Extraordinary April Newsletter

By April 1, 2017Uncategorized

Dear Travel Partner

Its been a whirlwind first quarter with sales trips into India, the Nordics, Italy, Germany and South East Asia. As we head into the flurry of shows in Cape Town and Durban we would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Easter and wishes for safe travels if you are taking a break over the upcoming long weekends. We start off with our own stand at WTM this year Stand number P45 please pop in if you are visiting the show. ILTM, We are Africa and then Indaba Stand number ICCP21.

Travel to Southern Africa is a popular choice right now and we are seeing a great deal of new enterprise and access options such as the direct connection between Cape Town and Pilansberg, and Cape Town and Victoria Falls. The big event featured below is of course the arrival of the first International flight by Ethiopian Airlines at the new airport in Victoria Falls. We are over the moon with this as it sets the scene for a new hub in Southern Africa.

Also see our new Heli Panorama experience at Khaya Ndlovu featured below – what a win!

Yours in travel,
Cindy

New website for Likweti Lodge

Likweti Lodge which is situated in a 765 hectare privately owned Lowveld reserve on the Mpumalanga escarpment is proud to unveil their new website. Please visit Likweti Lodge

Extraordinary is also introducing a 2-night package with a full day Kruger Park Safari. For more information and rates, please contact Boitshepo on rates@extraordinary.co.za.

Daily Flights Connecting Johannesburg and the Welgevonden Game Reserve

To open the accessibility to the Welgevonden Game Reserve, Safari Air Wing are excited to announce daily flights from Grand Central Airport in Johannesburg to the Waterberg Gateway Aerodrome in Vaalwater.  Extraordinary will be offering a 2-night package with flights and shuttle transfers from the Aerodrome to East Gate for collection by the lodge.

For more information and rates, please contact Boitshepo on rates@extraordinary.co.za

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway showcases their newly refurbished guest area and decks

After patiently waiting for some rain, we were finally able to do the long-awaited photo shoot of the newly refurbished decks. Please download a selection of our new images for this stunning lodge by clicking here.

Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

In recognition of the fact that Khaya Ndlovu Manor House offers an extremely personalised service, requiring a great deal of detail at time of reservation, it has been mutually agreed that all reservations for Khaya Ndlovu Manor House will be handled directly at the lodge. Extraordinary continue to manage the sales, marketing and contracting for Khaya Ndlovu and we welcome any queries or assistance you require for the property.

Blyde River Canyon, Helicopter Flights, Wild Skies Aviation

Take a flight across the African bushveld with an experienced game capture, bush pilot and wild life guide where you can enjoy some game spotting on the flip across to the Blyde River Canyon, the largest green Canyon in the World, providing an outstanding photographic opportunity for you to capture some “forever” memories. Speak to our Front of House manager who will arrange this excursion for you.

Contact details for reservations:
reservations@khayandlovu.co.za
+ 27 (0)15 793 0605

Mabula Game Lodge’s Solly Lebudi Nominated for Lilizela Award

Mabula Game Lodge is very proud of Solly Lebudi who has been nominated by the Lilizela Awards in the nature guides category. Solly has been an integral part of the guiding team for the last 23 years and is extremely honoured by the nomination. Solly is fluent in Spanish and has for many years made our  Spanish speaking guests feel right at home!

Click here for updated images of Mabula Game Lodge, showcasing the recent refurbishments and new deck area.

Black Rhino Game

Introducing a 3-night package at Black Rhino Game Lodge to combine with the direct Cape Town flights to Pilanesberg Airport. Flights are operated by SA Express on a Monday and Friday. The 3-night package offers a discounted accommodation rate with return transfers from the Pilanesberg airport to the lodge.

For more information and rates, please contact Boitshepo on rates@extraordinary.co.za.

Tourism Player Welcomes First New International Airline Into Victoria Falls

The launch of Ethiopian Airlines’ new route into Zimbabwe’s top resort town has been hailed as “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in Zimbabwe and across the region” by industry leader Ross Kennedy.

Ethiopian Airlines became the first international airline to launch flights into the new Victoria Falls International Airport, which opened last November, when its Boeing 737 touched down just after midday on Sunday. Mr Kennedy was director of ceremonies at the event.

The African heavyweight will fly to Victoria Falls from Addis Ababa four times a week, enabling tourists from major cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa to enjoy hassle-free connections via Addis Ababa.

“For example, American tourists can now fly from Washington to Victoria Falls with a less than two-hour stopover in Addis Ababa,” Mr Kennedy, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive, said.

Other exciting news for Victoria Falls is that on May 1 Kenya Airways will launch direct flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls and on to Cape Town; on July 2 SA Airlink will launch direct flights between Cape Town
and Victoria Falls six days a week.

Here’s to another Easter in Africa, safe travels