Tourism That Cares

Family Owned

Integrity

Innovative

Why Choose Us?

  • We have a very successful track record spanning 25 years, for creating and arranging some of the best safaris and tours in Africa.
  • We are aware of our unique ecosystem and lively cultures, and thus we support initiates and lodges that make it their priority to minimize their foot print on the land.
  • We support local initiatives that focus on uplifting impoverished communities through interactive visits from our clients.  
  • We are a trusted DMC to travel agents in Europe, South America, North America.

The Tourism That Cares Collection

Luxury Kosher Safari

Luxury Kosher Safari is aimed at the 4 and 5 star Jewish traveler, wanting kosher specific safaris and tours, with dedicated catering.

Luxury African Safari

Luxury African Safari is aimed at the 4, 5 star, and even 5 star plus travelers coming into Africa.

African Incentive Travel

African Incentive Travel is aimed at the MICE industry worldwide, looking for a full solution events company.

Tourism That Cares has over two decades of experience in planning luxury African safaris. Packages and tailor-made trips to suit individual preferences are our forte. Our team of experts is well-prepared to help you book the unforgettable trip you’ve always dreamed of, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in the best hands.

Family Safaris

Individual Travel

Honeymoon Tours

Small to Large Group Travel

Adrian Lange: CEO of Tourism That Cares Collection

Reynard van As: Sales Director 

Jenny-Lee Smit: Luxury Safaris and Group Travel

Daniele Keese: Manager of the Latin American Department

Carin Russell: Incentive Travel Specialist

Jayme-Leigh Kotze: Luxury African Safari Specialist

Cara Viljoen: Safari and Adventure Travel Specialist

Tanya Borchers: Travel Consultant

Cheidene Clarke: Travel Consultant

Christie Fritz: System Administration

Leachen Kuffner: Customer Relationship Management

Tracy de Swardt: Account and Sales Reporting

Mariska Swanepoel: Office Administrator

South Africa as a whole provides the most reliable selection of lodges that can accommodate Kosher guests, with separated kitchens and/or a good logistical solution to get Kosher catering into a lodge efficiently.

If you are like the strictest of our Orthodox Kosher clients, then we can send up a Mashgiach and Kosher Chef, who will either set up a temporary Kosher kitchen or arrange for premade Glatt Kosher catering to be delivered to the lodge. If there is no option like this in an area, then we try for another region or offer a temporary solution tailor-made to help you travel to the areas you would prefer.

If your conviction and budget does not allow for this extra expense, of Kosher staff flying up to a lodge, then you are invited to supervise the preparation yourself or inspect the ingredients as well as requests new pots and pans, ovens and stoves. Again the more you tell us up front, the more we can tailor-make it to your budget and your specific Kosher needs.

In the cities and towns like Cape Town, Johannesburg or Plettenberg Bay, there are Kosher restaurants and/or caterers who deliver freshly made, sealed premade meals for you. You can break the seals yourself, and thus ensure compliance until the point of serving the meal at your table.

Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya do not have any, or some cases very low numbers of the Jewish population and sometimes no overseeing Jewish supervisory council. We can offer various solutions, like eating Parev meals only prepared in new pots and pans, all the way up to setting up temporary separated kitchens, and flying in Kosher chefs and Mashgichim and importing Kosher approved ingredients.

The idea is to give you the destinations you want, even if there is no Jewish population in the areas/ or countries, and reach a solution that you agree upon using our network of suppliers, caterers, based in South Africa, and sending up the items or the staff requested.

Our team of experts with broad collective knowledge comes from different industry backgrounds which help round off the process as they each engage to their strengths. From the film industry to events management to logistics managers, the knowledge of our team will come through as you see your incentive come to life.

We also have a dedicated team of group travel consultants who sell leisure and corporate group travel packages to corporations, international incentive houses and specialised group travel agents. They are devoted to ensuring the seamless operation of your travel needs and will help to brainstorm the best locations to host your group and achieve your goals.

