Hotel check: The Maslow Sandton Hotel

BACKGROUND: Opened in January 2013 following an extensive refurbishment, the Maslow Sandton is a business traveller-focused hotel with offerings to accommodate their specific needs...

Hotel review: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Background: Southern Sun hotels and resorts are owned and managed by Tsogo Sun Hotels and include 24 properties. Where Is It? Just 20km from Cape...

Hotel review: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

Background: The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate received a R100 million ($6.6 million) revalisation, with extensive upgrades to facilities and an addition of...

Flight review: Airlink ERJ135

Background: Airlink's origins are rooted in three small airlines, Magnum Airlines, Border Air and City Air, which merged to form Link Airways in the...

Hotel review: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

BACKGROUND: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth was purpose-built for the 2010 World Cup, but has since evolved into a sought-after seafront hotel popular with the...

Hotel review: Tau Game Lodge

BACKGROUND: A former cattle region, Operation Phoenix in the 1990s translocated more than 8,000 animals here and today more than 60 mammal species roam...

Flight check: British Airways B737-800 Business Class

BACKGROUND: British Airways is operated in southern Africa by Comair and flies daily between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The outbound flight leaves...

Hotel check: Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

BACKGROUND: Previously a Sun International-owned and operated property, the Royal Livingstone fell under the Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group’s management in 2015 when MHG bought...

Hotel check: Crowne Plaza Nairobi

BACKGROUND: Crowne Plaza Nairobi opened in 2010, back when there was a dearth of internationally-recognised hotel brands in the Kenyan capital. Nearly a decade...

Flight check: British Airways A380 Business Class

BACKGROUND: Celebrating its centenary this year, British Airways offers 18 weekly f lights direct to London from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, having added...

Hotel check: Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection by Hilton

BACKGROUND: Lincoln Plaza London is part of Curio Collection, Hilton’s smaller, upscale brand with around 60 properties around the world. This 129-room hotel shares...

Flight check: Ethiopian Airlines A350 900

BACKGROUND: For years, Ethiopian Airlines has been considered a success story – if not the success story – of African aviation, and is the...