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South African Tourism (SA Tourism) acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, has welcomed the news that international minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The announcement made by the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,  yesterday comes into effect immediately. All ports of entry, as well as the airline and maritime industries, have been informed following the signing of the waiver by Minister Motsoaledi on...

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Protea Hotels Fire & Ice! by Marriot arrives in KwaZulu Natal   Since its first appearance in the South African hospitality scene, the quirky Fire & Ice! Hotels brand has made its mark.  And now it’s moved into KwaZulu-Natal for the first time! The Fire & Ice! concept first came about because South African hotelier, Arthur Gillis, the founder of the iconic South African hotel company, Protea Hotels, realised that, while the average hotel was...

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Because we live in an area that boasts an abundance of monkeys, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to co-exist with them!  That being said, we must not forget that we have taken over their natural habitat, forcing them to reside and forage in unforgiving urban settings. That’s where Monkeyland KZN steps in, offering a sanctuary to confiscated, exotic monkeys and enabling a mode of ecotourism that allows us to admire our furry...

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, it joins Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels in Melrose Arch (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Menlyn (Pretoria). A short drive from King Shaka International Airport, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge is...

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The Karkloof Safari and Spa is only an hour and a half drive away, and is the perfect place to get away, — far enough to feel like a holiday, but close enough to allow for a night or two’s easy getaway. It’s an easy drive to Pietermaritzburg, followed by a short dirt-road trip to the main gate. From the second that you drive in,you see game walking around and the tone is set. At reception we signed...

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We were lucky enough to be whisked away to enjoy a lovely safari camp in the deep North! From experiencing the depth of the rhino conservation issue in our beautiful country, to standing in awe of the majesty of elephants, Bayala Private Safari Camp provided these opportunities – along with designer drinks, exclusive meals and soft bedsheets to boot!

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Sometimes even the shortest of breaks can give you exactly the right amount of time to recoup all that you need to get through another day, week or month with a little bit of a spring in your step. Don’t ever think that a night or two is a waste of time it really is not. Think local. Think where you could go that’s within an hour of where you live to just relax and...

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To not give a second look at the Tiffany-blue 1973 VW Kombi isn’t just rude, it’s unheard of! Ntombi (which means “girl”) is the name given to Ballito’s very own Kombi Keg by the three musketeers who have brought this Aussie franchise to our sandy shores. Maxi-Lee Machado, Gareth De Lange and Ryan Beaumont are all about providing a unique and memorable experience for their customers, no matter what the event. The concept of Kombi...