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Classic Combo

Example holiday

Classic Combo

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 Seychelles 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.

All our travel consultants have extensive knowledge of travel throughout Southern and East Africa, and our strong relationships with suppliers mean that our rates to you will always be competitive.

Let us take the hard work out of planning your trip: you can get in touch either by giving us a call on +44 (0) 1932 428380, completing the Enquiry Form on our website or emailing us at info@travelbutlers.com.

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Classic Combo

Example Itinerary

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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Classic Combo

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Seychelles for 9 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: Classic Combo

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 then be transferred to the Balule Reserve.

Set on the cool banks of the Olifants River in the Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park, the award-winning Pondoro Game Lodge offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a canvas on which to create an unforgettable African safari. Off-road driving enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements. Your experienced guide will not only use all their vast knowledge and bush craft to try and show you the notorious Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and other plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, but they will do their best to paint memories of an Africa that will never fade away.

Balule Nature Reserve

3 nights at Pondoro Game Lodge


Day 4

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

Airlink 4Z872 (Economy Class): Fly from Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS) departing at 11:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 12:20

Exit the terminal and make your own way to the shuttle terminus behind the InterContinental Hotel. Wait here for the Emperors Palace bus - the shuttle vans are black with the Emperors Palace logo on the sides and the drivers wear a black Emperors Palace Uniform. The complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the airport terminals operates every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00 daily.

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, the Peermont Mondior Hotel features spacious rooms which are all fitted with cutting-edge technology and furnished in an elegant and contemporary African style. Hotel guests also have access to the casino, dining, entertainment and spa facilities at the Emperors Palace Entertainment Resort.


Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight to Seychelles. Passengers are advised to check in at least 2.5 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure.

Air Seychelles HM060 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:50 to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), arriving at 20:45

Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration at Mahe Airport and collected your luggage, you need to make your way into the Arrivals Hall to the Welcome Kiosk of our representative in Seychelles. Here, you will be welcomed to the island and then transferred to your hotel.

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove is situated on 3 km of sparkling ivory sands at the western tip of Seychelles in the bay of the famous and picturesque Beau Vallon Beach.


Day 10

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 can 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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Pondoro Game Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve: 3 Nights

Pondoro is set on the banks of the Olifants River inside the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Morning and evening game drives are done in open game drive vehicles, and regular Big 5 sightings (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard) are encountered during game drives.

Because the lodge is situated on a river, hippos and crocodiles are also regularly seen during bushwalks, and 3 bush hides overlooking waterholes can also be visited.

Between game drives, nature walks and peaceful afternoon naps, enjoy a dip in the sparkling rock pool, a spot of sun bathing or browse through the library. The Pondoro bar is the ideal spot to quench your thirst and grab a snack.

The Serenity Spa offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence. Revitalize your mind, body and soul with classic spa treatments which range from a glass covered steam room, a spa bath under the wide African sky to a massage in the privacy of your room.

The lodge has 3 standard chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each standard chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme, and all have en-suite bathrooms (with a shower overlooking the river), air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.

For guests looking for the ultimate luxury, there are 5 spacious suites, which are all air-conditioned and architecturally designed, offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite has a private wooden deck, a lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart.

Example Details For Pondoro Game Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Chalet
Includes: Three meals daily; tea/coffee; mineral water; soft drinks; house wines; selection of spirits; daily morning and evening game drives; and nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers are included.

Children over the age of 12 are permitted on nature walks.

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

Location

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Pondoro Game Lodge

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Peermont Mondior

Johannesburg: 1 Night

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, the Peermont Mondior is part of the Emperors Palace - a sensational resort that combines the timeless classical elegance of Rome with eclectic Monte Carlo architecture, providing a world-class entertainment experience for everyone.

Feast on a fabulous variety of dishes at the culinary parade of restaurants. With international buffets, fine dining, contemporary Asian to classic Mediterranean, chic cocktail bars and relaxed family eateries, the possibilities are endless.