One of our driving factors is our ethos of fair-trade tourism. We want to leave a legacy wherever we go or have been, to invest in local charities and social entrepreneur projects. With every incentive, we will give you the option to give back to the less fortunate in a meaningful way.

Our years of experience have given us measurable competencies in various aspects of the incentive journey. Our team has handled corporate events that are anywhere from 20 to 700 guests and above. With key industry relationships and years of experience, we can handle even the most complicated requests. From chartering full-size Boeing 737’s to steam trains and ferries and even small helicopter fleets. In addition, we have executed groundbreaking experiences for clients within the boundaries of National Parks, having set up temporary safari camps in pristine wilderness areas with zero negative environmental impacts.

TOURISM THAT CARES

By requesting us to book and confirm your quotation in writing, you indicate your agreement to these terms and conditions. Once you have requested us to book in writing, via email, WhatsApp, skype or any other form of written media, you become bound to these terms and conditions.

COVID 19 general comment: If booking during the global COVID crisis, we have an added safety net in place. Quite simply you are allowed to postpone up until 45 days before travel without any penalties, and you can postpone up until 12 months after your original travel dates. If you chose to cancel completely and not postpone , you will face cancellation fees, in general terms listed below in points 4 and 5, and yet, we will do our best to negotiate the cancellations, stated in point 10.

See pages below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2020-2022

1) PAYMENT METHODS

PAYMENT IS DUE IN SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS (ZAR), UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, VIA BANK TRANSFER OR CREDIT CARD. WE ACCEPT VISA AND MASTERCARD, AMEX.

WE ARE BOUND BY FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA’S SECURITY AND SAFETY LAWS WHEN IT COMES TO PROCESSING OF PAYMENT. THE VALUE OF THE TRIP MUST BE PAID FOR AS PER THE ZAR VALUE OF THE INVOICE PROVIDED. EXCHANGE RATES ARE MERELY GUIDELINES FOR CLIENTS TO SEE THE COST IN THEIR OWN CURRENCY FOR COMPARISON, AND WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXCHANGE RATE YOUR BANK USES WHEN CONVERTING ZAR INTO YOUR LOCAL CURRENCY. THESE PRICES EXCLUDE THE SERVICE FEES OR EXCHANGE RATE YOUR BANK CHOOSES TO CHARGE AT THE TIME OF DEDUCTION.

IF YOU RECEIVE AN INVOICE IN U$ DOLLARS, THEN KINDLY NOTE THIS RELATES TO A U$ DOLLAR COST THAT IS PAYABLE IN THIS CURRENCY FROM OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS. KINDLY PAY YOUR ZAR AND U$ DOLLAR INVOICES SEPARATELY INTO THE STATED ACCOUNTS, OR IF CHOSING TO LUMP THEM TOGETHER AND PAY VIA CREDIT CARD IN ZAR, WE WILL CONVERT THE U$ DOLLAR PORTION OF THE INVOICE, AT OUR BANK QUOTED RATE FROM U$D TO ZAR.

1.1) DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS GUARANTEEING SERVICES

ONCE A DEPOSIT IS PAID, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR NECESSARY TRAVEL CONFIRMATION WITHIN 14 DAYS, GUARANTEEING YOUR TRIP WITH DETAILED INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS LEGALLY BINDING, A FORM OF SERVICE GUARANTEE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL STANDARDS SET OUT BY SATSA (SOUTHERN AFRICAN TOURISM SERVICES) AND ASTA (AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS). THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NORMALLY SENT VIA PDF TO YOUR EMAIL OR DELIVERED BY HAND OR DHL COURIER SERVICES {IF REQUESTED} AT AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

1.2) BOOKING FORM (SEE PAGE 6 – 8 BELOW)

