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Stellenbosch in Style

November 2021

Majeka House in the Stellenbosch winelands is a stylish, fabulously quirky, boutique hotel with just 23 rooms tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Stellenbosch. But what makes it so special?

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The Eastern Cape's Best Kept Secret

November 2021

St Francis Bay on the “Sunshine Coast” has the mildest temperatures and the longest sunshine hours on the coast – attracting holiday makers from all over the world to enjoy its glorious beaches, excellent water-sport facilities, scenic walks and leisurely lifestyle.

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Relax and Unwind at Ghost Mountain Inn

November 2021

Join the enthusiastic and knowledgeable rangers at Ghost Mountain on a variety of excursions. From Game Drives or boat cruises and Tiger Fishing on Lake Jozini, to hikes and Zulu Homestead visits. The qualified guides are able to tailor-make itineraries for you. All of the walks are accompanied by guides that are well versed in local history and culture, as well as the fauna and flora of the area. Please request a specialist bird guide if there are birders in the group.

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Saving the Rhino

October 2021

The Waterberg is home to one of the three largest rhino populations remaining on the planet. Killing for its horn is still a serious threat to the rhino’s survival.

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Green comes naturally at Garonga

October 2021

Garonga Safari Co. is invested in reducing their carbon footprint and creating an eco-friendly safari experience in South Africa.

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A long history of Preserving Nature

October 2021

Preserving and protecting the environmental integrity of the property has been MalaMala’s rasion d’être for over 60 years. This unyielding focus on the environment has resulted in one of the most beautiful and bountiful tracts of land in Africa, internationally renowned for offering some of the finest Big 5 game viewing on the continent. In the words of Russell MacLaughlin of National Geographic: “Nowhere in Africa can the scenic beauty and wildlife behaviour be remotely compared to MalaMala in any aspect and it is hands down the most remarkable place I have ever filmed in."

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The Romance of Africa

July 2021

Africa is synonymous with romance, the ideal place in which to honeymoon and where better than the Chobe Forest Reserve in Botswana.

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Mokoro experience at Kiri Camp

July 2021

There is no more exciting and traditional way to explore the Okavango Delta than by Mokoro. These ‘dugout’ canoes have been enabling locals to navigate the ever changing Delta waterways for centuries.

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An island holiday in Botswana

July 2021

Gomoti Plains Camp and Gomoti Private are situated on an island overlooking the magnificent Gomoti floodplains. During high flood season, the only way to reach camp is on this fascinating wooden single-track bridge.

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Little Machaba – Where dreams come to life

July 2021

Bring your dream to life as you watch Africa unfold from your private deck or your outdoor freestanding bathtub. Even as you turn in for the night, the sounds of the Delta can be heard through the canvas tent that separates you from the bushveld.

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Living in the African bush with Nala

July 2021

“On Safari with Nala”, presented by nine-year-old Nala from Machaba Camp, depicts her extraordinary love for nature, wildlife, and conservation - she is a natural.

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The Blue Train June Update

June 2021

The Blue Train has always been, and continues to be, a bucket list experience. It appears on people’s aspirational wish list, their special birthday or anniversary list. The pandemic has enabled the team at The Blue Train to review the product and look at how it can be further enhanced.

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The Garonga Sleep Out

July 2020

The Garonga "Sleep Out" is a viewing deck with a four-poster bed where guests can enjoy a private dinner overlooking a waterhole and spend the night alone in the bush. 95% of guests who “brave it” absolutely love it! A peaceful night’s sleep is not guaranteed - but a truly African adventure is!

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Meet Chef Cresan Ramjathan

June 2020

Chef Cresan is the new Executive Chef on The Blue Train. We took advantage of the lockdown to get to know him a little better... and he even shared with us a recipe for delectable Blue Train Brownies!

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Snippets Safari News 2 - May 2020

May 2020

Our wings may be clipped for now - but rest assured that Africa is waiting on the other side - hopefully sooner rather than later! For those of you with safari FOMO – be it for yourself or for your clients - here is our next edition of Snippets for some lockdown safari action and pure travel escapism. Please feel free to share them too!

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Snippets Safari News 1 - May 2020

May 2020

Covid-19 may have hit the pause button on all our travel plans for now – but it doesn’t mean we have to stop dreaming and planning our next African adventures… Armchair safaris are the new “in thing” with virtual game drives and even real time remote game viewing keeping us hooked – allowing us to indulge in a little travel escapism during lockdown. Enjoy!

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Goma Serena to Open in DRC

March 2020

Serena Hotels is delighted to be launching its brand-new Goma Serena Hotel later this year in Northern Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new waterfront hotel will have a Pan-African theme - all with incredible views of Lake Kivu - Africa’s 8th largest lake.

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Keep Calm, Travel to Africa

March 2020

Striking a balance between being responsible travellers and maintaining our vital tourism industry is a big challenge with regards the Coronavirus. Until such time as the FCO advice changes, we invite you to join us in encouraging calm in the industry. Please feel free to join us in using hashtags such as #KeepCalmTravelOn and #KeepCalmTravelToAfrica to share some lovely positive images and messages about visiting Africa - be it later this year, or in 2021.

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Safari News You Can Use

March 2020

New African Hotels, Safari Lodges and trips opening soon: - Ingwe Pan Camp opening 1 May at Mana Pools, Zimbabwe - Goma Serena Hotel opening May in the DRC - Mashatu Euphorbia Villas opening 1 June in Botswana - Kiri Camp opening 1 July in Okavango Delta, Botswana - The Blue Train's new return-trip safari departures run June & July

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Leap Year Proposal Hot Spots

February 2020

Saturday 29th February is leap year day. A golden opportunity for ladies who love to buck tradition to pop the big question! Here are some lovely African “Hot Spots”, brought to you by Serena Hotels, to make those proposals even more memorable…

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Kids Stay Free at Ghost Mountain

February 2020

Great news is that children under 12 now stay free of charge at Ghost Mountain Inn all year round, if parents book a Garden Room, Mountain View Room or Suite.

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Sovereign House ticks boxes for the whole herd

February 2020

The Sovereign House at Royal Madikwe is the ultimate “home from home” in the African bush for multi-generational families - with 3 beautiful ensuite bedrooms and an entire house and private safari vehicle and ranger "at the ready" for exclusive use.

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Machaba to Launch Kiri Camp in the Delta on 1 July 2020

February 2020

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is about to gain another safari gem with the launch of Machaba Safaris’ new Kiri Camp on the 1st July 2020 Kiri Camp will comprise just 8 luxury double tents and 2 luxury family tents, in the same private concession as Gomoti Plains Camp.

