1. GENERAL TERMS
Between the Guest
Natural Destinations Africa (Pty) Ltd (Registration No. 2009/ 900) (“Natural Destinations”/ “We”/ “Us”/ “Our”)
1.1 The placement of any booking/s, whether by means of electronic mail or otherwise, shall be deemed to be confirmation that these Booking Terms and Conditions have been read and the Guest agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined herein.
1.2 Unless otherwise notified by Natural Destinations, the Booking Terms and Conditions apply for the period covered by this Agreement in relation to all operational divisions of Natural Destinations unless otherwise indicated.
2. CONDITIONS: NATURAL DESTINATIONS' TRAVEL SERVICES
Note: Whilst Natural Destinations has used its best endeavours to standardise these Booking Terms and Conditions, there may be instances where, with specific reference to third party supplier Bookings, it may be necessary to vary the payment and / or other terms, in which event the Guest will be notified at the time the Booking is made.
2.1.1Final itineraries will reflect the following:
188.8.131.52 Room type(s) and specification;
184.108.40.206 Meals and/or beverages included, where and if applicable;
220.127.116.11 Transfers and/or transport where specified;
18.104.22.168 Activities, where and if applicable.
2.1.2 Itineraries relating to a Tour / Tour Series may be subject to change at any time (even after issue) due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Natural Destinations. This includes Travel, Accommodation and Activities. Every effort will be made to operate itineraries as planned.
2.1.3 Natural Destinations reserves the right to make alterations to and / or withdraw a Tour / Tour Series or any part of it as is deemed necessary, and to pass on any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond our control. In case of any variation in pricing due to these circumstances, Natural Destinations reserves the right to make adjustments to the itinerary or the Tour costs as necessary.
2.1.4 Natural Destinations reserves the right to, in its sole and unfettered discretion, cancel a Booking if such cancellation is deemed to be necessary and in the interest of Natural Destinations, which cancellation shall be made against a full refund of all and any monies paid in respect of such Booking.
2.1.5 Provision for the handling of baggage by Natural Destinations will be as per the quotation. Weight restrictions for baggage on some routes on internal/domestic flights may apply, details of which will be provided with documentation.
2.1.6 Safekeeping of baggage and personal effects shall at all times remain at the risk of the Guest (i.e. the Guest’s) risk. Natural Destinations will assume no liability for lost or damaged baggage.
2.1.7 It shall be the Guest’s responsibility to verify with the relevant international carrier the extent of baggage restrictions which may apply.
2.1.8 The Guest shall note his / her obligation to, prior to travel, procure travel insurance sufficient to meet all medical expenses and related costs that may be incurred should a Guest require medical assistance whilst travelling with Natural Destinations. Whilst serious incidents are rare, emergencies can be expensive and good medical insurance cover is mandatory.
2.1.9 By virtue of the fact that Natural Destinations subcontracts all air travel services to independent airline carriers and / or air service operators, Natural Destinations cannot accept any responsibility in respect of any delay or cancellation of any flight and / or any inaccuracies of flight schedules which may occur. All flights, where required, would need to be paid in full and shall be subject to such cancellation and refund terms as may be determined from time to time by the relevant airline carrier and / or air service operator.
2.1.10 Natural Destinations reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any tour and use them for promotional purposes. By booking a Tour with Natural Destinations it will be deemed that Guests have consented to the use by Natural Destinations of any photographic image taken of them whilst on Tour. Guests who prefer their images not be used should identify themselves prior to final payment to be exempted from the photography waiver clause.
2.2.1 Price of the Tour shall include Natural Destinations’ fee for planning and arranging itineraries, handling and operational charges quoted on the current rate of exchange and tariffs and VAT at the relevant rate where applicable.
2.2.2 Scheduled Activities will include entrance fees where stipulated. The Guest acknowledges that Natural Destinations will be entitled to revise and adjust the price of the Tour in the event that factors such as (without limitation) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, changes in tariff rates and applicable taxes impact the price.
Unless expressly included, all and any cost (without limitation) of obtaining passports, visas, items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, communication and excess baggage charges shall be excluded from the tour pricing.
