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SA Places Tours is a division of Southern Africa Places cc (SA Places). SA Places is in business since 1997 providing a comprehensive travel service for South Africa, other Southern Africa countries as well as the Indian Ocean Islands.

What sets us apart from other travel companies in the region?
SA Places Tours is a small company committed to serving and supporting our customers:
• We arrange for outstanding safari's and tours in South Africa and the Southern Africa region.
• Our focus is on small group travel and customer service to ensure that clients enjoy every minute of the tour
• The professional guides are local to the countries in which we operate.

In what countries does SA Places Tours specialise?
Botswana | Lesotho | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland | Tanzania | Zambia | Zimbabwe

How long has SA Places Tours been in business?
SA Places Tours was founded in 1997 as an online travel agent, being one of the first businesses in Africa to venture into this field.

What types of tours does SA Places Tours offer?
• Safari's and adventure tours in South Africa and the other southern Africa countries including wilderness hiking.
• Other tour such as honeymoons and family travels.

Almost all tours you can book via SA Places Tours have an element of wildlife viewing included in the itinerary.

What is SA Places Tours' commitment to service?
We value you and we want our relationship to always be positive and rewarding. Our goal is to earn 100% client satisfaction!

What is SA Places Tours' commitment to responsible travel?
As we are based in South Africa, we know first-hand what the impact of tourism can be in remote places and on small isolated communities. It is our aim to provide journeys that minimize the negative impacts of tourism on fragile natural and cultural environments.

Most of the tours you can book via us, provide cultural and environmental guidance helping visitors to experience the culture of the country they visit and appreciate it for what it is.

Do you have references for your trips?
We are happy to provide you with the names of past trip participants who have volunteered to be references.

What's generally included in the tour price?
• double-occupancy accommodations
• activities and equipment as specified in daily itinerary
• expertise and services of professional guides
• all transfers in comfortable, air conditioned vehicles
• all entry fees, national park permits

What is generally excluded from the trip price?
• airfare
• personal insurance
• optional activities
• personal expenses
• gratuities to trip leaders as deemed appropriate

How do I know my money is safe?
We understand that people like to book their holiday secure in the knowledge that they are traveling with a reputable company. As an accredited SATSA member (number 1690) we can ensure you of the highest industry standards and financial peace of mind.

We also understand that making purchases online involves a great deal of trust on your part; we take this trust very seriously and make it our highest priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information and security of the payment processes.

Who travels on these safaris and tours?
People you'll meet in everyday life:
• Travellers who are looking for cultural exploration or an active vacation, an alternative to the traditional "beach" vacation
• People from all corners of the world and all walks of life
• Anyone in search of unique travel experiences

How large will the group be?
The average group size on all trips is 6 to 8. The maximum number of guests for most itineraries is 12. The minimum is 2.

What kind of shape do I need to be in to enjoy the trip?
Most tours are graded easy or moderate. The level of challenge and fitness depend on the physical activities required and distances travelled, but are clearly indicated in the itnineraries.

Some trips are more challenging than others and we will help you choose the trip that's right for you.

What are standard accommodations on SA Places tours?
Standard accommodations on tours & safaris are double occupancy in (at least 3-star) tourist hotels, lodges and guest houses (always with private facilities).

On some adventure tours, clients may have nature reserve chalet accommodation or camping. Please check individual trip descriptions or contact us for more details. Optional single occupancy rooms are available for a single supplement fee.

Who will lead the tour?
The tours and safaris you'll find on this site have all been carefully selected. We only deal with operators which have been around for a long time, know Africa well and have a passion for the industry.

In each of the countries you travel with us, you'll have a local guide whose enthusiasm, versatility and knowledge are excellent. In addition to sharing hidden wonders, the guides make sure their vacation runs smoothly and delivers an unforgettable experience.

How far in advance do I need to book my tour?
The farther in advance that you book your tour and safari, the better selection of available departure dates will you have. You'll definitely want to make reservations for our high season at least 60 days in advance.

How can I arrange my travel before and after the tour?
For help in arranging local flights, pre- and post-tour hotels or rental cars, please contact us.

If I don't want to book online?
If you are uncomfortable with purchasing online, you are more than welcome to call us at +27 21 872 3210.

If any other Questions?
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have; please contact us.



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