Africa is now leading the world in plastic bag bans

Tanzania, will be added to the likes of Rwanda and Kenya, starting June 1, 2019, on banning plastic bags. Effective 1st June 2019: “All passengers arriving at any Tanzania airport including tourists can possibly face very heavy fines for using plastic bags in any way, shape or form. Using, manufacture or importation of plastic bags, […]

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Typical Day on Safari

Have you ever considered going on safari? What really is a safari? I had an idea of what to expect prior to my trip to Kruger National Park, but experiencing it first hand is unlike any other, and sometimes hard to put into words! Here is what your typical day on safari will look like […]

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The Delicious “Dish” On Durban

One thing Culinarians, Foodies and just downright adventurous travelers have in common is our tendency to plan our vacations around what we will be eating when we get there. When I learned a few short months ago that part of my time in South Africa was going to be taking me to Durban as well, […]

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How to Choose a Family-Friendly Safari

  When planning a family safari to South Africa, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which lodge to choose. There are many choices in South Africa but the key is to choose a kid-friendly accommodation that fits your budget and lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when searching for the best family-friendly […]

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Americans Want Adventure Travel

According to the Daily Southern African Tourism Update, South African Airways Vacations (SAAV) has what Americans want: adventure travel to Africa. The daily newsletter about all things having to do with travel to Southern Africa recently featured a series of articles specifically geared at what American travelers want. One of the articles was centered on a […]

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South African Airways Vacations Named ‘Grade A’ Among Top Tour Operators

As pointed out in a recent article about ranking the top tour operators – it’s not easy. The industry is huge and varied, with operators crowding the market from all kinds of specialty niches as well as big, well-known companies that service a wide audience. What does a company have to do to differentiate itself? […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Sabi Sands and the Panorama Route

It’s a good idea to include some extra time in your schedule when traveling – that is always good advice, and traveling in South Africa is no different. The #Gr8SA team from South African Airways Vacations was reminded of that fact when driving the approximate three and a half hours from the Drakensberg Mountains to […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Adventure in the Drakensberg Mountains

Driving through the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa was a scenic journey for the #Gr8SA team from South African Airways Vacations. The landscape changed as we approached the famous Drakensberg Mountains area, where we spent two nights at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort near Underberg. It was amazing how the humidity dropped […]

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