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White Sands And Safari Adventure

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White Sands And Safari Adventure

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, followed by a detailed page on each destination.

Important travel information for visitors to South Africa and Mauritius is included at the back of this document.

All the holidays we offer to our clients are tailor-made so we can adjust this trip to fit in with your travel dates, interests, preferred accommodation...and of course your budget.

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White Sands And Safari Adventure

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Holiday Title: White Sands And Safari Adventure

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 11 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: White Sands And Safari Adventure

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Hoedspruit Airport. You will be met in the airport building by your driver and once you have collected your luggage you will be transferred to the Klaserie Game Reserve.

At nThambo Tree Camp, every day begins and ends with a game drive through this vibrant part of the Southern Klaserie Game Reserve, while the camp offers open views onto an active waterhole and all the animals that use it. Leopard and lion, Africa's biggest cats, prowl the bushveld and their calls can be heard in the night when you are falling asleep. Other wildlife you may encounter on game drives include elephant, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, zebra, giraffe, steenbok, duiker, mongoose, baboon, vervet monkey, hippo, warthog and many others.

Klaserie Game Reserve

3 nights at nThambo Tree Camp


Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you are transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Airlink 4Z874 (Economy Class): Fly from Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS) departing at 14:30 to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB), arriving at 15:30

Take the complimentary shuttle bus to your airport hotel.


Day 5

Take the complimentary shuttle bus back to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight to Mauritius. Passengers are advised to check in at least 2.5 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

Air Mauritius MK950 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 09:30 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 15:15

Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island and then transferred to your hotel.

Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, the all-inclusive Veranda Palmar is bursting with charm. Those who love watersports will be particularly spoilt with the chance to dive, kitesurf, sail and water ski - this is the place to lap up the sea in its totality. The gardens are planted with coconut palms which gently rustle in the cool sea breezes.


Day 12

You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.

 
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nThambo Tree Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve: 3 Nights

Experience a true Kruger safari at nThambo Tree Camp, an eco-friendly camp which provides a truly personal safari experience. The camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. On a game drive safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers and Shangaan trackers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. Night drives are also an option for those who want to see the nocturnal wildlife, while optional bush walks can be arranged too.

The main camp and guest areas include a comfortable lounge and dining area under thatch. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other's company and share stories of the day's game sightings. There is also a boma area with a camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braai cooked over the open fire. During the hot summer months guests can relax around the splash pool - don't be surprised if there is a herd of elephants approaching to drink the water!

In the evenings the main area is lit with lanterns while plug points in the chalets can be used to charge your camera batteries. There is also Wi-Fi available in the lounge and bar area.

Accommodation is comfortable with a touch of bush luxury. There are 5 solar-powered tree house chalets, each raised on wooden stilts.  The floor is wooden decking and the walls are canvas tent with a thatched roof.  In addition, each chalet has a verandah which overlooks the plain in front of camp with views of the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. All the chalets are reasonably spaced out from each other ensuring privacy for all guests.

Example Details For nThambo Tree Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House Chalet
Includes: Full Board Package: All meals; tea/coffee; bush walks; the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies; and shared game drives are included.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

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nThambo Tree Camp

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Protea Hotel OR Tambo

Johannesburg: 1 Night

The 4* Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, just minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport - a mere 3 km to be precise.

Themed around an aircraft hangar, the industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows that overlook the aeroplanes as they dock and take off.

Relax at the hotel's heated swimming pool with sun lounges built inside the pool. Fitness enthusiasts can make use of the 24 hour in-house Techno Gym.

Guests can experience fine fusion cuisine and delicacies at the vibrant a la carte restaurant, The Warehouse which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the skilled chef and his team.

The restaurant echoes the hotel's industrial aircraft theme with wooden shipment boxes that line the walls and aircraft parts that hang in strategic areas. In the summer months, you can enjoy an open air meal on the terrace or by the pool. Room service is available 24 hours a day for those who are too jet lagged to step out of their room.

Each of the modern, well-appointed rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. All bedroom windows, with blackout curtains, are double glazed to drastically reduce take-off and landing noise for your convenience.

The hotel also offers a complimentary daily airport shuttle between the hours of 06:15 and 22:45.

Example Details For Protea Hotel OR Tambo

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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Protea Hotel OR Tambo

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Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel

Mauritius: 7 Nights

Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, shady palm trees…what more could you want?  The 3* Plus Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel is situated on the superb east coast of Mauritius, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius and a magnificent lagoon that sparkles as the sun rises. The gardens are planted with coconut palms and royal palms which quietly rustle in the cool sea breezes.

