Terms & Conditions
AfriVest Travel undertakes to provide all services offered subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, which terms and conditions are accepted by the passenger.
AfriVest Travel guarantees all reservations for scheduled day tours provided that it is requested forty eight (48) hours prior to departure.
In order to ensure availability of preferred accommodation establishments on escorted overland tours, it is always recommended that reservations are made at least 30 days prior to departure date.
AfriVest Travel makes every effort to ensure that the various services making up your tour will be carried out efficiently and as specified.
Our drivers and couriers are trained and possess the necessary qualifications and documents.
In this agreement, unless inconsistent with the text –
AFRIVEST TRAVEL means AfriVest Travel (Pty) Ltd
PASSENGER means: individuals, groups, companies or other legal persons using the services offered by AfriVest Travel and includes the agents of passengers.
SERVICES means: the provision of accommodation and/or transportation and/or meals as offered by AfriVest Travel and accepted by the Passenger.
DEPARTURE means: the scheduled date of departure of the AfriVest Travel vehicle.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT the single supplement is a premium charged to solo travellers when they take a room alone.
THE TOUR OPERATOR shall mean any tour operator or travel agent which deals with AFRIVEST TRAVEL.
FIT RESERVATION shall mean a booking for a Free Independent Traveller.
GROUP RESERVATION shall mean a booking concluded on behalf of a group of tourists.
BOOKING shall mean any FIT or GROUP RESERVATION.
COMMENCEMENT DATE shall mean the first day of arrival in Southern Africa.
TARIFF shall mean the confidential price list issued by AFRIVEST TRAVEL.
Our quoted tour prices include planning, handling and operational charges. They are based on the current rates of exchange and tariffs. A marked change in foreign exchange rates, fuel costs or tariff rates, will compel tour costs to be subject to revision.
Full payment is required on booking the tour at which time you will receive your reservation confirmation, invoice and pre-tour documentation.
Prices are subject to change without prior notification. Prices are also subject to adjustment in the event of changes in government imposed taxes, fuel price, hotel charges, tourism levies and or the introduction of national, regional or local taxes or levies of whatever nature.
All prices and rates are quoted in ZA Rand, unless otherwise specified. Payment in approved foreign currency will be accepted at the rate of exchange applied by the bankers of AfriVest Travel at the time of receipt of payment. Any shortfall resulting from exchange rate fluctuations will be for the account of the passenger.
The rates quoted in the TARIFF are strictly private and confidential and must not be disclosed by the TOUR OPERATOR to any other party.
Tour Price Exclusions:
The tour price excludes: Any tips and gratuities (left to the individual’s discretion); personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras); air and rail fares (unless specified as part of a package); visas, health requirements, immigration requirements. (AfriVest Travel accepts no responsibility if such documentation is not in order – visitors should consult their travel agents.)
Twenty-five percent (25%) of any tour price is due and payable on booking the tour. Final payment is due and payable 30 days before departure. Bookings made within 30 days of departure must be accompanied by full payment. Our offices in Cape Town accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diner’s Club cards). In the event of payment being made by credit card, a surcharge of 3% applies on the total tour price.
Children of all ages are welcome on our scheduled day tours. Bookings on our escorted overland tours are strictly subject to the availability of child- friendly accommodation at the time of request.
Children 12 years and under pay only 50% of the tour price provided they are accompanied by an adult on day tours.
Children 12 years and under pay only 50% of the tour price provided they are accompanied by and share the same room with two full paying adults. Restrictions apply to certain tours.
As a courteousy, AfriVest Travel is able to provide child seats when required, however, we do advise that guests supply their own seats for children and infants. AfriVest Travel cannot be held responsible should the seats provided not be suitable for the guests’ requirements.
Claims and Refunds:
Refunds are not made for any missed tour services except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see the following section Limits of Responsibility. A verifiable claim will be considered if it is received in writing within 30 days of termination of the tour and be accompanied by supporting documentation. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual cost of service. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. Signature will not accept any liability for claims that are received outside 30 days of the termination of your tour.
Amendments & Cancellations:
All amendments & cancellations shall only be valid if received by AfriVest Travel in writing.
For any reservation cancelled within 30 days of the arrival date, a charge to the full value of the service booked will be made and any refund is subject to the discretion of the management. These cancellation fees are also subject to the discretion of AfriVest Travel.
Amendments and all cancellations en route must be made with AfriVest Travel directly. Please note that en route cancellations and amendments may incur additional fees as determined by AfriVest Travel. Any such amounts due as a result of such amendments or cancellations are payable directly to AfriVest Travel.
No refunds will be made for no-shows, or any unused services irrespective of whether they form part of the basic tour price, or whether they are in respect of pre-booked optional arrangements.