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The Blue Train's Safari Makeover

February 2020

The Blue Train has given its safari departures a makeover this year - changing the experience into a round trip to the famous Kruger National Park but sleeping on the train for 2 nights. Highlights include both sunrise & sunset Big 5 game drives, a boma dinner under the stars and even some traditional cultural dancing!

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Blue Train Winter Warmer - book by 31 March

February 2020

The Blue Train's Winter Warmer offer where partners pay just 50% in May, June and July 2020 if you book and pay by 31 March 2020.

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Fam-Tastic Machaba

January 2020

A group of 11 African specialist operators recently visited Zimbabwe’s famous Hwange National Park as well as Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta - hosted by Machaba Safaris. Check out some of the photos from their adventures...

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Machaba to Open Ingwe Pan Camp at Mana Pools in May 2020

January 2020

Machaba Safaris will be officially opening its new Ingwe Pan Camp in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned for its safaris – on 1 May 2020.

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Mashatu Euphorbia Villas Opening June 2020

January 2020

The brand new Mashatu Euphorbia Villas will be opening in June 2020 in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve - a 5-star eco-camp sleeping 16 guests in the "Land of Giants".

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Serena Newsletter - Jan / Feb 2020

January 2020

The new Goma Serena in the DRC, new Villas Mar at The Polana, new Freddie Mercury Museum in Zanzibar, Nairobi Serena refurb complete and so much more...

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Little Garonga - Free Upgrade Offer

December 2019

Book Little Garonga for the same rate as Garonga Safari Camp for stays between 1 January and 24th May 2020 – including March 2020! Save over £160 per couple per night! Book by 28 Feb 2020.

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Cape St Francis Free Night Offer

December 2019

Pay 2 / Stay 3 in January and February 2020

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Majeka House Winter Warmer Offer

December 2019

Majeka is the perfect spot to enjoy a Winter warmer - with a heated indoor hydro pool and roaring fire in the lounge - and a restaurant that is the perfect choice for a night in! Now they are offering a great winter warmer deal too before their annual closure...

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Serena news - December 2019

December 2019

The latest news from Serena Hotels including: Goma Serena Safari Lodge Opens in the DRC The new Villa Mar at the Polana Spicing Things up in Zanzibar Monkey Busness in Soysambu ... And so much more...

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Majeka Magic in the Stellenbosch Winelands

November 2019

The new buzzword in Majeka Kitchen is "Hyper-Local" when its comes to creating "small plates" of Majeka magic - plus there's a Winter Warmer offer for May and June 2020. Check it out here...

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Kids Stay Free at Fancourt in 2020

November 2019

Fancourt has some great new offers including free stays for under 16's at certain times of the year. Check out all the reasons why you should be sending families to Fancourt next year...

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MalaMala Wins Family Traveller Excellence Award

November 2019

Congratulations to MalaMala for winning a Family Traveller Excellence Award for its “Sustainable Intentions” in recognition of their fabulous Junior Rangers programme, which sees families learning survival and conservation skills, as well as fun activities such as cooking brekkie in the bush.

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Three Reasons to visit Zanzibar

November 2019

There are many reasons that the exotic Spice Island of Zanzibar should be on everyone's 2020 bucket list - but here are three especially good ones!

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The latest Blue Train News

November 2019

New internal images, a "Winter Warmer" offer that gives 25% off suites and a well deserved Diamond award for the train's Wine List....

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Royal Madikwe's New Honeymoon Package

November 2019

Royal Madikwe is a royally romantic retreat where honeymooners are made to feel extra special with a private dinner, romantic turndowns and bottle of bubbles on arrival. Additionally, if they book 2 nights in the Lenyalo Honeymoon Suite, not only do they have the best views over the waterhole - but they can enjoy a complimentary 30-minute back and neck couple’s massage, a LUSH pamper pack and a private Champagne Picnic in their suite.

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Makakatana Supports African Wildlife Vets

November 2019

Did you know that in the past 120 years rhino numbers have dropped from 500,000 to less than 30,000? So saving every rhino matters - which is why Makakatana Bay Lodge is a firm supporter of African Wildlife Vets and actively encourages its guests to actively get involved in funding their work in Zululand too. Find out more here...

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Kambaku for Families

November 2019

Kambaku Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve is the perfect location for a family safari. They even have a Kubs Programme for kids aged 6 – 12 - which will be included a complimentary value-add for Easter 2020 and all year round from 2021. There is also a “Stay 4 / Pay 3” free night offer for the June half term.

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Fancourt Turns 25 and announces some 2020 offers

October 2019

Although the Manor House dates back to the 1850’s – Fancourt is celebrating the Silver Anniversary of its rebirth - when, in 1994, Dr Hasso and Sabine Plattner fell in love with this beautiful property on the Garden Route and made it their “home from home” – with big plans for the struggling hotel and estate! Check out the latest news and their 2020 offers including free nights at The Manor House and Kids Stay Free!

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Horsey Heaven for One?

October 2019

Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill in South Africa's Waterberg Game Reserve is a popular haven for both solo travellers and small groups of friends who enjoy each other’s company but don’t necessarily want to share a room because, at certain times of the year, they waive their single supplement in their two Davidson standard rooms, Rondavel and Eagles Nest. Whilst most people come for the horse riding safaris - there is plenty to do for non riders too!

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Mashatu Euphorbia Villas to Open June 2020

October 2019

Construction of the new Mashatu Euphorbia Villas is progressing beautifully - and will be opening its doors to its first guests on 1 June 2020. Click here to learn more about this new, 5-star eco-camp in Botswana's Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

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Royal Madikwe for Families

October 2019

Madikwe Game Reserve is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s Hotspots for a family-friendly safari – as the boutique Game Reserve is not only malaria-free but is home to the iconic “Big 5”. It is also home to the exclusive family-owned Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge which welcomes children of all ages, with a choice of 6 decadent suites including The Emperor Suite, The Royal Villa and the new 3-bedroomed Sovereign House.