2.4 BOOKING PROCESS
2.4.1 The Guest is responsible for informing Natural Destinations of any Bookings, Confirmations, Booking Amendments, Reductions or Cancellations of rooms or services in writing by e-mail to enable Natural Destinations to make the required itinerary arrangements. The onus of proof of delivery will rest on the Guest.
2.4.2 Provisional booking periods are determined by third party suppliers. Natural Destinations reserves the right to release provisional reservations.
2.4.3 Natural Destinations will, at the request of the Guest in writing, attempt to extend provisional bookings. Any extension of any provisional period will, however, at all times remain the sole and unfettered discretion of third party suppliers.
2.4.4 The Guest should be in possession of the required deposit payment and travel insurance before confirming any Reservation with Natural Destinations, the latter of which can be facilitated through Natural Destinations with a third party.
2.4.5 Upon confirmation the Guests nationality as per the passport on which travel will occur will be required, which information will be used solely for market data purposes.
2.4.6 Confirmed Reservations are invoiced with payment required as per the provisions of clause 3.2. Where Touring Services have been booked the final invoiced amount will be inclusive of an itinerary planning and arranging fee, handling and operational fee and VAT where applicable but exclusive of the cost of obtaining passports, visas, excess luggage and items of a personal nature unless expressly included.
2.4.7 Confirmed Travel Services will be subject to the appropriate payment and cancellation policy as set out in clauses 22.214.171.124 and 3.2.
2.4.8 Amendment, Reduction, Refund and Cancellation Policy:
126.96.36.199 An amendment will refer to a change in travel / arrival date and / or an increase or reduction in number of rooms or services required, after confirmation;
188.8.131.52 All amendments made will be subject to the cancellation policy;
184.108.40.206 Reservations held by Natural Destinations where no deposit has been paid by the Guest or where no guarantee has been given will be cancelled by Natural Destinations on notice to the Guest;
220.127.116.11 All amendments, reductions, refunds and cancellation will be determined in the sole and unfettered discretions of the suppliers utilised in any itinerary.
18.104.22.168 Refunds will not be made for any missed services in respect of the Tour / Tour Series;
22.214.171.124 On cancellation of a confirmed reservation Natural Destinations will be entitled to:
Between Confirmation and 61 days prior to arrival: 25% of Total Booking (i.e. Deposit)
Between 60 days and 31 days prior to arrival: 50% of Total Booking value
Between 30 days and 15 days prior to arrival: 75% of Total Booking value
Less than 14 days prior to arrival: 90% of Total Booking value
Cancellation during travel or stay: 100% of Total Booking value
126.96.36.199 Please refer to the Deposit Payment / Final Payment policy (refer to clause 3.2).
3. PAYMENT POLICY
3.1.1 Unless prior arrangements have been made with Natural Destinations the Guest shall at all-times remain solely liable and responsible for the payment of all invoices issued by Natural Destinations in respect Confirmed Reservations, as well as the payment of any fees due.
3.1.2 Payment shall be effected by electronic fund transfer into such bank account(s) as provided by Natural Destinations at time of Confirmation or via secure online payment portal.
3.1.3 It is acknowledged by the Guest that, with specific reference to Travel Services which are arranged by Natural Destinations pursuant to this Agreement, certain portions of said Travel Services may be exempt from VAT, whilst other portions may be subject to VAT at the standard or zero rate. To this end the Guest agrees that prices and / or the fees charged by Natural Destinations in respect of travel services are inclusive of VAT at the relevant rate, if applicable, but exclusive of any other taxes.
3.1.4 Natural Destinations reserves the right to request payment by credit card or PayPal to secure all short lead time bookings which have been confirmed within 7 (seven) days of travel.
3.1.5 Should the Guest fail to effect any payment on due date or breach any other terms of this agreement, Natural Destinations shall, be entitled to:
188.8.131.52 cancel this agreement and or booking and take such action as may be deemed necessary to recover the full amount owing to Natural Destinations, and / or;
184.108.40.206 cancel any future Bookings made by the Guest, and / or;
220.127.116.11 recover from the Guest any costs incurred, and / or;
18.104.22.168 refuse to accept any further bookings from the Guest, and / or;
22.214.171.124 request payment on arrival prior to the rendering of any Travel Services, and / or;
126.96.36.199 levy a charge on all overdue account balances at a rate that is equal to the quoted prime lending rate as may be determined, to the extent applicable, by the relevant banking institution in the Applicable Jurisdiction published from time to time and/ or;
188.8.131.52 apportion credits due to the Guest and apply to any amounts which may be due to Natural Destinations in terms of these Booking Terms and Conditions.
