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Unabridged Birth Certificates – REMINDER

Once again, we wish to remind all clients that the forthcoming due date for all Children travelling in and out of South Africa requiring unabridged birth certificates is 01 June 2015.

With the above-mentioned information, we would like to warn all clients that processing time has increased from 10-15 working days to 30-45 working days currently due to the huge influx of applications that Home Affairs are currently receiving. We are encouraging all clients to apply as soon as possible for the Unabridged Birth certificate if travelling with children 18 years old and younger to avoid any travel delay.

For more information, contact your consultant today!

Blue Train launches new Limpopo trips

Something great is about to happen next year as The Blue Train will soon launch the new safari departures to Hoedspruit, Limpopo. It will make two round trips to Limpopo, one in July and the other in August. The one-way journey takes 19 hours. The train will travel from Pretoria to Hoedspruit on Friday, July 8 and again on Friday, August 12, departing at 15h00 and arriving at 10h00 the next morning. Passengers who choose for the rail journey after their safari can travel from Hoedspruit to Pretoria on either Saturday, July 9 or Saturday, August 13, departing at 15h00 and arriving at 10h00 next morning.

New security procedures at JKIA

“We are committed to making JKIA a safe and secure environment,” KAA said in a statement as new procedures, to step up security at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, was introduced by the Kenya Airports Authority. Starting April 17, all incoming traffic to JKIA will be screened at the newly constructed primary security screening yard. The facility is expected to unify airport access screening for vehicles, passengers and pedestrians visiting the airport, thus enhancing security surveillance. All persons regularly working within the airport will also be required to obtain Landslide Access Security Permits and certificates of good conduct.

New attractions added to London Pass

For the Northern Hemisphere Summer Season, new attractions have been added to the London Pass.

Starting the 1st of May, holders of the London Pass will gain free entry to the Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (normally priced at £13.50/R245pp). Holders are also given the chance to experience a 3D Film on one of UK’s largest cinema screens at the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre (normally £10/R181). A one-hour guided Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour will also be introduced (normally £10/R181).

As an added benefit, pass holders are given the privilege to receive fast track access to the Tower Bridge Exhibition and can skip the queues. London Pass holders just need to simply show their cards at any featured attraction to gain admittance and pay nothing further. A one-day London Pass is priced at £49 (R890) per adult and £33 (R600) per child aged 5-15.