existence – which took three years to film, with […]

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hereSingita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Singita Sabora Tented Camp opening in September 2020

Set in a 350,000-acre concession in the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp has captivated guests for more than a decade with its inimitable location. Reopening at the end of September 2020, the lodge’s extensive redesign is a modern interpretation of luxury tented safaris, while retaining the quintessential elements of a romantic experience […]

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hereJock Safari Lodge Youth Development Programmes around Kruger National Park

Filed in Communities, Conservation, News by on September 24, 2020
Jock Safari Lodge Youth Development Programmes around Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park. It has a long-standing commitment to both sustainable and […]

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hereCaleo Foundation fundraising initiative

Caleo Foundation fundraising initiative

In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched a #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge. Auction […]

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hereWild Shots Outreach

Filed in Community & Conservation News, News by on May 12, 2020
Wild Shots Outreach

The V&A Waterfront, in partnership with Platform Creative Agency, has launched a new initiative – Wid Shots Outreach: 100 Beautiful Things – that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the makers behind some of South Africa’s most inspiring projects, products, ideas and experiences. The Wild Shots outreach initiative features 100 Beautiful Things, all of which […]

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hereMike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

Filed in News by on May 5, 2020
Mike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

The shock of the coronavirus for the global economy and financial markets is without a doubt a unique event, the economic disruption is enormous on both supply and on the demand side. The impact on the markets, and in particular on the global market is unprecedented in recent history. With the Tourism industry heavily affected, […]

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