Our Unique Services

Our Unique Free Sell Policy

A unique feature of our product offering is a ‘Free Sell’ policy on all tours. Most of our Fully Guided Journeys can be free sold up to 30 days prior to departure and our Day Tours can be free sold up to 48 hours before departure. That’s easy and efficient!

 

Incident Management and Insurance

Finally, you can take comfort in the knowledge that when dealing with Thompsons Africa, you are dealing with a company with substantial liability cover, well above the minimum requirements, as well as a strong partnership with SATIB24, the continent’s leading incident management unit.

To further mitigate risk, we enjoy a strong partnership with SATIB24, Africa’s leading incident management unit led by a specialist team of doctors and incident managers who are on call 24/7/365 and provide a comprehensive management service from the moment a call is received.

Our Vehicles

Thompsons Africa uses the latest and finest vehicles on the market, including Toyota Corollas, Mercedes Vitos, Toyota Quantums and Mercedes Benz Sprinters and specially modified open safari vehicles – all with the requisite permits. We select our vehicles very carefully, against a strict set of criteria, in full knowledge of what our clientele needs and wants. All vehicles are exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with full air-conditioning throughout and good sound quality when the tour director is speaking. With headrests, and ample leg and head room, transfers are comfortable, cool and professional.

Seat in Coach Transfers are done in a three-seater sedan, seven- seater micro-bus, 13 seater Quantum, or 18/22-seater mini coach with a maximum of three pick-ups/drop-offs en route to/from the airport.

Private Transfers are done in either a sedan or micro-bus, for a maximum of three or seven guests respectively, where you are transferred straight to your destination.
Luxury Transfers are done in a luxury sedan, for a maximum of three guests, where you are taken straight to your destination. Please note that with the luxury transfer, there is a luggage restriction of one standard size suitcase per person.

Vehicle Charter - Thompsons Africa have invested in some of the newest and best vehicles available in Southern Africa. Our fleet of vehicles is made up of the newest Toyota Corollas, Mercedes Vitos,
Toyota Quantums and Mercedes Benz Sprinters. All vehicles are available for charter.

Shuttle Services - Thompsons Africa offers a number of pre-booked fixed departure shuttles between key destinations.

Sun City Shuttle - OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to/from all Sun City Hotels. This shuttle departs four times a day at specific times.

Kruger Shuttle Hoedspruit – OR Tambo International Airport to/from 7 specific locations in the Hoedspruit area. Add-on transfers to/from the lodge would be required, at additional costs. Guaranteed daily departures with minimum 1 guest.

Kruger Shuttle Hazyview – OR Tambo International Airport to/from Perry’s Bridge Hazyview, Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, and Skukuza. Addon transfers to/from the lodge would be required, at additional costs. Guaranteed daily departures with minimum 1 guest.