3.1.6 Errors and Omissions Excepted: Natural Destinations shall not be liable for any inadvertent delay in the issuing of an invoice or any supporting document (i.e. any related proposal(s) and / or quotation(s)) related thereto, or any omission or error contained in such invoice or supporting document provided that such delays, errors or omissions be rectified by Natural Destinations as soon as reasonably possible after the discovery of the same.
3.1.7 Currency Movements: In an effort to simplify the Booking process Natural Destinations will translate the local currency charges into either United States Dollars (USD) or Euros (EUR), depending on the country of origin of the Guest. Whilst this is done to be of assistance the actual liability for the amounts remains in the source currency. In the event of any change to the current Booking the Booking will be recalculated using the relevant exchange rate of the day as reflected on Oanda.com which may attract extra charges as a result. If a refund is due on a Booking that refund will be calculated in the source currency and be paid in that source currency. We are able to pay these refunds in United States Dollars or Euros and if that is requested and will do so at the current rate of exchange which may or may not differ to the original rate of exchange when the Booking was first made.
3.2 DEPOSIT PAYMENT / FINAL PAYMENT
3.2.1 Upon Confirmation for all Reservations the Guest will be liable for a non-refundable deposit.
3.2.2 The following specific payment policy applies:
184.108.40.206 On Confirmation within 7 days: 25% of the Total Booking value
220.127.116.11 60 days before arrival: Remaining 75% of Total Booking value
3.2.3 All flights, where required, need to be paid in full subject to the ticketing deadline as required by the tariff regulations by the relevant airline carrier and / or air service operator. The ticketing deadline and therefore payment deadline is clearly communicated to the Guest with the flight quote.
4. BANKING DETAILS
4.1 Electronic transfers or bank drafts drawn must be in favour of Natural Destinations as listed on the relevant invoice provided by Natural Destinations as these will vary per currency in which the Travel Services are invoiced.
4.2 A copy of the bank stamped deposit slip, together with the appropriate Guest / Group details, Reservation number and/or invoice number must be emailed to the Natural Destinations reservations consultant being dealt with.
4.3 Failure to do so may result in any payments being allocated to the first Booking held in the system by the Guest.
5. GUEST RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1 THE GUEST SHALL:
5.1.1 Provide at time of confirmation the nationality as per the passport on which travel will occur, which information is to be used for market data purposes only;
5.1.2 Not, under any circumstances, promote (whether by advertising or otherwise) and/or sell, as the case may be, the travel packages and / or Accommodation to the end consumer at an amount that is less than the Natural Destinations advertised Rates, unless otherwise agreed and/or stipulated by Natural Destinations.
5.1.3 Provide information as to his/her/their required travel itineraries, whether or not they require a specialised activities programme or tailor-made programme, the type of Accommodation required, the duration of the proposed stay, and similar information required by Natural Destinations in order to arrange the itinerary and to confirm the Reservation.
5.1.4 Adhere strictly to the provisions of the Booking Terms and Conditions.
5.1.5 Not knowingly engage in any distribution or trade practice or advertising method which could be harmful to Natural Destinations.
5.1.6 Without delay, communicate all Bookings and / or cancellations to Natural Destinations in writing by e-mail.
5.1.7 Not dispute or assist anyone else to dispute the validity of any Trade Marks, patent or design, or any copyright in any advertising material, belonging to Natural Destinations and used in connection with the travel packages and / or Accommodation during the period of this agreement.
5.1.8 Promptly comply with any reasonable instruction given by Natural Destinations.
5.1.9 Not appoint any sub Guest / agent without Natural Destinations’ prior written consent.
5.1.10 Refer to Natural Destinations any reasonable queries which the Guest cannot answer.
5.1.11 Ensure comprehensive travel insurance is purchased covering the Guest for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment.
