Tried & Tested Archives - Business Traveller Africa

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...

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...

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: 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...

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 check: AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

BACKGROUND: Marriott International celebrated the opening of the first AC Hotels by Marriot in the Middle East and Africa in April. AC Hotels by...

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: Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4

BACKGROUND: The new Crowne Plaza opened in October and shares a lobby and facilities with the Holiday Inn Express T4. It’s important if arriving by taxi to not confuse this with the Crowne Plaza Heathrow or the Holiday Inn Express Heathrow, both of

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 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...

Car check: Secure Drive

BACKGROUND: Secure Drive is a global security chauffeur service orientated towards clientele who require secure transfers or

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...