In this section we aim to give some useful information on the project, expeditions and your trip in general. More details will be included in our pre-departure information packs, in the meantime if you have any queries, questions or just fancy a chat please call or email Adam. Health and Safety-
The safety of participants is of utmost priority to us. We have conducted a full risk assessment and put in place a variety of measures to protect those on the project. However, it is important to understand that this is a ‘bush experience’ and as such there are risks involved. For instance game drives are undertaken on rough tracks (and occasionally where there is no track) and the ride will be bumpy, particularly given the age of our game viewer vehicle! Further details will be provided in pre-departure information and a full Health and Safety briefing will be undertaken as part of our orientation process on arrival. Insurance–
It is a condition of booking that participants have adequate personal travel insurance, including for manual conservation work. Further details will be provided as part of pre-departure information.
– We do ask all participants to let us know if they have any medical conditions, this is to ensure that we can undertake an appropriate risk assessment and provide any support that may be required.Disabilities–
We are keen not to exclude anyone from enjoying the project. Whilst the accommodation and activities do require a degree of mobility we will happily consider any disability and wherever we can we will accommodate this within the project. Please contact us to discuss further.Health–
The Greater Kruger Park area can have a low risk of malaria. We strongly recommend that you speak to your Doctor, or a travel health clinic, to get the latest advice on malaria and other vaccinations. Personal Safety–
Much is written of South Africa’s crime rates. However, the project is located in a remote area and as such risk of crime is very low. There are obviously risks in relation to wild animals, insects and reptiles on which a full briefing will be given during orientation. The areas around the project are considered to be safe however when visiting populated areas, or prior to the start of an expedition, there will be a briefing on personal safety. As always the golden rule in South Africa, as elsewhere, is to display common sense in relation to carrying cash, expensive electrical goods and cameras and wearing jewellery. Flights–
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to South Africa and onward to Hoedspruit. SAA Airlink have regular flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (www.saairlink.co.za). Transfers from Hoedspruit airport will be provided.Part of a longer trip–
Participants may well be staying on the project as part of a longer trip. We love talking about Africa and are keen to encourage people to visit and see as much as they can. Therefore if you have any questions about travelling in Africa please give us a call and we will happily have a chat!
Afreco Tours Limited offer a variety of courses from wildlife photography to tracking and game ranger training, if you’d like to extend your stay. Please take a look at their website (www.afrecotours.com) for further information. Please let them know you found them through Transfrontier Africa.Data Protection–
We treat all personal data provided to us in a confidential manner and are registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Controller. We will send relevant data to our sister organisation in South Africa, but we will not pass your details to any 3rd party (except as required by law), particularly for marketing purposes. Facilities–
The nearest town is Hoedspruit, approximately 30km from the reserve. It offers an airport, banks, supermarkets, camping shop, a surf shop (!) and a bar and coffee shop. It also has medical facilities (doctor and dentist), although the emergency medical facilities are located in Phalaborwa, about 40km away from the reserve.