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What’s On At Cresta: Valentine’s Day 2017

If you are still on the lookout for last-minute Valentine’s Day plans, then you’ve come to the right place. Cresta Hotels are running a multitude of exciting specials at many of their establishments across Botswana.

Weddings in Harare

Cresta Lodge Harare 2017 Wedding Expo

In line with this Month of Love, on Saturday, 11 February, Cresta Lodge Harare will be hosting the 2017 Wedding Expo.  

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Best Places for Birdwatching in Zambia

Birdwatching in Zambia is a real treat for bird-lovers and ‘twitchers’ out there, with a wonderful variety of birds from south, east and even central Africa. Birdlife is always the best during the wet season, when the bush is emerald-green and when Palearctic and intra-African migrants visit Zambia.

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2017 Bucket List By Cresta Hotels

With each New Year comes the possibility for new adventures, memories and travel resolutions. This year, why not take advantage of the placement of Cresta’s 17 hotels and lodges across Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.


Vic Falls Carnival 2016

The 3 day, New Year’s extravaganza that is the Vic Falls Carnival is set to touch down on Zimbabwean soil from 29 to 31 December. The festival draws visitors from all over the globe to the usually sleepy town of Victoria Falls, to celebrate the start of the New Year in true Victoria Falls style.

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Christmas Recipe: Gammon with Cider and Cinnamon

If you’re on the lookout for a traditional Christmas ham recipe with a surprisingly spicy kick, then you’ve come to the right place.

What’s On At Cresta: Christmas 2016

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year – and the Cresta Hotels group is celebrating with a wide range of festive events across various properties.

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Chef Makaya’s Recipes of the Month

In lieu of the upcoming festive season, which often features a variety of dinner parties with family and friends, Leandrah Makaya – Head Chef at Cresta Lodge’s Chatters Restaurant – has put together recipes for a delectable three course meal.

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Mini Zimbabwe Travel Guide

Planning a trip to a foreign country can be daunting for even the most experienced travellers – and arranging a holiday in Zimbabwe is no different.

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Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo 2016

Want to learn more about the diverse beauty of Botswana and meet the individuals who make its tourism sector tick? We’ve got just the event for you! From Monday the 28th of November to Friday the 2nd of December, the Botswana Tourism Organisation is bringing the Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo to Kasane! The BotswanaRead more

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Tips for a Chobe Safari

Spanning approximately 11 700 sq kms, the Chobe National Park is the ideal location to witness the natural movement and behaviour of some of the continents most fascinating wildlife. Comprised of floodplains, swamps and woodland, the diversity of fauna and flora that is found along one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers is unparalleled- making a ChobeRead more

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Maun International Arts Festival 2016

The annual Maun International Arts Festival (MIAF) is bringing another round of culture and entertainment to the streets of Maun for the sixth year running!

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The Best Spots for a Zimbabwe Sunset

A country of breath-taking, diverse terrain and awe-inspiring freshwater systems, Zimbabwe boasts an abundance of picturesque spots to watch the sunset. To aid you in choosing the perfect place, we’ve put together a few of our favourites.

Chobe National Park Elephants

Home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant, the Chobe National Park is fondly and aptly known as ‘The Land of the Giants’.

Harare Accommodation

Cresta Lodge Harare Rewarded At AZTA Awards

Earlier this month, Cresta Lodge Harare were awarded First Runner Up in the Best City Hotel category at the annual Association of Zimbabwean Travel Agents (AZTA) Awards. About the Awards Held in Harare, the AZTA awards recognise and reward a select number of lodges, hotels, airlines, agents and companies in the tourism industry. Qualities consideredRead more

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Tee-Off for a Good Cause

Make sure your swing is on form because it’s time for the annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day. On Friday the 16th of September, players will tee-off at 10am at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club for a day of fun on the fairway. The Golf Day is open to any participants and organisations,Read more

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Finding the Big Five in Botswana

Spotting the Big Five on an African safari is a quint-essential travel experience when visiting this dynamic continent. Visitors travel from far and wide to see these magnificent beasts in action. Botswana is one of the most fertile and abundant destinations in Africa, making in an ideal location to witness these incredible animals in theirRead more

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What’s Happening at Cresta – August 2016

As winter slowly comes to a close, it’s a fantastic time of year to get outside and re-join society. Why not take advantage of the numerous specials and promotions on the go at several Cresta Hotels? Have a look through the list of upcoming events across Botswana below, and take your pick: Cresta Jwaneng ConferenceRead more

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Family Friendly Things to Do in Lusaka

There’s no better way to spend quality family time than to take a trip with the ones you love. Lusaka is a prime destination to do just that. There is a plethora of family friendly things to do in Lusaka, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best to make deciding howRead more

2016 Orange Selebi Phikwe Marathon

Get your running shoes ready, and your best cheering voice out, it’s time for the 2016 Orange Selebi Phikwe Marathon. Formally known as the Bosele Marathon, this epic race has been gracing Selebi Phikwe and its surrounding area since 1985. This 42.2km race takes place on Saturday the 30th of July, and is generously sponsoredRead more