Travelling to South Africa
The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have
been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for
themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.
The Southern Cape's Afromontane forests – most of them part of the Garden Route National Park
– are being considered for a ranking on the World Heritage List. This would double the size of the
existing site, and expand the Cape Floral Kingdom already under protection.
Despite delivery problems that meant the feature plants for the exhibit never arrived in London,
the South African National Biodiversity Institute Kirstenbosch team collected a Silver Gilt award
at the annual international flower show. Once again, the display shows South Africa's beauty.
More foreign visitors and rising room rates have boosted South Africa's hotel industry, with
further growth expected over the next five years. But the impact of new visa regulations, which
are intended to protect South Africa, on tourism remains to be seen.
Visitors to some of South Africa's most luxurious private lodges will soon be able to fly directly to
their bush getaways thanks to the imminent acquisition of four new Cessna aircraft by independent
airline SA Airlink.
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