Limits on AfriVest responsibility:
AfriVest Travel purchases transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant services and other services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control. Signature cannot, therefore, be liable for any death, personal injury or other loss which may occur (1) due to any act or omission of such a supplier, or (2) by reason of any other event over which it has no control.
AfriVest Travel reserves the right to adjust prices without notice, to reflect fluctuation(s) in the Foreign Exchange Markets. Seasonal surcharges may apply to some land arrangements.
AfriVest Travel also reserves the right to withdraw a tour or any part of it, to make such alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary or desirable, to refuse to accept or retain as a member of the tour any person at any time, and to pass on to tour members any expenditure or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control.
Accommodation is as specified in the itinerary or brochure and is based on 2 people sharing a twin bedded room. The use of specific accommodation is subject to availability. AfriVest Travel reserves the right to substitute hotels with other of a similar or higher category at no additional cost to the traveller, even after commencement of the tour. Single accommodation is available at an extra cost on a first come first served basis.
Meals included are as specified in the tour itinerary. Please check the applicable itinerary for details.
Transportation is in air-conditioned luxury SUV’s, Minivans, Quantums, Sprinters, Coaches appropriate to the requirements of the tour and based on passenger numbers.
AfriVest Travel reserves the right to sub-contract in an emergency, and when this right is exercised the substitute vehicle will, as far as circumstances permit, compare equally with AfriVest’ vehicles.
Health & Visas:
It is the responsibility of the agent and/passengers to ensure that all the necessary documentation and/or precautionary medication measurements are attended to prior to travel. AfriVest Travel does not accept responsibility in this regard.
Travellers undertake that they have made themselves aware of and accept the potential hazards related to travel, including injury, disease, loss or damage to property, inconvenience and discomfort and satisfied themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of the chosen tour.
If the Traveller has any pre-existing medical condition or illness, they must declare the true nature of such condition at the time of booking and make arrangements for the provision of any drugs or other cause of treatment which may be required during their trip.
1 Suitcase and 1 overnight bag per person allowed. AfriVest Travel accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal property from whatsoever cause arising. Passengers are advised to take up adequate insurance cover.
Right of Admission Reserved:
AfriVest Travel shall at its discretion enforce conduct rules, and reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a passenger. Passengers shall obey every lawful instruction of any employee of AfriVest Travel.
Smoking is not permitted on board our AfriVest Travel vehicles. Comfort stops will be made en route.
Check in Time:
Passengers shall check in at all departure points at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. AfriVest Travel does not accept responsibility for any passenger who fails to comply with this condition.
AfriVest Travel is not liable for failure to perform its obligations if such failure is as a result of Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or telephone service.
AfriVest Travel shall not be responsible for the consequences of any delays whether arising from accidents, breakdowns, or any other cause.
AfriVest Travel does not have direct control over the provision of services by hotels, airlines and suppliers and shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, additional cost, accident, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned by any error or default.
All tours, itineraries, travel arrangements, hotel accommodation and other arrangements are subject to alterations or cancellations at any time without prior notice and for any reason, at the sole and absolute discretion of AfriVest Travel. AfriVest Travel shall not be responsible for any damages whatsoever arising from any such alteration or cancellation.
Standard & Safety:
AfriVest Travel undertakes that:
Vehicles provided are large enough to accommodate the number of passengers and luggage as is specified in clause 12
All drivers are licensed in terms of local legislation
All vehicles are safe and comply with relevant safety regulations
All travellers are advised to and are solely responsible to take out comprehensive travel insurance and to familiarise themselves with any exceptions and conditions as may be imposed by the insurance company or underwriters issuing the policy of insurance which they select.
AfriVest Travel holds Passenger Liability Insurance between 5 to 20 Million Rand per vehicle and Public Liability Insurance of 5 Million Rand.
Limitation of Liability:
AfriVest Travel is indemnified and held harmless against any and all claims, losses, damages and/or costs, howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly from these Terms and Conditions and any tours operated or organised by AfriVest Travel. Nothing in this Agreement shall operate so as to exclude or in any way limit the Travellers´ or AfriVest Travel’s liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by either´s negligence or any other liability that may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.
The law of the Republic of South Africa shall govern the relationship between AfriVest Travel and the passenger and the Courts of the Republic of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims and/or disputes which may arise between AfriVest Travel and the passenger, or Agent.
AfriVest Travel, their employees, agents and associates shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property whether the same shall occur and whether the same shall arise from or be occasioned by the negligence of AfriVest Travel, their employees, agents, associates and other persons indirectly in the employ or service of AfriVest Travel or otherwise under any circumstances whatsoever.