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The Blue Train's 2020 Winter Warmer

October 2019

Book a trip on board Africa’s Leading Luxury Train between now and 31 December 2019 for travel in South Africa’s Winter season (May – July 2020) and get a whopping 50% discount for partners. Saves around £560 per suite…

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Birders Paradise in Zululand

September 2019

Earlier this year, BirdLife declared an extensive area of Zululand as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in what has been described as “the single largest private sector conservation initiative in KwaZulu-Natal ever”. It is also home to the“Zululand Birding Route”, an avitourism project which highlights the best spots to tick off some "specials". Plus our recommendations of where to book your own "nest" for your visit. #ZululandIBA

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Remembering Lions

September 2019

Ranger Dan Bailey's “Backlit Lioness Silhouette” photograph of the Kambula pride at MalaMala has been chosen for the ‘Remembering Lions’ book in aid of lion conservation. The charity book will be launched in London on 17 October 2019 at the Royal Geographic Society and the photos will also be exhibited free at La Galleria on Pall Mall, from 14 - 26 October. Be sure to check it out - and well done Dan - we are all very proud of you!

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Kambaku Update

September 2019

Please note that both River Sands and Safari Lodge will be closed for maintenance from the 31 January 2020 – 22 February 2020. There is also a new electronic gate system being implemented for the Timbavati from 1 October 2019 and all guests will need to show their passports/ID on arrival.

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Book your own Downton Experience at The Manor House

September 2019

With Downton Abbey fans eagerly anticipating the launch of the movie this month, one can’t help but wonder what it must be like to be Lord of the Manor. Being served hand and foot by a staff of maids, butlers and footmen. Enjoying a cognac in the library after dinner. Or perhaps summoning your own “Branson” to bring round the car for a trip into town. Well - wonder no more! Just book a stay at the historical Manor House at Fancourt in South Africa...

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Kambaku Joins Ethos' Family

August 2019

Ethos is delighted to have been appointed UK representatives for Kambaku Lodges from 1 September 2019. Owned and managed by Bryce and Nicola, Kambaku comprises Kambaku Safari Lodge and Kambaku River Sands in Limpopo’s Timbavati Game Reserve as well as Kambaku @ Sea on the Cape’s iconic Garden Route.

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The Machaba Family Tree is Blooming

August 2019

It all started as a shared dream between 3 friends. Today, 6 years down the line from opening their first camp, Machaba (meaning "tree of life") is certainly growing and blooming! Machaba now offers 8 authentic safari camps in Botswana and Zimbabwe - with a 9th planned for 2020 at Mana Pools. One thing that hasn't changed though is the ethos- which is still formly focussed on offering affordable, family-friendly and eco-conscious safaris in some of Africa's most beautiful and game-rich locations.

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Sovereign House - A Right Royal Retreat

August 2019

Royal Madikwe is delighted to introduce its much-anticipated Sovereign House - its brand new “home from home” in South Africa’s popular Madikwe Game Reserve. Malaria-free and teeming with all of the “Big 5” game, it is a “right royal retreat” for larger or multi-generational families wanting an ultra-exclusive safari.

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Ant's For Families

August 2019

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill in South Africa’s malaria-free Waterberg Game Reserve welcome children of all ages with a wide range of activities to keep the whole family busy. Check out what's on offer...

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iSimagaliso Wetland Park Expands to Protect Ocean

August 2019

This month the iSimangaliso Wetland Park officially quadrupled in size to include its coastline and the surrounding ocean - making it the second largest protected area in South Africa after the Kruger. Read more about it!

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Explore Kigali by Bus

August 2019

Rwanda welcomes approximately 1.3 million foreign tourists per year - and one of the best, most cost effective ways to explore its Capital, Kigali is on its "hop on hop off" bus which was launched earlier this year.

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Naming baby gorillas on 6 September

August 2019

Did you know that you can actually attend the annual ceremony called "Kwita Izina" where they name all the new baby gorillas born in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park?

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Serena Hotels Economic, Environmental & Social Impact

July 2019

Horwath HTL was engaged by Serena Hotels with the aim of developing a system for measurement of the local footprint and contribution to development and economic activity generated by Serena Hotels in East Africa since 2013.

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Horseback Safari Heaven

July 2019

South Africa is synonymous with safaris – but did you know that one of the best ways to get up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife is to be on horseback? Check out what's on offer at Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill in The Waterberg Game Reserve....

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Family Fun at Fancourt

July 2019

Fancourt is the ideal base for families to explore South Africa's iconic Garden Route. Not only is it centrally located in George - but there are countless leisure facilities on the estate to keep the whole famuily busy - including their full supervised, complimentary "Fancourt Kidz" club for under 10's and a funky teen lounge for older broods.

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Serena News - June/July 2019

June 2019

Check out the latest news including "Lion King" cocktails, an update on the Migration, new "Healing Earth" Spa concept in Tanzania, 5 World Travel Awards, new 2020 Selous packages, Ol pejeta goes cashless - and a new foodie hotspot in Nairobi....

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Saddle Up and Count for Conservation

June 2019

Ant’s in South Africa’s Waterberg Game Reserve is famous for its incredible horseback safaris. However, once a year, around this time, the “buzz on the bush telegraph” is all about the highly anticipated game census - when a few lucky guests are invited to saddle up and join in in all the hands-on safari action! A safari with Purpose!

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Garonga's Amended Camp Closures for 2020 and 2021

June 2019

NB: Please note the amended closure dates for Garonga's annual maintenance. Please update your booking systems. Safari Camp closed: March 2020 & 2021 Little Garonga closed: 25 May - 20 June 2020 & 1 - 30 June 2021

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2019 Safari Awards

June 2019

Congratulations to Machaba Safaris, Mashatu and Ant's Nest of winning at the recent 2019 Safari Awards.

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Mashatu Meets Maun

May 2019

Combine Mashatu's "Land of Giants" and all the safari adventure that entails - with the lush, boat or mokoro based safaris of the Okavango Delta to celebrate Botswana's Best Bits - with an easy connection via the hub of Limpopo Valley Airstrip.

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Take a journey on The Blue Train - Northbound

May 2019

A detailed description of The Blue Train's Northbound route from Cape Town to Pretoria

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Take a journey on The Blue Train - Southbound

May 2019

A detailed description of The Blue Train's Southbound route from Pretoria to Cape Town.

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Let the Royal Countdown Commence...

May 2019

Exciting news is that in July 2019 Royal Madikwe will be revealing its new and exquisite 3-bedroomed SOVEREIGN HOUSE....

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Nairobi's new foodie Hotspot: Herbs&Spices

May 2019

Nairobi Serena Hotel is bringing a taste of Asia to the heart of Kenya’s Capital with its new Pan-Asian restaurant Herbs&Spices.

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Kids Stay Free at Ghost Mountain in July & Aug

April 2019

Ghost Mountain Inn in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal is jam-packed with safari adventure for the whole family. Great news is that in addition to offering excellent value all year round - they have a new special "kids stay free" offer during the UK summer holidays ie July and August 2019.

