The relationship between Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, star of the acclaimed TV series Suits, has continued to intrigue the world. And the prince’s recent overture of a trip to Botswana for her 36th birthday has caught everyone’s attention once again.
To celebrate the American actress’ birthday on 4 August, the couple travelled to the Okavango Delta, in the northern part of the southern African country. The region is a Unesco World Heritage Site where wildlife such as lions, hippos, elephants and crocodiles can be seen.
The state-controlled Sunday News says its reporters have been to border posts at Plumtree, Victoria Falls and Beitbridge, where they’ve found traders selling the bond notes to people who want to ensure they have cash before they enter Zimbabwe.
“They will rather change their money here and that is why we try by all means to get the bond notes to conduct business… we are also making sure our people in Zimbabwe keep on supplying the notes so that we are in business,” an unnamed money-changer at the Ramokgwebana border post in Botswana told the paper.
As a means to raise funds for the country’s conservation and tourism efforts, the Botswana government has introduced a $30 Tourism Development Levy (TDL) for non-SADC visitors entering the country.
The announcement was made through the Botswana Tourism Organisation by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, and will come into effect in June 2017. The levy will be valid over a 30-day period for each traveller.
According to www.botswanatourism.co.bw, “the objective of the levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives… Read More
Originally from Atteridgeville, west of Tshwane, and now based in Johannesburg, actuarial specialist Mmanaka Kelobonye’s wanderlust has taken her to distant lands, with her passport looking like a traveller’s dream destination list. When she isn’t developing products in the life insurance sector or sharing her experiences on her site, mmanaka.com, she’s investing in life experiences in places such as the Bahamas, Spain and Burundi to name a few. Below is what she shared about her love for travel.
When did you discover your wanderlust and where has it taken you?
I’ve been a sucker for adventure since childhood. I can’t say at what point… Read More
Travel in Africa is as diverse as it is beautiful. Depending on one’s pockets, there is myriad of experiences on the rather opulent side you could invest in. Hotels, itineraries, or attractions take luxury to new heights, exuding opulence like no where else on the content.
Here are five opulent travel experiences on the continent;
Luxury train ride on the Blue Train, South Africa
This is a trip on a train like no other. Running from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa, the Blue Train is regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious train rides. Spend a night in the De Luxe Suite on… Read More
The school holidays are here, giving families much-needed time to recharge. If you haven’t yet planned a getaway, Southern Africa, with all its spectacular regions, offers holiday destinations that are unique – and perfect for a family break.
Taking the scenic route from Johannesburg to Windhoek, Namibia by car would be a 15-hour road trip, while by plane it’s no more than an hour and a half away. The country offers loads of activities and natural scenery to busk and reconnect in. Enjoy quad-biking on endless sand dunes or take it easy with walks through the Klein Windhoek Valley. Here’s a list… Read More