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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IN SOUTH AFRICA 
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AUTUMN IN SOUTH AFRICA 

While most people picture a year-round sunny South Africa, the truth is that temperatures during the winter months of June, July and August can reach rather low levels, including snowfall in the topographical extremes of low-lying areas like Sutherland in the Northern Cape, as well as the mountainous regions of the Western Cape and the Drakensberg in Kwazulu-Natal.. 
 
The Western Cape experiences plenty of rainfall during winter, as well as cold days and nights. However, clear and sunny days do occur often, and are extremely pleasant. The earth and winelands turn jewel green, a welcome sight after the dry summer and autumn months. Winter is the low season for tourism in Cape Town and surrounds, which means that you can expect much lower prices during your holiday and fewer crowds than in the popular summer months. Despite its low season status during the winter months, there are still fantastic experiences to be had. Do partake in whale-watching along the coast. The best place to observe these gentle giants is the seaside town of Hermanus. Whales are most active in this area between July and early November. Hermanus is arguable the best land-based whale-watching spot on the continent. 
The Kruger National Park is best visited during winter. The area is very dry, making vegetation scarce and revealing all manner of wildlife, who expose themselves so that they can drink thirstily from waterholes. Accommodation does fill up fast, whether you’re staying in a luxury lodge or a self-catering unit so it’s best to book your trip to Kruger National Park well in advance. Nights and early mornings are very cold. Bring warm clothing for open-vehicle game drives, and don’t pass up a warm drink in the morning. 
Durban and the Kwazulu-Natal province is dry and can reach high temperatures in the day. Evenings are equally as enjoyable, with a slight drop in temperature. We recommend beach holidays in this region during the South African winter. A noteworthy experience would be a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso, a stunning and untouched slice of heaven. In contrast, the Drakensberg mountains are freezing, with a real safety risk to hikers, so avoid this active, adventure experience. 
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Even in winter, the Eastern Cape very rarely reaches extreme temperatures, although again, this depends largely on the varying topographical landscapes. In the university centre of Grahamstown, June and July heralds the Grahamstown Arts Festival. Here, international students and visitors enjoy a celebration of local arts, including drama, crafts and artists. This eclectic event is for the art lovers. 
The Northern Cape is hot during the day and chilly at night. Despite this, the town of Sutherland can reach temperatures of -6 °C and experiences snow during winter. A popular experiences is white-river rafting in Orange River, which serves as the border between Namibia and South Africa. The water levels are perfect for this activity and the weather is pleasant. 
Elsewhere, the weather is mild and temperate. 
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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