Freewalker offers exclusive tours in Southern Africa, mainly between the Eastern Cape Big 5 Safari region and Western Cape. We provide clients the finest in terms of services and lodging and pride ourselves on our flexibility and tailor-made packages designed with the clients. Your private Guide ensures it is a dream vacation. They say South Africa is the World in one country, come explore it with Freewalker. The video shows parts of Cape Town, Wine Country, Garden Route and Safari.
South Africa is the only place in the world where you are able to see all these incredible animals...View
14 days/13 nights incorporating the very best of the Western and Eastern Cape in South Africa. Spend...View
A uniquely designed Family or Group tour along the World Famous Garden Route. Clients are treated to...View
Choose your preferred accommodation and adventures to suit your Group or Family's travel needs....View
I’m often asked where is my favourite destination and South Africa is right up at the top – it’s just an incredible destination for beaches, scenery and wildlife … and the food, service and hospitality is second to NONE! I can’t wait to get my clients back there!!!
“We would never have experienced South Africa like this without Murray. Everything was preplanned and booked. He found the coolest places you would never find on your own. Can’t wait to come back. And what a nice guy! Amazing company. My girlfriend cried when we left Murray. That says everything. Thanks Murray”
“Murray brings a level of professionalism and passion to travel that makes everyone excited with anticipation of their next big journey. Based in South Africa, he knows the ins and outs of this beautiful country and you are in great hands if you decide to adventure with his team. Murray goes into great detail on... Read more »
” I have not traveled with Murray yet, but he has been a delight to plan with and the itinerary he put together is nothing short of amazing! He has been very generous and responsive, and it has given me something to look forward to during the covid situation. I cannot wait to travel to... Read more »
“Murray Luscombe and Free Walker Adventures is by far the best tour operator I have ever seen in Africa. Murray delivers an adventure that will leave you with a smile on your face and a desire for wanting more. He is a true educator when it comes to Africa and knows where all the neat... Read more »
“Murray is one of the most hard working and professional people I know, with a passion for showcasing South Africa and bringing joy to the world”
We would never have experienced South Africa like this without Murray. Everything was pre-planned and booked. He found the coolest places you would never find on your own. Can’t wait to come back. And what a nice guy! Amazing company. My girlfriend cried when we left Murray. That says everything. Thanks Murray.
Dear Murray and Janneke, thanks again for the great organisation and experience concerning climbing the Kilimanjaro, September ’17. The trip was something never to forget, as also you! You made it happen, you made it crazy, incredible and so much fun. Many thanks again, keep on going entertaining and traveling with people, show them the... Read more »
My family had the experience of a lifetime with Murray. Murray was highly recommended to us and it was the best decision we could have made. Murray is very professional and very personable. He was clearly committed to make our experience one that we would never forget. I highly recommend Murray for a great experience!... Read more »
Q: Will someone meet us at the airport on arrival?
A: Your Freewalker Guide will be waiting at arrivals to meet you and take you to your accommodation. Your Guide will be with you for duration of your Freewalker tour and make sure that you depart safely.
Q: Is tipping expected and what should I give?
A: It is customary to include a 10% - 15% tip at restaurants and a 10% tip to adventure guides at various activities. Your Freewalker Guide, who will be with you from arrival to departure and ensure that the tour runs smoothly works on between $50 - $100 per day, although that is entirely up to you.
Q: Where can I exchange currency?
A: You will be required to declare all foreign currency when entering/exiting South Africa, therefore we advise that you only exchange money needed for the tours. Money can be exchanged at most airports, banks, shopping centers and even hotels and lodges. The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand. Rands should be used for meals and spending money, as well as adventure activities and tipping, although it is easy to use your credit card at almost any place.
Q: Can I use my credit card in South Africa?
A: All major credit cards, including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, are accepted at most hotels, shops, restaurants and activities. Proof of identification may be requested in some instances and it is useful to carry a passport or some copied proof of identification.
Q: Is the tap water safe to drink?
A: Tap water is safe to drink throughout South Africa, except in some rural areas. Bottled water is available everywhere for those who prefer.
Q: Are there any special health requirements when traveling in South Africa?
A: Yellow fever shots and certificate are required to enter South Africa if you traveled through the yellow fever belt. If special medication is rewired please have enough to last the duration of the tour. You should also consult your doctor for the best medication if you will be traveling through malaria areas in South Africa. If you do experience any symptoms of tick bite or malaria, consult your doctor immediately. In the summer months you will need to check for ticks if you enter safari areas. Tick bite fever is a serious problem if contracted.
Q: Is South Africa Malaria free?
A: The Western Cape to Eastern Cape, along the Garden route is completely malaria free. If families extend their tour towards certain parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Kruger National Park, then malaria precautions should be taken. Big 5 safari options in the Eastern Cape are malaria free and would be a good way to travel from Cape Town to Safari with the family or Group.
Q: Should I take out travel insurance before heading to South Africa?
A: It is advisable to take out adequate travel insurance before departure. Freewalker is a fully insured company.
Q: Is South Africa a good family destination?
A: South Africa is a great family destination and has activities for children of all ages and an incredible variety of family activities. Our family tours usually begin or end in Cape Town and follow the World famous Garden Route. The Garden Route is renowned for having numerous towns along the way with activities such as Whale watching safaris, Great White Shark cage diving, tree top and waterfall ziplining, river cruises, Table Mountain cable car, paragliding, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, coastal hikes, sight-seeing, wine tastings and tours, cultural activities, historical sites, scenic drives and plenty more. We have traveled with families with 3 generations before and it has all been a trip of a life time. Families will be given a list of activities to choose from when inquiring about the tour.
Q: When is the best time to visit South Africa?
A: Summer runs from October to April with days being sunny and plentiful. Winters run between May to August, but temperatures are still good. The majority of our American family tours take place in our winter months as it is quiet season here but the weather is still good enough to get out there each day. Throughout the summer months we find the European travelers frequenting South Africa.
Q: What kind of accommodation is available in South Africa?
A: South Africa has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every budget, ranging from 5 star resort style options to family beach units. There is a huge selection of World renowned hotel groups and private hotels throughout the country, backed up by 4 star accommodation options that will not disappoint. A great number of family tours opt for the 4/5 star hotels and Safari Lodges, with many requesting beach accommodation in Whale season and in the summer period.