This overland will operate by plane, coach and 4x4 vehicle. The booking deadline for this tour is the 19th November 2018. Bookings after this time will be on a request basis only. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (double = CPT818, single = CPT819). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. This tour will depart from Cape Town on 19th January and return in Port Elizabeth on 21st January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation ports prior to booking this overland tour. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellations made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.
The drive from Lalibela to Port Elizabeth is approximately 1½ hours, the majority of which is on smooth highway. This excursion is physically demanding and game drives are over uneven terrain. Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and airport delays. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. The contents and order of activities are subject to change by the Lodge management without prior notice. These may be due to weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Lalibela Game Reserve.
Lalibela Game Reserve and Safari Lodge are located in an unfenced reserve and wild animals may wander into the Lodge surroundings during the night. Guests must follow rangers’ instructions, and must be accompanied by a ranger when moving between buildings at all times. 4x4 vehicles may not have seat belts fitted and standing up whilst vehicles are in motion is prohibited.
Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.
The fare includes: transport by coach and plane, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.
The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be additional activities offered at the Lodge, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. As this overland tour involves leaving the ship and re-joining in another port, your visa requirements may vary dependent on your nationality and the duration of your stay. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in receipt of the correct documentation; we recommend you check on the applicable government website for visa and entry requirements.
What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended, whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.
Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as Malaria free; however guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.