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7 Tips For Successful Travel

We all travel a lot more now than our ancestors did. We travel all over the world and only think of the jet lag, and not the vast distances we cover. Our world has become smaller and more reachable. And this is a good thing. It helps us to understand different cultures, different people with different ways of living and working. But there are a few essentials you should always check before setting off.

  1. It may seem obvious, but many people don’t bother to find out the most basic things about the country they will travel to. You should do this to avoid surprise or disappointment.
  2. Check on the kind of weather you will find where you are going.
  3. Be sure that the medical and general insurance coverage you have (you do have, don’t you?) is adequate for your destination.
  4. Do you have all the paperwork and documentation required for your trip? If not, get it!
  5. Are there any diseases you will need immunization against where you are going? Check and find out before getting exposed.
  6. If you plan on driving in the place you intend to travel to, check that you have an acceptable licence. You may need an international driving licence, for example. And are you familiar with the local driving laws where you are going? If not, become familiar, fast.
  7. Finally, the most obvious one of all: is your passport up to date? And if not, do you have enough time to renew it before you set off? You’d be surprised, amazed even, at how many people get this one wrong.
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PHUKET & KHAO LAK GOLFING

8 NIGHTS FROM R 21 990 Pricing valid until 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 Call Now to book

VALID FROM

1 OCTOBER 2019

VALID TO

31 OCTOBER 2019

  • Return flights to Thailand from Johannesburg
  • Pre-payable airport/security taxes
  • Return airport/hotel transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 4* Patong Merlin Hotel 
  • 18 Hole round of golf at the Phuket Country Club (other courses and 18 hole upgrade are available, please enquire with our consultants)
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 4* Khao Lak Merlin Resort 
  • Breakfast daily

** Round of golf includes :
– Meet and greet services at the hotel
– Private round trip transfer – hotel to the course
– Green fees and caddy fees
– Advance confirm tee off booking
– Local advice and service

Information on the Country Club Phuket

The club’s ‘Old Course’, an 18 hole, par 72 course, is a firm favorite for the high handicappers, offering a challenging but rewarding game and some of the best golf they have ever played. Despite this, the course still manages to offer a comfortable challenge for the more experienced player when teeing off from the Championship tees over a tough but fun 6,484 yards.

The 10th hole offers a particularly exciting challenge, being a par 5 which angles it’s way round a large lake with the chance of a hole in one for those with the skill and accuracy to carry true over the 240 yards of water. Routing it’s way through three scenic landscapes with 6 holes over undulating fairways, 6 holes on the level and 6 holes through shady forest, the layout of the course is as natural and relaxed as the atmosphere and staff.

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4* Amsterdam Centre Amsterdam – 5 Nights

5 Nights from only ZAR 23,109.00 per person sharing. Call us now

Netherlands, Amsterdam, With a stay at NH Amsterdam Centre, you’ll be centrally located in Amsterdam, steps from Holland Casinp and DeLaMar Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Melkweg anf Leidseplein.

What’s Included

  • FLY-IN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Return flights from Johannesburg including airline levy
  • Return airport to hotel transfers
  • 5 Nights accommodation at a 4* Nh Amsterdam Centre in Amsterdam
  • Room Only
  • Duration: 5 Nights
  • Travel Dates: 1 Sep – 30 Nov 2019
  • Offer Ends: 30 Nov 2019
  • Departs from: Johannesburg

Terms & Conditions

  • High season airfare supplement apply
  • Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TRAVELLING TO THE NETHERLANDS

  • SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Netherlands is a popular year-round destination with long hot summers and cool winters which brings snow to higher ground.  Temperatures and climatic conditions vary from one side of The Netherlands to the other and travellers should be prepared for all weather conditions. 
  • WHAT TO PACK
  • As you plan what to wear in Europe, keep in mind that the trick is to pack and wear layers. But don’t plan on just wearing tops with woollen sweaters over them. Instead, try layering like this: tank top – long sleeve shirt – cardigan – jacket. 
  • RETAIL HOURS
  • Most shops are opened every day from around 9 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. On Monday mornings, shops often don’t open until around noon. Most towns and cities have a shopping night when shops are opened until 9 p.m. This is usually on a Thursday.  Every Dutch city has its own rules for shopping on Sundays. Dates are available at the local tourist information (VVV). In most big cities, supermarkets are open every day until 10 p.m., except on Sunday’s when they close around 5.30 p.m. In other parts of the country, supermarkets are usually opened until 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, with varying opening times on Sundays.

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BALI ASTON KUTA – 7 NIGHTS

Situated within easy access to Kuta’s quiet German Beach a 5 minute walk away, nearby shopping malls and water parks.

From ZAR13,655.00 per person sharing. Call now

WHEN CAN I GO?

