Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Meerkats

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding travel to South Africa. Do I need vaccinations? What are the voltage requirements? What should I pack? And many others.

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Guides holding sign at airport

OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

International arrivals: After collection of your baggage you will proceed through Customs and enter the International Arrivals area through a large glass sliding door. As you enter this area proceed immediately to your right where you will see an airports information desk indicated by a yellow “i” in an italic typeface. Your guide will meet you here with a Go Touch Down sign. If your guide is not immediately visible please stay at the information desk.

Domestic arrivals: After collection of your baggage you will proceed to the domestic arrivals area through a glass sliding door. Your guide will meet you in this area with a Go Touch Down sign. If for any reason your guide is not immediately visible please proceed to the information desk located in the immediate area.

Cape Town International Airport

International arrivals: After collection of your baggage you will proceed through Customs and enter the International Arrivals area. You will notice a large boulder/rock with a penguin sign. Your guide will meet you here with a Go Touch Down sign. If your guide is not immediately visible please stay at the penguin sign.

Domestic arrivals: After collection of your baggage you will proceed to domestic arrivals. It is approximately 3 to 5-minute walk. On your way, you will pass a meeting desk for Go Touch Down Taxi service. This company is not part of Go Touch Down Travel and Tours, please proceed further and your guide will meet you in the domestic arrivals hall in front of the Vodacom Mobile Store.

Lanseria International Airport

Domestic arrivals: After collection of your baggage proceed to the arrivals area. Your guide will meet you here with a Go Touch Down sign. If your guide is not immediately visible proceed to the information desk to your right near the pay stations at the entrance to the terminal.

Category: Ground Travel

Kulula airplane on runway

Here is a guide to help you estimate the length of time it will take when driving or flying within South Africa. For driving (van transfers) the time will be the same when you reverse “To” and “From”. The reverse time may vary by 5 – 10 minutes when flying. This guide is preceded by the days and times that you can expect our shuttles to operate.

Please note that every travel itinerary is unique. Be sure to confirm your specific details with your travel agent.
 
STANDARD SHUTTLE SCHEDULE    
 
SAFARI
Shuttle Pickup Times from Johannesburg Airport – Arrivals
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  (Flights arriving by 9:30 a.m.) – Shuttle departs around 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday (Flights arriving by 5:45 p.m.) – Shuttle departs around 7 p.m.
 
Seasons Resort Shuttle time to Johannesburg Airport – Flights to Victoria Falls or other early a.m. flights)
Wednesday 7 a.m.
 
Seasons Resort Shuttle time to Johannesburg Airport – All Evening Departures
Wednesday 2 p.m.
Note: Clients may use Seasons Resort facilities between checkout and shuttle departure time.

 

CAPE TOWN
Shuttle Pickup times from Cape Town Airport – Arrivals
Wednesday (Flights arriving by 10 a.m.) – Shuttle departs around 12 p.m.
Wednesday (Flights arriving by 5 p.m.) – Shuttle departs around 6 p.m.
 
Inverness Apartments Shuttle time to Cape Town Airport – Departures
Wednesday (Flights departing on or after 8:30 a.m.) – Shuttle departs around 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday (Flights departing on or after 1:30 p.m.) – Shuttle departs around 11 a.m.
Wednesday (Flights departing on or after 6 p.m.) – Shuttle departs around 4 p.m.
 
*Any arrival time outside of these flight times will require the purchase of a non-standard transfer.  
 

DRIVE TIMES*     

 

From Airport                    To Resort                                      Drive Time

Johannesburg                        Seasons Sport & Spa                        1 ½ hours
Johannesburg                        Dunkeld Country Estate                 3 hours
Cape Town                              Inverness Apartments                  45 minutes

From Resort                      To Resort                                     Drive Time

Seasons Sport & Spa             Dunkeld Country Estate                3 hours
Dunkeld Country Estate       Humala River Lodge                     3 hours
Humala River Lodge             Seasons Sport & Spa                      3 hours

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT TIMES*  
 
From Airport                To Airport                              Airline          Flight Time

Johannesburg                     Cape Town                                Kulula              2 hours 10 minutes
Lanseria                               Cape Town                                Kulula              1 hour 55 minutes

Johannesburg                     Livingstone (Victoria Falls)   Kulua               1 hour 40 minutes
Johannesburg                     Livingstone (Victoria Falls)   SA Airways     1 hour 40 minutes
Johannesburg                     Livingstone (Victoria Falls)   British Air       1 hour 45 minutes

*Times may vary slightly due to weather conditions and other variables

 
 
 

Go Touch Down Luxury Vans

Your guide will meet you upon your arrival at the airport and transfer you to your accommodations in our luxurious Go Touch Down Resort vans. These air-conditioned vehicles seat a maximum of 6 passengers plus your guide. Your guide will have a microphone so that all travelers can be informed, no matter where they are sitting.

You will travel in these luxury tour vans during most of your Cape Town Tour, as well as when transferring to and from your accommodations during your Safari Adventure.

Go Touch Down Safari Jeep at Sunrise

Safari vehicles are open-air with tiered seats, so no one’s view is ever blocked. Our safari vehicles accommodate up to 9 people plus driver and tracker.

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