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Escape from Reality

Example holiday

Escape from Reality

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, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

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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Escape from Reality

Example Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Escape from Reality

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 15 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Escape from Reality

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 Kapama Game Reserve.

The Kapama Game Reserve is home to the iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa - the Big Five - as well as over 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Game drives and bush walks offer fascinating encounters with wildlife, or for something different, try sleeping out under the stars in a 4 poster bed with just the noises of the bush to lull you to sleep, or swopping a morning game drive for a hot air balloon ride.


Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you are transferred back to the airport.

Airlink 4Z658 (Economy Class): Fly from Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS) departing at 13:50 to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), arriving at 16:25

Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met by your driver. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is situated in the heart of the city's most sought-after areas. Enjoy a truly unique dining experience at Yizani Restaurant, which lives up to its isiXhosa name that translates to 'come in - welcome'. Stay fit with the help of the fully-equipped fitness centre, cool down at the outdoor pool, or indulge in decadent cocktails and fine wines at the hotel bar.


Day 8

You will need to check out of your room this morning but you store your luggage at the hotel until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport early evening. Alternatively, 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.

You will be taken to the International Departure Terminal, where you will check in for your overnight flight to Mauritius.

Air Mauritius MK844 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 22:05 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 05:10 the next day


Day 9

Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island, and then transferred to your hotel. You will be able to head straight to the beach or the pool while you wait for your room to become ready, or alternatively we can arrange an early check in (additional cost) for as soon as you arrive.

Built in an arc around a beautiful beach, Zilwa Attitude offers a breathtaking view on the 5 islands of the northern coast. Guests can discover in any of the amazing restaurants an array of delicious cuisine, with blends of spicy and exquisite tastes. At dusk, bury your feet in the sand, relax into one of the comfy sofas and bean bags and enjoy the peace and serenity of the tropical night and admire the magnificent moonrise over the silver lagoon.

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Day 16

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 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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Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Game Reserve: 3 Nights

Kapama Southern Camp is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve, which is home to the Big 5 of the African bush - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - and offers guests an unforgettable safari adventure with all the big game as well as 42 other mammal species and over 350 bird species.

Rise with the sun, wake up with coffee and then head out into the crisp morning on your morning drive to track down the tallest, the biggest, the fastest, the smallest and the slowest on the reserve. The night safari starts off with high tea before climbing onto your 4x4 vehicle and heading out into the bush. Spot the game making their way to the waterholes and preparing for the approaching nightfall. After sundowner drinks watching the sun settle beyond the horizon, the game drive proceeds with a flash light to spot the nocturnal creatures who own the night.

Inbetween game drives, cool off in the pool, just perfect for those hot summer days or to refresh you after an exciting safari through the bush. Alternatively relax in the lounge with a good book and cool refreshment from the bar.

The 15 suites at Southern Camp have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife. Private patios offer the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sundowners while game watching at the same time. There is also 7 villas, which each have their own private lap pool, inside and outside showers, and a romantic fireplace open to the bathroom and bedroom. The 3 Family Villas have a separate connected bedroom for children.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the elegant, open-sided dining room, which offers an enchanting dining experience. The wine cellar is a focal point in the room, with the fine South Africa estate collection showcased behind frameless glass. The traditional outdoor boma is the favoured setting for dinner, weather permitting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy diverse and tasteful cuisine conjured by chefs right before them.

Example Details For Kapama Southern Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Suite
Includes: Three meals per day; tea/coffee; afternoon teatime snacks; 2 shared game drives daily (including night drive by spotlight) in open safari vehicles; a selection of drinks including local alcoholic beverages on the evening game drive sundowner stop; the Kapama Conservation Levy; and complimentary road transfers between the camp and Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included.

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

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Kapama Southern Camp

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Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Cape Town: 4 Nights

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa.  The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

One of the main tourist attractions is the tastefully restored V&A Waterfront, with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity.  The City Bowl is home to many museums and historical buildings, which can all be viewed from a 'topless' hop on / hop off tourist bus, complete with interesting commentary as you ride around the city.

The adventurous can climb up (or abseil down) Table Mountain, windsurf or kitesurf at Bloubergstrand Beach, dive in shark tanks, or do any one of a dozen more adrenalin pumping activities. For a more relaxed pace of life, there are miles of sandy beaches for soaking up the African sun, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Nestled between the majesty of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the popular V&A Waterfront. The hotel provides a regular shuttle service (at a nominal cost) to and from the Waterfront area.

Enjoy a truly unique dining experience at Yizani Restaurant, which lives up to its isiXhosa name that translates to ‘come in… Welcome’. Stay fit with the help of the fully-equipped fitness centre, cool down at the outdoor pool, enjoy a pampering experience in the spa, or indulge in decadent cocktails and fine wines at the hotel bar.

The well-appointed 546 guest rooms are all designed with quality and comfort in mind, with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The décor is tasteful and classy with an edge. Amenities cater for all possible requirements and include 24 hour in room dining. Free high speed Wi-Fi is also offered. In addition, the suites have a sitting area as well as a large en suite bathroom with a separate shower.

Example Details For Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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Zilwa Attitude

Mauritius: 7 Nights

Situated on the north coast of Mauritius, in Calodyne, close to the fishermen's village of Grand Gaube, Zilwa Attitude is different and unique with its 100% Mauritian concept. Built in an arc around a beautiful beach, this 4* hotel is the ideal place to relax, to unwind or just to slow down.

Zilwa Attitude offers a breathtaking view on the 5 islands of the northern coast - Coin de Mire, Ile Plate, Ilot Gabriel, Ile Ronde and Ile aux Serpents. Complimentary water activities include glass bottom boat trips, kayaking, pedal boats, laser boats, snorkelling, windsurfing, water polo and stand up paddle boards.   The hotel also has a PADI dive centre (additional cost). A few meters from the shore, Gran Zil and Ti Zil, 2 very small private islands invite guests to either, relax and enjoy a delicious barbecue at lunch time or a massage at any time during the day.

True to the hotel concept, guests can discover in any of the special theme restaurants a delicious cuisine, a blend of spicy and exquisite tastes, a culinary know-how acquired from the cultural diversity of the island.

The 214 rooms have been designed to match the needs and expectations of each guest - in each category, the rooms have their own identity and personality.

Some of the rooms are more family orientated, and others quieter and slightly in the background for couples - but all have a rustic atmosphere and a contemporary charm.

The hotel also boasts 4 swimming pools and a spa and once a week, a sega show is performed in the evening.

Example Details For Zilwa Attitude

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

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

As of the 18th March 2020, passport holders from certain countries are now required to obtain a visa before travelling to South Africa - including the United Kingdom; United States of America; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; and New Zealand.

All international travellers are therefore advised to contact their local South Africa High Commission or Embassy to establish whether they need to apply for a visa. There may be a fee charged for issuing a visa. Please note that some visas may 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. Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board.

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 if you require a visa to enter the country - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES. If you do not need a visa, one page is sufficient.

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 - a blank Parental Consent Affidavit can be downloaded from http://southafricahouseuk.com/documents/parentconaff.pdf), 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 the South African High Commission via http://southafricahouseuk.com/ or 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 current passport and visa 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 South Africa.

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

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.

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Important Travel Information For Mauritius

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

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. 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 a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Mauritius and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps (at least 2).

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 current passport and visa 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, according to the Mauritius Ministry of Health, include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania. For the full list of countries that the Mauritius Ministry of Health deem as being infected areas, please check here:

http://health.govmu.org/English/Pages/Travellers-Advice.aspx