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KEDIBONE SAFARIS 2022

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE WEBSITE WWW.KEDIBONESAFARIS.COM IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY KEDIBONE SAFARIS (PTY) LTD, REG NR: 2021/942016/07. 

THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FORM THE BASIS OF YOUR CONTRACT WITH KEDIBONE SAFARIS (PTY) LTD. 

PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE LEGALLY BINDING.

The following terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through

Kedibone Safaris(PTY) Ltd and confirmed from 1st October 2022.

Please read through these booking conditions carefully.

By making a booking with Kedibone Safaris and proceeding with making payment,

you acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms and agree

to them in full.

Provisional booking

All bookings made by us will be considered provisional until availability has been confirmed and the required first payment has been received.

Rates amendments

Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd reserves the right to amend the quoted rate in the event of preferred accommodation being unavailable, fluctuations in exchange rate, or unforeseen price increases by third party suppliers like the National Parks Board, accommodation providers or the government.

Minor changes will usually be absorbed by us and it is always our aim to honour the quoted rate and avoid any unforseen price adjustments.

Your contract and financial protection

If you prefer to pay in ZAR into our SA bank account or credit card payment facility, you will be contracting with Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd which is subject to South African consumer protection laws and travel regulations.

Kedibone Safaris  (PTY)LTD are insured and are covered by extensive public liability

and passenger liability insurance, underwritten by Outsurance.

COVID-19 policy

There are no cancellation fees from our side in case of an unavoidable cancellation or inability to travel due to COVID-19 should it be pandemic with severe travel restrictions again in the world.

However, the terms and conditions of our suppliers supersede our own, and our ability to refund a customer in case of a COVID-19 cancellation will depend on whether we manage to secure a refund from suppliers we have paid already.

While the terms and conditions differ from supplier to supplier, most have flexible COVID- 19 policies in place that allow for a full refund in case of an unavoidable COVID-19 cancellation.

Proof of positive PCR test that restrict traveling needs to be send as proof of request for cancellation. Postponing to help both parties will be the first option in the case of Covid-19.

Please Note: Be advised that we may only be given a voucher for travel by some suppliers that will be valid from 12-24 months depending on the suppliers policy.

First Advance Payment

For bookings made more than 7 weeks in advance, a first payment of 35% to 50% of the full price is required (Mobilization Fee) at the time of making your booking .

The first advance payment is used to pay deposits to suppliers in order

for us to secure availability and confirm reservations made on your behalf.

Whether these deposits are refundable or not depends on the cancellation policy of each supplier.

On some bookings involving certain suppliers, a larger deposit up to 60% may be required as first advance payment. In a case like this it will be communicated with you in advance.

For Daily Kruger Safaris and booked activities a 50% deposit is required to confirm you're booking.

Balance Payment

Unless instructed otherwise, the balance is payable at least 7 weeks (49 days) prior to departure.

Certain suppliers (such as SANPARKS) need to be paid in full 45 days prior to departure. Some suppliers request full payment from us 60 days prior to departure, in which case you will be asked to pay your balance 65 days before the travel date.

If you are booking within 7 weeks of departure, the full price will be payable at the time of making your booking.

Failure to pay your balance may result in your booking being cancelled and the first payment forfeited.

All transaction fees, including wire transfer costs, cash deposit fees, foreign exchange conversion fees and bank routing fees are for your account.

The full quoted amount needs to clear into our account. If you pay by credit card, we absorb the credit card fees and no credit card surcharge will be added.

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your booking or any part of it for any reason the following minimum cancellation fees will apply, regardless of the reason for cancellation:

FOR TOURS AND OVERNIGHT SAFARIS:

Cancellation 61 days or more prior to departure - 15% of the full price

Cancellation 60 days to 46 days prior to departure - 30% of the full price

Cancellation 45 days to 15 days prior to departure – 70% of the full price

Cancellation 14 days or less prior to departure - 100% of the full price

FOR DAILY KRUGER SAFARIS AND ACTIVITIES:

Cancellation up to 4 days before departure - 15% of the full price

Cancellation 3 days or less to departure - 30% of the full price

Third party cancellation fees

Third parties that we have contracted with, confirmed with or paid already (any lodge, hotel, or other supplier) may have higher cancellation penalties, in which case the third party’s cancellation policy will supersede our own and their additional cancellation fee will be added to our own.

Force majeure / vis maior

In the case of any force majeure / vis maior event such as war, a pandemic, a natural disaster or any other unforeseen event that makes it impossible for us to fulfill our obligations toward you, our priority will be to reschedule or postpone your trip without penalty (subject to possible supplier cancellation penalties).