The Palace also showcases a celebration of local and international shows, productions and musicals in a multitude of superbly appointed entertainment venues including the Centre Court arena, Theatre of Marcellus, Red Roman Shed and The Barnyard Theatre.

Peermont Mondior guests also have access to the majestic Emperors Palace Casino, where every turn of a card and spin of a wheel, deals a winning combination of excitement and thrills.

The 4* Peermont Mondior features 150 spacious rooms and suites which are all fitted with cutting-edge technology and furnished in an elegant and contemporary African style.

The chic Oriana restaurant offers breakfast and light meals and guests can enjoy a delectable cocktail at the Silver Moon Bar.

A complimentary shuttle service between the airport terminals and the hotel runs daily between 06:00 and 23:00.

Example Details For Peermont Mondior

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

Location

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Le Meridien Fishermans Cove

Mahe: 5 Nights

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove is located at the edge of 3 km of sparkling ivory sands on the western tip of Mahe in the bay of the famous picturesque Beau Vallon Beach. Lush gardens create an inspiring atmosphere for a romantic idyll or a serene getaway.

Beyond the simple relaxation afforded by the sand and sea, an exhilarating choice of water sport activities and spa awaits your discovery. All non-motorized water sports such as canoeing and snorkelling are offered at no extra cost to guests.  A variety of water sports can also be arranged at an extra cost in the vicinity of the Beau-Vallon Beach. Additionally, the resort offers an outdoor swimming pool and a lighted outdoor tennis court.

The resort's Fitness and Zen Spa centre features a gym, steam bath, plunge pool, and 2 double massage rooms with open-air showers. 

The 2 restaurants and bars allow you to explore innovative pairings of flavours and aromas, or else you can go for a short wander to the local bars and restaurants situated nearby.

The 68 tastefully furnished guest rooms and suites all offer views of the Indian Ocean and lush vegetation. The open plan Superior Ocean View rooms have magnificent views of the Beau Vallon Beach and either a private balcony or terrace. The spacious open plan Deluxe Ocean View rooms rest amongst verdant tropical fauna, with a private garden terrace with beachfront views. The Junior Ocean View Suites also have a private garden terrace. The Deluxe Garden View Suites have double doors opening onto a private balcony with sun loungers surrounded by pristine gardens dotted with vibrant Alamanda flowers.

The Executive Ocean Front Suites, all perched alongside the beachfront, offer the luxury of space and a private terrace with direct access to the beach just a few steps away, or choose an Executive Ocean View Suite with a private balcony.

Example Details For Le Meridien Fishermans Cove

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Superior Room (Early Bird 20% Offer applied)
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included. The Early Bird 20% Offer (CEBB36) is applicable for bookings confirmed 90 days prior to arrival.

Location

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Le Meridien Fishermans Cove

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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 Seychelles

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Irrespective of the nationality of the visitor and his or her family members (with some exceptions* - see below), there are NO VISA requirements to enter Seychelles. However, the following documents must be shown in order to obtain immigration clearance at the Seychelles International Airport:

1) A passport valid on the date of entry to and exit from Seychelles
2) Return or onward ticket
3) Proof of accommodation; including contact details
4) Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay

Presentation of all of the above documents will grant you a Visitor’s Permit that will be issued upon arrival by the Seychelles Department of Immigration. The Visitor’s Permit is initially valid for the period of visit of up to one month. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Seychelles and have sufficient blank pages for the Seychelles entry/exit stamps (at least 2).

* If you are a passport holder from certain African countries, please contact your local Seychelles High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as nationals from certain countries are required to obtain temporary visas before travelling to Seychelles. 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: 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 Seychelles.

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

There is NO risk of contracting malaria in Seychelles, as the anopheles mosquito does not exist in Seychelles. However, some 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.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Seychelles, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Seychelles. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Seychelles 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.

Health clinics exist on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and there are dispensaries on each of the islands. There are also private health and dental clinics on Mahe, Praslin and one private health clinic on La Digue. Hotels have the contact of these private practitioners should guests need medical assistance.