In this Issue:

Golf Special Kruger National Park
- School Holidays / School Terms in South Africa - 2020
ACCSA Hand Baggage Restrictions in South Africa
- Another award for Cape Town  
- Coronavirus Free

Coronavirus Free

As of 20 February 2020, there are no reported or suspected cases of Coronavirus in South Africa, the NICD has confirmed.

Egypt announced its first Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on 14 February, making it Africa’s first documented infection.

According to the NICD this is not unexpected, and South Africa remains vigilant for cases of COVID-19. As of 15 February, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has tested 82 individuals for COVID-19. Results are all negative.

There is no impact on visitors to South Africa and no travel or trade advisories or restrictions have been put in place for travelling to South Africa, except those imposed on Chinese citizens by the Chinese government.

Airports and airlines

South African health authorities and hospitals are on high alert and temperature screening remains in place at most international airports in South Africa. This is a routine precaution that was instituted at airports in 2010.

Any passenger found to be ill or exhibiting fever symptoms on arrival will be reviewed at airport clinics. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirms that South African hospitals are prepared to deal with any Corona-related problems and laboratories have facilities in place to test for the respiratory disease.

On 6 February, OR Tambo Port Health Services has implemented additional screening measures.

As part of the additional screening measures, Port Health officials will conduct thermal screening onboard the flights. Passengers will be asked to remain seated until they are advised by Port Health officials that they can disembark.

Based on the information available, additional screening measures will be concentrated on the following flights:

* Cathay Pacific
* Singapore Airlines
* Hong Kong
* Emirates
* Etihad
* Qatar

For all other international flights, Port Health officials will liaise with cabin crew to ascertain whether there are health risks onboard.


Golf Special Kruger National Park

Contact us at for a hot Golf Special at Kruger National Park. Accommodation is in a 5 star luxury Lodge. With 5 en suite bedrooms it is ideal for a group up to 10 persons. Contact us now for an unbelievable golf break deal but don’t hesitate as availability is limited.

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School Holidays / School Terms in South Africa - 2020

If you are planning a trip to South Africa it is advisable to bear in mind the local school Terms and Holiday periods and work around these dates. They are:

School Terms 2020:

 21 Mar. to 30 Mar.

 13 Jun. to 30 Jun.

1 Jul. to 6 Jul.

3 Dec. 2020 to 15 Jan. 2021.

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ACCSA Hand Baggage Restrictions in South Africa

ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) restrictions on hand baggage carried through its airports require that hand luggage for economy class passengers should not exceed one bag plus one laptop. Dimensions of the bag should not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. Weight should not exceed 7kg.  Business class passengers are restricted to two bags plus one laptop. Dimensions and weight of the bags are as for Economy class.
Any additional baggage or hand baggage that exceeds the above will have to be checked in.  If overall weight exceeds your permitted allowance, you may be charged an excess baggage rate by the various airlines. 
The above will currently only affect Interlink services INTO Tshwane/Pretoria Wonderboom Airport and all Interlink flights operating from OR Tambo International Airport.

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Another Award for Cape Town

TripAdvisor has named Cape Town as the best destination in the world, pushing Australia’s Sydney into the second spot. Machu Picchu in Peru comes in third, Paris fourth and Rio de Janeiro fifth, while London picked up eighth position.
Table Mountain and Robben Island were named as Cape Town highlights in the awards, based on millions of user reviews.
The city has seen a massive boost in tourism numbers over the past couple of months, with the V&A Waterfront seeing more than 3 million visitors during December and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway attracting more than 100000 visitors in the past month.

Remember - Contact us for your golf holiday of a lifetime in South Africa


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