Thursday, April 14, 2011

Direct flight between Cape Town and Livngstone

Starting June 30, Zambezi Airlines will introduce new flights connecting Cape Town directly with Livingstone and on to Lusaka.

Flights from Cape Town are scheduled to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will depart at 08h00, arriving in Livingstone at 11h10. Flights will then depart Livingstone at 11h55, arriving in Lusaka at 12h55.
The return service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing Lusaka at 12h15, arriving in Livingstone at 13h15. From Livingstone flights will depart at 14h00, arriving in Cape Town at 17h10.

Flights will be operated by a B737-500, configured in 99 economy seats and 12 business-class seats.

World Golf Championship

South Africa is set to host the World Golf Championship from 2012.
The announcement follows extensive meetings between the US PGA Tour and the International Federation of PGA Tours, of which the Sunshine Tour in South Africa is a founding member.
The World Golf Championship will feature the top 70 players in the world golf rankings.
Said Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, Gareth Tindall: “This is without a doubt, the most significant milestone in the history of professional golf in South Africa, what is even more significant is that we have the commitment that we will host this World Golf Championship event for a period of five years. That has enormously positive implications for the game and for our country as a whole.”

Friday, April 1, 2011

SA National Parks to build hotels in Kruger Park!

After its recent quarterly meeting, the board of South African National Parks (SANParks) confirmed that it still stood by the decision to develop two safari hotels in the Kruger National Park. In the meeting, the board agreed that the decision to develop the hotels was within its mandate as a key responsibility to the continued sustainability and financial viability of the organisation. In a statement issued to the media, SanParks said commercialisation continued to be a policy of the board. It said it was based on sound decision-making and that nowhere in the world had an accommodation facility destroyed the ecology of a park, and invited anyone to bring such scientific evidence to the table. SANParks confirmed the appointment of Professor Willem van Riet, a former SANParks board member, as the Project Co-ordinator for both the Malelane Lodge and Skukuza Conference Lodge. The statement said that Professor van Riet had extensive experience in conservation, landscaping and development of tourism facilities in ecologically sensitive areas and was responsible for the development of the Berg-En-Dal rest camp in the Kruger National Park.