Dear Travel Partner
As we approach the end of 2016, it is with a sense of satisfaction that we can look back on a year that has in many respects been extremely positive. We have seen significant investment in many of our Extraordinary properties with numerous upgrades and expansion being implemented.
With the Industry having had a number of difficult years, it has been with a sense of delight that we have been able to achieve such superb results for the year. Our portfolio has shown great growth this year and we continue to be fully committed to our partners in the industry. The continued efforts and support of our excellent clients have certainly played a massive role in ensuring the success of Extraordinary in 2016, and our sincere gratitude goes to all our wonderful staff and loyal clients who have made this year!
We look forward to an exciting and productive 2016. On behalf of the Directors, may you and your families have a joyous and restful Festive Season and a prosperous new year.
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge upgrade completed
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park has completed an upgrade of its main deck areas.
Three spacious thatched salas have been positioned for maximum views around the original lodge, incorporating bright Tsonga designs and comfy cushions. The rim flow pool has been upgraded as well and with an extended lower deck space adding to the privacy and “safari sunbathing” opportunities.
Mabula Game Lodge welcomes the new additions to the Cheetah family
Four baby cheetah made their way into the world at Mabula Game Reserve recently, sightings have been limited as Mum is very protective and is moving her den every two days…guests were lucky enough to spot this during a game-drive.
The Cape Milner Hotel introduces Friday Night festivities!!
See and be seen at the Cape Milner’s swanky new Glass Lounge cocktail and tapas venue offering an elegant, yet relaxing setting in which to enjoy a quiet coffee or classy cocktail catch-up with friends against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain. Visit our facebook page for our special themed Friday nights
Victoria Falls International Airport – Ready to Welcome the World
Leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism welcomes the commissioning of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport, which is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region.
The airport, which now has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum, tripling its previous volume, and is capable of landing some of the world’s largest aircraft, will be officially opened on Friday November 18 by His Excellency, President Robert Mugabe.
Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said: “The positive impact of the new Victoria Falls International Airport will be very significant and should take the destination and region to a new level in terms of arrivals.
“The socio-economic benefits will be widespread as increased and new access drives the tourism sector’s growth with arrivals from additional source markets,” Mr Kennedy said.
Interest in the new Victoria Falls International Airport at the World Travel Market, a major global travel trade show, held in London last week, was high, Mr Kennedy said.
“I met with many tour operators, media and airlines at the show, and I can confirm that the interest is very high and that the travel industry is excited by the opening of the new Victoria Falls International Airport.
“Zimbabwe remains a “hot destination“ on the schedules of many tour operators across the globe,” Mr Kennedy said.
Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe PR & Communications Manager Annajulia Hungwe said the new airport could accommodate over three times as many passengers, and it had also been built so that it could be expanded to accommodate rising tourist numbers if necessary.
The development in Zimbabwe’s leading resort town, which included the construction of a new international terminal building and the rehabilitation of the existing one into a domestic terminal, has been fully operational since September.
The airport features a 4km runway, a state of the art control tower, which is one of the most advanced in Africa, and a fire station, equipped to respond to fire and medical emergencies.
Facilities at the international terminal include 14 check-in counters, 9 boarding gates, three baggage carousels, a dozen shops, two restaurants, 28 aircraft parking bays and parking facilities for 400 vehicles.
The domestic terminal features six check-in counters, two passenger security screening facilities, one restaurant and three coffee shops, eight other shops and a business class lounge.
Our portfolio of properties in Victoria Falls include Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show.
Extraordinary Sales team Welcomes Chantel Swart
Chantel recently joined Extraordinary sales team and is based in Cape Town. She started her career in sales at Intundla Game Lodge and has also worked overseas. She was most recently with Orion Hotels and brings extensive experience in sales as well as events and conferencing co-ordination.