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16 Day Slackpacking Adventure in South Africa

16 Day Slackpacking Adventure in South Africa
The Oyster Catcher Trail near Mossel Bay, the Drakensberg Giant’s Castle Trail and the Olifants River Wilderness Trail in the Kruger National Park.

January–December 2022: ZAR 39 990,00 per person sharing x 2 adults
Minimum of 4 hikers
Olifants River Wilderness Trail from Letaba Only departs on Wednesdays and Sundays

Itinerary
Day 1:
On arrival at the Port Elizabeth Airport, South Africa (early in the morning), you will make your way to the Avis desk, where you will collect your rented vehicle.
(1 x Group C vehicle - Toyota Corolla Quest Sedan or similar with manual gears, air-conditioning).

From here you will drive to Boggoms Bay near Mossel Bay where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night before your Oyster Catcher Trail hike.

Day 2, 3 and 4:
Oystercather Trail hike.

Day 5:
Today you will enjoy breakfast and depart to Hermanus where you will spend 1 night at the Windsor Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6:
After breakfast, you will drive to Cape Town International Airport where you will return your rental car and board your flight to Durban. On arrival, you will make your way to the Avis desk, where you will collect your rented vehicle.
(1 x Group C vehicle - Toyota Corolla Quest Sedan or similar with manual gears, air-conditioning).

You will then drive to the Drakensberg where you will spend 1 night at Antbear Lodge before your trial the next day.

Day 7 & 8:
Hike Drakensberg Giants castle. 2nd night is at Leopards Lair Lodge which offers an authentic agri-tourism experience in a lovely family atmosphere where you can meet their whole farmyard menagerie. The 3rd night is at the luxury 5-star private safari Lodge in the Zulu Waters Game Reserve. Complete with your own private chef.

Day 9:
After breakfast, you will continue to Antbear Lodge where you will spend 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 10:
Today you will drive to Dullstroom where you will enjoy 1 night at Critchley Hackle on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 11:
Today you will continue to the Kruger National Park and spend 1 night at Olifants Rest Camp on a self-catering basis.

Day 12, 13 & 14:
Hike Olifants River Wilderness Trail.

Day 15:
Today you will finish your hike and spend 1 night at Olifants Rest Camp on a self-catering basis.

Day 16:
Today you will drive to OR Tambo International Airport where you will return your rental car and continue on own arrangements.

Includes
4 Night’s Oyster Catcher Trail which includes accommodation for 4 nights in Cottages, all your meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, Transport between the starting points of the trail, your guide (3 hiking days), boat trip across the Gourits River, water bottles and water whilst hiking.

1 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Windsor Hotel
3 Night’s Drakensberg Giants Castle Trail
1 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Antbear Lodge
1 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Critchley Hackle
1 Night’s accommodation on a self-catering basis at Olifants Rest Camp
3 Nights Olifants River Wilderness Trail from Letaba
1 Night’s accommodation on a self-catering basis at Olifants Rest Camp
Flight Cape Town to Durban One way incl tax (Economy Class)
Airport tax subject to change

Car Rental Includes:
17 days use of a Group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar with manual gears & air con)
Premium Collision Damage Waiver (zero liability)
Premium Theft Loss Waiver (zero liability)
Unlimited Mileage
1 X Additional Driver
Third Party and General Public Liability Insurance
Sandblasting/Water and Undercarriage/Rim and hubcap damage
Windscreen/Tyre Damage Waiver
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
Value Added Tax 15%
Location Surcharge / Tourism Levy
Claim admin fee - in the event of an accident or theft
Young Driver Surcharge
ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGE NOT SPECIFIED IN THE ABOVE LIST WILL BE DEEMED TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE RATE

Excludes
Visas if required
Meals not specified
Bar accounts / Beverages and premium imports
Personal items and gratuities
Laundry
Any additional activities / sightseeing / entry fees / park fees
Flights not specified
Airport Taxes
Travel Insurance

Car Hire Excludes:
All these charges will be billed directly to the renter and are subject to change without notice.
* In the case of tyre damage, only Avis approved suppliers may be used for the purchase and replacement of tyres. This will ensure the correct brand and specification of tyre is fitted at the Avis negotiated price. Avis will only refund if the correct brand and specification of tyre has been fitted.

** Optional Equipment: Baby Seat, GPS Unit etc.
One-way drop off fees
Delivery/ Collection fees
Traffic Fine Administration Fee
Fuel
E-tolls / Toll fees
Contract Fee
GPS
Additional Charges are subject to change without prior notice!

** Please note that a cancellation fee of ZAR 425.00 (including VAT) will be charged in the event that a reservation is not cancelled for a customer who does not arrive. As of 1 August 2016, should a renter fail to cancel their booking prior to the date and time of reservation and fail to pick up their vehicle within 24-hours of that date and time, then a charge for non- cancellation will be applied to the method of payment presented at the time of booking.

** Please note that the deposits and any other extras the rate excludes may not be included in the voucher value. The customer should settle direct with Avis Rent a Car. The deposits will be collected at time of rental and can only be done by the customer tendering a recognised bank credit card bearing the client’s name or an AVIS charge card. Debit cards are not accepted. Authorisation for the applicable amount will be obtained on the credit card at time of pick-up. When the customer returns the car and no charges are applicable, Avis Rent a Car will cancel the applicable authorisation. Any other charges will be levied on return of the vehicle.