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: 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...

aha Makalali Private Game Lodge

BACKGROUND: Formerly an old cattle farm west of the Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Game Lodge is now a premiere wildlife-viewing destination. Previously owned...

Hotel review: Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

BACKGROUND: The Courthouse Hotel is located in a Grade II listed Baroque building, which served as the Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station...

Flight check: Virgin Atlantic

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic flies to nine destinations in the USA and it added a tenth, Seattle (Washington), this year. The flight takes about nine...

Hotel Check: Sabi River Sun Resort

BACKGROUND: Tsogo Sun is one of Africa’s premier hospitality, gaming and entertainment groups with 14 casinos and entertainment destinations in six South African provinces and over...

BA Club World

BACKGROUND: British Airways is rolling out a new service in its Club World (long-haul business class) cabin. This debuted between London Heathrow and New...

Hotel review: The Capital Menlyn Maine

BACKGROUND: The Capital Hotels & Apartments is a South African group offering a selection of ‘hybrid’ hotels with standard rooms and fully-serviced luxury apartments....

SAA Airbus 320-200 Business Class

BACKGROUND: The national flag carrier of South Africa, SAA services 56 local and international destinations from O.R. Tambo International Airport, its hub. SAA flights...

Hotel check: Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

AccorHotels completed the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in September, in the process adding Mövenpick’s network

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: Sun Meropa Hotel

BACKGROUND: The Meropa Casino and Entertainment World has been in operation for 15 years with accommodation supplied by a City Lodge hotel. In September...