1 September 2019 – 1 November 2019

WELCOME TO BALI

Bali is so picturesque that you could be fooled into thinking it was an artistic masterpiece: rice paddies roll down hillsides, volcanoes soar through the clouds, the forests are lush and tropical, the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and in the villages you’ll notice the quietness and wisdom in old people’s faces. Over 20,000 temples and palaces, coupled together with colourful festivals, music and dance is testimony to the island’s rich heritage.

Kuta Beach – first discovered in the 60’s, and once a sleepy fishing village – has now transformed into the centre of Bali’s nightlife and action. Legian is where the locals, tourists and expats all mingle. Bargaining, beach activities, indulging in massages, meditating or simply reading – you name it, it’s available! For a holiday where the emphasis is on relaxation, visit Jimbaran or Sanur Beaches; whilst Nusa Dua caters for the more upmarket taste and is ideal for families and water sport enthusiasts. If beaches aren’t your ideal, then visit Ubud, where the culture and lifestyle of the Balinese wait to be discovered.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?

  • Return flights to Bali on Emirates
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room
  • Breakfast daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
  • 1 FREE Night included
  • 1 FREE Thematic Buffet Dinner

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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Italy by Rail – Rome, Florence & Venice – 7 Nights

7 nights from only ZAR 23,788.00 per person sharing Call now

What’s Included

  • FLY-IN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Rome, including airline levy
  • Arrival transfer in Rome by private Car / Minibus (from Airport or Railway Station)
  • 7 Nights accommodation in Standard rooms with daily breakfast
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels (3 nights in Rome, 2 Nights in Florence, 2 Nights in Venice)
  • 3 hours walking city tour in Rome
  • Train tickets from Rome to Florence (high speed train with seat reservation)
  • 2 hours walking city tour in Florence
  • Train tickets from Florence to Venice (high speed train with seat reservation)
  • 1 hour 30 min. walking city tour in Venice
  • ITINERARY:
  • Day 1/2/3 – Rome
  • Day 4 – Rome – Florence
  • Day 5/6 Florence
  • Day 7/8 – Venice
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Travel Dates: 30 Aug – 14 Nov 2019
  • Offer Ends: 31 Aug 2019
  • Departs from: Johannesburg
Full Itinerary

8 Days and 7 Nights
Rome, Florence and Venice

Day 1: Rome.
Transfer from Rome airport or rail station to your hotel.

Day 2: Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an orientation tour of the Rome city centre. Reach the meeting point of the tour 15 minutes prior to the departure pick-up from hotel not provided and enjoy a 3 hours walking tour including Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Rest of the day will be spent at leisure. Optional afternoon and night sightseeing tours are available.

Day 3: Rome.
Breakfast at hotel and day spent at leisure. Optional tours in the city or to Naples and Pompeii are available. (at additional cost).

Day 4: Rome – Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel and independent transfer to the Rome rail station where you will board your high speed train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, optional (at additional cost) afternoon or night sightseeing tours are available.

Day 5: Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an orientation tour of the Florence city centre. Reach the meeting point of the tour 15 minutes prior to the departure pick-up from hotel not provided and enjoy a 2 hours walking tour including the Duomo, Baptistery, Giotto Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Rest of the day spent at leisure. Optional afternoon and night sightseeing tours are available(at additional cost).

Day 6: Florence – Venice.
Breakfast at the hotel and independent transfer to the Florence rail station where you will board your high speed train to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice, transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, optional afternoon and night sightseeing tours are available(at additional cost).

Day 7: Venice.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an orientation tour of the Venice city centre. Reach the meeting point of the tour 15 minutes prior to the departure pick-up from hotel not provided and enjoy a 1 hour 30 minute walking tour including Piazza San Marco with its Basilica, Clock Tower and Palazzo Ducale. Rest of the day spent at leisure. Optional afternoon or night sightseeing tours or gondola ride are available(at additional cost).

Day 8: Venice.
Breakfast at the hotel and end of services.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance. Transfers to and from airports & train stations.

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MAURITIUS TROPICAL ATTITUDE – HONEYMOON

MAURITIUS TROPICAL ATTITUDE HONEYMOON – 7 Night honeymoon at the Tropical Attitude

Pricing Per Person Sharing From

JOHANNESBURG

Base Price:ZAR 10 575
Package Taxes:ZAR 4 380
Total Price:ZAR 14 955

CAPE TOWN

Base Price:ZAR 12 335
Package Taxes:ZAR 4 380
Total Price:ZAR 16 715

DURBAN

Base Price:ZAR 10 575
Package Taxes:ZAR 4 380
Total Price:ZAR 14 955

WHEN CAN I GO?