5.1.12 Ensure all travelling on the itinerary have the necessary and correct passport, visa and vaccination requirements to cover all the countries into which travel is planned.
5.1.13 Seek medical advice regarding prophylaxis and vaccination requirements for countries and regions into which travel is planned.
5.1.14 Be advised that in some cases travel may take them into isolated regions and in close proximity with wildlife in which event the Guest will be required to sign a conditions and waiver form at the time of their safari.
5.1.15 At time of Booking provide all special requests and/or preferences that are relevant and important to the Guests booked itinerary or Travel Services.
5.1.16 All Reservations made shall be made on the Booking Terms and Conditions contained in this document and any relevant annexures.
5.1.17 The Guest shall at all times be solely responsible for ensuring all payments due to Natural Destinations are received timeously and in full by Natural Destinations in accordance with the provisions of the Booking Terms and Conditions;
5.1.18 In the event of any credit card payment dispute the Guest shall refrain from filing any unfounded or unlawful payment dispute (“chargeback”) with the Guest’s issuing bank without first attempting in good faith to resolve the dispute with Natural Destinations. The Guest acknowledges that any unlawful or unfounded chargeback will result in Natural Destinations sustaining financial loss which will entitle Natural Destinations to institute appropriate remedial action to mitigate against such loss which action may include, without limitation, challenging the grounds with the Guest’s issuing bank the grounds on which the chargeback was requested by the Guest or instituting legal action as may be deemed appropriate to enforce the rights of Natural Destinations.
6. NATURAL DESTINATIONS' RESPONSIBILITIES
6.1 NATURAL DESTINATIONS SHALL:
6.1.1 Have the responsibility of planning and arranging itineraries, provide quotations, make Reservations, Confirmations, invoicing and credit control relating to the Tour and / or Tour Series;
6.1.2 Stipulate all Accommodation, room types, specifications, transfers provided on arrival and departure from airport to accommodation establishment and return when specified in the itinerary.
6.1.3 Be entitled to change Travel arrangements (e.g. flights), Accommodation and arranged Activities due to unforeseen circumstances after the itinerary has been issued. Should this occur Natural Destinations will inform the Guest. Every effort will be made to operate the tour as planned;
6.1.4 Make every effort to secure special requests, however these cannot be guaranteed.
6.1.5 Promptly supply the Guest with brochures, information and marketing collateral that the Guest may from time to time reasonably require for the purpose of its obligations in terms of this Agreement.
6.1.6 On request, provide to the Guest proof of any insurance policies taken out in Natural Destinations’ name; and
6.1.7 Ensure that all brochures, advertising material and other documents of whatever nature supplied to the Guest are accurate and fully comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and codes of practice.
7. WAIVER AND INDEMNITIES
7.1 FOR PURPOSES OF THIS CLAUSE 7:
7.1.1 the term “Guest” shall include the Guest, its beneficiaries, estate, directors, partners, members, employees, agents, servants, assignees, and / or successors in title;
7.1.2 the term “Claims” shall include all and any claims, payments, demands, actions, causes of action, losses and expenses, including all and any future and unascertained damages
7.1.3 the term “Third Party” shall include any party who does not have a direct connection with this Agreement but might be affected by it, and includes Third Party Service Providers;
7.1.4 the term “Third Party Service Provider” shall include any party who does not have a direct connection with this agreement who has been engaged to carry out and operate part of the Tour; and
7.1.5 the term “Third Party Claims” shall include all and any claims, payments, demands, actions, causes of action, losses and expenses, including all and any future and unascertained damages that any party who does not have a direct connection with this agreement but might be affected by it may have.
7.2 THE GUEST ACKNOWLEDGES THAT:
7.2.1 the Tour / Tour Series or part thereof offered by Natural Destinations may be inherently dangerous, which dangers may include (without limitation) Guests visiting isolated regions, being in close proximity to wildlife, using chartered Travel and participating in Activities; parts of the Tour / Tour Series may be carried out and operated by Third Party Service Providers and that Natural Destinations does not accept any responsibility for the performance of these parts of the Tour / Tour Series; the Guest may be required to accept additional terms and conditions, which may include exclusions or limitations of liability before commencing certain Activities or embarking on certain Travel;
7.2.2 Safekeeping of baggage and personal effects shall at all times remain at the Guest(s) risk and that Natural Destinations assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage.
