Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fire destroys villa at Camp Jabulani

“It is with regret that we advise that the Zindoga Villa has been ravaged by a fire. The thatched roof above the lounge area caught alight at approximately 04h30 on Saturday July 7. All guests were immediately evacuated to the lounge area of the main camp,” said Roode.

The Zindoga Villa is one of Camp Jabulani’s most recent additions and is a completely self-contained facility.

The team managed to save the furniture from the lounge and to contain the fire to the central section of the villa. Both bedrooms were unscathed, although the adjoining lounge and dining area have been burned beyond repair.

“The Zindoga Villa will be out of commission until further notice as the central structure will need to be reconstructed. Our reservations department will be in touch with agents and guests who have been booked into the villa to make alternative arrangements,” she said.

“While we regret any inconvenience caused as a result of the fire, we are thankful that no one sustained any injuries. Thanks go to my team at Camp Jabulani and to the folks at Kapama Game Reserve, who all rolled up their sleeves and pulled together to manage this very unfortunate situation.”

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Air Seychelles to double SA services

Following the arrival of Air Seychelles’ first A330-200, the airline has announced that would double its Johannesburg services to four return flights a week from December 1.

According to,Air Seychelles “In March, they announced that they would double their services to Johannesburg when their second A330 is delivered next year, but because of strong bookings from South Africa and a projected boom over the busy holiday season, we reassessed the schedule to find a way to increase our frequency sooner.”

“Air Seychelles will now operate a turn-around Johannesburg service in December, ensuring better air support during weekends for the increasing number of tourists coming to the islands,” said Ball.

The schedule effective December 1 will operate as follows:

Flights will depart Mahé at 07h30, arriving in Johannesburg at 10h40 on Saturdays and Mondays. On Fridays and Sundays flights will depart Mahé at 15h35, arriving in Johannesburg at 18h45.

The return service will depart Johannesburg at 12h10, arriving in Mahé at 19h10 on Saturdays and Mondays. On  Fridays and Sundays flights will depart Johannesburg at 22h55, arriving in Mahé 05h50 the following day.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amazing JNB-FRA fares from SAA

To celebrate 60 years flying between Johannesburg and Frankfurt, South African Airways is offering discounted fares on direct flights between the two cities for a limited period only.

The offer is available from June 29-July 14 in Germany and from July 6-13 in South Africa.

Passengers starting the journey in Johannesburg will be eligible to fly from November 14 to December 14 and from February 1 to February 28, 2013.

“With these fantastic fares we are inviting our passengers and friends to join us in celebrating 60 years of superb service linking South Africa and its biggest European trading partner, Germany, via the two countries’ key airline hubs, Johannesburg and Frankfurt,” said Theunis Potgieter, SAA’s General Manager Commercial. “In real terms, these are among the best fares ever over the last 60 years between South Africa and Europe.”

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