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The Lion King Remake Set to be a Roaring Success

April 2019

The world is abuzz with anticipation of Disney’s new remake of the iconic classic, The Lion King, due for UK release on 19 July 2019. We are hoping to see a boost in bookings for East Africa like we did 25 years ago when the original came out. Stay with Serena and see virtual reality transformed into "on the ground", personal wildlife encounters...

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Why Book Stellenbosch?

April 2019

Majeka House in the Stellenbosch winelands is a stylish, fabulously quirky, boutique hotel with just 23 rooms tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Stellenbosch. But what makes it - and Stellenbosch itself so special?

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MalaMala Free Night Offer

April 2019

MalaMala has confirmed its 2020 rates and has also introduced a Pay 3 / Stay 4 promotion (04 January to 09 April 2020), offering exceptional value at MalaMala Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's Camp.

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Fancourt News

April 2019

Some exciting news snippets from Fancourt including a 25th birthday, bottle top targets, Golf accolades and a new Estate guide.

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MalaMala's Accessible Safaris

April 2019

MalaMala prides itself on being one of the few safari destinations in the Kruger/Sabi Sands area that offers a wheelchair friendly suite at its MalaMala Camp and a suitably equipped Land Rover with ramp access.

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The Blue Train's Safari Makeover for 2020

April 2019

The Blue Train will be giving its safari departures a makeover for 2020 - changing the experience from a one way overnight journey to/from Hoedspruit into a return trip, staying on the train for 2 nights, including sunrise & sunset Big 5 game drives in the Kruger, a boma dinner under the stars and even some traditional cultural dancing!

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The Ant Collection Joins Ethos' portfolio

March 2019

We are delighted to be representing Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill in Limpopo's magnificent Waterberg Game Reserve from 1 April 2019.

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Serena newsletter - March/April 2019

March 2019

Check out part 2 of Amanda's family holiday in Kenya blog, a new foodie hotspot in Nairobi is opening soon, a Selous makeover, Remembering Sudan one year on, The Flipflopi Expedition and other anti-plastic initiatives, Gorilla news - and a few more updates on some of Serena's other CSR projects... #BeTheChange

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Tie the knot on a Safari for the Soul

March 2019

Garonga Safari Camp in South Africa is impossibly romantic. Intimate, understated and with the focus on taking a holistic "safari for the soul", it is perfect for both weddings and honeymoons. It also offers unbelievable value - chargng just over £700 extra to lay on a wedding including flowers, bubbly, Bride & Groom massages, a private wedding dinner, decorated setting and safari vehicle, as well as the ministers fees etc. Locations to exchange vows even include a tree house!

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Meet Siya - The Blue Train Manager

March 2019

Siya is one of The Blue Train’s two Train Managers. Siya is known for his infectious smile and is incredibly passionate about his job. We decided it was time to get to know him a bit better with a quick Q & A session…

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Little Garonga Big Wow Factor

March 2019

If TripAdvisor reviews are anything to go by, British travellers absolutely love Garonga in Limpopo’s Makalali Game Reserve. But what many people perhaps don’t realise is that this semi tented safari camp also has an intimate sister lodge called “Little Garonga” which offers the same legendary “safari for the soul” and service – but staying in more boutique-style safari lodge.

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Chill Meets Thrill at Cape St Francis

March 2019

Cape St Francis Resort is the ideal Eastern Cape beach retreat for those who just want to soak up the sunshine on a beautiful, rugged stretch of coastline after their safari. Its great for those who just want to chill - but also ticks boxes for those who prefer to be busy - with an impressive range of activities and leisure facilities both at the resort and in the surrounding area...

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New “Slow Travel” Blue Train Journey Gets the Thumbs Up

March 2019

The 2-night slow travel journey between Cape Town and Pretoria has proved to be a hit in its first quarter - but please note that the departure times will be standardised to 4pm (with check-in from 2pm) at both Pretoria and Cape Town pre-departure lounges from 1 April 2019.

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Meet Machaba Camp's Managers

February 2019

Meet Elcke and Shaun Malan - who not not only manage Machaba Camp in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta - but also enjoy the highlights and challenges of bringing up two small children in the remote African bush! We thought we’d get to know them a little better…

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The Sovereign House at Royal Madikwe

February 2019

This new 3-bedroomed villa opens in May 2019. Check out the first renderings of what it will look like...

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Machaba Safaris Launches Three New Safari Camps

February 2019

The Machaba team is delighted to announce the opening of Gomoti Private in the Okavango Delta and share the news that they will be opening 3 additional camps in Zimbabwe.

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Born Free's Artist in Residence at Amboseli Serena

February 2019

Serena Hotels and Born Free are delighted to be working together again – this time hosting award-winning writer and illustrator Ed Vere at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. Ed hosted 2 watercolour workshops for guests this month, sharing his expertise on ‘How to paint an elephant’.

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Fancourt Launches new Golf Pro package

January 2019

Fancourt has launched a fantastic, first-of-its-kind "Pro Package" for 2019 that comes complete with the expert tuition and guidance of a personal golfing pro. It includes 4 nights' accommodation at The Manor House and gives individual golfers the chance to tick their bucket list by playing not only Montagu and Outeniqua courses - but the iconic Links.

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Makakatana - Where Bush meets Beach...

January 2019

Kwazulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park is an “undiscovered gem” comprising a game reserve teeming with wildlife, the beautiful Lake St. Lucia estuary - and a glorious coastline. Right in the centre sits Makakatana Bay Lodge, who have designed a special 3-night Full Board package to encourage visitors to really make the most of all the area has to offer. Where else can you spot a breaching whale, a pod of dolphins, rhino and buffalo on one day trip?

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Garonga's New Star Bath and Yoga Deck

January 2019

Garonga has just upped the ante on relaxation with its brand new star bath and yoga deck... Check it out and please update your images?

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Why Uganda?

January 2019

With a rich diversity of landscapes, incredible wildlife and friendly people - this landlocked country, known as “The Pearl of Africa” is today recognised as one of the safest destinations in Africa with a vibrant and emerging tourism industry despite its dark history. Here’s why you should put it on the top of your bucket / selling lists!

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A Valentine's Weekend in South Africa

January 2019

The Blue Train recently added two new departures for early February - perfectly timed for a decadent long weekend of romance by rail.

