What we're about

A really warm welcome to Travel Buddies!

We are a small independent company that specializes in bespoke group travel as we feel experiences are better shared and there is so much to gain from travelling together.

We started up in 2013 and have 4 groups in the UK which meet for social events, the chance to meet other members, get involved and talk travel.

We plan trips all over the world, from weekends away in Europe to long haul trips in far off destinations, and have had amazing experiences worldwide whilst making great new friends and sharing unforgettable moments together.

If its adventure that you crave, culture, relaxation or doing something completely different there are trips to suit every type of traveller and every budget.


We hope to see you at a meet up soon and look forward to travelling with you and making more unforgettable memories!

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5 TRAVEL BUDDIES ALREADY GOING! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP DOES NOT END ON THE FRIDAY IT ENDS ON SUNDAY THE 15TH BUT DUE TO MEET UP RESTRICTIONS I CANNOT LIST A TRIP THAT IS OVER TWO WEEKS LONG. Join Travel Buddies as we embark on this incredible journey across the South coast of Africa. This incredible itinerary has been tailor made for the group and encompasses a super range of activities, 4 star accommodations and a fantastic variety of excursions. With every chance of capturing a sighting of Africa's big 5, visiting a handpicked selection of the finest Cape Vineyards in the world, penguin spotting, beach picnics and a dolphin and whale watching boat trip but to name a few, you need look no further, If you have always wanted to go to South Africa, this trip truly has encompassed all of the best bits to make this an absolutely unforgettable once in a lifetime journey. For full details of the trip please follow the link below... https://www.meetup.com/TravelBuddiesUK/events/268350106/ Whats Included * Travel Buddies host. * Welcome meeting * All overland transport * English speaking guide and driver * 12 nights in 4* accommodation with breakfast each morning * 2 nights full board at the 4* Rhino Safari Lodge * 1 x Internal Flight Port Elizabeth-Durban * All entrance fees unless otherwise stated * Guided tour of Robben Island * Return cable car ticket to the top of Table Mountain * Tour of three vinyards with wine tastings * Lunch at "La Maison * Dolphin & Whale watching Excursion with beach picnic lunch ( this is not a private tour for the group and there will be other joining the boat) * Elephant Sanctuary visit * Canopy Walk * Birds of Prey Sanctuary Visit * Hike to Monks Cowl * Battlefield Tour * 4 Game Drives Whats not Included * International Flights. The below flights are the suggested flights. You are more than welcome to book different flights from wherever is most convenient for you in the UK. If you wish to join the group from a different flight you will need to arrange a transfer to the hotel in Cape Town which we can assist with. On departure please ensure that your flight home from Durban is after 18.00 on the 14/11. You need to book your own flights. Below is the flight that I will be taking. Suggested flights are with British Airways and are as follows. They are £650 return as of today [masked]) Outbound ( Direct) [masked] Depart London Heathrow 18.15 Arrive Cape Town 07.50+1 BA43 Inbound ( Non Direct) [masked] Depart Durban King Shaka 18.10 Arrive Johannesburg O R Tambo 19.15. BA6226 [masked] Depart Johannesburg O R Tambo 22.05 Arrive Heathrow 07.35+1. BA54 * Any other activities than those listed above. * Entrance fees, public transport and tips. COST The price of the above tour is £2199.All payments need to be made into the Protected Trust Services account held with HSBC: A non refundable deposit of £299. If we haven’t received your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released. The balance needs to be paid by the following dates. £950 by the 31st May 2020 £950 by the 31st August 2020 Protected Trust Services Limited Account number:[masked] Sort Code:[masked] Reference:[masked]. Your First and Last Name To learn more on how we protect your money, please visit [www.protectedtrustservices.com/travel/consumer-protection/ SOME NOTES FOR THE TRIP Please answer all of the questions you get asked when you RSVP. What is your full name? what is your contact number? What is your email address? Do you know the travel buddy you wish to share a room with? Do you wish to have a room to yourself for the duration of the trip for a supplement of £450? The itinerary is subject to change, we cannot control the weather and so will adapt the itinerary to suit but we absolutely endeavour to deliver everything on the itinerary. In the instance that an alternative accommodation may need to be used it will be of equal or higher standard. You will need to speak to your healthcare provider in good time regarding and vaccinations that you require for the trip. If you have a UK passport you do not need a visa, if you have a passport issued by a different country please contact me and I will assist you. The accommodation at the Rhino Lodge is so super that we just have to stay there but there is one fact that we would like you to note, the toilet facilities are totally private but the bathing facilities are not, ( shower/ Bathtub) therefore it may be necessary to make a little arrangement with your roomie for the 2 nights when wishing to bathe (perhaps to leave the room for a little while) By paying a non refundable deposit you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions; https://www.meetup.com/TravelBuddiesUK/pages/29306779/Travel_Buddies_Terms_And_Conditions/ We really hope you are as excited about this trip as we are and cannot wait for the group to experience this this amazing adventure.

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