1 August 2019 – 30 September 2019

WELCOME TO MAURITIUS

Friendly, inviting and relentlessly beautiful – Beaches, temples, lagoons, rain forests, reefs, waterfalls, shopping, dining… Mauritius has it all. For the adventurous and active, the array of options is endless; from scuba diving and snorkeling to sailing and deep sea fishing, or water-skiing and parasailing, kite surfing and yoga, quad biking and horse riding – you name it, Mauritius has got it.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?

  • Return flights to Mauritius
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Couples Seafront Room
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

MORE INFO

  • Honeymoon Value Add’s
  • Beach bag & straw hat
  • Fruit platter in room on arrival
  • Romantic dinner (Once during stay)One bottle of local flavoured rum
  • 30 minute couples massage (once during stay)Valid within 12 months of the wedding
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive from ZAR 4,400.00 pp

AIRFARE SURCHARGES & CONDITIONS

A supplement will apply for travel 20 – 30 September 2019.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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WELCOME TO THE SEYCHELLES

Welcome to the Seychelles – One hundred and fifteen coral and granite islands rising up out of the Indian Ocean – this is the Seychelles! A dream come true – calm azure waters, deserted beaches, tropical paradise and turquoise lagoons. This string of islands offers sparkling white sandy beaches and coral reefs bustling with sea life. The flora and fauna are unique, the mountains are covered in lush vegetation, and the landscape offers a stunning and multi-faceted panorama.

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Package Overview

Welcome to the Seychelles – Destination

Welcome to the Seychelles – Mahe

When can I go?

4 December 2019 – 22 December 2019

Description

7 Night discounted December holiday at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay

What’s included in the deal?

  • Return flights to Mahe on Air Seychelles
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Room
  • Breakfast daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

More Info

  • 2 FREE Nights included
  • Upgrade to Half Board from R4 300 pp
  • Upgrade to Full Board from R7 800 pp

Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

  • A weekend surcharge applies for travel on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Please contact Air Travel Experts for packages from Durban and Cape Town.

Terms & Conditions

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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MAURITIUS VERANDA POINTE AUX BICHES

From ZAR 18,005.00 per person sharing for 7 Nights Call us now

Living on holiday “barefoot” as if shipwrecked on a desert island, is what this hotel invites you to do, where everything is an invitation to communion with the unspoiled tropical surroundings and outdoor life.

DESTINATION AND WHEN CAN I GO?

Mauritius – North West Coast from 1 December 2019 – 20 December 2019

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?

  • Return flights to Mauritius
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Comfort Room Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Land & Water sports as featured by the resort
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

MORE INFO

  • 35% Discount included
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive from ZAR 2,850.00 pp

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Click on the link to get Travel Insurance
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

DESTINATION INFO

  • WELCOME TO MAURITIUS
  • Friendly, inviting and relentlessly beautiful beaches, temples, lagoons, rain forests, reefs, waterfalls, shopping, dining… Mauritius has it all.
  • For the adventurous and active, the array of options is endless;
  • from scuba diving and snorkeling to sailing and deep sea fishing, or water-skiing and parasailing, kite surfing and yoga, quad biking and horse riding – you name it, Mauritius has got it.
  • The island is blessed with a tropical climate and is a fantastic year-round destination.
  • Temperatures range from the low to mid-20s°C in the cooler months (April to October), up to the late 20s°C and early 30s°C during the gorgeous summer months from November to March.
  • Shopping – The Island’s reputation as a shopping paradise is enhanced by the diversity and quality of shopping opportunities. From sophisticated shopping centres to small craft shops and bustling market stalls, there is something for everyone. Whatever happens, you can’t leave Mauritius without a sega outfit and at least one frangipani hair clip!

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ZANZIBAR BLUE HOTEL – 7 NIGHTS

Fabulous beachfront of the island - lovely beaches, stunning sunsets.

WHEN CAN I GO?

Zanzibar Blue Hotel available from 1 September 2019 – 31 October 2019

Pricing Per Person Sharing From ZAR 14,915.00 BLUE HOTEL – 7 Nights

Travel from Johannesburg (Lanseria Airport) to the Zanzibar Blue Hotel. Don’t wait and Contact Us now for this special.

INCLUDED IN THE DEAL

  • Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango ex Lanseria
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily Welcome drink, afternoon tea, soft drinks & water, wine, local beer & local spirits from 10h00 to 22h00, cocktails, American coffee & tea.
  • A late light breakfast service is available at the pool bar from 10h00 to 12 noon.
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

AIRFARE SURCHARGES & CONDITIONS

  • This fare level is determined by Mango’s yield management of their seats and is not a set fare level but rather subject to the load factor booked on a specific date.
  • *Block-out dates: 22-29 September 2019

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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INFORMATION ON ZANZIBAR

Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a very tropical climate. The average daytime high is between 28°C and 32°C and the night-time lows are between 20°C and 25°C. Temperature wise – this island is an all-year-round winner. February is very hot and very humid (just leave your hair straightener at home!) and March to May are the wettest months.