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Botswana to get new Eco-Camp - Mashatu Euphorbia

January 2019

Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve is getting a brand new 5-star eco-lodge. Mashatu Euphorbia will begin welcoming guests from June 2020, but reservations are now open.

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Blue Train announces Winter Warmer

December 2018

Book a trip on board Africa’s Leading Luxury Train between now and 28 Feb 2019 for travel in South Africa’s Winter season (May, June & July) and get a 50% discount for partners. A saving of over £500...

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Blue Train Agent Competition Winner

December 2018

Congratulations to Kuoni’s Lisa Eggleton who won our Agent competiton. Lisa and a partner/friend will get to experience The Blue Train's new “luxury of slow” 2-night experience first-hand next year. Thanks to the 230+ agents who entered.

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Serena Newsletter - Oct - Dec 2018

November 2018

Check out the latest news from East and Southern Africa...

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Reinventing The Blue Train For Slow Travel

November 2018

In 2018 Thomas the Tank Engine underwent a major overhaul after 70+ years to embrace the modern world, global trends and a new and inclusive way of thinking. Now, The Blue Train in South Africa is reinventing itself too with a makeover and the extension of its shorter train set with a new observation car. Another major change for 2019 is that its classic cross-country journey is changing to a slower, more relaxing experience with 10 hours extra (2 nights’ sleep), to savour the scenery and pampering.

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Irish Agents Aboard The Madaraka Express

November 2018

Earlier this month, KLM/Air France/Kenya Airways and Serena Hotels hosted a group of 7 Irish Travel Agents on an educational trip to Kenya. Check out what they got up to...

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Little Machaba Voted best New African Hotel

November 2018

Congratulations to the Machaba Safaris team on Little Machaba Camp being voted Africa’s Best New Hotel at the star-studded Boutique Hotel Awards in London last night (8 Nov 2018). Alison from Ethos, Machaba’s UK representation company, was delighted to accept the award on Machaba Safari’s behalf.

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Festive Fun at Fancourt

October 2018

Fancourt knows how to celebrate the festive season in style! Their programme kicks off on 1 December and is jam-packed with activities for the whole family including wine tastings, potjie cooking competitions, night golf, night markets and music concerts. There are themed dinners, afternoon teas and picnics - plus special meals for Christmas and a Fire & Ice Party on New Year's Eve. Kids will love the Pizza Karaoke, Putt Putt and Neon colour run and range of activities on offer at Fancourt Kidz Club. Check out the whopping list of action here.

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Majeka's MAKARON Makes Amex Platinum List

October 2018

MAKARON at Majeka House in Stellenbosch has just been announced as one of the winners in the 2018 American Express Platinum Fine Dining awards held in Constantia on 1 October 2018 – a great culinary accolade to celebrate their 10-year anniversary this month.

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Royal Madikwe Joins Ethos Portfolio

October 2018

Ethos is delighted to have been appointed UK representatives for The Royal Madikwe, an exclusive family owned safari lodge in South Africa’s North West province from 1 October 2018.

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Zimbabwe's New Hot Spot in Hwange

September 2018

Zimbabwe is experiencing an exciting tourism revival since its change in leadership in 2017 and, in support of this increased interest, Machaba Safaris opened its first Zimbabwe-based safari camp, Verney's in May 2018. Check out the new images and packages ...

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SpaFari Sublime at Ghost Mountain

September 2018

Have you seen the newly refurbished spa at Ghost Mountain Inn yet? Its been completely revamped and has a range of fantastic new treatments. Check it out!

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New Look Nairobi Serena Revealed

September 2018

The 1st September saw the new-look North Wing of the Nairobi Serena revealed at last. Check out all the exciting changes here...

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The Blue Train - On Track for a Safari in Style

August 2018

What better way to wend your way to the Greater Kruger for a safari in style than on board the iconic Blue Train? Check out the latest departure dates and information on how to build this into your itinerary...

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Serena Newsletter - Aug / Sept 2018

August 2018

This issue is all about flamingos, monkeys being rescued, the annual migration, the new 18-hole golf course opening soon at Lake Victoria, news from the Selous, Amanzing photos from Tsavo and Amboseli, some cute kids boarding the Madaraka Express, what's hot in Maputo, activities at Mount Kenya and some lovely conservation news... including a ninja of a mommy turtle!

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Lake Victoria Serena Extends its Golf Course

August 2018

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa in Uganda is set launch its newly extended 18-Hole golf course in October 2018 during the Serena Open.

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Introducing the new MalaMala Camp

August 2018

The re-imagination of the old MalaMala Main Camp is now 90% complete and, if the first images are anything to go by, the transformation has been a resounding success! Professional images will follow soon, but for now we are delighted to share a sneaky peek with you of the (now renamed) MalaMala Camp.

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Fancourt Family Moments

July 2018

Fancourt, South Africa’s leading golf and leisure resort is the ideal spot to base yourself for a few days while exploring the famous Garden Route. There is certainly no shortage of things to do from the youngest to the oldest at Fancourt which is why we recommend families “Stay and Play” with us for at least a week. Read more about our kidz club, teen scene, days out and family friendly accommodation - including a pay 2 stay 3 deal for 2019...

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Family Fun on South Africa's Garden Route

July 2018

Fancourt is a fantastic base from which to explore the Garden Route. Not only is the estate itself incredible for those who just want to just "stay and play" and enjoy the many facilities on site - but we've done a round up of some of the best family day trips you can do from your "home from home" in George...

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Enter our Blue Train UK Trade Competition

July 2018

Check out our brand new UK-based travel agent and tour operator competition promoting The Blue Train. One lucky agent will win a trip of a lifetime on The Blue Train for two people between Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as a branded picnic cooler, with handy flask set and coffee table book. Enter via the flier below before 1 Nov 2018.

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Mashatu's Cool New Pool

July 2018

Checkout the first photographs of the brand new rim flow swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, located on the outskirts of Mashatu Lodge for added privacy - connected by beautiful wooden decks to the "Gin Trap" bar.

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Fancourt's New Pay 2 stay 3 Offer

July 2018

Fancourt, the jewel of South Africa’s famous Garden Route, has announced a fantastic free night offer for British travellers whereby if you book two nights between 1 June and 31 August 2018 or between 1 May and 30 September 2019 you get a third night free.