7.2.3 The Guest hereby agrees to hold harmless Natural Destinations from for and against all Claims, arising from or following or in any way connected to the following:
18.104.22.168 this agreement;
22.214.171.124 the Booking;
126.96.36.199 the Tour / Tour Series or any part thereof;
188.8.131.52 all and any statutory or strict liability;
184.108.40.206 all and any negligent acts (excluding gross negligence) or omissions of Natural Destinations;
220.127.116.11 all and any acts or omissions of any other party, including but not limited to Third Party Service Providers (not limited to negligent acts); or
18.104.22.168 all and any extraneous events including but not limited to rain, storm water, hail, lightening, fire, riots and strikes.
Note: The effect of this clause is that the Guest(s) abandons any Claims that it may have against Natural Destinations arising from, following or in any way connected to the items listed at clauses 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 (above).
7.2.4 The Guest hereby agrees to indemnify Natural Destinations from, for and against all Claims, which may be taken or made by a Third Party, arising from or following or in any way connected to the following:
188.8.131.52 this agreement;
184.108.40.206 the Booking;
220.127.116.11 the Tour / Tour Series or any part thereof; or
18.104.22.168 the conduct of the Guest(s).
Note: The effect of this clause is that if any Third Party makes or brings a Third Party Claim against Natural Destinations connected to this Agreement, the Tour or any part thereof or the conduct of the Guest, the Guest will be responsible to pay to Natural Destinations the value of the Third Party Claim.
7.2.5 The Guest hereby agrees to indemnify Natural Destinations from, for and against any legal or other expenses which may be incurred as a result of and / or in consequence of any Third Party Claim arising from or following or in any way connected to this agreement, the Tour or any part thereof or the conduct of the Guest.
Note: the effect of this clause is that if any Third Party makes or brings a Third Party Claim against Natural Destinations arising from or following or in any way connected to this agreement, the Tour or any part thereof or the conduct of the Guest, in addition to being responsible to pay the value of the Third Party Claim, the Guest will be responsible to pay to Natural Destinations the cost of any legal or other expenses that may be incurred as a result of the Third Party Claim.
8. HEALTH PROTOCOLS AND INDEMNITIES
8.1 By entering into this Agreement the Guest acknowledges personal responsibility for his / her own health and health safety when utilising any Accommodation, or partaking in any Activities or Travel whilst on Tour.
8.2 The Guest warrants and will provide written confirmation to his / her adherence and strict compliance to all health safety policies, rules, processes, procedures and guidelines (“Health Safety Protocols”) which may be applicable at Natural Destinations offices, camps and / or any third party properties from time to time.
8.3 The Guest further acknowledges that, whilst Natural Destinations may request third party service providers providing Accommodation, Activities and / or Travel on Tour to implement health safety standards similar to Natural Destinations’ Health Safety Protocols, Natural Destinations is not in a position to enforce health safety processes and procedures to be followed by third party service providers, nor is it in position to verify the standard at which same may be implemented by third party service providers. Consequently, it will be deemed that the Guest acknowledge and agree that Natural Destinations cannot accept any form of liability (in the broadest terms) should the Guest(s) or any member of the party contract an infectious disease when using Accommodation or partaking in any Activities or Travel offered by third party service providers.
8.4 The Guest is duly informed that:
8.4.1 certain premises at Accommodation booked by Natural Destinations, including third party properties, may be open to members of the public and as such may be frequented by other members of the public;
8.4.2 they may visit public places during a Tour;
8.4.3 by coming into contact with other members of the public or visiting public venues recognises that he / she may be at a higher risk of contracting an infectious disease;
8.4.4 by visiting any of the above public areas it will be deemed that the Guest has voluntarily accepted the higher risk of infection as contemplated in clause 8.4.3;
8.4.5 as Natural Destinations does not have any control in respect of the health safety practices followed by members of the public, nor any control in respect of health safety protocols, policies and rules implemented at public venues, Natural Destinations will not be liable (in the broadest terms) should the Guest(s) or any member of the party contract an infectious disease by coming into contact with a member of the public who is infected with a contagious disease or when visiting a public venue during whilst on Tour.
