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Articles & Reviews

Read what leading travel magazines are saying about travel to the beautiful Southern African region. 

Read why so many people travel to South Africa and return again and again. 

Why properties are being snapped up by visitors to this beautiful country and driving property prices.

Read why expectations are exceeded at every visit and why South Africa is setting the standard in hospitality services.

         

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TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL JACKSON PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTER

A leading authority in the tourism industry, Michael Jackson President of African Classic Encounters was interviewed by TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE to establish the latest trends of travel to South Africa......

Interview with President of African Classic Encounters

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TOURISM UPDATE

Industry update>>

 

FAMILY TRAVEL

Article on Family travel to South Africa contributed by African Classic Encounters

Family travel continues to be very popular with families wishing to spend more time with their children and grand children.

There is nothing more bonding than a safari with the whole family. Imagine riding an elephant .......>>

 

 

 
Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast editors are committed to highlight top travel destinations in the world.  Its continual coverage on South Africa illustrates the popularity of the destination.

Conde Nast Traveler

Up close with cheetahs in the winelands

Ashley Judd  on safari in South Africa and extending a helpful hand....

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Recent articles and events

African Classic Encounters continues to strengthen its market share as one of the leading African Tour specialists.  Participating in exclusive marketing events and supporting charities.  Speaking engagements continues to keep African Classic Encounters engaged and on the edge of marketing strategies and implementation of creative ideas and tours.

Gay Marriage A-OK

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Namibia's high court ruled June 25 that gay couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples.  Gay couples are immigrating and moving to Southern Africa in droves.

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Contact Tanya tj@classicencounters.com

Founder of African Classic Encounters - quest speaker at New York University's Alumni New Businesses Conference.

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Socializing with Senator Hillary Clinton

WESTCHESTER'S ARTS COUNCIL GALA EVENT

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Read all about the  Westchester Arts Council and its annual gala event.

Donated a magnificent safari for the live auction at the Westchester Arts Council - principals of African Classic Encounters enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet Senator Hillary Clinton, the key note speaker at the gala event.   Seven hundred guests celebrated the arts odyssey.

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Gary Player goes Hollywood!

The HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm features verité-style footage of Larry David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities.  

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The first Braille wine bottle in the world

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At the beginning of 2005 the Worcester wine region developed a new brand identity to give the town and its people a sense of place, pride and a promise they are committed to stand behind.

This in turn led to the creation of the first Braille wine bottle in the world, since this showcases Worcester as “the” resource centre for the Disabled, and, most especially, the Blind. Consol Glass has contributed to the project by producing the bottle mould at no extra cost to the consumer. The Braille message - in the lower section of the bottle - states “100% Worcester, South Africa”.

 

THE LATEST "ULTIMATE THRILL"

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Bored with bungy jumping? Jaded with jetboating? Does skydiving put you to sleep?
A new exhibit at the Cango Wildlife Ranch, 5 hours east of Cape Town, will provide interactive, heart-stopping crocodile tours.
Brave visitors will be lowered into a heated crocodile pool in a specially designed cage and come face to face with 4-meter crocodiles - the only animal that considers man as natural prey. This is an absolute must for adrenalin junkies and anyone who would like to see what a crocodile looks like under water!

 

 

SHARK TALE!

Shark Diving - SOuth Africa - www.classicencounters.com

 

Ground-breaking scientific research has shown that Great White sharks migrate across the Indian Ocean between southern Africa and Australia. One shark (dubbed "Nicole" after actress Nicole Kidman) wearing a satellite tracking device made the trip in 99 days, at an average speed of 3 miles per hour.

Relatively little is known about Great White sharks which play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. Their numbers are under threat worldwide due to over fishing and trophy hunting.

Read more about diving with sharks......

 

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

More on Cradle of Humankind

 

South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki has opened a new visitors' centre at the "Cradle of Humankind" World Heritage Site, 45 minutes drive west of Johannesburg.

The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35 percent of the world's hominid fossils have been found, including the skull of 2.3 million-year-old "Mrs Ples" (right).

South Africa's other World Heritage Sites include the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Robben Island and Ukhahlamba/Drakensberg Park.

 

LIGHTS ...CAMERA..ACTION

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More about the film industry

South Africa's Western Cape Province has been rated as the 5th busiest film production venue in the world and the best stills photography destination. An estimated US$300 million is generated per year.

The region has benefited from its temperate Mediterranean climate with long periods of sunshine, favorable exchange rate and a landscape which can mimic almost any area in the world.

Movies recently completed in and around Cape Town include Ask the Dust, with Colin Farrell and Lord of War, starring Nicolas Cage (pictured left).

DEPARTURES MAY/JUNE 2006

American Express Departures Magazine - Taste of South Africa - www.classicencounters.com

A taste of South Africa is highlighted in the extraordinary and delicious melting pot as the rainbow nation joins the world of culinary delights.

Read more about African Classic Encounters' Signature annual Gourmet Tour ........

 

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE VOTED ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI THE PERFECT JOURNEY FOR 2006!

Live alongside  eight resident elephants and bond with them during your four or six day safari.

The understated elegant camp in the Okavango Delta in the Kalahari  Desert, with its handsome platformed tents offers a most rewarding bonding safari experience....

Read more about ABU Elephant back safaris....

 

FAMILY TRAVEL

Article on Family travel to South Africa contributed by African Classic Encounters

Family travel continues to be very popular with families wishing to spend more time with their children and grand children.

There is nothing more bonding than a safari with the whole family. Imagine riding an elephant .......>>

 

 

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

 

 

Shot  on location in South Africa, the swimsuit edition of Sport Illustrated was a tremendous boost to Tourism to South Africa. 

Tyra Banks frolicking with penguins on Boulders beach, Rebecca Mornay going wild on Safari........>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
JOURNEYS OF DISTINCTION