Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Who We Are


SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL was established in 1991 in the Rosslyn Industrial Area, north of Pretoria, with the primary aim of servicing the industries in that area. Over the years SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL has expanded its corporate client base over the greater Tshwane Metropolitan Area, Brits, Ga-Rankuwa and Babelegi Industrial Areas. With our friendly and professional service it is not surprising that our client base now stretches from Cape Town to Maputo, from PE to Upington. Although SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL prides itself as being a corporate travel specialist with close to 80% of our business being corporate, leisure travel has become more important, especially from our corporate clients. We have also expanded our branch network and there is now a SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL in Hatfield, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and Hazeldean Square, Silver Lakes. (Find Contact details and addresses below)

Through SURE TRAVEL we are able to offer you a range of leisure holiday options that covers every possible Dream Destination! Whether it's a case of "Local is Lekker", or you hanker for something more exotic, SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL will delight you with package options that offer exceptional value for money. Give us a call to discuss your dream holiday.

For peace of mind and credibility SURE AFRICAN IMPRINT TRAVEL is also a member of the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA), the International Airline Transport Association (IATA), the Rosslyn Industrial Association (RIA), the Gauteng North Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) as well as the Tshwane Business and Agricultural Corporation (TSHWABAC).

Monday, 29 September 2008


Language: Most people you'll deal with speak English and some also speak French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Social Conventions:
The main religion is Buddhism. Treat Buddha images with great respect; don't lean/climb on images to take photos. Feet are considered unclean insome parts of south-east Asia. Do not point to or touch things with your feet. When sitting on the floor, guests should not sit with their feet facing forward. Remove your shoes before entering the main building of a temple and when visiting a home. Women should dress conservatively. Bare shoulders and mini skirts are not appropriate for formal occasions. Women should not touch a monk/his robe and also not hand any object directly to a monk - give it to a man to hand over or set the object down and let the monk pick it up. Don't touch anyone's hair/head and don't point your feet or fingers at anyone. Also do not clap/snap your fingers and beckon someone with your palm downwards. Don't show affection for your partner in public. Always stay calm in difficult situations - smiling is used for many things from avoiding confrontation to showing appreciation. It is an offence to make negative comments about the King or Royal Family, incl. destroying or defiling items carrying royal symbols, e.g. bank notes.

Office Hours: 0900-1700 Mon-Fri.
Shopping Hours: 0900-2100 Mon-Sun.
Banking Hours: 0830-1530 Mon-Fri.

Public Holidays 2008 - New Year's Day (1 Jan); Makha Bucha (21 Feb); Chakri Day (6 Apr-clebration, 7 Apr-day in lieu); Thai New Year (13-16 Apr); Labour Day (1 May), Coronation Day (5 May); Buddha Day (19 May); Mid Year Bank Holiday (1 Jul), Asalha Bucha Day (17 Jul), Khao Phansa Day (18 Jul); The Queen's Birthday (18 Aug); Chulalongkorn Day (23 Oct); The King's Birthday (5 Dec); Constitution Day (10 Dec); New Year's Eve (31 Dec).

Special Events 2008:
Gay Festival (Mar-Apr);
Phuket Fireworks Festival (Aug);
Por Tor Festival (Aug-Sep);
Vegetarian Festival (Oct);
Soccer 7s (Nov);
Laguna Phuket Triathlon (Dec);
King's Cup Regatta (Dec);
Andaman Sea Rally (Dec 2008-Jan 2009).

Tourist Attractions:
Khao Rang; Chalong Temple; antique buildings; Rang Yai island; Naga Pearl Farm; Siam Safari; Phuket Aquarium; Phuket Butterfly Farm and Aquarium; Thai Village and Orchid Farm; Saphan Hin; Phuket Sea Shell Museum; Khao Phra Thaeo National Park; Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre; Similan islands; Phi Phi islands; Phang Nga Bay; beaches e.g. Kata, Karon and Patong; Tarzan's Jungle Bungy Jump; Old Chinatown; Marine Biological Research Centre; Top Gun; Night Markets (in Patong/Phuket Town); Wat Chalong, Wat Phra Thong and Wat Phranangsang Temples; The Boathouse (Kata Beach); Khao Sok National Park.

Rio Carnival Continues

To find out more information regarding what the Rio Carnival offers, please look at their website, click here.

All packages include:

- Return international flight by South Africa Airways (JNB-GRU-JNB or CPT-JNB-GRU-JNB- CPT )
- Return domestic flight by TAM (GRU/RIO/GRU)
- 5 night’s accommodation at one of the below mentioned hotelsFull Day Tour to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf with stop for lunch at Porcao Rio’s.
- Return tranfers from the airport to the hotel.
- Return transfers from hotel to the Sambadrome.
- 1 ticket Grandstand ticket entrance for Sunday Carnival Parade.

Package excludes:

- Airport taxes levied by foreign countries on departure.
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Any other services not mentioned

3* Hotel - Savoy Othon Copacabana Hotel

4* Hotel - Porto Bay Rio International

5* Hotel - Sofitel Rio

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Rio Carnival

Be Sure to join us tomorrow for more details regarding this special...

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Bangkok Bonanza

4 Nights from R 8 520 pps

Fascinating, vibrant and colourful Bangkok has it all. Past, present and future live harmoniously together. This is where gleaming skyscrapers grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples, and luxury hotels.


- Return flights ex Johannesburg
- Airport taxes
- 4 nights in hotel of your choice
- Return transfers
- Breakfast daily
- Based on two adults sharing Room types
- Indra Regent in a standard room
- Narai Hotel in a superior room
- Baiyoke Sky in a deluxe skyzone room
- Siam City Hotel in a classic deluxe room
- Pathumwan Princess Hotel in a superior room


- Airport taxes levied by countries at departure points
- Visa if required
- Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not advised

Indra Regent ***+
4 Nights from R 8 520 pps

Narai Hotel ***+

4 Nights from R 9 080 pps

Baiyoke Sky ****

4 Nights from R 9 500 pps

Siam City Hotel ****

4 Nights from R 9 920 pps

Pathumwan Princess Hotel ****

4 Nights from R 9 990 pps

Friday, 26 September 2008


Phuket, Thailand Country Information:

Climate: Phuket has a tropical climate with monsoons.
The best time to visit is between Nov – Feb (cooler and dry).
Sep – Oct is the wettest time, Apr – May the hottest with frequent short heavy thundershowers. Monsoon season is from Jun-Oct. Jun-Aug also has brief but heavy showers interspersed with sunshine.
Water temperatures are warm.

Time Difference: 5 hours ahead of SA.

Currency: 1 Baht (THB) = 100 satang. The exchange rate as at 26 Sep 2008, 09:45 is R1.00 – THB4.17. All hotels convert travelers cheques and major currencies into THB, though exchange rates are better at banks & authorised money changers. Major credit cards accepted at most tourist shops/hotels. Clients are advised to obtain their credit card pin numbers before leaving the country as most ATMs prompt you for a pin when withdrawing cash from your credit card.

Visa Information: South African passport holders visiting The Kingdom of Thailand for tourism purposes only do not require a visa for a stay of up to 30 days. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of application.