Nomathemba, a female white lion, has recently given birth to three cubs at Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The three cubs sex is yet to be determined as it is not absolutely possible to tell until the cubs reach an age of about 6 months. Nomathemba was released into the 900 hectare camp in October 2011 and sired the cubs with their white male lion Themba.
Photo Credit: Dale Howarth
In April this year Malaysian Airlines introduced Quiet Zones on their A380 planes closely followed by Air Asia-X where the Quiet Zone is located just behind their premium economy seats. Now Scoot has lunched their own version ‘ScootinSilence’ – Scoot is the budget airline arm of Singapore Airlines. (more…)
The BazBus is an institution amongst the backpacking fraternity in South Africa. Their fleet of 19 colourful buses carry over 10,000 independent travellers across South Africa to a network of over 180 different hostels every year. With a predominantly younger clientele the BazBus even offers WiFi on board some of its routes enabling backpackers to keep in touch with friends and family while en route. Clients can purchase 50MB for R20 or 150MB for R50 which is more than enough for you to get off a few emails to friends and family to keep them in touch with your progress. Payment for WiFi is by credit card or by purchasing vouchers from the driver. Please note vouchers do not expire and can be used on your next BazBus trip. The current routes which have Wifi on board the BazBus are Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth to Durban and Durban to Johannesburg. The BazBus WiFi service is provided by Connected Space.
Understanding the little idiosyncrasies of the different accommodation options can seem a little mind-boggling at first so we thought it would be useful to put together a small guide on what each venue type typically offers.
What better place to start than by looking at the subtle differences between a ‘Bed and Breakfast’ venue versus a ‘Guest House’.
The first difference to point out is that you will normally find that the owner of a B&B establishment lives onsite whereas a Guest House owner typically doesn’t. (more…)
With its vibrant national parks and reserves, spectacular scenery, and some of the most thrilling flora and fauna in the world, South Africa seems the perfect showcase for the eco-holiday phenomenon. Allowing tourists to take in the most exhilarating sights nature has to offer, while also creating the perfect environment in which those animals and plants can not simply survive but thrive, it’s unsurprising that South Africa has become the go-to-venue for the clean-living thrill-seeking holiday-makers of the green age.
Shamwari – the luxury eco option (more…)