South Africa is a perfect family-friendly holiday destination with much for the kids to see and do – from building sandcastles on golden beaches, swimming in the ocean, taking a joy ride in a theme park, spotting wildlife on a game farm, or enjoying adventure activities at one of South Africa’s many resorts. Child-friendly facilities are found throughout South Africa. Hotels offer inter-connecting rooms, triple bed arrangements, cots, babysitters, mealtime feeding chairs, and children’s rates. Self-catering properties are also an excellent option, especially establishments that offer multi-roomed cottages and [...]
With its excellent infrastructure and modern medical facilities, South Africa is an ideal holiday destination for senior travelers. At Go Touch Down, we ensure all our travelers’ needs are met as we provide private, intimate tours. Airports, shopping centers, and tourist attractions are often geared toward assisting senior citizens. For those who cannot walk long distances, wheelchairs or on-site transport can usually be arranged.
A visa may or may not be required depending on your country of citizenship. USA / CANADA / AUSTRALIA As a tourist visiting South Africa and staying for less than 90 days, you don't need an advance visa if you possess a United States, Canadian, or Australian passport. If you're visiting South Africa for less than 90 days and you're a citizen of the United States, Canada, or Australia, you'll need a valid passport as proof of identification and proof of an onward ticket. Your passport should be valid [...]
For Victoria Falls – you will require two or more blank pages facing each other when traveling to Zambia or Zimbabwe. If you are planning to travel between Zambia and Zimbabwe, purchasing a KAZA UNI-visitors visa is advisable. This visa allows for hassle-free travel and costs US$ 50 per person and can be obtained at immigration upon arrival at point of entry. Please be prepared to pay in cash and small denominations; exact change is preferred. Entry requirements can change without notice.
Here is some general information to help you prepare for your visit to South Africa. Please consult your healthcare provider before you depart for updated information and treatment appropriate to your health and circumstances. Currently, the only mandatory vaccine is yellow fever for travelers arriving from a country at risk for yellow fever or in transit for more than 12 hours at an airport in a country at risk for yellow fever. Should you be entering South Africa via any countries mentioned below, proof of yellow fever vaccination would [...]
It's important to remember that different airlines for international and domestic travel have different baggage allowances and can change their policies without notice. As a guest, it's your responsibility to research and follow the luggage policies for each airline on your itinerary. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Carry-on bags Must not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height) or 115 cm. Fit easily in our SizeCheck® unit (approximately 22″ x 14″ x 9″, or 56 x 36 x 23 cm). Fit in an overhead bin or underneath the seat in front [...]
To help you plan your travel within South Africa, we have created a guide for estimating the duration of your trip, whether by driving or flying. Please note that the time for driving (van transfers) will be the same regardless of whether you are traveling from or to your destination. However, the time may differ by 5-10 minutes for flights. We have also included the days and times when our shuttles are available for your convenience. Please note that every travel itinerary is unique. Be sure to confirm your [...]
STANDARD SHUTTLE SCHEDULE Johannesburg – O.R. Tambo International Airport 8-Day Safari Tour officially starts on a Wednesday at 10 am (Day 1 of Tour) 10-Day Signature Tour officially starts on a Monday at 10 am (Day 1 of Tour) On Day 1 of the Tour, you will meet up at the info desk outside the international arrivals hall at 9:45 am for the 10 am shuttle. Please look for our guides holding a "Go Touch Down Travel & Tours" greeting signboard. If your flight to South Africa arrives later than [...]
Upon your arrival at the airport, our guide will be there to greet you and transfer you to your accommodations in one of our luxurious vans from Go Touch Down. You can rest assured that you will be well taken care of during your transportation. Our vehicle fleet includes air-conditioned Hyundai H1s that can seat up to 9 passengers. For our Exclusive Safari and Cape Town tours, our seating will not exceed 6 passengers, not including the driver. Your guide will have a microphone to ensure that all travelers [...]
OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) International arrivals: After baggage collection, you will proceed through customs and enter the international arrivals area through a large glass sliding door. As you enter this area, proceed immediately to your right, where you will see an airport information desk indicated by a yellow “i” in an italic typeface. Your guide will meet you here with a Go Touch Down sign. If your guide is not immediately visible, please stay at the information desk. Domestic arrivals: After collecting your baggage, you will proceed to the domestic arrivals area through a glass sliding [...]