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THE WEEK THAT WAS

 

* Wild Weather

* Going down....Level 3

* Tapping into the lockdown positives

* A personal short story

* Podcast

* Pass of the Week

* Words of wisdom


WINTER HAS ARRIVED

The first big winter storm has arrived, brnging with it gale force winds, 9m waves along the coast and heavy rain in many parts of the country. Good snowfalls have been recorded right across all the high lying areas with Afriski in Lesotho embracing the snow with open arms, which is an excellent precursor to the lowering of travel bans in time for the main snow season. 

EXITING LOCKDOWN ETIQUETTE

Undoubtedly the biggest news this week is the reduction of lockdown rules to Level 3. On Monday 1st June, a great deal of normality will begin the turning point and the exit from this long and surreal period in all of our lives. Our planning with respect to our postponed tours has proven to be sensible, as by the time August arrives the nation should be on Level 1 or zero.

The incessant bombardment of information surrounding the pandemic has brought a number of funny and some more serious moments. This post on Facebook this week, caught our eye:

"Businesses are now starting to open in the first phase as per the government's plan. If you go to commercial premises and see a few mistakes, don't start recording video or taking photos to later upload onto social media.

Please speak to the owner. Be kind. We all have to help each other.

This is new for everyone and business owners will be trying their best to make things safe and get their business up and running again.

Let's help each other through this transition"

Or it could be simplified into a few impactful short words : "Don't be a snitch!"


Just a reminder of one of our new services on offer:


NEW TOURS FOR GAUTENG, LIMPOPO, NORTH WEST AND MPUMALANGA

We are busy negoatiating with a new joint venture tour operator to run our unique MPSA tours in the northern sector of South Africa. All things being equal and if negotiations are successful, the first of the new northern tours should be ready towards September. Most of these tours will be for non 4WD vehicles, so we look forward to catering for that sector of the market.

 

ARE YOU READY TO ESCAPE? 

One ticket has become available for our Ben 10 Tour in September. BOOK HERE. 

We also have 1 ticket that has become available for  the Wild Coast Tour. BOOK HERE

 

LOCKDOWN POSITIVES

Perhaps the best thing about lockdown is the reconnecting of old friends. Somehow lockdown made us all realIse that money is not the most important thing in life. There has been a universal reaching out amongst people of all walks of life. I personally had many such calls from as far afield as America and New Zealand. One of the friends I had last spoken to almost 50 years ago. It's a thing of beauty to reconnect like that. [Read more]

 

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