If postponement is not possible, you will be asked to claim the full cost of your trip from travel insurance. If your travel insurance claim is rejected, Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd will, if possible, refund to you whatever money we were able to secure in refunds from suppliers, up to a maximum of 75% of the total trip cost. The non-refundable 25% portion will not be refunded and covers services rendered and costs already incurred by us in the process of planning and arranging your trip. This non-refundable portion should be claimed from your travel insurance.

We may, in some situations only be able to provide a voucher for travel later that will be valid from 12-24 months depending on the suppliers policy.

Risk of loss

Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd, will not absorb any losses on your behalf due to third party cancellation fees or supplier failures. Your travel plans are made entirely at your own risk and Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd will not accept responsibility for any supplier failures, missed flights, problems with visas or travel documents, flight cancellations, delays, lost baggage, transport or traffic delays, bad weather, illness or medical problems, family matters or bereavement, pandemics or disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or any other circumstances that may necessitate cancellation or amendments to your travel plans, whether they occur before or during your trip.

Please ensure you purchase comprehensive travel insurance with adequate cancellation and curtailment cover for any eventuality.

Changes to confirmed bookings

Changes to confirmed bookings can be requested but they may result in a rate amendment (e.g. a change of dates may result in a change of rates).

Changes will only be made if the change is possible and does not inconvenience other clients.

Changes made by us

Every effort will be made to provide the accommodation, services and activities as described and quoted to you. In the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances necessitate a change in the program, we will notify you as soon as is reasonably possible and discuss suitable alternatives with you.

We cannot be held responsible for adverse weather conditions, traffic problems, vehicle breakdowns, supplier issues or any other unforeseen circumstances that may lead to itinerary changes or the cancellation of certain activities.

We reserve the right to change accommodation, vehicles, transport, meals and other program details as conditions dictate, only if absolutely necessary and unavoidable.

We commit to acting in your best interest and will always aim to offer an alternative of similar value should any changes be necessary.

Refund policy

Our refund policy is subject to our cancellation policy and the cancellation policy of third party suppliers.

When a refund is requested, in particular where Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd was not at fault, our approach will follow a set order of priorities to find a win-win solution:

1. Reschedule or postpone. We will attempt to reschedule the activity or postpone your trip to a mutually agreed date. This will minimize losses to all parties.

2. If rescheduling or postponement is not possible, you will first be asked to claim from travel insurance. It is imperative that you have comprehensive travel insurance in place to limit your risk of loss. No refund will be made if a valid travel insurance claim can cover the loss. If you fail to purchase comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient cover, that risk will not be carried by Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd and no refunds will be paid to any customer who fails to purchase adequate travel insurance before their trip.

3. If your travel insurance claim is denied or falls short of covering your loss, we will refund whatever net amount we manage to get refunded from suppliers, subject to our cancellation policy, and less 15% admin fees to cover our transaction costs.

We cannot and will not refund money we do not have, because it has been paid to suppliers on your behalf.

Certain activities on your itinerary may be weather dependent, and might have to be cancelled if the weather is not suitable, or for another reason. If it is possible to reschedule the activity to another day on your itinerary, we will try that first (in partnership with the supplier of the activity).

Normally there will be no additional cost to reschedule to another day, unless there are price differences outside of our control such as a change to high season rates by the supplier.

• If it is not possible to reschedule, we will attempt to secure a refund or partial refund from the supplier or third party operator, on your behalf.

• If the supplier does not offer a refund, we will not be able to offer you any refund either... They expect you to come back on a different day, but this is not always possible. Your only recourse in this case is to claim from travel insurance.

• For those suppliers where we are able to secure a full or partial refund, we will refund to you whatever net amount we were able to secure from the supplier, less 15% admin fees to cover our transaction costs. Please be aware upfront that you will not receive a full refund for any cancelled activity.

Any losses incurred as a result of such cancellation will have to be claimed from travel insurance.

• For missed flights or transfers, late arrivals or no-shows, and last-minute cancellations or amendments requested by you, no refund will be made. Please ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance in place with minimal excess and sufficient cancellation and curtailment cover.

Refunds can only be made in the currency you paid, back to the same credit card that you paid with. Refunds by bank transfer will only be done if the trip was paid for by bank transfer, and transaction costs may be deducted by our bank as well as your bank. Fluctuations in exchange rate may cause the amount you receive in your currency to be less than you expected, or what you originally paid. The credit card merchant fee we pay to the bank or credit card company is never refunded. This is why a 15% admin fee will be deducted from all refund amounts, to cover our transaction costs.

Excluded items and spending money

Please take careful note of what is included and what is excluded from the price.

Your quote and booking confirmation will clearly stipulate which items are included and excluded in the price. There are no hidden fees.

Unless otherwise stated, items that are normally excluded are your international flights, airport taxes, visas and border crossing costs, certain meals, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, personal expenses, gratuities, optional extra activities, and the cost of any COVID-19 test or other medical procedures.