9. FORCE MAJEURE
9.1 If either Party is prevented or restricted directly or indirectly from carrying out all or any of its obligations under the Booking Terms and Conditions for any cause beyond the reasonable control of that Party (including without limiting the generality of the a foregoing: war, civil commotion, riot, insurrection, strikes, lock-outs, fire, explosion, floods and acts of God), the Party so affected shall be relieved of its obligations hereunder during the period of that event and shall not be liable for any delay or failure in the performance of any obligations hereunder or for any loss or damages which the other Party may suffer due to or resulting from such delay or failure, provided that written notice of the inability to perform shall be given by the Party so affected within 48 (forty eight) hours of the occurrence constituting force majeure.
9.2 The Party invoking force majeure shall use its best endeavours to terminate the circumstances giving rise to force majeure and upon termination of these circumstances giving rise thereto, shall forthwith give written notice thereof to the other Party.
10. USE OF TRADE MARKS
10.1 The Guest may, during the existence of this agreement, use the Trade Marks, subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. On the termination of the agreement, for any reason, the Guest shall no longer enjoy any right to use any of the Trade Marks.
10.2 In the event that Natural Destinations requires the Trade Marks to be used in any particular form, the Guest shall be obligated to only use the Trade Marks in the form permitted by Natural Destinations, which form shall be communicated to the Guest from time to time.
10.3 The Trade Marks may only be used to give effect to the terms of this agreement. Any use of the Trade Marks on any other goods or services not herein defined shall constitute unauthorised use and shall constitute a material breach of this agreement, unless Natural Destinations provides its express written authorisation of such use.
10.4 The Guest will not represent that it has any right or title to the Trade Marks, nor will it directly or indirectly, at any time, contest or impair Natural Destinations’ rights in the Trade Marks, or assist anyone else to do so either directly or indirectly.
10.5 The Parties acknowledge that all use of the Trade Marks shall inure to the benefit of Natural Destinations, and the Guest undertakes hereby not to register the Trade Marks or any trademarks, trade name, business name or corporate denominations confusingly similar thereto.
10.6 The Parties expressly agree that except as provided for in this Agreement, the Guest acquires no right, title or interest in any of the Trade Marks.
10.7 The Guest undertakes not at any time to attempt to, directly or indirectly, dilute the value of the goodwill attaching to any of the Trade Marks.
10.8 The Guest may not use the Trade Marks in any manner that would injure the reputation or goodwill of Natural Destinations.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
11.1 Any dispute which arises out of or in relation to this agreement, whether directly or indirectly (“the Dispute”), shall first, by written notice (“Dispute Notice”), be referred for negotiation between senior executives of the Parties with the necessary authority to settle the Dispute.
11.2 The senior executives shall forthwith upon receipt of the Dispute Notice in good faith attempt to resolve the Dispute as expeditiously as possible but in any event not later than 30 (thirty) calendar from the date on which the Dispute Notice was first issued.
11.3 In the event of the Parties failing to reach a negotiated settlement within the period aforesaid the Parties shall refer the Dispute for arbitration subject to Applicable Laws governing arbitration proceedings within the Applicable Jurisdiction.
11.4 The provisions of this clause 11 shall not preclude any Party from access to an appropriate court of law for interim relief in respect of urgent matters by way of an interdict, or mandamus pending finalisation of this dispute resolution process.
11.5 This clause is a separate, divisible agreement from the rest of this agreement and shall remain in effect even if the agreement terminates, is nullified or cancelled for whatsoever reason or cause.
