IE TRAVEL GROUP 
Making your travel experiences incredible! 
Specialists in corporate and leisure travel, unique experiences, international events management, bespoke corporate hospitality and country inbound expertise 
IE TRAVEL GROUP 
Making all your travel experiences incredible! 
 
Specialists in corporate and leisure travel, unique experiences, international events management, bespoke corporate hospitality and country inbound expertise 
 
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AUTUMN IN SOUTH AFRICA 

The autumn season during March, April and May is a fickle month in terms of the weather in South Africa, but it is rather beautiful, especially in the Western Cape. For some locals, this is the preferred time of year to vacation, when schools close for the Easter break. 
 
The Western Cape slowly recovers from warm temperatures after the summer months. Expect less crowds, although the Cape Town International Jazz Festival that takes place in March, causes a bit of congestion in the city centre. Local and international musicians come together to celebrate the jazz genre. Expect some big stars of the jazz world. Beaches are still pleasant, as the wind starts dying down in autumn. 
Weather in Gauteng and Johannesburg is fluid now, with the occasional cold snap, as summer and winter balance themselves out. 
Kruger National Park becomes more balanced as the rainy season comes to an end. Just as in the summer season, the foliage is still green, but begins to recede. Still considered part of the low season, you’ll get great deals on accommodation, but be warned, the Easter school holidays bring plenty of visitors on self-drive safaris. April is roughly considered the start of the high season. 
Kwazulu-Natal and Durban are fortunate in that the moderate and pleasant weather doesn’t generally differ too much when it comes to the seasons. Again, the Easter break can become rather busy, so plan ahead to avoid this is you prefer a quieter travel experience. Try a turtle tour in iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This is the only place in South Africa where Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles lay their eggs. Once laid, the eggs can take 80 days to hatch. The months of January to March are best if you want to see hundreds of baby turtles making their way to the sea to begin their watery journey to maturity. 
kingfisher kosi forest lodge isimangaliso wetland park south africa holiday birding
Credit: Kosi Forest Lodge 
In the Eastern Cape, this is a great time for a safari. The weather can be chilly in the evenings, but mildly warm in the day. The Karoo continues to experience high temperatures, and closer to Kwazulu-Natal, the climate is warm and mild. Port Elizabeth sees some rain, but the wind tends to die down a bit now. 
The semi-desert and arid regions of the Northern Cape remain scorching, with thunderstorms continuing in the eastern region. The western coast temperatures mimic those of summer, however, it is still a destination worth visiting as temperatures settle somewhat. In the north it is still very hot, and white-water rafting along the Orange River is discouraged due to the low water levels. 
Other areas in the east are still humid, with thunderstorms but moderate temperatures. 
IE Travel Group is a member of Travel Trust Association (TTA) and has an ATOL license, which provides complete financial protection to our clients as well as stronger buying power to the company, thus enabling us to offer competitive rates to our clients. 
 
We have partnered up with Responsible Tourism to ensure that we support community-based, sustainable and kind-to-the-planet travel. 
 
As certified British Airways Operators, we get exclusive deals on all flights. 

OUR TRAVEL SERVICES 

CORPORATE AND LEISURE TRAVEL 

All transport: competitive airfares (including no frills airlines) rail, bus, Eurostar, ferries, vehicle rental (car, motorhome, limousine, special cars and bikes), airport transfers 
Accommodation: hotels, self-catering, guest houses, castles, mansions, villas, cottages and more 
Travel extras – insurance, lounge passes, airport transfers and parking, valet parking, luggage tagging 
Travel advice and updates 
Visa and health advice services 
 

FOR OUR CORPORATE TRAVELLERS  

We specialise in corporate solutions offering over 25 years of experience to this market. These solutions include travel budget assistance, loyalty memberships, travel preferences, reports, negotiations with suppliers and more. Our belief is that all travel should offer a unique and incredible experience, no matter what purpose. Why not add a weekend to either side of your business trip to explore the area and get to know the locals and their culture. 
Events management – over 30 years of experience in all aspect, size and scope, including high profile events, product launches, company functions, Christmas parties and other special events 
Incentive travel 
Strategic planning and executive weekend getaways 
 
 

FOR OUR LEISURE TRAVELLERS  

Experiential and incredible experience (bucket list type) activities – Northern Lights, swim with dolphins, dive with sharks, walk with lions, exotic islands, beaches and more….. 
Special events – honeymoons, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and many more 
Half term specials, weekend and short getaways, city breaks, shopping, sports, cultural, friends weekends away. 
Customised and tailor-made packages and scheduled tours. We are agents for Insight, Kuoni, Thomas Cook, Elegant Resorts, Kirker Travel, Contiki, APT, all major cruise companies, etc. 
Cruises, barging, yacht and boat charter (gulets, dowes, junk boats 
Theme park tickets, theatre tickets, city passes 
Specialised tours: diving, photographic, scenic, adrenalin, adventure, etc. 
Voluntary work in exciting places 
 
 
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