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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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Fairlawns – The “Art” to Discovering Jozi’s Gems

August 2018

Anyone that has stepped inside the enchanting Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa will know that it is a literal treasure trove of art and imagination, adorned with eclectic paintings, photographs, masks, ornaments, African beadwork and indigenous carvings. Its also the perfect base from which to explore the Arty side of Jo'burg - be it local galleries, markets - or by exploring the vibrant Maboneng by bicycle or on foot! Check out these uber-cool options...

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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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Meet Glen Avon's Hans Heuer

July 2018

Hans Heuer took over as General Manager at Glen Avon Lodge in Constantia in April this year. Although Hans is already well known in tourism circles, we decided to get to know him a bit better with a quick Q & A session….

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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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Grande Roche's Winter Warmer

June 2018

Book at stay at Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl between April and October 2018 and get a free upgrade to one of their gorgeous Terrace Suites worth around £50 per night...

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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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Get a Wriggle on to Machangulo

March 2018

Be sure to buy a copy of the March 2018 Condé Nast Traveller UK, and check out the fantastic article titled “Get a Wriggle On” focussing on the lesser-known South of Mozambique. Penned by expert Ted Botha including Machangulo Beach Lodge Our best bit? "it wont be long before news of this miraculous place gets out".

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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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Meet Fairlawns' MD Michael Kewley

February 2018

From Bonsai to decor and design ... we decided it was time to get to know Michael Kewley a bit better with a quick Q & A session.

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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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Lalibela Launches Mills Manor

January 2018

South Africa's Eastern Cape has a brand new exclusive-use lodge with the launch of Lalibela's new Mills Manor.

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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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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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Families Love Lalibela

October 2017

Lalibela Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape is the perfect safari location for families - just an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth airport. It is malaria free - which ticks a big box for many families with younger children – and combines well with a beach stay in the Eastern Cape such as Plettenberg Bay or Cape St Francis - or after exploring the Garden Route.

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Lalibela's New Look Lentaba

September 2017

Lentaba Lodge at Lalibela Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape reopened on 1 September having undergone a complete refurbishment and upgrade. Not only has it got a fresh, vibrant “new look” with all rooms enlarged - but an additional two new rooms have been built, making Lentaba now a 10-roomed lodge.

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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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Machangulo Makeover

January 2017

Machangulo Beach Lodge in Mozambique has recently undergone a fantastic makeover, enhancing the look and feel with vibrant colours and textures.

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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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Newmark Expands into Zambia and Zanzibar

May 2016

Newmark has announced exciting plans to expand further into Africa - including opening their first office outside of South Africa in Lusaka, Zambia and the creation of the “Kaufela Collection”.

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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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Newmark to open Jo’burg property Hallmark House

December 2015

Hallmark House, which was built originally in the 1970s as a diamond - polishing center, is in the heart of the Maboneng district on the east side of the Johannesburg CBD. Maboneng – which means ‘place of light’ in Sotho - is owned and being developed by Propertuity. It is an exciting and vibrant new neighborhood that’s quickly becoming a destination for people who enjoy seeing the expression of current creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in all its modern urban forms: from graffiti to art centers and photo walks; from markets to yoga studios and new designer shops; the area is edgy and vital. Newmark’s boutique hotel in Hallmark House will reflect this character in its style and ambience and will offer business people and tourists alike the opportunity to stay in the heart of this multi - cultural city hub and explore all the area has to offer.

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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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Family Fun in Cape Town with Newmark

May 2015

Cape Town is a fantastic family holiday destination. Not only is it an easy overnight flight from London (great if the kids sleep the whole way), but the time difference is minimal meaning there is no jet lag to contend with . The flights are probably the biggest expense, but once you are there , South Africa offers fantastic value for money in terms of eating, drinking and enjoying some fantastic activities available - for all the family.

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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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Battle And Birding Weekend

January 1970

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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