Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely! Travel Africa is fully accredited through ATAS - AFTA's Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).
ATAS is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and is the country's only accreditation scheme for travel agents.
ATAS vets travel agents against strict criteria to ensure they meet certain standards, are reliable, well trained and professional businesses. Before becoming accredited, our ATAS agents need to meet high standards of business discipline, training, compliance with Australian Consumer Law and compliance with a strict code of conduct – ensuring your peace of mind when booking travel.
This is a question people often ask us when considering a holiday in Africa. What about the animals? What about personal safety in South Africa?
We totally understand these concerns and Chris and Sandie are here to help set your mind at rest. Contact us so we can reassure you that the holidays we design are done so with your safety as our utmost concern. We work with you to ensure you understand the travel options you have and what they involve. We then create a holiday for you with all the information needed to ensure you know exactly what to do and where to go, and giving you complete peace of mind for your travels.
Chris and Sandie have travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa (over 15 trips) – individually before we met, as a couple after we met (in Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa in 1996) and with our three fabulous kids (now all under 14) – and in all our experiences we have never had any safety concerns. Thankfully, the worst that has ever happened to us was the theft of our washing up cloth and liquid in Chobe (and that quite possibly could have been the local vervet monkeys!). For us travelling in southern Africa is certainly as safe and anywhere else we’ve travelled.
Yes, yes, yes!! There are so many benefits to taking kids to Africa that we can't list them all here - do look at the following pages where we:
Travel Africa we will work closely with you to design the perfect itinerary based on your needs and budget. We have had so many incredible experiences travelling throughout Africa and would love to share our knowledge and passion with you. If you live in or near Sydney we are happy to meet with you in person or we can work with you via email, over the phone or via Skype to tailor-make your perfect holiday.
We will discuss what you want to do and get out of your holiday and what your budget range is. We will then put together an itinerary and quote for you.The quote includes all commissions and booking fees. We will then adjust the itinerary and quote based on your feedback and once you are happy with it we will book your holiday for you. Prior to travel we will give you not only a detailed itinerary and all your travel documentation, but in-depth information sheets ensuring you know exactly what to do and where to go, and giving you complete peace of mind for your travels.
Based on over 20 years of travel in Africa we have put together a range of itineraries to give you inspiration – so you can see what is on offer, the lengths of various trips and the sort of budgets involved. But do Contact Us so we can work closely with you to customise your itinerary and give you a quote.
Qantas has direct flights from Sydney. South Africa Airways (SAA) has direct flights from Perth.
Flights from the east coast of Australia to Johannesburg generally take between 13 - 15 hours, depending which city you're leaving from. Flights from Perth to Johannesburg or Cape Town take about 10 to 12 hours. Return flights are a couple of hours faster as the winds help to push you home!
You can also fly via the Gulf with Etihad Airways and Emirates, and via Asia with Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.