VACCINATIONS & MALARIA RISKS
In order to protect yourself and the citizens of South Africa, it is recommended that you are vaccinated against diseases such as measles, chicken pox, mumps, tetanus, hepatitis, shingles, rabies and other common illnesses.
If you are travelling between African countries, please do get a yellow fever vaccination. In some countries like Zambia and Mozambique, proof of vaccination is required upon arrival at the airport. Speak to us about what medical requirements you may need.
Certain parts of South Africa carry a malaria risk. These regions include the Kruger National Park, some areas of Kwazulu-Natal, and areas bordering Botswana and Mozambique. The Northern, Western and Eastern Cape are malaria-free. Speak to your healthcare practitioner about which medications you should take to prevent contracting malaria. These are usually in the form of tablets that you will have to take a few weeks prior to travel and a few weeks afterwards, as malaria has a window period before symptoms appear.
Infection symptoms typically occur two weeks after being bitten and the symptoms can be mistaken for a common cold or the flu. Runny nose, body aches and pains, weakness, fatigue, headache and fever are usually experienced first.
In malaria-areas, your accommodation will provide you with mosquito nets. It is recommended that you bring along anti-mosquito balm sticks, especially if you are on a walking safari in the bush, as well as long-sleeved clothing and socks.
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
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