Please ensure that you have enough spending money in cash to pay for these items as needed. Payment for optional extras can be made in cash or in some cases by credit card. Credit cards are accepted widely but not everywhere.

Foreign currency can readily be exchanged at the airport and in most banks, but it is better and safer to buy foreign currency in advance, before you depart. USD is accepted almost everywhere.

Tipping is optional and will be left to your own discretion. It is customary to tip the guide if you received good service, but not compulsory.

Your booking confirmation and safari info sheet will contain guidelines and more details.

Insurance

All clients are required to arrange their own all-risk comprehensive travel insurance and medical emergency insurance. This usually has to be purchased within 48 hours after making your first advance payment. We advise you to take note of the details of your insurance policy to ensure that it covers any eventuality and that the limits for cancellation or curtailment are sufficient. The better insurance companies allow you to purchase “cancel for any reason” cover as an extension on the standard policy, which we recommend taking. It covers up to 75% of your trip costs. Some policies may also allow you to add optional extensions such as COVID-19 cover, supplier failure cover

or force majeure cover. We recommend purchasing these extensions.

Please add your insurance details on the booking form.

The free Travel Insurance that comes bundled with many credit cards is NOT SUFFICIENT to cover a trip to Africa and usually has very limited cover. Please purchase the necessary upgrades or extensions to your standard included travel insurance policy. Failure to purchase comprehensive travel insurance and medical emergency/repatriation cover exposes you and us to unnecessary risk of loss, and you hereby agree to carry all the risk yourself and waive your right to any refunds or compensation that would ordinarily have been covered by travel insurance.

Kindly note that NO refunds will be paid to any customer who fails to purchase adequate, comprehensive travel insurance.

For your peace of mind, Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd is covered by extensive public liability and passenger liability.

Health requirements

No compulsory vaccinations are required for travel to South Africa, but if you plan to visit other destinations in Africa as well, please consult with your travel clinic or doctor regarding vaccinations.

For example, a Yellow Fever vaccine may be required to enter South Africa if you have travelled to countries where Yellow Fever occurs.

Some destinations may require that you show proof of having recently tested negative for Coronavirus (SARS-Cov2).

South Africa requires a negative PCR test certificate less than 72 hours old. Your home country may require that you obtain a negative COVID test before returning home.

It is your responsibility to find out what your home country’s entry requirements are upon return, and discuss with us the options for arranging a COVID test during your itinerary. Please discuss this with us BEFORE your trip, not during your trip. It may be impossible to arrange a COVID test at short notice in a remote wilderness area.

We recommend that you take anti-malaria tablets as prescribed by your doctor, pharmacist or travel clinic.

If you suffer from any medical conditions that may affect you or your participation on this tour, please inform us about this on your booking form. You are responsible for bringing any prescription medication you may need.

We accept no responsibility for any medical conditions, illnesses or related incidents that may occur during your safari, even if we have been fully informed about your condition.

Dietary requirements

a Dietary list will be send to you with your booking form where you're dietary preferences, special requests and food allergies must be filled in. Please make sure to  complete and return to us in time.

It is up to you to inform us in advance of your dietary requirements, food allergies or any foods you don't eat.

We try our best to cater to everyone's dietary requirements but we rely on the information you provide in advance, so we can be as prepared as possible.

We take no responsibility for special dietary requests if we have not been informed in advance.

Please note that in remote bush locations, it may not always be possible to cater to very strict alternative diets.

Indemnity

Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd and its staff accept no liability or responsibility for any damage, injury or loss of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to death, trauma, disability, injury, illness, property theft or damage, financial loss, emotional trauma, missed flights, denied boarding, missed accommodation, cancellation or curtailment of your safari or any other incident as may arise before or during or after your safari.

By booking your safari you agree that you are aware of the inherent risks associated with travel and you further agree to indemnify Kedibone Safaris (PTY) Ltd from any claim or liability which may result from any kind of loss, injury, illness or accident which may occur before, during or after or as a result of your tour, or as a result of a pandemic or natural disaster or other unforeseen event.

You are participating on this tour entirely at your own risk.

Please ensure you have adequate health insurance and comprehensive travel insurance in place to cover any eventuality.

Travel documents

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all your necessary travel documents, including passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond date of safari with at least 2 blank pages), visas (apply well in advance if you need a visa), spending money, flight tickets, negative COVID-19 test, and insurance policy.

Visa policies may change at short notice and it is the traveller’s responsibility to check visa requirements.

Please note that an unabridged birth certificate may be needed for South African children under 18 (see below).

Passports and visas need to be applied for well in advance, if applicable.

