Most-read travel stories for the week

2014-03-07 15:56
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For South African travellers seeking to experience the rather non-traditional, off-the-beaten-track offerings of Namibia - check out these suggestions by Open Africa.

Cape Town - Increased security checks for a local low-cost airline, an Oscar Pistorius trial analysis tongue lashing for SA as a destination and Kruger Park flooding dominated the travel headlines this week.

In case you missed it, here are the five most-read stories on News24 Travel.

5. Mango to intensify security checks
Low cost airline Mango says passengers who have booked with a credit or debit card should expect additional security checks when checking in.

4. Is South Africa a failed country?
While one particular US lawyer considers South Africa "a failed and lawless country", the number of tourists visiting reflects a different opinion.

3. Five pics ridiculing potholes
Who can forget the R36 "Splash or Crash" image of the woman taking a bath in a gigantic pothole. Potholes are not only a South African problem it seems. Take a look.

2. Where airplanes go to die
We were wondering what happens to a plane after it hits a building at OR Tambo?

1. Pics: Floods in Kruger

So far nine camps in total have been closed and bush-lovers heading to the Kruger National Park this weekend may have to adjust their plans as heavy rains and flooding affects mostly the Southern parts of Kruger.

We also received these amazing images from one of our readers, showing the dramatic helicopter river rescue after a safari vehicle got swept away by a burst river in Limpopo. Take a look.

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