April-May 2021

Travel Update includes…

Keeping you in the know…


&Beyond Lodge accommodation rates for 2022 available


&Beyond’s new Partner Resources page

Be sure to make use of our exciting Partner Resources webpage. Curated with brochures, factsheets, images and so much more to help you sell.



Water activities available at &Beyond camps in the Delta

Boating and mokoro activities are currently possible from &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp.

VAT increase reminder

As of 01 April 2021, the Botswana Government has increased its VAT from 12% to 14%.

Mack Air introduces scheduled flights between Kasane and Victoria Falls

As of 01 May 2021, you can book daily, 20-minute scenic, scheduled flights between Kasane and Victoria Falls.

Natural Selection opens the newly rebuilt Jack’s Camp

  • The camp has a total of nine guest rooms, of which seven are twin tents featuring two queen-size beds and two double tents with extra-length king beds.
  • The redesigned camp offers an ensuite bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Outside each veranda there is a private deck with plunge pool.
  • There is no access to WiFi.


Kenya moves to partial lockdown

  • Kenya has moved to a partial lockdown that extends their current curfew and places restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Quarantine zones have been created around the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru.
  • There shall be cessation of all movement by road, rail, or air into and out of the disease infected areas.


Namibia accepting rapid antigen testing

  • Effective immediately, all arriving guests in Namibia must present either a negative SARSCOV-2 PCR or a negative AgRDT test result, no older than 7 days.
  • NOTE: Many airlines as well as other countries en route or, on the same itinerary, may still accept the PCR test results only.

South Africa

Rate increase for all private charters flights at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

As of 01 January 2022, the landing fee for all private charters at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve will increase from ZAR 250 to ZAR 265.

Download updated 2021 &Beyond South Africa lodge accommodation rate sheets

&Beyond Pangolin Experience accommodates guests 16 years and older

The child policy for &Beyond’s Pangolin Experience at Phinda Game Reserve has been updated to accommodate children 16 years and older.

Download updated South Africa activity rate sheet

Road transfer added: &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp & Tengile River Lodge to Nelspruit KMIA or visa versa

We have added this road transfer onto our South Africa ground handling rate sheet

Download updated 2021 andBeyond South Africa Ground Handling rate sheet

Latest hotel and lodge openings, updates, rates & specials

  • Cape Grace only due to reopen in July 2021
  • Saxon Hotel due to reopen 01 May 2021
  • Rock Fig Safari Lodge has reduced their 2021 rates back to 2020 level, applicable to new and existing bookings
  • Peech Hotel has reduced their 2021 rates (except for July and August, being their high season) back to 2020 level, applicable to new and existing bookings
  • Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga have lowered their rates for new bookings travelling between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022
  • Kapama Game Reserve has further reduced their “post-covid” rates applicable till 31 May 2021
  • Kapama River Lodge have closed their Standard and Royal Suites until the end of June 2021, while renovations are under way
  • Kapama River Lodge will introduce a new Deluxe Room category from 01 July 2021 onwards
  • Blue Train has introduced a significantly discounted Winter Special applicable to all Pretoria – Cape Town and Cape Town – Pretoria journeys between April and August 2021

Reminder: Airlink to resume daily flights between OR Tambo Airport and Skukuza Airport

Airlink has re-introduced a daily service to/from Johannesburg to Skukuza. The flight details are as follows:

  • 4Z865 Departing JNB at 13h10 and arriving SZK at 14h15
  • 4Z866 Departing SZK at 14:50 and arriving JNB at 16h10

South African Airways suspends operations until 30 June 2021

Due to the global pandemic lockdown, SAA international and domestic flights booked for travel between 01 May 2021 and 30 June 2021 have been cancelled.


Restrictions on Fly Me around East Africa and Fly Me to the Beach (&Beyond Mnemba Island)

  • Due to fewer flights and guests, caused by the impact of COVID-19, airlines will require a minimum number of seats booked on a flight to confirm operation of service. These requirements are often only confirmed nearer to departure.
  • This will affect the rate of the package, as the cost is based on two guests sharing.
  • When a provisional booking is made, the airline may advise that a fare is subject to a minimum number of passengers, in which case a supplement to take the higher fare into account will be included in the package rate.

Download updated &Beyond Fly me around East Africa and Fly me to the Beach – Mnemba rate sheets


Great Plains announces the opening of Tembo Plains

Tembo Plains Camp is scheduled to open on 01 August 2021 and is located on the private 128 000 hectare Sapi Reserve.


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