12.1 The Parties shall be entitled, without prejudice and in addition to any rights which they may have in terms of this agreement or in Law applicable within the Applicable Jurisdiction, to
(i) forthwith cancel this agreement or
(ii) to uphold this agreement and in either event claim such damages as it may have suffered in the event that the other Party:
12.1.1 commits a breach of any of the terms of the Booking Terms and Conditions, and fails to remedy such breach within a period of 7 (seven) days after receipt by it of written notice from the other Party calling for such breach to be remedied; or
12.1.2 takes steps to enter into a compromise with any of its creditors or takes steps or has steps taken against it for liquidation, winding up, deregistration, being placed under business rescue or judicial management (or any similar process); or
12.1.3 prior to or during the currency of these Booking Terms and Conditions, commits or has committed an act of insolvency or an act which would be an act of insolvency as governed by relevant insolvency Laws applicable within the Applicable Jurisdiction and / or, in the case of the Guest, relevant insolvency legislation in the country of domicile (i.e. registration and incorporation) of the Guest; or
12.1.4 fails to satisfy any judgment taken against it and of which it is aware and fails, within 10 (ten) calendar days of the date on which the judgment is granted or the date on which it becomes aware of the judgment, whichever is the latter, to take such steps and to continue to take such steps as may be necessary to have the judgment set aside, or, having taken such steps, fails to satisfy the judgment within 10 (ten) calendar days after the date on which it becomes final, or
12.1.5 in the event of the Guest being the breaching party, the Guest fails to timeously pay to Natural Destinations any amount due to Natural Destinations as set out in the Booking Terms and Conditions, and fails to remedy such breach within a period of 3 (three) Business Days after receipt by it of written notice from Natural Destinations calling for such breach to be remedied, Natural Destinations shall be entitled, without prejudice, to its rights in terms of the Booking Terms and Conditions, or in law, to terminate these Booking Terms and Conditions and claim such damages as it may have suffered, and to cancel any Reservations that may have already been made for the Guest.
13. NOTICES AND ADDRESSES
13.1 Any notice, consent, approval or other communication in connection with this agreement (“Notice”) will be in writing in English.
Each Party chooses the physical address and/or email address corresponding to its name as the address to which any Notice must be sent.
13.2.1 Natural Destinations:
2 Teinert Street
Email address: info @ natural-destinations.com
13.2.2 For the Guest:
The details as provided by the Guest during the booking process.
13.3 Any Notice takes effect when received by the recipient (or on any later date specified in the Notice) and, unless the contrary is proved, is deemed to be received:
13.3.1 on the day of delivery, if delivered by hand to a responsible person at the recipient’s physical address as chosen in terms of clause 13.2. If delivery is not on a Business Day, or is after ordinary business hours on a Business Day, the Notice shall be deemed to have been received on the Business Day after the date of delivery; and
13.3.2 on the first Business Day after the date of transmission, if sent by email to the recipient’s email address in clause 13.2. (as applicable).
13.4 Despite anything to the contrary in this agreement, a Notice actually received by a Party is effective even though it was not sent, or delivered, or sent and delivered to its address in chosen in clause 13.2.
13.5 Service of Legal Process:
13.5.1 Each Party chooses its physical address referred to in clause 13.2 above as its address at which legal process and other documents in legal proceedings in connection with this Agreement may be served.
13.5.2 Any Party may by Notice to the other Party change its address at which legal process and other documents in legal proceedings in connection with this Agreement may be served to another physical address in Namibia.
14.1 ENTIRE AGREEMENT:
14.1.1 This agreement, as well as any other documentation, guidelines and or other written advices and / or directives issued by Natural Destinations to the Guest pursuant to this agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the Parties.
14.1.2 Natural Destinations shall not be bound by any representation, warranties, undertakings, promises or the like (whether or not made by Natural Destinations, its representatives or employees) which are not recorded therein.
14.1.3 Subject to the provisions of this agreement, no alternation, variation or cancellation by agreement of, amendment or addition to, or deletion from this agreement shall be of any force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of the Parties.
14.2 NON WAIVER:
No failure by a Party to enforce any provision of the Booking Terms and Conditions shall constitute a waiver of such provision or affect in any way a Party’s right to require performance of any such provision at any time in the future, nor shall the waiver of any subsequent breach nullify the effectiveness of the provision itself.
14.3 DATA PROTECTION:
14.3.2 The Guest except to the extent of its own gross negligence, recklessness or wilful misconduct, Natural Destinations will not be responsible for any damages suffered by the Guest as a result of the transmission of confidential or other information disclosed to Natural Destinations through the Internet.
