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Cathay Pacific Direct Flights to Cape Town

The 14-hour journey promises to shave almost four hours off the longer schlep via Johannesburg. The oldest city in South Africa now has its first new nonstop flights to Asia in six years with the debut of Cathay’s seasonal service until February 18. Running three times a week on Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the 14-hour journey promises to shave almost four hours off the longer schlep via Johannesburg. More information here.

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Air Tanzania to Launch Flights to Bangkok and Guangzhou

Air Tanzania’s new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Air Tanzania has announced that it will start flying to the Chinese city of Guangzhou and the Thai capital of Bangkok in February next year. As the third-largest city in China, Guangzhou is among the world’s oldest and busiest trade hubs; while Bangkok is the most populous city in Thailand. These new routes will be served by the Tanzanian flag carrier’s new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with flights thrice weekly…

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African Economies Gain Momentum Air Travel Is Booming

The emergence of new airlines, as well as a diversifying of intra-African routes, is beginning to make itself felt African skies are becoming busier as new airlines take to the air, meeting a growing need for safe, reliable travel. For years African travellers have relied on a handful of local airlines and more often, international carriers from Europe and even the UAE. So much so that it became common for passengers flying between African cities…

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Africa’s Most Beautiful Beaches

November 18, 2016 The sun is warm on your face. As you stand up, a slight breeze moves the air around you. The baked white sand heats the bottom of your feet as they carry you towards the ocean. Water laps softly over your toes, and, as you wade deeper, the transparent sea surrounds you in its cool but refreshing embrace. You stroll back to your deck chair, book, and G&T… the stresses of life…

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How to Travel by Historic Train From Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

As the Stimela Star rolled out of Victoria Falls train station on its inaugural overnight run to Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest game reserve, one passenger was particularly nostalgic. “I remember as a kid in the 1960s, riding overnight from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls on this train,” recalled Mark Butcher, managing director of Imvelo Safari Lodges, which operates several camps in Hwange and near Victoria Falls. “We’re trying to recreate that experience.” Built at…

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