MUST-SEE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS AS SHARED BY SAA CREW

The African continent is bursting with unique cultures, food, history, architecture and people, and South African Airways crew members can testify to this. We’ve put together a list of some of their favourite African destinations and the reasons they are worth a visit.

Cape Town

Cabin Crew member Steven Peterson’s favourite holiday destination is right here on homesoil. “My favourite holiday destination is Cape Town, possibly because that’s where I come from and there’s no place like home! Coming in to land there and seeing the sea always takes my breath away. There’s a lot you can enjoy in the…
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MUST-SEE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS AS SHARED BY SAA CREW

(INCLUSIVE) GROWTH FOR AFRICA

Shared value speaks to a business philosophy that looks for opportunities to solve social problems. The goal of inclusive growth, on the other hand, is for everyone to benefit from the growth of opportunities available in an economy. Both are linked to companies realising that uplifting the poor, drawing more people into the economy and creating a more equitable world are good for business.

Fostering inclusive economies holds the promise of a structural reset, particularly important for African countries so long plagued by poverty and inequality. But sharing the riches of the continent with its people has, in the past, been derailed by the politics of greed, something which shifted in 2017 with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Angola’s…
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(INCLUSIVE) GROWTH FOR AFRICA

TRAFALGAR TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST AFRICA-FOCUSED HOLIDAYS

Global property group Trafalgar, which falls under The Travel Corporation, is launching holidays in Africa. With a 72-year legacy in providing holidays, escorted tours and tour packages some of the world’s most iconic destinations, will now extend to the continent with specially curated itineraries.

As part of the the range of “only with Trafalgar” experiences, Africa’s natural landscapes, historic cities and indigenous cultures will take centre stage in 10 hand-crafted trips to countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

“When we speak to travellers, Africa is always very high on their wish-list. It is my hope that by having an iconic brand…
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TRAFALGAR TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST AFRICA-FOCUSED HOLIDAYS

NANDI DLEPU ON HER LOVE FOR AFRICAN STYLE AND TRAVEL

Founder of Feel Good Series, mum, entrepreneur and creative director and owner of Mamakashaka Nandi Dlepu chats to us about her abiding love for African style.

How can social media be used in a way that makes good business sense?
If you’re posting with a business objective in mind, then having a social media strategy will help you communicate what you want. I use IG (@mamakashaka) to share my travels, interests and passions, trying to inspire others to to be proudly African.

What’s your favourite African destination?
I love Ghana so much that I’ve given myself a Ghanian name,…
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NANDI DLEPU ON HER LOVE FOR AFRICAN STYLE AND TRAVEL

ECO-CONSCIOUS LUXURY

BISATE LODGE, RWANDA

Bisate Lodge, which is situated adjacent to Volcanoes National Park and is eco-tourism operator Wilderness Safaris’ first-ever project in Rwanda, is more than an exceptional gorilla conservation experience. It’s a shining example of sustainability in action.

As with Wilderness Safari camps, Bisate underwent an external environmental impact assessment and the result is a lodge “that will run with an exceptionally light footprint in terms of energy supply, water resources and recycling”.

The lodge blends the traditional and the contemporary, and the materials used – steel, timber, synthetic thatch, volcanic stone, bamboo, reed and papyrus – reflect this. A serious…
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ECO-CONSCIOUS LUXURY

BIRDS THAT MIGRATE TO BASK IN SA’S SUNSHINE

Every year, millions of birds that having finished breeding in the northern hemisphere, migrate south to escape the northern winter. Many species even cross the equator to get to South Africa. From large eagles to little warblers, swallows and swifts, they all make this incredible annual pilgrimage to their overwintering grounds.

One of the most spectacular and charismatic is the Amur Falcon. These little birds of prey arrive in South Africa in their hundreds of thousands around December and stay until late March. The entire population of the species breeds in the Amur region of the Russian/Chinese border of eastern…
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BIRDS THAT MIGRATE TO BASK IN SA’S SUNSHINE