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July 30, 2019

Robben Island Museum booking system hamstrings tour operators

Despite the Robben Island Museum’s work to improve its booking and refund systems, these still aren’t functioning optimally and are hamstringing tour operators.

“It’s just become more difficult to book tickets, and communication with the museum is non-existent,” says Hylton Ross Branch Manager, Jackie Mitchell.

Spokesperson for the museum, Morongoa Ramaboa, says the heritage site is engaging with its official ticket operator about how and if it’s possible to reduce the waiting period for refunds, given the concerns raised.

In May this year the Robben Island Museum announced a fee increase as well as a two-tier pricing structure for tickets for tours, which came [...]

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June 25, 2019

Garden Route

The most picturesque route in South Africa is filled with vibrant fauna and flora, and runs between the ocean and mountain ranges

The Garden Route is a picturesque route stretching for 200km along the verdant coastline of the Western Cape and some of the Eastern Cape Provinces. It owes its name to the abundant, diverse indigenous vegetation that is present. On one side, the route is dotted with scenic bays and golden beaches, while the other side features lush forests, lakes, lagoons, amber-coloured rivers, and mountain ranges. Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains divide the green route from the arid Klein Karoo.

From the starting point in Witsand, the Garden Route runs [...]

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June 24, 2019

Sardine Run

This fish migration is called a “sardine run” by no coincidence, the trip represents in itself a race for survival. Millions of sardines spawn by the southernmost African coastline and then this huge school of fish heads up north along the south-eastern coastline of Africa to the Indian Ocean—risking to become an easy dinner for sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets, cormorants, and other marine predators along the way.

Furthermore, dozens of fishermen catch sardines with nets during migration season. Yet in spite of all the threats occurring on their way, the strongest sardines still survive. For those who want to witness this migration with their own eyes, there are [...]

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June 13, 2019

Nelson Mandela Bay highlights attractions

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism is aiming to boost its leisure offering while positioning the city as a top adventure destination.

The city will soon be home to a shark-cage-diving operation off Algoa Bay, showcasing the unique marine species of its waters.

It has also recently launched Awehness – a travel planning agency – to consolidate accessibility of the Bay’s tourism spots from one platform. Awehness is designed to plan trips around Nelson Mandela Bay and takes tourists to some of the city’s best attractions, from restaurants and beer tasting at Richmond Hill Brewing Co, to craft shops and historic sites around the city centre.

The company, based in the Baakens [...]

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