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New baggage restrictions at OR Tambo International Airport
Please be advised there are new baggage restrictions that have been implemented as of 25 March 2019.
This is to prevent blockages and breakdowns in the baggage-handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips – as per IATA guidelines. These are the largest source of jams and can shut down sections of the baggage-handling system, delaying baggage delivery to aircraft, and inconveniencing passengers and airlines.
The new rules are:
- Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed to be checked in. This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted
- Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed
- Bags with longs straps will not be allowed
Passengers who try to check in bags that don’t conform to these rules will have the option of having their baggage wrapped with one flat side at airport-approved baggage wrapping stations.
Zimbabwe – 2019’s new up & coming destination
Zimbabwe’s beauty is reflected in its friendly people and diverse landscapes…add the luxury touch and you’ll see why we’ve chosen this as one of our favourite destinations for 2019.
Where to go
The town of Victoria Falls is home to “the smoke that thunders” and offers a variety of unique and adventurous activities, not to mention some of the best sunsets over the Zambezi River. Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe and a haven for herds of elephant, buffalo and large concentrations of giraffe. With 2,000 km of shoreline, Lake Kariba is the fourth largest man-made lake in the world and the second largest in Africa. Beautiful Mana Pools, situated on the Zambezi River is a world Heritage site and one of Zimbabwe’s Big Five parks, while in the southern part of the country, Great Zimbabwe features ancient ruins dating back to 1200AD.
Two new camps are opening in April 2019. Nyamatusi Camp, paying homage to the astounding beauty of the mighty Zambezi River, consists of six luxury tented suites with uninterrupted views of the river and escarpment beyond. The camp inspires a feeling of remoteness and allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa. Nyamatusi Mahogany is a family-focused safari camp, consisting of two tented suites and two-family suites, nestled under ancient mahogany trees on the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the camp offers guests of all ages the opportunity to explore this remote and pristine corner of Mana Pools National Park. The two seasonal camps will be operational 1 April to 30 November each year and offers game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, canoeing and fishing.
New lodges, camps and hotels that opened in 2018 include Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, Mpala Jena and Old Drift lodge, located in Victoria Falls.
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