Travelling to South Africa for the first time can be both thrilling and daunting but with Magic Transfers as your transport provider, there is no reason to worry. Faced with the world and new prospects, new cultures, new things to learn, heady stuff indeed. Now, it’s time to reign it in and start planning your first trip to the African wilderness. We’re here to help.
Whether you are starting your trip in the concrete jungle of Johannesburg, or the mountainous seaside city of Cape Town, or the urban jungle of Durban, there is something for everyone in each of these amazing destinations and beyond.
Make a bucket list of the top three destinations you’d like to travel to like Kruger National Park, Cape Town or KwaZulu-Natal. Don’t be shy; really consider the choices and then you can mould your budget around it. First, you need a dream to start realising it.
Once you’ve determined your top three destinations, it’s time to start doing some research. Don’t necessarily believe everything you hear from your peers about a destination, everyone is different. That being said, there’s no need to rush into the conflict-ridden territory.
Once you’ve decided on your destination it’s time to start saving. Find out where you can cut costs and set a financial goal for yourself. It may take a month of four to reach your goal. Take into account the time you’d like to travel and be sure to make arrangements at work.
There are countless apps and websites live today to help you find the perfect deal. From accommodation to flights and restaurants, spend some time on the PC and you are sure to find fantastic travel deals.
Sites like Airbnb, for example, allow you to search through a variety of affordable accommodation options be it at Cape Town or a small town like Dullstroom on your way to Kruger National Park. It’s important that you weigh all of your options and staying in a grand hotel may not make the experience any better than staying at a guesthouse, for example.
You never know what could happen at any time of the day. Having something bad happen to you in a foreign country is worse. Make sure you have travel insurance and speak to an advisor if you have questions.
While on the topic of travel documents and insurance, it’s important to make sure that you have a valid passport and get a visa that adheres to the specific country’s requirements.
During your research of the destination you no doubt would’ve come across a thousand things to see and do. Turn back to the bucket list and make sure that you stay within your travel budget. Many countries have museum passes that’ll save you a lot of money.
Now the time is getting closer. Book your flight and start getting things in order at the office and at home. Make sure you’ve put in leave well in advance and ask a family member to keep an eye on your home. Inform your security company that you’ll be abroad and request that they keep a closer eye on your home. Make sure someone knows where you’re going and provide that person with regular updates during your trip.
Magic Transfers is best known for its airport shuttle from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town international airports. We offer a complimentary meet and greet service at all major airports and take you safely from the airport to your accommodation or from your accommodation to your activity. Our shuttle service can accommodate any size group and they are all operated by a professional PDP driver in a well-maintained vehicle.
Contact us https://www.magictransfers.co.za/contacts/ to book.
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