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Popular Walking holiday
Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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A wonderful trip in a spectacular country, seeing a lots of wildlife and some stunning landscapes
1. Arriving off the chain ladders above the Amphitheatre, with awesome views from high on the Drakensberg.
2. Getting so close to the peaceful hippo family in the early morning in the St Lucia estuary.
3. Having a close encounter with a white rhino and her calf on the game drive in the Karongwe game reserve.
Andrew was simply amazing. Really well organised, looked after everyone throughout, and was a terrific cook!
Go on all the game drives you can, you'll see different things each time.
Don't miss out on the chain ladders, they're fine (the alternative scramble wasn't an option).
We went in July (mid-winter), which I thought was great (warm by day, no rain, less crowded, almost no insects, animals easier to see), so I would definitely recommend that.
As you travel between camps on a regular basis, and you might often be arriving or getting up in the dark, ensure your luggage is easily accessible and packed so that you can find what you need. Consider having another case within your bag for underwear T-shirts etc. You do a lot of unpacking and re-packing while moving from place to place, so it's a good idea to work out a system for packing things to find them easily, for example using stuff bags or even plastic bags.
Simon & Anthony - Exodus clients
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
There are lots of extra things to see and do during the trip and the best way to calculate amounts is to check in the detailed trip notes, where they give as close an estimate as possible to what you may need along the way. Obviously some people will want to do more than others and will have to budget accordingly.
Jim Eite - Product Manager
If you are not good with heights, you should be aware of the 'ladders' in the Drakensberg. If you're unsure, just contact Exodus for more advice. It's also a good idea to take a decent camera with a good telephoto lens, as there will be so much to photgraph along the way!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Yes, comfortable camp beds are provided so it's not necessary to take sleeping mats as well.
Sarah Ahern - Product Manager
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
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
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
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