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Cresta Mowana Safari Pack List


Situated on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in Botswana, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is an excellent launch-pad from which to explore the magical wonders of the untamed African wilderness. Figuring out what to pack on holiday is always a daunting task, even more so when you’re sure to be setting offRead more

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What’s on at Cresta – Festive Season 2017


On the hunt for last-minute Festive Season events and accommodation specials? Well, the team at Cresta Hotels has you covered. Take a look at some of our upcoming events and exclusive specials over the Christmas period below, and get booking!

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Chef’s Corner at Cresta Sprayview.


Richard Dhaitiya, Head Chef at Cresta Sprayview shares some of his delightful recipes. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and treat your better half to a delectable night-in, or – even better – show off your culinary skills during your next dinner party. Starter – Fillet steak tartare with horseradish crème fraîche   Ingredients (Makes 2Read more

Mini Zambia Travel Guide


Planning a trip to a foreign country is often a daunting task for even the most experienced of travellers. From visa requirements and currency questions, to languages spoken and what to pack to suit the weather, there are endless things to figure out. To make organising your holiday to Zambia a bit easier, we’ve putRead more

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Victoria Falls: Gateway to Adventure


When you think of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, think beyond the spectacular natural wonder of the Falls themselves. “The smoke that thunders” is but part of the magic of this superb and unspoilt part of Africa. And it is only a 90-minute flight from Johannesburg.

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Finding the Big Five in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe is a one of a kind wildlife destination that is slowly making its way back onto the safari scene as a contender for the best game viewing in Africa. Not only is it home to some of the last remaining untouched wildlife reserves on the continent, it boasts some of the highest elephant numbersRead more

Cresta Victoria Falls App


Consumers are spending increasingly more time on their mobile phones, and there is a growing trend among travellers to engage in business transactions from their mobile devices. In line with this global mobile trend, visitors to the Victoria Falls can download the free Cresta Victoria Falls app for all the advice needed for an amazingRead more

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The Liuwa Plains Wildebeest Migration


In November, as the rainy season in Zambia begins, massive herds of blue wildebeest arrive at the Liuwa Plain National Park. The second largest congregation of wildebeest in Africa, the Liuwa Plain wildebeest migration is one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles. Here, we highlight all you need to know about this incredible phenomenon. About theRead more

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Visiting Zimbabwe in October


To many, October is considered to be the best time to visit Zimbabwe. With fantastic game viewing, enticing shoulder season specials, and the beautiful sight of Jacarandas in bloom, it offers an experience unlike any other. To entice you further, we’ve put together a detailed guide to visiting Zimbabwe in October. Game Viewing at itsRead more

Cresta Marakanelo Welcomes New Managing Director


Cresta Marakanelo welcomes the appointment of new Managing Director, Mr. Mokwena Morulane with effect from 9 October 2017. Mr. Morulane brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his previous background in management and accounting.

Castle Lager National Braai Day Zimbabwe


Another edition of the Biggest Braai activity in Zimbabwe – The Castle Lager Zimbabwe National Braai Day – is set to be held on 28 October 2017 at Old Hararians Sport Club in Harare. Last year saw a record of 12 680 kgs of meat consumed and this year that is expected to increase toRead more

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Okavango Delta Sunrises – PhotoBlog


Okavango Delta sunrises are quite a spectacle to behold. It all begins very slowly and then all at once.

What’s on at Cresta: October 2017


Next month, why not treat yourself to a mid-week or weekend getaway with Cresta Hotels? Providing you with the perfect excuse to book that mini holiday you’ve been longing for, many of the different hotels and lodges across Zimbabwe and Botswana are running exclusive accommodation and dining specials. Here we highlight a portion of what’sRead more

Top Restaurants in Victoria Falls


Victoria Falls is fast becoming one of the hottest tourist spots in Africa thanks to its incredible natural beauty, a fine selection of hotels and adventure opportunities in the area. After a long day white water rafting or walking around the falls, you’re going to build up an appetite. Thankfully, there are lots of dinner spotsRead more

Adrenaline Activities in Victoria Falls

Adrenaline Activities in Victoria Falls


Upon seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time, Dr. David Livingstone uttered the words, “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The beauty of the Victoria Falls is only matched by the pure adrenaline activities it has toRead more

Okavango Delta birdwatching

Okavango Delta Birdwatching Tours


The wetlands of the Okavango Delta have an enviable reputation as Africa’s most desirable birdwatching paradise. The world famous aquatic scenery of the Delta sustains a myriad of species both local and migratory that attract keen birders from around the world. Here’s what you have to look forward to on Okavango Delta birdwatching tours.

Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Zimbabwe International Film Festival


The Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) returns for the 19th year in a row, in partnership with International Images Festival for Women (IIFF) from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2017. The collaboration between IIFF and ZIFF is the first joint festival of its kind. It is hoped that the combined strengthRead more

Introducing Cresta Maun Hotel


The most recent addition to the Cresta Hotels portfolio, Cresta Maun Hotel is a stylish establishment situated at the gateway to the Okavango Delta. As the official tourism capital of Botswana, the city of Maun attracts a steady stream of local and international visitors throughout the year, all of whom are looking to enjoy theRead more

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Highlight: Chobe National Park


A wildlife oasis in the heart of northern Botswana, Chobe National Park is unrivaled for big game viewing and beautiful scenery. Not only is it home to the largest elephant herds in Africa, it also packs a punch in terms of exceptional accommodation. By size, Chobe National Park is the third largest park in BotswanaRead more

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Palapye Colour Festival 2017


The long awaited Palapye Colour Festival is set to take place on 5 August 2017, hosting the people of Palapye for a fun, vibrant and safe colour experience. The event, hosted by Nandoland Empire in partnership with Letstainment Events, is to be held at Nkau’s Farm opposite Morupule Coal Mine.