Travelling to South Africa
Cape Town's Hotel Verde has been given its second international environmental design
certification, making it the most eco-friendly hotel in the world. It offers an entirely carbon-
neutral hotel stay for guests and an eco-friendly working environment for staff.
A professional photographer got lucky when he was on safari in the Kruger National Park. Arno Pietersen managed to capture a magnificent jumping kudu bull and the images have left an impression on those who have seen them.
Champion surfer Mick Fanning fought off a great white in Jeffreys Bay on the weekend. He was
not the first person to escape a shark attack along the South African coast – although the
KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says attacks are rare, with an average of only six incidents a year.
The route, falling under the province's Project Khulisa growth strategy, will take in Robben
Island, Pollsmoor Prison, Drakenstein Correctional Centre, City Hall and Parliament. It is
expected to increase the economic contribution of the tourism sector by about R10-billion.
Johannesburg's InterContinental Airport Hotel and the Taj Hotel in Cape Town have received a top
customer rating from travel website Expedia. Both hotels have been endorsed through online
reviews by guests to become part of Expedia’s prestigious Insiders' Select list.
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