DUE TO THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NATURE OF CORRECT SPELLING OF NAMES ON FLIGHT TICKETS, AS WELL AS SAFETY AND SECURITY REGULATIONS, NO BOOKINGS WILL BE PROCESSED UNLESS A COMPLETE BOOKING FORM AND COPIES OF PASSPORTS IS RECEIVED ON CONVERSION OF A QUOTE TO A BOOKING. ALL BOOKING FORMS MUST BE SENT TO THE TRAVEL CONSULTANT YOU ARE DEALING WITH DIRECTLY

1.3) TRAVEL INSURANCES AND LEGAL DOCUMENTATION:

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST TAKE OUT TRAVEL, MEDICAL, CANCELLATION AND CURTAILMENT INSURANCE THE MOMENT THE AGENT, OR ORGANISING COMMITTEE, OR PERSON TRAVELLING THEMSELVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ARRANGE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS OUT OF AND RETURNING TO THEIR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN, AS WELL AS ENSURING EACH TRAVELLER HAS THE NECESSARY VISA, HEALTH AND OTHER INTERNATONAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION IN PLACE AT LEAST 45 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. ANY OMISSIONS IN THIS REGARD, ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR COMPANY.

2) DEPOSIT POLICY:

SUBJECT TO THE SIZE AND COMPLEXITY OF THE GROUP, AND ITS ACCOMMODATION AND LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS, AS WELL AS THE TIME OF YEAR, WE MAY REQUIRE A 25 – 50% DEPOSIT WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING.

THE BALANCE IS DUE NO LESS THAN 45 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

IF PAYMENTS ARE MADE OVER A PERIOD OF MORE THAN 14 DAYS, IE INITIAL DEPOSIT IN MARCH AND THEN FINAL PAYMENT IN JULY, THE INVOICE FOR BALANCE OF PAYMENT WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY SHOULD THE EXCHANGE RATES FLUCTUATE SIGNIFICANTLY FOR ANY U$ DOLLAR BASED COSTS, IE TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND IN MOST NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES.

Timeline for deposits of individuals/ fit travellers:

50% deposit to secure your booking

50% balance 45 days before travel.

Timeline for deposits for groups of 8 or more travellers:

25% deposit to secure your booking

25% 90 days before travel

50% balance 45 days before travel.

3) EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATION

AT NO STAGE CAN WE GUARANTEE A RATE OF EXCHANGE FOR LONGER THAN 24 HOURS, IF YOUR TRIP INVOLVES MULTIPLE CURRENCY COSTS WE WILL TAKE A SPOT PRICE ON THE DAY. ANY MAJOR FLUCTUATIONS WILL BE ADJUSTED ON THE INVOICE ACCORDINGLY IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE BY DUE DATE STATED.

4) ADMINISTRATION FEES:

ALL DEPOSITS CARRY A 10% NON- REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATION FEE OF THE

TOTAL TRIP COST.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TAKING OUT CANCELLATION INSURANCE WHEN BOOKING ANY TRIPS OF SIGNIFICANT VALUE. WE CARRY BANK CHARGES, CREDIT CARD FEES ADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATION COSTS BASED ON TIME INVESTED IN A BOOKING, THIS IS WHY WE APPLY THIS POLICY. SOME HOTELS, RESORTS AND LODGES ENFORCE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. (SEE POINT 6 BELOW.) HOTELS MAY INCREASE THEIR CANCELLATION POLICY OVER FESTIVE SEASON. (SEE POINT 7 IN THIS REGARD ON THE PAGE BELOW)

5) STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY APPLICABLE TO TOTAL TRIP COSTS *:

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED CARRY A MINIMUM OF A 10% CANCELLATION FEE, REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF DEPOSIT. (SEE point 4 administration fees)

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 180 DAYS BUT MORE THAN 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 15% CANCELLATION FEE.

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 90 DAYS BUT MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, ARE SUBJECT TO A 25% CANCELLATION FEE.

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 60 DAYS BUT MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 50% CANCELLATION FEE.

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 30 DAYS BUT MORE THAN 21 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 75% CANCELLATION FEE.

