Bookings are confirmed on the condition that a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total package price (or 100% for last minute bookings) is paid to African Twist Travel at the time of booking to secure the reservations made. Should a higher deposit be necessary you would be advised at the time of booking. The balance of the cost of your travel arrangements must be paid no less than 6 weeks before the start of your itinerary. By paying the deposit the client agrees to these terms and conditions.
Online payment with local EFT transfer in own currency (without any international transaction fees) or credit card (MasterCard and VISA). See link "Pay Now" under "Contact us" on the website of African Twist Travel.
Cash, EFT Transfers or Global Money Transfers through a facility like Paypal.com: We accept EFT transfers, or cash deposited into one of our bank accounts, subject to condition that the EFT transmission report or the cash deposit slip is provided to ourselves and such payment has been confirmed as received by ourselves. Global Money Transfer facilities like Paypal.com are fast and safe to send money (and they allow you to pay by credit card if you wish). The client is responsible for any transfer costs that occur.
VISA, PASSPORT and HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
NEW ENTRY, EXIT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA
It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all those travelling with you have a valid passport and any necessary visas, and that you have obtained any necessary inoculations to gain entry to any country you are visiting and to re-enter South Africa. Passport, visa regulations and health requirements can change at any time, therefore, we recommend that you check passport/visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country you intend to visit and that you consult your GP or the Department of Health regarding health requirements. African Twist Travel accepts no liability whatsoever should you, or any member of your party, travel with the incorrect passport, visas or necessary vaccinations. As a guideline, passports should be valid for 6 months after your scheduled departure from South Africa.
URGENT NOTICE: SUMMARY OF THE NEW TRAVEL REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN
Implementation Date: 30 September 2014
Following the announcement of the new regulations put into place by the Minister of Home Affairs regarding travelling with children in and out of South Africa, please take urgent note of the below summary and the extract from the Publication of the Draft Immigration Regulations 2014 in regard to documentation required when travelling with children under 18 years.
NEW REGULATIONS RELATING TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN
- Both parents travelling with child(ren) under the age of 18 years have to produce a full unabridged birth certificate for the child (both parents’ details must be on the birth certificate)
- One parent travelling with child(ren) must have consent from the other parent in form of an affidavit or custody agreement confirming permission to travel with child(ren)
- One parent travelling with child(ren) and other parent passed away, must produce death certificate of deceased parent.
- Guardians travelling with child(ren) must provide affidavits from parents giving permission for child(ren) to travel.
Failure to provide these documents can result in being denied entry.
African Twist Travel strongly advise that the clients check with their local South African Embassy/Consulate for the latest updates on these regulations. African Twist Travel accepts no liability whatsoever for any changes.
CHANGES IN RATES/PRICES
The rate/prices quoted, are subject to change without prior notice. Where exchange rates are applicable these are subject to the official Bank Exchange Rate.
The private information required for executing the orders placed through the e-commerce facility, namely the User’s personal information and credit card details, delivery address and telephone numbers will be kept in the strictest confidence by the Provider and not sold or made known to third parties. Only the necessary information, that is the delivery address and contact phone number will be made known to third parties delivering the product.
We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. All premiums must be paid at the time of booking, as cover will not be effective until then. Please inform yourself about suitable travel insurance in your home country before you start your trip. It should cover emergencies, accidents and illness before and during your trip. African Twist Travel will not be liable if anyone should fail to take adequate insurance cover.
Documents (detailed vouchers, final itineraries, etc.) are only prepared on receipt of full payment of the package price.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the holiday caused by flight delays, bad weather, strikes, or any other cause which is beyond the control of African Twist Travel, it is understood that the expenses relating to these unscheduled extensions (hotel accommodation etc.) will be for the account of the passenger. African Twist Travel accepts no liability for changes, omissions, strikes or communication breakdowns or the like.
The client acknowledges that the tour price and itinerary disclosed to him/her at the time of booking, or alternatively at the time that the deal was concluded (or payment made), may be varied by African Twist Travel and provided the itinerary is not substantially different from the itinerary that the client anticipated enjoying, the client shall not be entitled to cancel the tour arrangements. No refunds will be made for any unused services.
If you wish to cancel your booking, you must advise African Twist Travel immediately. You will be liable to pay the following cancellation charges:
1. Where your booking is for a package, you will be responsible for all cancellation charges, of whatsoever nature, imposed by the suppliers providing the component parts of such travel arrangements.
2. African Twist Travel charges a cancellation fee equal to 30% of the package price on any finalised booking. However, African Twist Travel reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of up to 100% of the total package, in its sole discretion, in particular circumstances, for example if the cancellation is made less than 4 weeks before departure. Any monies, which you have already paid us, will be taken by us as payment or part payment of any cancellation charges.
African Twist Travel is a member of SATSA. All SATSA members have a financial guarantee in place to cover monetary deposits lodged with the member in advance of services to be rendered.
MEDICAL PROBLEMS: If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability, which may affect your holiday, you need to give us full details in writing at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned, we reserve the right to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at the time of booking, cancel when we become aware of these details. Our standard cancellations policy will apply.
RENOVATIONS: Please be aware that hotels undergo renovations from time to time. Hotels take all possible steps to limit disruption to their guests. We will not entertain complaints or requests for refunds if a hotel is carrying out renovations whilst a guest is resident. If we are specifically advised of renovation work, dates may be provided, we will inform the client but it is important to remember that these are subject to change and we are not always notified.
CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD: Any charges made to your credit card whilst away are your responsibility. African Twist Travel will not be responsible, nor accept responsibility for having these charges reversed or corrected.
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss, as a result of “force majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event, which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity or actual threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.
African Twist Travel act as agent only for local and international ground operators and accordingly accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, injury, accidents, delay, or any other irregularity howsoever arising. African Twist Travel makes every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected with a passenger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified in the most efficient and effective way possible. However, we do not have direct control over the provision of services by suppliers and, whilst they are in all cases selected with the utmost care, we do not accept liability for error and omissions of such suppliers.
UPDATING OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
African Twist Travel reserves the right to change, modify, add to or remove portions from or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to our Website. It is the Client’s obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions at the Website for changes or updates. The Client’s continued use of this Website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the Client’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including such changes or updates.
African Twist Travel shall be entitled, as its option to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract in any Magistrates Court having jurisdiction in terms of section 29 of the Magistrate’s Court Act No 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding that the amount in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction.
This document together with African Twist Travel’s invoice/itinerary constitutes the sole record of the agreement between the parties. No party shall be bound by any representation, warranty, and promise of the like not recorded herein. No addition to the African Twist Travel’s standard booking conditions shall be of any force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of the parties. No indulgence, which African Twist Travel, (“the grantor”), may grant to the client (“the grantee”), shall constitute a waiver of any of the rights of the grantor, who shall not thereby be precluded from exercising any rights against the grantee, which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future. All costs and disbursements, including legal costs on the attorney and client scale incurred by African Twist Travel in recovering any damages and payments payable by the client to African Twist Travel shall be for the clients’ account. This agreement shall be in all respects governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
African Twist Travel
Phone +27 (0)21 785 1939
P.O. Box 848, Sun Valley 7985
Western Cape / South Africa
55 Carmichael Road, Fish Hoek 7975
Western Cape / South Africa
Member of SATSA. All SATSA members have a financial guarantee in place to cover monetary deposits lodged with the member in advance of services to be rendered.
Member of Business Masters, a network of small South African business owners