Last minute workshop specials for SADC travellers
From today, 1 July, hotels and restaurants are opening to exclusive bookings and there are increasingly signs that local tourism will open up. Hoteliers everywhere are preparing their world to get back to business. Of course it wont be the same as pre-lockdown. Sanitary sprays will replace welcome towels and masks will cover the warm smiles of the wonderful hospitality staff. But, the great news is that, there is a chance to get back onto the open road, into the mountains and back to nature and in some cases at a fraction of the normal cost. It’s very unfortunate that international are not able to travel to South Africa at present but things will open up soon. Keeping our lodges busy, staff being paid and also conserving our natural resources are so vital. We urge people to get back into the wild as soon as possible and will be posting great offers on this page to keep you travelling.
Of course, there are risks in leaving your home and exposing yourself to the virus. But staying at home for many, including myself, is not viable in the longer term. But if we are careful, travel to places which are careful sanitised and do not have any comorbidity issues you are potentially more likely to be eaten by a lion in these places than than you are of falling victim to the virus! I am joking of course and urge people to be careful.
Of course, there is the chance that travel may lockdown so we will not be taking deposits on these bookings on the basis that they can be rolled over if there are any cancellation issues.
Mala Mala SADC Specials
Mala Mala is the premier wildlife real estate in South Africa with a shared border onto Kruger National Park and tens of kilometres of unspoiled river frontage that is teeming with game and predators. The camp was one of the first safari camps in Africa with a somewhat nostalgic old school atmosphere and has exceptional standards of guiding, food and hospitality. The 6 night trip is R47 000 per person sharing. We are holding dates from 14 to 20 October 2020. I regret that this rate is only applicable to SADC passport holders.