Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
Summer months in South Africa are from October to April and the average daytime temperature is 25 to 30ºC. The average night time temperature is 10 to 20ºC, so pretty mild. The winter months are from May to September and average temperatures are about 10ºC colder at this time of year. The summer months are typically dry and warm, but the South Easterly wind can blow up to 70km/h at least a few times a month. This helps to cool things off, but can be a little unpleasant if one is walking in exposed areas. Most of the rainfall is in the winter but it is frontal rain, which comes off the Atlantic. Therefore it can rain solidly for 2 days, and in between there will be warm sunny days! Due to the ocean’s proximity to the mountains and the winds, it is fairly common to experience tabletop clouds on the higher mountains.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment as this excursion is very popular. If you would like to book this excursion, then please advise the Exodus office at least 4 weeks before travel. The tickets will then be payable locally – this is to avoid disappointment as it is a popular tour. Once you have signed up then we cannot accept cancellations. Refunds will only be issued if we are refunded by the ticket office for adverse weather conditions etc.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Customer Operations
Most people tend to take a mix of cash and cards. The national currency is the South African Rand (ZAR),
with an approximate exchange rate of 11.44 to the UK£ and 7.33 to the US$. ATM's are available at the airport and in the larger towns credit cards will be accepted for optional activities and there is wide acceptance in the larger towns.
Dinners can cost on average of £8-15 per person.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Africa Operations
South Africa Specific Questions
British passport holders and most European and Commonwealth Passport holders can obtain visas on arrival in South Africa for no charge. Please note that all travellers to South Africa are required to have a minimum of 2 blank consecutive pages in their passport i.e. a left hand page and a right hand page to enable an entry visa to be issued.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Customer Operations
You should definitely try ostrich Sausages with traditional 'Pap' (Maize & water), as well as snoek fish cakes and the 'sexy' bread in Napier!
Some nice places to try this might be the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay or the Sea Forth Fish Restaurant, Boulders Beach.
Ian Langford - Sales team leader
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to South Africa where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. There will be limited information in the trip notes but you should always seek further qualified medical advice.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
Family Groups Specific Questions
To book on a Family Adventure Holiday at least one member of the family must be under the age of 18. For individual trips a minimum age will also be specified - see the Essential Information tab for the particular trip you are interested in. Please note there may also be a minimum age for certain activities on your chosen holiday.
If you are the sort of family that enjoys meeting other families and have a passion for discovering new places and trying new activities, then you’ll love going on a Family Adventure. With a Tour Leader to take care of daily arrangements, you can relax and get on with the serious business of spending time with your family and enjoying your holiday. And it’s not just parents who take their children away; we’ve had a number of children travelling with just their grandparents too!
Itineraries are carefully planned to provide a good balance of activity and relaxation time. You can opt to stay with the group all the time or go off and do your own thing every now and then. Your leader will be on hand to help you find your way and organise optional activities. And if the local food isn’t pleasing everyone in the party, it’s usually possible to sneak off to the occasional pizza parlour or similar, to get something a little more familiar.
Our holidays are designed to take you to unusual or remote places, give you exciting experiences and allow you to make the most of your precious holiday time. As with all adventure holidays, there is inevitably an element of risk that you might not find on a resort-based package. However, safety is taken very seriously and our professional leaders will take all necessary precautions to run the trip safely. You will get to see wonderful sights, have the opportunity to interact with local people and create memories that will stay with you forever. Come with us and let us share our passion for travel with you!
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