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 21 DAYS BUT MORE THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 95% CANCELLATION FEE.

ANY BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ARE SUBJECT TO A 100% CANCELLATION FEE.

*THIS EXCLUDES ALL AIRLINE TICKETS, WHICH ARE LISTED SEPARATELY UNDER POINT 8.

** Please note: The above is standardised across a wide array of service providers, as such these cancellation terms are the minimum standard applicable. should there however be stricter policies in place, based on the specific service provider, we will apply the latter, and you are entitled to request these cancellation policies in writing.

*** Please note: Southern and East Africa tend to have strict cancellation policies in place, because in many key tourist areas there is high demand for accommodation, but there is limited access in terms of flights, so once rooms cancel, the chances of reselling the rooms are low, because the FLIGHTS, internationally, regionally and locally are limited in their capacity, especially over peak periods.

6) CANCELLATION POLICY ADDENDUM:

SOME SAFARI LODGES AND SMALLER PRIVATE RESORTS ENFORCE STRICTER NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT POLICIES THAN THE ABOVE POLICY.

PLEASE NOTE: SOME SAFARI LODGES, RESORTS OR BOUTIQUE HOTELS WITH A SMALL ROOM TOTAL, ARE NOW ENFORCING 25% NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF MAKING A BOOKING, AND THE BALANCE IS DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. ANY CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 60 DAYS CARRY A 100% CANCELLATION FEE.

THEREFORE, THIS POLICY OVERRIDES THE ABOVE STANDARD POLICY, ONLY WHEN A SPECIFIC LODGE OR GROUP OF LODGES APPLIES THIS HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF CANCELLATION AND NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS, AND CAN BE OBTAINED PER LODGE ON REQUEST WHEN MAKING A BOOKING.

7) FESTIVE SEASON BOOKINGS BETWEEN 5 DECEMBER AND 10 JANUARY EVERY YEAR ARE STRICTER.

PLEASE NOTE: BETWEEN 5 DECEMBER – 10 JANUARY EVERY YEAR MOST HOTELS, RESORTS AND LODGES ENFORCE A STRICTER CANCELLATION POLICY THAN OUR STANDARD POLICIES STIPULATED IN POINT 5. THESE CAN BE OBTAINED ON REQUEST WHEN BOOKING OVER THIS PERIOD.

8) AIRLINE TICKETS:

FLIGHT PRICES ARE ONLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 HOURS ON OUR SYSTEMS, AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. THEY WILL BE REQUOTED IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID AS PER THE FLIGHT DEPOSIT DEADLINE. MOST TICKETS ARE GENERALLY PARTIALLY REFUNDABLE, BUT ALWAYS CARRY AN AMENDMENT FEE. YOUR TICKETS WILL CARRY THESE DETAILS, AND ARE TREATED CASE BY CASE, DEPENDING ON THE FARE CLASS BOOKED, AND THE INDIVIDUAL AIRLINE POLICY. IF BOOKED IN THE CHEAPEST CLASS THEY ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

9) REFUND POLICY:

9.1) OUR REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN THE CANCELLATION GUIDELINES LISTED ABOVE IN POINTS 4 – 8. REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIVING YOUR CANCELLATION EMAIL, WHICH MUST BE PUT IN WRITING TO YOUR TRAVEL CONSULTANT THAT YOU WERE DEALING WITH, AND SUPPORTED WITH NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION I.E. MEDICAL CERTIFICATES ETC.

9.2) IF IN THE CASE OF A SERVICE DELIVERY FAILURE, PLEASE LODGE YOUR COMPLAINT IN WRITING TO YOUR TRAVEL CONSULTANT YOU WERE DEALING WITH, OR TO [email protected] OR [email protected] CALL +27 21 976 0099 IF YOU WISH TO TALK TO A CONSULTANT OR MANAGER BEFORE LODGING THE COMPLAINT IN WRITING.

