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We have amazing news, namely that South Africa has scrapped its banned countries list and fully opened up international travel for all countries, with stringent health and hygiene protocols in place to safeguard the wellbeing of all guests and staff. We are in contact with our partner, Diamond Travel weekly and they told us that life in our branche is starting again. Hotels, restaurants, activities and more are all up and running again with strict measures to keep everyone safe. To enter one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it is mandatory to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate, not older than 72 hours before departure.
Especially in these difficult times, we know the importance of a DMC that is solvent, flexible and have many years of experience in the destinations where they operate. That is why we are delighted introducing you to our trustful partner, who has more than 20 years of experience in Incentive and Event Management across Southern Africa, Diamond Travel. See under here a personal video message of Gilles (Owner of Diamond Travel) who welcomes you to their destinations, which are South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Botswana.:
Exciting Developments | Accommodations in Southern Africa
Kruger Shalati: Train on the Bridge
One of the most anticipated and exciting new accommodation offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park set to open mid-December 2020 is the Kruger Shalati: Train on the Bridge. Kruger Shalati is located on the Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, on the exact spot where the train would park overnight in the early 1920s when the first visitors came to the area. Created with sustainability in mind, the hotel was made with reclaimed items salvaged from the area and the demolition of previous structures to use as building materials, features and décor.
Comprising 24 carriage rooms, exclusively for guests 12 years and older, as well as 7 Bridge House land-based rooms, set to open in 2022. Rates will be inclusive of all meals, house-drinks and 2 game drives daily. Complimentary airport transfers too and from Skukuza Airport are also included.
Truly a unique luxury accommodation experience in the heart of South Africa’s largest national reserve for Big 5 game viewing.
New Hotel Experience in Sandton, Johannesburg
Hotel Sky Sandton is the newest and most exciting addition to the South African hotel industry, offering world-class luxury at affordable prices, and they’re bringing some amazing technology to the country as well.
Centrally located in the heart of Africa’s business hub, Hotel Sky Sandton offers 453 rooms, several conference venues, and a selection of world-class restaurants and bars. Set to open in November 2020 with another hotel planned for Cape Town to be completed in early 2021. Beautifully decorated, the hotel is just a block away from the Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City, as well as the head offices of most of South Africa’s biggest corporates and businesses.
Of course, the highlight of any stay at Hotel Sky Sandton will be the interaction with their three artificial intelligence powered robotic assistants – Micah, Lexi and Ariel… At your service almost 24/7 (they will require some RnR to recharge their batteries occasionally), these three incredible machines will assist with guest relations, answering all your questions about Hotel Sky, the local attractions, and even the universe! This means by using the robots and the unique App system, guests can access a room without ever having to interact with people if they wish – something very unique to South Africa. A definite recommendation for incentive clients.
Victoria Falls Hotel reopened again
For over 116 years, the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel has been welcoming intrepid travellers through their doors and has been the home of hospitality in Zimbabwe. We are delighted to announce that their doors have once again opened on the 1st of November and they are ready to welcome guests back to the Grande Dame. Click on the impressive waterfall to check out their welcoming video under here:
Exciting Developments | Restaurants in Southern Africa
La Colombe, named as one of The World’s Top Fine Dining Restaurants
TripAdvisor has announced its top fine dining restaurants for 2020 in the Traveller’s Choice Awards, with multiple award winning La Colombe Restaurant in Constantia, Cape Town named number 1 in Africa and 13th best restaurant in the world.
La Colombe is well-loved for its contemporary French-meets-Asian cuisine, has consistently received worldwide acclaim, and an absolute must for all gastronomes visiting Cape Town looking for extraordinary food experiences!
Get in touch with us and we’ll reserve this special treat for your incentive clients.
New Restaurant Precinct for Kruger Park
The Kruger Shalati concession also includes the Kruger Station precinct at Skukuza, which encompasses eateries, a bar, gift cart, a 360 degree cinema, coffee and ice-cream café, and a kids’ zone. The Kruger Station represents a rebirth of what was once known as the Selati Station, linked to the route on which the Selati Railway once ran. This new lifestyle precinct will offer exceptional value for money experiences within the Kruger National Park on a multitude of levels, from retail and food to theatrical storytelling.
The major feature on the location is the 3638 Restaurant headed up by local celebrity chef Andrew Atkinson and promises to be a celebration of the historic Kruger Park while paying homage to the modern-day visitor by showcasing boutique dining and a unique new food offering never before available in the Kruger National Park. Diners can expect food unique to South Africa such as crispy homemade samosas with venison bobotie and mango chutney as one of the fillings, while other dishes include succulent burgers (chicken, beef and vegan), handcrafted pizzas topped with kudu bobotie among other toppings, and mains such as butter chicken bunny chow, duck ragu with pappardelle pasta, a game ‘Shisa Nyama’ (traditional braai) sharing platter – and so much more.
Contact us to reserve your clients’ seats today!
Thanks for reading! We hope that you also work with a great DMC in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and/or Mozambique. If not, we are delighted to introduce you personally to the correct persons from of Diamond Travel, so that we know that you are in good hands! We are here to help you with good, transparent, creative and reliable DMC partners from over the globe, so you can focus on your client 🙂
We wish you all the best!