Two Oceans Travel

Your gateway to Africa!

Why this might be the best tour you ever experience


We love adventure, and we LOVE South Africa! We've set up an incredibly passionate travel and tour company to combine both of our loves, and create truly unique and incredible experiences for like-minded people who share our passions. Explore our website to see if what we offer might be for you.  And please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions! 

Meet the Team

Damian Bissett Owner/operator

Josh Customer Service Manager

Shirley Excursion Coordinator

Tour Options Available

Family & Friends Adventure Tours
Pickleball Adventure Tours
Golf Adventure Tours

Customized & Curated Tours

Client Feedback

What an absolutely amazing experience! Huge shout out to Damian for making this trip a dream come true. We could not have asked for a better guide to guide us through South Africa.

Jerome  

We booked a 16-day trip with Two Oceans, and the hands-on and personal experience was nothing but 10\10. I would recommend to anyone looking for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you, Damian, the Owner/Operator.

Nate  

Incredible experience, beautiful place and never a dull moment, everyday kept getting better and better. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Our guide was always there for us for anything you may need, providing local knowledge and experience with great connections that make you feel safe and comfortable. 11\10 would definitely recommend.

Rob  

FAQ

What are the accommodations like?

In South Africa, we have selected a variety of charming accommodations ranging from cozy safari lodges to comfortable city and rural homes with all of the modern conveniences. In general, we use unique, boutique style accommodations. In South Africa there is a wide range of lodging options, for more information, check out our gallery to view pictures of our accommodations.

What is your guide like?

Exceptional! Our team is fluent in English and local languages. We are all from South Africa where we embrace everyday, our team are among the very best guides available this is not our job but our passion. Our adventure team will treat you like family, showing visitors both the major highlights and the local treasures.

Are these trips suitable for kids?

These trip are suitable for children as young as 6. Please note that this is really dependent on the child. There are long drives on Safari (sometimes lasting 4-6 hours) and the roads can be very rough. It is the responsibility of the parents to decide if a South Africa trip is suitable for their child. For younger children we recommend booking a family trip so its catered to your family only, Contact me to find out more.
Parents traveling to South Africa with children are required to provide an original birth certificate of all traveling children under the age of 18 years. This applies even when both parents are traveling with their children. When children are traveling with guardians or with a sole parent, affidavits from the parents proving permission for the children to travel are required. Please contact the South African embassy or consulate for further details.

Do the rates include international flights?

Tour rates do not include international flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights to Africa.

How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not required on any of our tours. However, it is customary in Africa to offer a tip for exceptional service. Please remember that tipping is at your discretion and should be based on the service you receive.

Are tour dates flexible?

YES.Please contact us if you are not able to travel on the set departure dates listed on-line. Most tours can be arranged on alternative departure dates for a minimum of two travelers as long as lodges/ hotels are available.

What should I pack?

You will receive a detailed packing list specific to your tour after you book. On Safari, luggage should be limited to two items of baggage per person. If flying there is a strict 44 lb weight limit.

What time zone is South Africa?

South Africa is on South African Standard Time, GMT +2. South Africa does not recognize Daylight savings time.

Is the water safe to drink?

Tap water is generally safe in South Africa, especially in larger cities. However, that water tends to be very rich in minerals and may take some time to get used to. It's recommended that you drink bottled water which is widely available.

Should I bring cash or traveler's checks? Are ATMs available? Can I use credit cards?

ATMs are readily available in the larger towns and cities, but hard, if not impossible to find elsewhere. Traveler's checks are not recommend as they are hard to exchange, and fewer retailers are accepting them. Credit/Debit cards are widely accepted, your guide will escort you to a ATM to safely take money out.

What immunizations are recommended/ required?

No immunizations are currently required for visiting South Africa. You should be up to date on our routine vaccinations, including Tetanus. The CDC is currently recommending the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever. Travelers must bring along their International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) as proof of vaccination.
You may also want to consider the following vaccinations: Hepatitis B and Rabies.
Please note that South Africa requires a yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever. Please check with the Center for Disease Control for information for your onward travel from South Africa. For the most current information, please consult your doctor and/or check out the Center for Disease Control web-site.

Is travel insurance recommended?

It is a condition of booking that all clients must have, and must demonstrate to us prior to their departure, adequate insurance for the duration of the tour. Such insurance should fully cover personal injury; medical expenses; repatriation in the event of accident, illness or death; cancellation or curtailment of the tour by the company or client; and loss of, damage to, or theft of the clients' personal property. Activities with a greater inherent risk, such as mountaineering, animal tracking on foot and water sports should be covered. Theft, personal injury or any disruption to arrangements should be reported immediately to the company and to the nearest police station.

Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. For this reason, we include all breakfasts and Dinners and meals when there are limited options in the area. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we include Dinner and Breakfasts, to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences during lunches. Your tour leader will always ensure some great restaurant options and will usually offer to join any group members who would like to go out to eat together. Your accommodation will also provide snacks and drinks for your enjoyment.

What is the typical age range for these tours?

Expect a wide range of ages, We do Recommend gathering friends or family to join your trip.

Are these trips a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes! A solo traveler is welcome to join any set departure date for the safaris. The nature of the programs creates an environment where travelers are coming and going from our adventure, but there is always a group activity to participate in.

How do I get to the accommodation from the airport when I arrive?

I will be there Personally to meet you and guide you once you clear customs and baggage claim. we will transfer you to the first set of accommodation and will be looking after you on your South African Experience.

How far in advance should I book?

You can book your South Africa tour at any time and generally the earlier you book, the better. Booking early (10-12 months or more) is especially important for travelers who have very specific camp requests.
Further, we usually recommend that you wait to book your international flights until after your tour is confirmed. The sooner that we arrange your tour, the sooner that you can take advantage of flight deals as they become available.

Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely!Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How safe is South Africa?

Generally speaking, South Africa is a safe country to travel in. Don't wear expensive accessories or watches, and don't carry large sums of cash. Take particular care with your passport. Travelers should take the same precautions that they would in any major city. Pay attention to the advice of your tour leader and hotel reception and take common-sense precautions such as not going into unfamiliar areas alone, especially at night.
Guides will monitor your safety in cities and in the game areas. From time to time generalized travel statements are issued concerning travel conditions in the area. Check with the Department of State for any current travel announcements or alerts.

Do I need a converter/ adapter for the electricity?

South Africa uses 220/230 volts electricity and requires a type M plug. Travelers will need a voltage converter for 110 volt devices. It is best to travel with your own adapters.

Can I use US dollars, or do I need local currency? What is the local currency, exchange rate, etc?

The local currency in South Africa is the South African Rand, US dollars are not accepted. Check out a Currency Converter for the latest exchange rates.

Can I use my cell phone?

Check with your cell phone provider. Each company is different and they can give you the most up-to-date information.  We do have means of switching you to a Pay as you go with a local provider, however Wifi is readily available.

Entry Requirements - do I need a visa/passport?

Currently, US, Canadian, or Australian citizens do not require a visa for travel in South Africa (up to 90 days), however entry requirements change with surprising frequency. It is each traveler's responsibility to check with the consulate for the most up-to-date visa information.
Parents traveling to South Africa with children are required to provide an original birth certificate of all traveling children under the age of 18 years. This applies even when both parents are traveling with their children. When children are traveling with guardians or with a sole parent, affidavits from the parents proving permission for the children to travel are required. Please contact the South African embassy or consulate for further details.

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