Articles tagged 'victoria falls'

Trump offered land to develop golf course 25 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered United States President Donald Trump an opportunity to develop a golf course in the resort town of Victoria Falls as he takes his charm offensive to White House. Wearing his trademark scarf with the colours of the Zimbabwean flag, Mnangagwa mad...
African Sun in massive profit growth 5 September 2018 HARARE - African Sun says its profit surged 1 536 percent to $3,11 million during the half year ended June 30, 2018 from $191 240 in the  same period last year, driven by an increase in tourist arrivals from key source markets. The listed hotels and leisure chain's revenue was up 29 percent to...
Victoria Falls turn to solar lighting 29 May 2018 HARARE - Victoria Falls Town Council is inviting bidders for the installation of solar street lighting on selected roads in the resort town. Town clerk Ronnie Dube said bidders were being invited to express interest in the installation of solar street lights under a private public community pa...
300m solar plant for Vic Falls 21 April 2018 HARARE - Southpole Consulting Private Limited (Southpole) has secured $300 million to construct a 125 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Victoria Falls. SouthPole, which has made an application to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) said the project has primarily been conceived for...
Wedding at the majestic Falls 16 April 2018 VICTORIA FALLS - Victoria Falls has earned itself a worldwide reputation as a ''destination'' wedding venue and is very busy with weddings in and around the Falls. Folks from all over the world are choosing to have their special day with family and friends at this prestigious tourist resort. ...
Luxurious hotel for Vic Falls 12 April 2018 HARARE - Victoria Falls will soon boast a new luxury boutique called Mbano Manor Hotel, set to be launched in the first half of 2019, the Financial Gazette can reveal. The driving force behind Mbano Manor Hotel, Mati Nyazema, said the hotel was going to offer a unique and nature-based travel e...
AAT in drive to protect Vic Falls 16 March 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's leading leisure firms has invested in a plastic waste recycling plant in Victoria Falls to protect the environment around one of the world's seven natural wonders. Africa Albida Tourism, which operates a string of top end leisure outfits in the Zambezi basin, said in...
Victoria Falls Airport overwhelmed by visitors 17 January 2018 HARARE - The recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has insufficient capacity to meet burgeoning air traffic demands, spurring a problem of congestion and delays. As traffic continues to grow with airlines jostling to introduce direct flights to Victoria Falls,...
Funding shortfall stalls Vic Falls hospital's ICU 3 October 2017 HARARE - A critical funding shortfall has stalled completion of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Victoria Falls District Hospital, Health and Child Care deputy minister Aldrin Musiiwa has said. Bekithemba Mpofu, Hwange West MP, had asked the deputy minister to explain to the august House w...
Vic Falls hotel occupancy 25pc up 16 August 2017 HARARE - Hotel operators in Victoria Falls are reporting a better-than-expected half year profit and raising their earnings forecast for the year, helped by a boost in business travel following a recently commissioned $150 million international airport. This comes after Kenya Airways and Ethio...
New airlines boost Vic Falls tourism boom 16 July 2017 HARARE - The recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has spurred brisk tourism business in the resort town. This comes after Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airways — in April — introduced direct flights to Victoria Falls from Nairobi and Addis Ababa respectively. ...
Ethiopian Airlines to launch Vic Falls flight 24 March 2017 HARARE - Ethiopean Airlines will launch its maiden Victoria Falls flight this Sunday. The airline's group chief executive, Tewolde GebreMariam said the four weekly flights into the resort town were part of the carrier's expansion plans linking the world to one of the world's seven natural wond...
Bumper Xmas for Dube 7 December 2016 HARARE - Chinotimba Primary School pupil Bujtilo Dube received an early Christmas present after starring during the A and J Construction Matabeleland North Primary Schools Cricket tournament held at Baobab Primary School in Victoria Falls. The Grade Six pupil illuminated the six-team tournamen...
'Make tourist attractions accessible' 2 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) says the country’s tourism industry must become fully adapted to catering for people with disabilities. “This also widens the focus to include people who are excluded from such exposure because of financial limitations, and part of our opening out to...
Bulawayo-Vic Falls passenger train derails 16 July 2016 HARARE - A Bulawayo-bound passenger train derailed this week on its way from Victoria Falls, due to a collapse of the railway system. The railway system had apparently been vandalised by gold panners mining along the line. The incident occurred just after Hwange around the Intundla area. ...
Vic Falls water levels 'slowly rising' 27 January 2016 HARARE - Water levels at Victoria Falls are slowly rising due to rains received in the Zambezi Valley catchment area, authorities said. The water levels at the alluring holiday destination dropped to an all-time low between October and November last year since 1995, echoing the 1992 drought. ...
Vic Falls tourism players resist council rates 22 May 2015 HARARE - Tourism operators in Victoria Falls are prepared to defend themselves in courts over non-payment of rates after the resort town’s local authority increased them by an astronomical 650 percent, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has revealed. Karikoga Kaseke, ZTA’s chief executive told P...
Zimbabweans blast Mugabe jamboree 28 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabweans have described President Robert Mugabe's lavish birthday bash today, scheduled for the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls, as obscene and a clear testimony that he is an insensitive leader. Champagne and caviar, as well as elephant steak and buffalo rump will be in ampl...
Mugabe birthday party to blow $1mln 19 February 2015 HARARE - In a shocking development, it has emerged that the country's poorly-paid civil servants are being forced to contribute towards President Robert Mugabe's extravagant birthday bash to be held in Victoria Falls at the end of the month. The secretary-general of the Progressive Teachers' U...
SAA to up Zim flights 22 October 2014 HARARE - South African Airways (SAA) plans to introduce direct daily double flights from Johannesburg to Victoria (Vic) Falls, Zimbabwe. Aaron Munetsi, the airline’s regional manager for Africa and the Middle East, said they will commence the service upon completion of the $150 million refurbi...
The ground ZC wants to build 4 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is adamant that their ambitious project to construction of a 10 000 seater cricket ground in Victoria Falls is on course. The ground will be constructed in a basin facing the gorge and the falls, along the Bulawayo- Victoria Falls railway line. The ground brea...
Bulawayo Agenda officials acquitted 23 August 2014 VICTORIA FALLS - A Victoria Falls magistrate on Thursday set free four Bulawayo Agenda (BA) officials who had been on trial for contravening provisions of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa). The four BA officials, Mmeli Dube (the research, information and advocacy officer), Butholezwe Kg...
SA anxious about Zim 10 August 2014 HARARE - As Zimbabwe prepares to host the 34th Sadc Summit of Heads of State and Government in Victoria Falls in a week’s time, it has emerged that the regional power, South Africa, is once again “very anxious” about developments in the country, particularly Harare’s fast deteriorating economic c...
Hifa, Vic Falls Carnival get CNN kudos 10 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) and the Victoria Falls Carnival have been included among seven must-see African festivals by Cable News Network (CNN). The two Zimbabwean festivals are joined ibn the top seven by Lake of Stars (Malawi), Cape Town International J...
MDC suspends councillors 15 November 2013 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC on Wednesday suspended three Victoria Falls councillors for allegedly receiving bribes from Transport minister and Umguza legislator Obert Mpofu during the mayoral elections two months ago. Ritchie Mguni  of Ward 5, Norris Nyathi, Ward 7 and Ward 8 coun...