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Serena Newsletter - June / July 2018

June 2018

News highlights this month include: The New look Nairobi Serena soon to be revealled Turtles Ahoy and new Walking Tours at Serena Beach Explore Kenya by Rail - Serena's Madaraka packages New Mt Kenya Adventures at Serena Mountain Lodge Selous Reopening offers including the Villa Rwanda's Rising Star Vote for us in the World Travel Awards New baby rhino at Ol Pejeta Lake Elmenteita Activities Polana Update CSR news

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Machaba's New Verney's Camp in Zimbabwe

June 2018

Machaba Safaris opened its 4th safari camp in May - but this time not in Botswana's Okavango Delta - but in Zimbabwe's Hwange. Check it out...

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The Blue Train's 2019 Reinvention

June 2018

Some major changes are happening next year for South Africa's iconic Blue Train....

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Taste Of Mandela Centenary

June 2018

The Blue Train and Fairlawns Boutique Hotel were proud to support the Brand South Africa / SA Tourism "Tastes of South Africa" Mandela Centenary Celebration on 13 June 2018. Claire Roadley from Ethos, together with Pumela Salela, Country Head of Brand South Africa, presented the the winner Zambian Philanthropist, Justina Mutale (African Woman of the Year 2012) with her coveted #Mandela100 prize which includes a stay in the Mandela Suite at fairlawns and a trip on the Blue Train, which Mandela did himself in 1997 when the new Blue Train was launched. The event was attended by around 150 VIPs at South Africa House on Trafalgar Square in London.

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Makakatana Bay Lodge Joins Ethos' Portfolio

June 2018

We are delighted to add the beautiful Makakatana Bay Lodge on the banks of Lake St Lucia to our portfolio. This gem of KwaZulu-Natal is all about magnificent scenery, spotting hippos and crocs by boat, safari adventures and beautiful beaches...

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Serena's CSR Newsletter

June 2018

Serena is renowned for its commitment to sustainable tourism and community upliftment. Check out their latest CSR newsletter.

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Machaba Safaris joins Ethos' Portfolio

June 2018

We are delighted to add Machaba Safaris to Ethos' portfolio from 1 June 2018. Machaba is a family owned collection of 4 classical safari camps – 3 of which are in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta and a brand new fourth camp which opened last month in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

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Fancourt Winter Refurbishments

May 2018

As part of Fancourt’s continued commitment to maintaining the highest of standards, they will be renovating various elements on the Estate over the next few months including The Manor House and Henry White's, the spa, the boutique, hair salon, swimming pools and reservations office. There will be minimal disruption to guests over this period.

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Mashatu's Makeover

May 2018

Check out the latest news about the bigger and better Elephant Hide and other exciting changes at Mashatu Lodge - as well as the new team member!

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Cape St Francis Wins Travelife Award

May 2018

Cape St Francis Resort has recently become the first accommodation establishment in South Africa to receive a prestigious gold certification from Travelife, an internationally recognised sustainability certification scheme that assists its members around the world to positively impact on their environment in a socially conscious and cost effective way.

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MalaMala Rebranded

May 2018

The re-imagination of MalaMala Camp and Sable Camp has presented a golden opportunity to refresh the MalaMala brand and logo. Check it out here...

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The Blue Train Rejoins Ethos' Portfolio

May 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Blue Train has rejoined our portfolio and we look forward to meeting new and exciting challenges as we embrace our 20th year of representing one of the most lavish trains on the planet. Click here to read about all the exciting changes in 2019 with the reinvention of the train...

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More Room at the Inn...

April 2018

Ghost Mountain Inn is delighted to showcase its 24 new Mountain View rooms including the beautiful new Junior Suite, Gaza Suite and Tshaneni Suite. They also have a new boma, a second swimming pool and have rebuilt and extended the spa. Click here for more info, new images and details of their new all-inclusive rate and sundowner spa package.

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Laid Back Luxury at Cape St Francis

April 2018

Cape St Francis is a largely undiscovered seaside village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape - offering pristine beaches that are never over-crowded and a coastline boasting exceptional natural beauty – perfect for indulging in plenty of wholesome, outdoor fun. It’s not called the “Adventure Coast” for nothing”!

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Foodie Heaven at Majeka's Makaron

April 2018

Majeka House is a stylish, fabulously quirky, boutique hotel with just 23 rooms tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Stellenbosch. Not only did it win "Best Design Hotel in Africa" at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2017, but it is also one of the best hot spots for "foodies" wanting to explore the Cape Winelands....

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Families love Fancourt

April 2018

Fancourt is the ideal spot for families to base themselves while exploring the famous Garden Route with no shortage of things to do from the youngest to the oldest. “Stay and Play” with us for at least a week so that you have time to use the many facilities plus fit in a range of day trips – be it exploring the Cango Caves, interacting with orphaned elephants, sailing out to the Knysna Heads or sunning yourself on the beach at Heralds Bay.

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All Aboard Kenya's Madaraka Express

March 2018

Alison hosted a Kenyan fam trip last month that included catching this fantastic Madaraka Express train from Mombasa to Nairobi.

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Magical Mashatu

March 2018

Claire celebrated a special birthday at Mashatu a while back. Check out her blog...

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MalaMala's Sable Camp - new photos

March 2018

Check out the new-look Sable Camp at MalaMala

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The Spa at Fairlawns Extends its Oasis

March 2018

Fairlawns is currently adding a 920 m2 extension to its Spa. When complete, this impressive 1.5 acre Balinese retreat will be the largest and most exclusive spa and wellness space in all of Johannesburg - with undercover heated hydro pool, rim flow Jacuzzi, Sentō bath, relaxation lounges and salas, a private dining sala for 12 guests, and many other exciting additions. Check out their brand new animation video!

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Serena News - Feb/March 2018

February 2018

Check out the latest news snippets for Serena in East and Southern Africa

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Explore Mashatu - In 5 different ways in just 5 days

February 2018

There are so many ways to experience Botswana's Land of Giants - be it on foot, by pedal power, in the saddle, on a traditional game drive - or tucked away in a secret hide where you can just about paint (or rather photograph!) the elephants toenails for them!

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Destination - KwaZulu-Natal

February 2018

This 12-night self-drive Rainbow package is a bargain at just £2,195 per person sharing combining 1 night at Granny Mouse Country House (B&B) on the Midlands Meander with 2 nights at Cathedral Peak Hotel (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) in the Drakensberg Mountains, then 3 nights of Battlefields action at Fugitives Drift Lodge (Full Board) before ending with 3 nights at Ghost Mountain Inn in Zululand to relax and enjoy a range of safaris – both boat based or on guided open vehicles.

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Destination: Tanzania's Selous and Zanzibar

February 2018

Lead in offer from 2By2 Holidays for a visit to the remote Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, twinned with the exotic spice island of Zanzibar including ancient Stone Town and 5 nights on the beach...

