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Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira

A Sanctuary For The Senses Where Luxury Meets The Spirit Of Africa

2022 sees the opening of one of the most anticipated ultra-luxury private island destinations in the world – Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira. Located off the coast of Mozambique in the breathtakingly beautiful marine reserve of the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago, this new development on a previously uninhabited tropical island is the first of its kind …

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SA Tourism Operators Optimistic Ahead Of Peak Summer Season

Businesses in South Africa’s tourism industry are feeling bullish ahead of the peak summer season, spurred by increasing vaccination rates, growing numbers of international travellers and lower lockdown levels.   The industry which, according to data from Statistics South Africa, accounted for 4.5% of total employment in the country in 2018, has taken a beating since …

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Ready For Vacation? Here’s How To Get Your Pets Ready Too

Whether you’re heading down to the coast, taking a bush break or staying at home, here are a few ways you can get your pets prepped for the holiday season The countdown to the festive season has begun, and this year, many more families will be going on holiday compared to last Christmas. That means …

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Commune With The Ancestors This Summer

Africa has long fused the worlds of spirituality, ancestry and creativity to aid communication with the non-material, divine realm. These practices continue to this day despite colonial incursions and the influence of modern western modes. This rich seam of history and culture is mined by today’s African artists. Their work both affirms and interrogates the …

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The Perfect Romantic Getaway

At Royal Mansour, you can bet that just about every detail at this palatial Marrakech hotel, which took more than three years and 1,200 master craftsmen to build, aims to please. Each of the 53 individual three-story riads (villas) have a mini courtyard (with a canopy that automatically unfurls if rain is detected); a dazzling …

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Replace Less, Repair More – Here’s How

Jonathan Hurvitz, Teljoy CEO  Right to Repair is a movement that, simply, seeks to legally compel manufacturers to make spare parts of the products they produce available to the end user. Most of the recent attention around the Right to Repair movement has centred around how it would allow vehicle-owners to have their new cars …

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World Rabies Day – Why Vaccination Is Key

In April 2021, the World Health Organisation’s rabies bulletin reported two fatal cases of rabies in South Africa. In September, another victim died of rabies, reported by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Tragically, these three cases were young boys, two, seven and nine years old, who had been bitten by dogs infected with rabies virus. …

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