Category Archives: Opinions

Up, Up & Away!

Up, Up & Away!

“You do know this aircraft has no brakes” were the last words my abled pilot & owner of The Great African Time Machine Flying Company, informed me as we were about the cross the first of four busy runways at Port Alfred Airfield. “A bit late now “, I replied. Captain Cliff Reynolds went on…

Michelin Star Chefs in Mauritius

Michelin Star Chefs in Mauritius

The Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau 2017 will bring together 9 chefs from 9 different countries, for a 14-star gastronomic week at Constance Belle Mare Plage. Constance Belle Mare Plage will be hosting the 12th annual Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau 2017. The week-long event will run from the 25th March to 2nd of April 2017. The…

Mozambique

Conde Nast Traveller recently voted Mozambique to be 1 of 6 of the best places to visit in November. With jolly good reason I would suggest. The sun shines, the seas are blue, the beaches are soft and sandy, the prawns are fresh and the grey, northern hemisphere skies are far away.. Welcome to Mozambique!…

Airport Hubs in Africa

Airport Hubs in Africa

Travel news in South Africa has recently been filled with stories of frustration directed towards the queues at immigration at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. Tourism Update has looked at alternative airport hubs providing access to destinations in Southern Africa. Click here to read the full article. Here are the five alternative hubs in a nut-shell:…

The Dark Side Of The Kalahari

The Dark Side Of The Kalahari

Wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner spent 750 days in the harsh surroundings of the Kalahari Desert to chronicle the life of a female leopard and in doing so delved into a dark and fascinating nocturnal world of big cats and other predators.               Through his incredible project, Mr Lochner, 41,…

Complaining Effectively…

Complaining Effectively…

We have all been in some sort of situation at the airport or on a flight that we have had to complain about. The question, though, is did you complain effectively? We thought this article on Conde Nast Traveler was too good not to share. A Flight Attendants Guide to Complaining Effectively Turns out, there…

Flamingo 27

Flamingo 27

On t he 10th of June 2016 the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recorded some extraordinary movements by a Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) recently fitted with a GPS/GSM satellite transmitter. This individual covered a staggering distance of 1,069 km in one single flight over 16 hours, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mozambique to Madagascar. Click on…