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Double-occupancy accommodations as noted in the itinerary; transfers as noted in itinerary including arrival group transfer at Cape Town airport; meals as noted in the itinerary; English-speaking guide; daily excursions/activities and associated gear as noted in the itinerary; wine tasting.
Round-trip international airfare to Cape Town/from Johannesburg; domestic airfare Cape Town-Durban, Durban-Nelspruit, Skukuza-Johannesburg (total airfare cost for these three flights shown above); international entry/departure taxes; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; pre and post-trip tours; items of a personal nature; gratuities.
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Special Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy
A deposit of $400 per person is required at time of booking to secure space. Full payment is required 90 days before departure date.
If you decide to transfer or cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice:
91+ days prior to departure = $0
61 to 90 days = $400 per person
31 to 60 days prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable/non-transferable
0 to 30 days prior to departure = 100% of the total trip cost is non-refundable/non-transferable
There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available. For more details about traveling solo, see our Solo Travelers page.
- Single supplement 2018 - $2,599
- Single supplement 2019 - $999
This trip requires that one or more internal flights be booked separately by REI. Our travel specialists will collect payment and make reservations for all confirmed group members for these required internal flights. Because airfare prices can change without notice, all flight prices are subject to change.
Medical & Evacuation Insurance
All participants on this trip are required to have emergency medical ($50,000) and emergency evacuation ($500,000) insurance valid in their destination country. Short-term travel insurance to cover this minimum requirement (as well as more comprehensive coverage) is available for purchase through REI Adventures.
We've scheduled our departures to operate during South Africa's late spring and early fall months, both great times of year to visit the various destinations on our itinerary. In Cape Town, expect typically sunny days with daytime temperatures in the 70s, dropping into the 50s at night. As we move northeast to the Drakensberg Mountains, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-60s to low 80s with nighttime temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Spring and fall months in the Drakensberg are generally regarded as the most comfortable average between the heat of summer and cold of winter with spring offering the added bonus of wildflowers. Sabi Sands will be warmer with days in the low to mid 80s and nights in the 60s. Game viewing is exceptional in Sabi Sands year-round and our lodge rooms will be air-conditioned should air-conditioning be required. In general, participants must be prepared for weather conditions that can vary greatly, particularly in the mountainous Drakensberg where rain is always possible. Please plan to arrive equipped with appropriate gear and clothing based on the specific recommendations of the trip Gear List.
This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. Additional trip information will be provided upon sign up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).
We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.