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Destination: Cape Winelands and Safari - our "3G's"

February 2018

Attend Destinations? Check out this great 14-night package combining 4 nights at Glen Avon Boutique Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town with 3 nights on a working wine farm at Grande Roche in Paarl and then a 5-night safari at Garonga Safari Camp from £3,350.00 per person sharing including flights with British Airways into Cape Town and out of Hoedspruit.

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Ethos and Newmark Update

February 2018

Please be advised that as of 28 February 2018 Ethos will no longer be representing Newmark Hotels in the UK market.

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Mashatu News

January 2018

An update on the refurb and the subsidised flights to Maun

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Fancy A Free Night at Fancourt?

January 2018

Splash out on a spontaneous, decadent, long weekend in the sunshine - with Fancourt's new stay 4 pay 3 deal in April and May 2018...

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MalaMala's new Sable Camp Sneaky Peek

January 2018

MalaMala, one of South Africa’s most iconic “Big 5” Private Game Reserves is currently undergoing an incredible “re-imagination” of both MalaMala Main Camp and adjoining Sable Camp. Sable already has a brand new central facility area and 5 new suites which were completed just before Christmas. Check out our update and a fantastic video of some of the changes so far.

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Fancourt wins IAGTO’s Golf Resort of the Year award

January 2018

Fancourt’s impressive list of accolades has been growing at a rapid rate recently. In November 2017 they were voted Condé Nast Johannsen’s Best Newcomer in Africa 2018 as well as South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the World Golf Awards. In December Fancourt was delighted to win the title of Golf Resort of the Year (in the category ‘Rest of The World’) at the prestigious annual IAGTO Awards held in Cannes, France.

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Fancourt Hotel named SA’s Best Golf Hotel 2017

December 2017

Fancourt Hotel has been named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the recent World Golf Awards.

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Did someone say brrrrrr-braai?

December 2017

Ethos partnered again with Brand South Africa on 6 December 2017 to thank some of South Africa’s most loyal tourism ambassadors and celebrate "all things South African" over an indoor “braai” at Hammer & Tongs in London.

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2017 Serena CSR Newsletter

November 2017

Serena prides itself on its corporate social responsibility and commitment to sustainable tourism. Be it supporting orphans or planting trees. Buying from local entrepreneurs or artists. Arranging health clinics, providing employment, adopting schools - and even buying cows for families...

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Fairlawns Takes SA Spas to Whole New Level

November 2017

Its true - you can improve on perfection! Fairlawns' breathtaking spa is set to raise the benchmark for spas in South Africa yet again – as the hotel has purchased an adjoining property and will be launching its new green space extension early next year.

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Fancourt’s Manor House wins Johansens’ Best Newcomer

November 2017

The Manor House Boutique Hotel, situated on the Fancourt Estate – in South Africa’s famous Garden Route – has been awarded the coveted Condé Nast Johannsen’s Best Newcomer in Africa 2018.

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Battle And Birding Weekend

October 2017

In commemoration of the Battle of Tshaneni on the slopes of Ghost Mountain in June 1884, the Ghost Mountain Inn has invited renowned guide and historian, Ken Gillings to recount the events around the Zulu Civil War and specifically those relating to the Battle of Tshaneni between the two principal rivals, Prince Dinuzulu, the son of the deposed Zulu King Cetshwayo, and his Usuthu warriors, and Zibhebhu, head of the powerful Mandlakazi section of the Zulu nation.

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The Limpopo Valley Air Taxi is Moving to Lanseria

October 2017

We have given this decision much thought over the past few months, and believe that the move will be a positive improvement to the Limpopo Valley Air Taxi service.

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MalaMala's New Dawn - A Sneaky Peek

October 2017

After months of planning and preparation, the re-imagination of MalaMala Main Camp and Sable Camp has begun and to whet your appetite, we can share some detailed “renderings” of the re-imagined suites. All changes are being hidden discreetly behind the scenes and screens.

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Fairlawns - Now with Added Bubbles

October 2017

Probably Johannesburg’s best kept secret, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa is an exclusive cocoon of pure indulgence – tucked away in extensive gardens, just a stone’s throw from Sandton’s hub of trendy shops and restaurants. Now there is even more reason to linger longer before or after your safari - with the addition of its exclusive new champagne bar, MUSE!

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Mashatu: All Decked Out

October 2017

Mashatu Lodge in Botswana is delighted to share the first glimpse of the new decks which have been added to the rooms... and their Boulders and Baobabs package...

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Amboseli Serena Wins Award

October 2017

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge’s Kimana’s Women’s Group Economic Development Initiative has emerged the winner of the 2017 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award.

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Tie The Knot At Garonga

September 2017

This intimate bush camp repeatedly wins awards and is the perfect spot in which to exchange wedding vows – be it up in the tree house, in the beautiful boma under the stars - or on Garonga’s beautiful deck as the sun sets.

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Big 5 Photo Safari

September 2017

Serena is delighted to announce a brand new “Big 5” photo safari tour to Kenya for February 2018 which will be conducted by Award Winning Photographer Bryan Pereira.

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Big 5 Photo Safari

September 2017

Serena is delighted to announce a brand new “Big 5” photo safari tour to Kenya for February 2018 which will be conducted by Award Winning Photographer Bryan Pereira.

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Big 5 Photo Safari

September 2017

Serena is delighted to announce a brand new “Big 5” photo safari tour to Kenya for February 2018 which will be conducted by Award Winning Photographer Bryan Pereira.

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Serena Beach Resort Wins Award

September 2017

Serena Beach Resort & Spa is happy to have been announced the winner of the SDG 14: Life Under Water award for its turtle conservation project at this year’s Eco Warrior Awards.

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Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya

September 2017

Plastic bags will be removed from visitors when they land at Jomo Kenyatta Airport

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New Timbavati Conservation Levy

September 2017

The Timbavati Game Reserve has increased their levy

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Family-Friendly KZN - Kids stay free in UK holidays 2018!

July 2017

The province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is the perfect place for a family holiday. Check out the fantastic "kids stay free" special offers for the 2018 UK summer holidays at Ghost Mountain Inn, Pakamisa and Cathedral Peak Hotel!

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Serena News Highlights

July 2017

From riding with rhinos, hotel refurbs and a great new Mivumo Villa pacakage.

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The Re-imagination of MalaMala

June 2017

South Africa's most iconic Big 5 reserve will be undergoing a major refurb, starting in October 2017.