COVID-19 travel regulations and airline requirements may change at short notice. Kedibone safaris (PTY) Ltd accepts no responsibility or liability if you fail to obtain the correct travel documents for your trip.

Please read your booking confirmation document carefully and bring it along on your safari.

Requirements for children

If you are travelling with a child under 18 on a South African passport, please be aware that they will need an unabridged birth certificate (full birth certificate showing details of both parents). Please apply for this in advance if you don't have their unabridged birth certificate. For children travelling on foreign passports, no birth certificate is necessary (the regulation was scrapped in November 2019).

In addition, for South African passport holders, a minor travelling with only one parent will need written consent from the other parent in the form of an affidavit, or a court order granting full custody, or a valid death certificate. Adopted children require official proof of adoption.

COVID-19 Regulations

All arriving international travellers must produce a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old upon arrival. Currently wearing a cloth face mask that covers your mouth and nose is not compulsory anymore, but it is visible to carry a mask with you should it be needed. Temperature screening has been stopped, but sanitiser is available for use at most shops, malls and certain entry points.

Refusal to comply with COVID-19 regulations may lead to you being denied entry.

If your home country requires you to have a negative COVID test done during your trip, before being allowed to board your flight home, please discuss this with us in

ADVANCE of your trip. Arranging a COVID test at short notice in a remote location may not be possible.

Behavior

You are expected to act within the confines of the law and take your fellow travellers into consideration. If you behave in such a way as to endanger our staff or other passengers or cause damage to property, we reserve the right to terminate your safari without further liability.

Expectations

We will discuss your expectations with you in the process of booking and conducting your safari, and will strive to meet them as far as is realistically possible, but we make no guarantees with regard to expected weather, game viewing or animal sightings, exact travel times, or any other unpredictable factors that may affect your expectations or safari experience.

At third party suppliers like safari lodges or hotels, we usually have no control over the exact room or guide assigned to you.

The lodge management is responsible for these choices.

Just the best is good enough for our guests and we will do our best to offer you the best possible experience.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

GENERAL

a) No amendment, addition or consensual cancellation of this Agreement will be binding unless it is recorded in writing.

b) These Terms and Conditions together with the Customer Booking Form and the Customer Quotation contain all the terms and conditions of the agreement between you and Kedibone Safaris.                                             

c) Make sure that everything you have agreed to has been recorded in this Agreement. If there is any conflict between the provisions of these documents, the provisions of the Customer Booking Form will prevail.

d) If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of law to be invalid or void, such provision will be severed from the remaining provisions, without affecting the remainder of the agreement.

e) Neither Party shall lose any of its rights under this Agreement if it does not immediately and in every instance insist on them.

f) This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa and shall be enforced by the courts within the Republic of South Africa.

g) You consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court, notwithstanding the fact that the amount involved may exceed the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court.

h) If Kedibone Safaris has to bring legal proceedings against you to enforce payments of amounts owed to it, you shall be responsible to pay all costs Kedibone Safaris incurs in collecting the payment.

i) You shall not be entitled to cede any of your rights or assign any of your obligations under this Agreement.

j) If Kedibone Safaris is prevented from carrying out all or any of its obligations under this Agreement because of an event beyond its control, Kedibone Safaris shall be relieved of its obligations under the Agreement during the period that such event and its consequences continue, but only to the extent so prevented and shall not be liable for any delay or failure in the performance of any such obligations or loss or damages which you may suffer due to such delay or failure.

k) Updated versions of this Agreement may be sent to you from time to time as and when our policies and procedures change and when external factors such as legislative updates require. Please make sure that you read these amended terms and conditions carefully and raise any queries that you may have.

ADDRESSES FOR NOTICES AND LEGAL PROCESS

a) The Parties choose the following physical addresses at which documents in legal proceedings in connection with this Agreement may be served (i.e. their domicilia citandi et executandi) and at which any written notice in connection with this Agreement may be addressed:

  1. 14 Patrys street, Phalaborwa, 1389, Limpopo Province, South Africa       

  2. You: The address provided by you on the Customer Booking Form.

b) Either of the parties may change this address to another address, by way of a notice to the other party to this agreement, provided that such a notice is received at least 7 days prior to such a change taking effect.

CONFIDENTIALITY & COMMUNICATION

a) Kedibone Safaris undertakes to take all reasonable and necessary steps to protect your personal information.

b) You authorise Kedibone Safaris to electronically record and store the following information for the purposes of communicating information requested by you and in order to provide you with access to restricted pages on the Kedibone Safaris website and related websites

i. Your full name and surnames;

ii. Your Contact telephone numbers;

iii. Your Electronic mail address;

iv. Your IP address;

v. Your User selected username and password;

vi. Your Non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;

vii. YourProfile information and

viii. Your Travel information.

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