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Travel Trade Updates - Tourism News

 
   •  Kruger Park declares WAR on Poachers
   •  Cape Town Halal Tour now goes to the Garden Route
   •  Why the Garden Route is fast becoming the Adventure Capital of South Africa
     Great White Shark Cage Diving & Scuba Diving Tours in Cape Town & Zululand
     Six new Routes designed for the Self Drive Traveller
     Cape Town - Garden Route  Adventure Tour

  
 
NEW ! Affordable Garden Route Tour  
NEW ! Affordable Kruger Park Tour  
NEW ! Affordable Cape Town Tour  

 

       
 

 

Kruger Park Declares War on Poachers

The Kruger National Park has declared a war on poaching, as many enter the park armed, jeopardising the lives of rangers and wildlife.

Anti-poaching initiatives remain the Kruger National Park’s top priority, as the national park has declared war on the problem that often leads to the unfortunate death of both man and wildlife. “It’s war. Poachers are coming in armed and they want to get their horn or tusk. They are willing to risk their lives and if we get in their way, they are willing to end our lives,” said Andrew Desmet, Section Ranger at KNP.  

Last month, a Kruger ranger was shot during a shootout with an alleged poaching group, and subsequently died on the way to the hospital. The rangers had been tracking the alleged poachers, supported by the K9 unit.

Another challenge faced by the park, is that of the rangers willing to work with poachers for money. “The constant battle is the enemy within. You have to keep an eye on the guys and watch their lifestyle.”

He said lives were being lost and career-stopping injuries were not uncommon. Furthermore, families are left destitute. “It is a dangerous occupation and, sadly, not enough is being done by the tourism industry at large to protect our rangers across Africa.”

He said one way people could make a difference was to sponsor Africa’s rangers through an initiative called Ranger Protect, a joint ventureby SATIB Brokers &the Game Rangers Association of Africa.  As a section ranger, Desmet is responsible for managing the area in Letaba. He is also a ranger pilot.

“Aircraft are a fantastic tool to have for a ranger on the ground… It’s an aerial asset to use that is affordable. Lots of reserves have some sort of aerial support these days, especially for anti-poaching,” said Desmet. The park currently has three ultra-light aircraft operating in the area. The aircraft flies every day for a minimum of two hours and a maximum of six hours a day, depending on what is happening on the ground.

“Our focus now is anti-poaching because that is our priority. We need to get a proper lid on the poaching, and I think we are doing a sterling job. The visibility of the aircraft deters poachers from coming in,” he added.

Over 360 suspected rhino poachers have, in the past six months, been handed varying sentences according to the park.

Courtesy - Travel Trade Update

 

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Cape Town  &  Garden Route Halal Tour - 7 Days

The Cape is intricately connected to Muslim history and offers a wide variety of top Halal restaurants, accommodation and activities catering for families that abide by Islamic religious and lifestyle practices.

Accommodation is in three or four star Guest Houses, Lodges or Apartments and includes daily Beakfasts, Dinners and Lunches as per itinerary.

  • Visit Robben Island, Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront  

  • Experience a Big Five Safari in an open 4X4 vehicles

  • Tour Oudtshoorn &  visit the Cango Caves &  Ostrich Ranch

  • Visit Knysna, Wilderness and Mossel Bay

See the detailed itinerary and rates click    HERE

 

 

 

       
 

Garden Route - Adventure Capital of S A

If you are an Outdoor Adventurer or Adrenaline Junkie then you had best head for South Africa's Garden Route. Where else can you go to one place to experience:

Great White Shark and Crocodile Cage Diving

Zip lines - Kayaks -Paddle Boards - E bikes - Paragliding

Bungy - Jumping from the highest platform in the world

Fishing, Golfing,  Scuba Diving, Mountain & Quad Biking

   See our detailed itinerary and rates: Click   HERE

 

 

 
       
 

Affordable Cape Town Tour  - 4 days

Enjoy four days exploring the exotic city of Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Wine-lands.

Highlights include:

   •   Accommodation in the heart of the Waterfront

   •  Table Mountain and Robben Island

   •  Cape of Good Hope and the African Penguin Colony

   •  Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour in the Cape Wine-lands

   •   Free Guided Walking tours of the Bo-Kaap & the Waterfront

   To see the full itinerary and rates click  Here

 

 

 
       
 

Explore The Garden Route - 4 Days

Enjoy four days exploring the Garden Route. Two nights are spent at the Knysna Waterfront and one  in Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the world.

Highlights Include: 

  •  The Cango Caves,  an Ostrich Ranch and Wine Tasting

  •  Visit  Knysna, Plettenberg Bay,  Natures Valley &  Wilderness

  •  Drive over mountain passes and explore the forests & lakes

  •  Take a boat cruise to Seal Island in Mossel Bay

  • See ancient giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees.

   To see the full itinerary and rates click  Here 

 

 
       
 

Affordable Kruger Park Tour - 4 Days

The Safari Camp is situated near Hoedspruit  or  Hazyview in the Greater Kruger Region.  Big 5 Game Drives in  open 4X4 safari vehicles  are conducted by experienced rangers.

Highlights Include:

  •  Enjoy 3 nights at a Private Game Lodge.

  •  Two Full Day game drives in the Kruger National Park.

  •  A Shuttle  offers transfers from JHBI Airport to the lodges.

   Affordable overnight accommodation  near the airport.

   To see the full itinerary and rates click  Here 

 

 

 
       

 
       
 

 

New Routes for  Self Drive Travellers

 Six new Routes for Self Drive Travellers have been introduced. The destinations are: The Limpopo, Winelands, Overberg (Whale Route), The Wild Coast, Drakensberg and Zululand.

Guests are able to design their own itinerary from a menu supplied. They pre-book a vehicle rental and accommodation. Explore South Africa will also supply a driver on request.

There is a minimum of three days for each tour. Vehicles can be collected at all major airports and cities. The vehicles have "Super Cover" insurance and unlimited Km. Guests may choose between three, four or five star accommodation and self-catering options are also available.

To see the full itinerary and rates click  Here

 

 

 
 

   
       
       
       
       
       
     
 

 

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