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Garonga Green

April 2017

The ethos behind Garonga is all about conservation, and lots of thought, time and money has been invested to ensure that it is environmentally sustainable.

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Ethos to represent Fairlawns

April 2017

Ethos is now representing Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, an exclusive 5* sanctuary, conveniently situated in the leafy suburb of Morningside Manor.

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Fancourt launches new international tournament

February 2017

The first ever Fancourt International Tournament will be held in December 2017.

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Ethos to represent Cape St Francis Resort

November 2016

Ethos is delighted to welcome into its portfolio the Cape St Francis Resort and Beach Break villas in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

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Amanda’s Blog on Graaff-Reinet

February 2016

A short and very easy flight from Cape Town and we land at Port Elizabeth. We head back to Avis to pick up our next Toyota Corolla and to hear the sweet tones of Serena guiding us on our three hour journey into The Karoo and to South Africa’s fourth oldest town, Graaff-Reinet. Now if truth be told, I was wondering why I was heading to a town that no-one in the UK really seemed to want to promote. However, Malcolm, from The Independent Traveler, had enthused about Graaff-Reinet, telling me how so many people really were missing a trick. I needed to find this out for myself.

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Celebrating 200 years of Zulu Heritage

January 2016

2016 is set to be a momentous year for celebrating “all things Zulu” as it marks the 200th Birthday of the Zulu Nation – for it was in 1816 that the iconic King Shaka kaSenzangakhona defeated all opposition and merged the Nguni clans into one Zulu Nation.

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Giraffe’s Nest Reopens

January 2016

Imagine waking up in your very own tree house in the middle of the African bush ... where the only alarm clock is birdsong and the warmth of the rising sun on the horizon on your face as the bush slowly wakens and com es to life . This is the Giraffe’s Nest experience ... promising an unforgettable night of adventure at Motswari Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Timbavati , which adjoin s (no fences) the Kruger National P ark.

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Meet Jean Toucher – Safari Manager at Ghost Mountain Inn

September 2015

Jean Toucher is the Safari Manager at Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze, Zululand, who not only skippers the unforgettable boat cruises and tiger fishing trips on nearby Lake Jozini – but also takes guests out on a wide variety of excursions including guided game drives, walking safaris and birding trips in Mkhuze and Hluhluwe. She also leads fascinating and authentic Zulu Cultural Walks as well as scenic hikes up to the top of Tshaneni (Ghost Mountain). She also loves to take the children out on grubby bug walks and Nature Treasure hunts as part of the kids programme.

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Ghost Mountain for families

August 2015

Ghost Mountain Inn prides itself on being an oasis for families, and the team go out of their way to make its youngest visitors feel welcome with special kids sheets on the beds, a Kiddies Menu, a playground and games room with snooker and darts for older kids.Children are welcome to join safaris and boat trips and resident guide Jean will arrange Grubby Bug walks for the kids, where they go on an ‘insect safari’. Baby-sitting facilities are available to give parents some down time.

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The Pride Of Mkhuze

February 2014

History was made recently when four lions were released into Mkhuze Game Reserve after a long absence of 44 years. These big cats (a male and two females) are the first of a total of eight destined for the Mkhuze section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. They were trans-located from Tembe Elephant Park (www.tembe.co.za)by the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and its conservation partner, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. A fantastic conservation victory on the #ZuluRoute in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa -restoring this beautiful game reserve to "Big 5" status!

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Ghost Mountain Wins Diners Club Award

February 2013

The Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal is very proud to have won a Diamond award in the prestigious 2012 Diners Club Wine list awards. The hotel’s wine list is selected and collated by Ross Rutherfoord who has an obvious passion for wine and years of experience in the wine industry. The Ghost Mountain Inn entered the awards for the first time in 2011 and won a gold award. This year they are one of 10 establishments in KwaZulu Natal to win a Diamond award. This award confirms the Ghost Mountain’s ambition of being a premier destination for wine lovers in Northern KwaZuluNatal and recognizes its commitment to providing an extensive and unique wine selection to its guests.

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Celebrate 50 Years For Less Than A Fiver In South Africa

June 2012

In celebration of their 50 year anniversary, Ghost Mountain Inn is offering some crazy, special last-minute offers during June and July! In fact, if you sign up for their newsletter they will randomly send out notifications of their impromptu 48 hour sales, in which they sell their rooms online for R50 per person sharing – that’s less than £5!

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Twitters & Tweets To Fly For

June 2011

For a real “tweet” “au natural” why not escape to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa for some tweets and twitters of an altogether different kind! You don’t need to be a birder, twitcher or ornithologist to appreciate the amazing bird-life you will see in KwaZulu-Natal. You don’t even need to know a single bird name to be converted into someone with an appreciation and basic knowledge of birds. Just leave that to us!

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Elephant Coast Honeymoon Escape

July 2008

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mo untain in Mkuze, nor thern KwaZul u Nat al lies the privat ely owned 4 Star Ghos t Mountain Inn - a perfect sett ing to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfor t. This intimat e and beau tiful hotel is the ideal location from wh ich to exp lore the array of wildlife and coast al reserves in Maput aland and the Elephant Coast . Nature enthusias ts will appreciat e the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendo urs of this rich and diverse region during ga me drives, guide d walks and boa t cruises in the com pany of knowl ed geab le rangers. Back at the hot el, the spa offers a range of skin and body treatmen ts and hea lthy lunche s in a tranqui l environment . Those who prefer the relaxing sound of birdsong and the war mth of the African sun will find their respit e at the pool side w ithin the glorious indigenous gardens of t he Ghost Mount ain Inn.

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Ethos Marketing to represent Ghost Mountain Inn

January 2008

Eth os Marke ting is d elighted to announce their appoin tment as the UK office for Ghost Mountain Inn, Zululand’s fines t countr y Inn! Situat ed in Nort hern KwaZ ulu-Na tal, at the foot of the legendary Ghos t Mountain , this privat ely- owne d 4 St ar hot el is a l argel y undis covered gem. Jus t 3 hours d rive nor th of Durban, or 5 hours from Johannesburg, this is the perfect retre at for takin g time out to rel ax and experience the char ms of the Elephant Coast in co mfor t and st yle

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Horsey Heaven for One

January 1970

Ant’s is the perfect place for guests to escape from everything and everyone if they so wish - and is thus a popular haven for solo travellers of all ages who literally just book themselves in for a whole week! There are certain times of the year when Ant's Nest & Ant’s Hill waives its usual single supplement

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