Essential information
This overland will operate by coach and 4x4 vehicle. The booking deadline for this tour is 19th November 2018. Bookings taken 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 = CPT806, single = CPT807). 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 cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This excursion is physically demanding. Game drives cover uneven terrain. Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days and climatic changes. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Meal times are generally leisurely affairs as fresh dishes take time to prepare. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. The contents and order of activities are subject to change in conjunction with local conditions. 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 sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Two local drinks per person with meals (soft drinks, beer and wine) and selected drinks during game drives. Additional drinks and premium brands and champagnes will 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 alternative activities offered from the Lodge or hotel, 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. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as Malaria free; however guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.
Activity experiences: You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity experiences, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkeling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the experience you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of experience may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity experiences, you may be asked by the experience provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the experience provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended. Beach or water-related experiences: For any experience involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your experience. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water. Scuba diving: All guests wishing to participate in a certified dive tour must hold a PADI open water scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate divers with either a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating due to the depth limitations imposed by these qualifications. In line with the recommendations by the sports-diving industry, we strongly recommend that divers undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you and we recommend that you carry your diving log or proof that you’ve recently completed a refresher course. If you are a certified diver, but are unable to meet our requirements we recommend taking the Discover Scuba experience as an alternative. For Discover Scuba courses you don’t need any scuba experience but you must be 15 or over and be able to swim. You’ll also need to complete a medical/liability consent form before you go - but if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart problems or other medical conditions you won’t be able to take part. Please visit www.padi.com/padi/en/sd/whatsrequired.aspx for more information.

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