9.3) ONCE WE RECEIVE A COMPLAINT REGARDING A SPECIFIC HOTEL OR SERVICE PROVIDER, WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE MATTER WITHIN 7 DAYS OF YOUR COMPLAINT, AND THEREAFTER ISSUE A REFUND INSTRUCTION AND REFUND FORM TO COMPLETE IF YOUR COMPLAINT WAS VERIFIED AND APPROVED BY OUR INVESTIGATION. REFUNDS ARE PROCESSED USING THE SAME AVENUE / FORM OF PAYMENT THAT WAS USED WHEN CLIENT MADE PAYMENT TO US.

9.4) WE OPERATE WITHIN THE LAWS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (ACT NR 68, 2008) OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND SHOULD A DISPUTE ARISE WITH A HOTEL OR SERVICE PROVIDER, WE WILL ACT WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF THIS LAW APPLICABLE TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA. HTTPS://WWW.SAICA.CO.ZA/PORTALS/0/TECHNICAL/LEGALANDGOVERNANCE/GON271CODEOFCONDUCTCGSO.PDF

WE WILL ALSO REFER TO SATSA’S CODE OF CONDUCT, BY WHICH WE ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY:HTTP://WWW.SATSA.COM/CODE-OF-CONDUCT/

IF YOU ARE OF THE OPINION WE ARE NOT COMPLYING WITH THIS CODE OF CONDUCT YOU ARE WELCOME TO LODGE A COMPLAINT WITH SATSA DIRECTLY.

SATSA CONTACT DETAILS:
+27 (0) 86 12 72872; +27 (11) 886 9996. EMAIL: [email protected]

10) CANCELLATION INSURANCE AND NEGOTIATING REDUCTIONS WITH MANAGEMENT:

BASED ON POINTS 5 – 9, WE REPEAT IT IS STRONGLY ADVISABLE TO TAKE OUT CANCELLATION INSURANCE, TO COMPLETE BOOKING FORMS PROPERLY AND THAT ALL YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS/ VISAS/ HEALTH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE IN PLACE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATE TO SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PRINCIPALS TERMS SENT TO US.

WE WILL TRY AND NEGOTIATE THE REDUCTION OF THE CANCELLATION POLICIES, PER CASE, TO SERVE THE CUSTOMER, SHOULD THE NEED ARISE. THE FINAL DECISION LIES WITH THE HOTEL OR SERVICE PROVIDER’S MANAGEMENT TEAM, NOT US AS A TRAVEL AGENCY. THEY WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT FACTORS SUCH AS RESELLING OF ROOMS, OR TIME OF YEAR, OR LOSS OF REVENUE.

THESE NEGOTIATIONS ARE MERELY AN OFFER TO MINIMIZE COSTS TO OUR CLIENTS, BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IT UP TO US AS A TRAVEL AGENCY WHAT THE FINAL DECISION WILL BE IF EXISTING CANCELLATION POLICIES FROM OUR SUPPLIERS WILL BE WAIVERED OR REDUCED.

WE OPERATE WITHIN THE RULES OF LAW AND ETHICAL NORMS OF OUR NATION, AND CANNOT PUT UNDUE PRESSURE ON A SERVICE PROVIDER TO REFUND MORE THAN IS STIPULATED IN THEIR CANCELLATION POLICIES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

11) PRIVACY POLICY:

11.1) ALL INFORMATION RECEIVED IN THE BOOKING FORM, ON PAYMENT FORMS, AND CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL WILL BE TREATED WITH STRICTEST CONFIDENTIALITY.

11.2) NO UNSOLICITED EMAILS, SPAMMING OR USAGE OF THE CLIENTS INFORMATION OTHER THAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT COMMUNICATION RELATING TO THE CLIENTS TRAVEL NEEDS, WILL BE ENTERED INTO.

11.3) CLIENT’S INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLD, OR PASSED ONTO ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR USAGE IN DATABASE PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES OR MARKETING.

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