Travel Arrangements


Flights

For all your travelling requirements, you can contact Marion at Protea Travel in Florida, USA.

Established in 1996, Protea Travel Service is owned and operated by a native South African namely Marion Valderrama who was born in Johannesburg grew up in that city and worked in the travel industry in South Africa from 1973 to 1990, when she decided to relocate to the USA.

We believe that our clients always come first, and every endeavor is made to keep our passengers happy and well informed of the destination. Since South Africa is our home country, we know it intimately and therefore would love you to experience it too.

Email Marion at: proteasafaris@proteatravel.com
Website: www.proteatravel.com


Rifle Importation

We suggest to all our clients to work through the Afton Guest house.

They are a company that will handle all your firearm importations. “The service includes the arrangement of Firearm Import Permits, meet and greet services at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, road airport / hotel transfers, and, of course, air charter services.”

Get in Touch:

e-mail: aftongh@netactive.co.za 

Website: http://www.aftonguesthouse.com


Climate

The Eastern Cape is pleasantly hot in summer. At the coast winter days are warm, while the nights are cool. Inland, winter day temperatures vary from warm to cold, and nights are generally cold. Winter temperatures range from 45F - 75F.


Clothing

Bring with a few long and short sleeved shirts, long pants, sweaters and jacket. If you plan on doing a night drive, do bring a pair of gloves and a jacket that will keep the wind out. A good pair of walking / hunting boots, sun cream and a hat. Camouflaged clothing is allowed.


Permits & Licenses

All your hunting licenses are included in your daily rate.


Health

No compulsory vaccinations are needed. The Eastern Cape is malaria-free.


Water

Tap water is purified and safe to drink.


Currency

Currency is the Rand (R)


Value Added Tax

V.A.T of 14% is levied on most goods and services. Prices displayed on all goods are inclusive of V.A.T. Keep receipts for goods purchased for more than R250.00, as V.A.T payments will be refunded for these items at any of the international airports before your departure. VAT is not charged on your hunting packages. 


Tipping

A 10 - 15% gratuity is the norm at many establishments.


Cellphone Reception and Wi-Fi

We do have cellphone reception in most of our hunting areas and reception received is from MTN, Vodacom & CellC providers. We also have full Wi-Fi at our Lodge that may be used at no additional cost