The translucent blue waters of the ocean are bordered by an endless white beach. Those who love water sports will be particularly spoilt, with the chance to dive, kitesurf, sail, kayak, snorkel and water ski…a place to lap up the warm enticing warm waters of the Indian Ocean in its totality.

With its thatched roofs, whitewashed walls and huge bougainvillea, the hotel is just bursting with charm. There are a wide choice of eating options, including Mauritian and international cuisine as well as seafood specialties. Meals are enjoyed with a view of the swimming pool or of the crystal blue lagoon.

In the evenings as well, you can enjoy Sega, Indian or African happenings. Live music and DJs are organised to encourage you onto the dance floor.

Simple but warm and welcoming, the 77 rooms are designed for easy living. All rooms either have a balcony or a terrace at garden level, and either face the garden, pool or sea.

The Seven Colours Wellness Lounge is wonderfully zen in atmosphere, a space to revive body and spirit. The exclusive treatments on offer are not limited to just a simple massage, and all clients will receive a personalised treatment depending on their energy and mood that day.

Example Details For Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Comfort Room
Includes: All Inclusive basis.

Location

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Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Additional requirements and restrictions may apply for travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel Butlers aim to highlight these requirements to affected clients, however the onus remains with the traveller to ensure they are aware of any requirements and restrictions that will apply to their own trip.

For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:

UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of South Africa deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter South Africa when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain, Switzerland.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local South Africa High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries (including New Zealand) are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa so to avoid problems on arrival, we advise that your passport meets this requirement instead. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: It has been recently announced that the immigration laws for children travelling to South Africa who do NOT require a visa are to be relaxed, however not all airlines have updated their systems at the moment to reflect this amendment. Therefore, until we have received notification that all systems have been fully updated with the new relaxed rules, we are strongly advising that all passengers still adher to these following guidelines:

Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned.

If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced.

If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent.

Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details.

There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request.

PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact your local South Africa Embassy or High Commission,  or contact the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

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Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

Tap water is purified and safe to drink in major cities and towns, however, we do advise that you do not drink the water in more remote places such as the camps in the National Parks - the water may be safe to drink, but it simply is not worth the risk, as bottled water is widely available.

Whatever you do, do not drink water from any river lake without firstly purifying the water. Always take water with you when you go on a hike, and have a bottle in the car on a long journey to avoid dehydration.

There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 10177 and ask for an ambulance.

Languages And Culture

The 11 official languages are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, English, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda and Ndebele. Whilst many visitors will hear at least a couple of the tribal languages during the course of their stay, it is possible to travel extensively and comfortably with just English as a language.

The South African society is quite liberal, as gay marriage was legalised in 2006 nationwide and everyone’s rights are protected under the constitution. In some more rural areas, however, the local people may not be quite as liberal thinking, so whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship if travelling to a rural/remote area.

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Important Travel Information For Mauritius

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated 01 April 2021:

Until 31 May 2021, the Mauritian government is allowing certain international visitors entry to Mauritius under subject to the following quarantine restrictions. To enter Mauritius, you must:

  • Book airline travel and accommodation via the official Mauritian Tourism Promotion Agency website.
  • Undergo a period of “in room” quarantine in a government-approved hotel on a full board basis for 14 days on arrival.
  • Take a COVID-19 test no more than 5-7 days before your departure for Mauritius and demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
  • Take a COVID-19 test on the day of arrival, and on day 7 and day 14 of your stay. If at any point, you receive a positive test result, you will be transferred to a public medical facility for treatment.

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Mauritius deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Mauritius when travelling as a tourist:

United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; Switzerland; South Africa.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Mauritius High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. You can also check this website: http://passport.govmu.org/English/Passport%20and%20Visa%20Requirement%20in%20Mauritius/Pages/Visa-Requirements-in-Mauritius.aspx.

Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. Your passport should have at least one blank page.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Mauritius.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is no risk of malaria in Mauritius, however cases of dengue fever transmitted by mosquitoes have been reported. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

Stonefish stings are rare but can be fatal. Seek urgent medical attention if you are stung. Many hotels stock anti-venom serum.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mauritius, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Mauritius. However, in accordance with the Mauritius Ministry of Health regulations, Mauritius requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia.

For the full list of countries that the Mauritius Ministry of Health deem as being infected areas for Yellow Fever, as well as further medical guidance for Mauritius, please check here: https://govmu.org/EN/infoservices/healthandmedicalservices/Pages/healthadvice.aspx

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Important Travel Information For Mauritius

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Languages And Culture

The official languages of Mauritius are English and French, with the latter being more widely spoken. Other languages on the island include Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Arabic, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Mauritius is a relatively conservative society. Although homosexuality is not prohibited by law, local attitudes can be less tolerant and public displays of affection may attract negative attention. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.