Tried & Tested | Business Traveller Africa

Flight Check: CemAir Bombardier CRJ100

Bloemfontein-Johannesburg BACKGROUND: CemAir is a privately-owned South African airline that was established in 2005. Its headquarters are at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. CemAir...

Flight Check: Turkish Airlines

BACKGROUND: In South Africa for nine years, Turkish Airlines offer 10 flights a week to Istanbul from Johannesburg, seven from Cape Town, and seasonal...

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...

Flight check: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 Business Class

Johannesburg - Singapore BACKGROUND: Singapore Airlines has 102 aircraft, with an average age of seven years and six months, making it one of the youngest...

Flight Check: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class B787-9 Dreamliner

BACKGROUND: March 2018 saw Virgin Atlantic announce that it was launching a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg from October. The new flight...

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...

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...

Airlink – Economy Class

BACKGROUND: Long a feeder airline for its franchise partner South African Airways, privately-owned Airlink is growing into a formidable regional carrier in its own...

Flight review: Kulula.com

BACKGROUND: Comair Limited is an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee. It also...

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 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 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...