Yes it is definitely possible. Executive Journeys offer a group tour. Our group tours are also quoted at special rates. Our normal groups sizes range from 3 to 6 people but we can facilitate more people.
South African tours are very vivid and there is a lot of information that needs to be taken in. A child of any age will be able to visit South Africa but out of experience I’ve came to the conclusion that children over the age of seven enjoy it more that children under this age.
As discussed in Question. 1, there is a possibility that you could spend your tour with more than 6 people but it’s not likely.
A good international travel insurance company is “Insure and Go” insurance packages can be viewed and purchased on their website. www.insureandgo.com
If you are traveling alone it would not be a problem. If you booked as a single traveler and no one else made a booking on the same tour date then Executive Journeys caters for you and you alone. It would be as if you booked your own custom tour. If you booked as a single traveler and there is an existing tour already booked for the same date then we will include you in that specific tour.
All visitors need valid passports to enter South Africa. Travelers from EU, Australia, Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Japan do not require a visa for stays less than 90 days, though they technically need to provide a return ticket or the means to purchase one at their point of entry. If you are subject to visa requirements, you will need to apply for your visa at least six weeks in advance, before your departure date. You can apply at your nearest South African Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. To check the latest visa requirements, please visit www.home-affairs.gov.za
Traveling to South Africa is an exciting and adventurous journey. Packing the right equipment, gear or holiday apparel could be the difference between a “Good South African Holiday” and a “Great South African Holiday”. Here are a few tips.
a. First and foremost remember to bring your CAMARA. Extra batteries and memory cards.
b. Pack according to Seasons. Winter time during May to August is the coldest. Although our winters aren’t as cold as the European winters night times (especially when it’s windy) may be more than a little chilly. Winter time in Cape Town, South Africa is rainy season so bring a portable umbrella.
c. Remember a hat and sun protection and sunglasses. Summer and springtime is hot and sunny. Do not forget your beach wear. A good mosquito and insect repellent would be a good idea.
d. Bring practical and comfortable shoes. Bring hiking boots if you plan to take a hike. Upmarket Hotels and clubs require smart or formal clothing, so remember to bring a set or two.
e. Remember to bring extra luggage. Shopping is great in South Africa. I had a friend that regularly traveled overseas and he had a great idea on taking extra luggage on his trips. He always packed all that he needed in one large (soft or material) bag and then placed that bag in a large “Hard Case”. When he arrived at his destination he always had an extra bag and never needed to buy one unnecessary. An extra duffel bag or a backpack would not be a bad idea.
f. IPod with its charger and headphones.
g. Electrical Converter
h. Tiny flashlight
i. Watch with alarm clock
Guide book. A Good guide book that I can suggest is “Berlitz” “Cape Town” Pocket Guide.
South African Mobile Service Providers do sell cheap Mobile Phone and Pre-Paid Sim Cards. As a result of overwhelming amount of Mobile Service Providers in your own countries I would not be able to give an accurate answer if your own mobile phone will work in South Africa. The best advise that I can give is that you find out at your own Mobile service provider if they offer “international roaming”. Another alternative is that Executive Journeys can offer a Mobile Phone for the week preloaded with airtime/call time (specified by the customer) at an extra charge. These arrangements can be made through the booking page or by direct email.
South Africa’s climate is in reverse of that of the Northern Hemisphere. Mid winter time is in June – July and Summer time in December – January. Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The weather in Cape Town is very unpredictable and can change from a warm, clear sky day to a cold, grey and rainy day within minutes.
No, not if you are visiting Cape Town or any other City in South Africa. There certain areas where malaria are a common problem but not in the areas you will be visiting. Please check with your General Practitioner or Doctor to find out about any shots you may need.
As with any other country in the world, you always have to look after yourself and not lend any opportunity for anyone to do you harm. Yes I know, stories about South Africa not being safe and the high crime rate is worrisome but there is nothing to fear. Upon arrival in South Africa you will receive a short “Welcoming Seminar” where all the safety and security details will explained. These safety regulations are used by all South Africans everyday and we assure you, you will have a safe and enjoyable time in South Africa.
South Africa has a great network of roads and with its light traffic it can be very enjoyable drive. Road conditions are generally good with wide hard shoulders. South Africa has an unenviable accident record, with drunk-driving and badly loaded, unstable vehicles among the causes. Another hazard on the roads may be wild animals, particularly at night in country areas, so heed the warning signs.
Foreign drivers’ permit or license printed in English and with a photograph are valid for up to six months. International Driving Permit must be obtained for non South African citizens. You must have your driver’s license with you at all times.
All our tours have been designed to give you the most authentic experience in South Africa. All you need to do is be open minded and come experience South Africa with friends and family.
Our farewell dinner is specially added to give you that true South African Cuisine Experience. Food you must try is South African “Pap” and “Braai Vleis”.
“Berlitz” “Cape Town Pocket Guide”
Remember to stay in groups or with your tour guide. Safety always comes first. Always be friendly and enjoy every moment.