Africa - Travel agent for African Holiday
Jul 5, 12, 3:47 pm
This is my first time posting but have lurked for many years. I am looking to go to africa May2013 for my 30th birthday.
Im thinking South Africa, or maybe another country where there is an all inclusive resort. I have so many questions and think I need a Travel Agent.
Was writting to see if anyone can recommend an agency to work with?
Welcome to Flyertalk, npitt987. Thanks for joining. :)
What sort of resort are you looking for? Safari or beach or something else?
Jul 5, 12, 7:32 pm
Well, really Beach. Water sports and the like. Thanks for gretting me! My boyfriend is going with me..and he happens to be from Kenya. So he doesnt want to Holiday in Kenya. We reside in Tennessee.
At that time of year, the beaches around Durban are a good bet. Umhlanga Rocks is great for swimming and has some lovely hotels (The Oyster Box and the Beverly Hills to name just a couple). To be honest I have no idea if either of those or any others in the area offer all-inclusive deals. You can swim, surf and fish and there are places within driving distance where you can go diving but Umhlanga doesn't really have the usual watersports that you get at some resort hotels like dinghy sailing/kayaking/snorkelling.
I wasn't actually aware of any self-contained beach resorts in South Africa but a google search suggested the Isibindi Thonga Lodge which looks nice but it's a bit of a trek from Johannesburg.
Cape Town also has some nice beaches but it might be a bit too cold in May for a beach/watersports holiday.
I don't generally use travel agents so I can't help in that respect - sorry.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Someone on Flyertalk should know the answer. :)
Jul 12, 12, 8:05 am
It is hard to find all inclusive beach resorts in South Africa. Kenya has them;)
Unless you are willing to spend lots of money, there are some in Mauritius, and Seychelles. What would your budget be?
Jul 15, 12, 4:25 pm
7000 for both of us is what I want to work with.
Aug 20, 12, 12:29 am
If you plan on taking a safari, pack neutral colours and make sure to bring layers as early morning starts can be chilly. Tipping is common all over South Africa at 10-15% for bars and restaurants. Tipping is also expected for tour guides,drivers and porters.
When traveling through part of south Africa where malaria is present, don't forget to take anti malarial medication. The game reserves of the Eastern Cape and Madikwe are malaria-free so good for families.
Aug 20, 12, 1:30 pm
I have never been to Africa. find it fascinating!