14.4.1 Natural Destinations shall be entitled, without the consent of the Guest, to cede, delegate or assign all or any of its rights and / or obligations under this agreement to any affiliate within the Natural Destinations company (“the Cessionary”), or a nominee elected by Natural Destinations.
14.4.2 On any cession, assignment and / or delegation taking place in terms of this clause 14, the Guest shall, if so required by any Cessionary, make all payments to such Cessionary.
14.4.3 The Guest shall not, without the written consent of Natural Destinations, be entitled to cede, assign, delegate or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations under this agreement to any third party.
14.5.1 All provisions of this agreement are, notwithstanding the manner in which they have been grouped together or linked grammatically, severable from each other.
14.5.2 If any provision of the Booking Terms and Conditions is rendered void, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any law, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
14.5.3 The Parties declare that it is their intention that this agreement would be executed without such unenforceable provision if they were aware of such unenforceability at the time of execution hereof.
Each Party shall co-operate with the other and execute and deliver to the other such other instruments and documents and take such other actions as may be reasonably requested from time to time in order to carry out, evidence and confirm their rights and the intended purposes.
14.7 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION:
14.7.1 Subject to the provisions of clause 11, the Parties unconditionally consent that these Booking Terms and Conditions and the provision of our services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Namibian law and any dispute arising out of these Booking Terms and Conditions and our services shall exclusively be submitted to the competent courts in Windhoek, Namibia.
All and any costs incurred by either party arising out of or in connection with a breach of any of the provisions of the Booking Terms and Conditions by the other party, including but not limited to legal costs on the attorney and own Guest scale, shall be borne by the party in breach.
This agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original of this agreement with the same force and effect. A facsimile or photocopy of a fully executed counterpart of this agreement, or of a set of identical versions separately executed by the Parties, will be valid evidence of the existence and the terms of this agreement.
14.10 OTHER LANGUAGES
The original English version of these Booking Terms and Conditions may have been translated into other languages. The translated version is a courtesy and office translation only and you cannot derive any rights from the translated version. In the event of a dispute about the contents or interpretation of these Booking Terms and Conditions or inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any other language version of these Booking Terms and Conditions, the English language version to the extent permitted by law shall apply, prevail and be conclusive. The English version is available on our website (by selecting the English language) or shall be sent to you upon your written request.
15.1 Definitions for the purposes of this agreement, unless the context requires otherwise shall be as follows:
15.1.1 “Accommodation” means collectively any accommodation reserved by Natural Destinations at any of the Camps operated by Natural Destinations or any third party property and/or the provision of Activities and/or third party services (where relevant) reserved by Natural Destinations;
15.1.2 “Activities” means any recreational pursuit reserved by Natural Destinations and shall include, without limitation, sightseeing excursions, sporting activities and adventure activities;
15.1.3 “Natural Destinations Camps” means collectively those camps owned and/or operated by Natural Destinations including under canvas and mobile expedition products;
15.1.4 “Applicable Jurisdiction” shall mean the Republic of Namibia, where Natural Destinations is registered and incorporated;
15.1.5 “Applicable Laws” means the Laws of the Republic of Namibia;
15.1.6 “Booking/s” means the initiation, processing, amendment and/or finalisation of any Tour and shall include provisional bookings;
15.1.7 “Booking Amendments” means any change required by the Guest in the travel and/or arrival date, any increase or reduction in the number of rooms booked, and/or any services required after the date of Confirmation;
15.1.8 “Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or official public holiday in the Republic of Namibia;
15.1.9 “Confirmation” means written confirmation by the Guest confirming that the Reservation will be honoured and guaranteed;
15.1.10 “Guest/s” means the end user of services rendered by either Natural Destinations or a third party during the Tour and/or Tour Series;
15.1.11 “Laws” means all legislation, statutes, regulations (as amended, replaced or re-enacted from time to time) which may be applicable in the Applicable Jurisdiction;
15.1.12 “Parties” means collectively Natural Destinations and the Guest, and “Party” means either of them as the context may require;
15.1.13 “Rates” means the rates for the Accommodation as set out by Natural Destinations in its then current rate documents, as substituted and published on the Natural Destinations website from time to time;
15.1.14 “Reservation” means a reservation made for or on behalf of the Guest and confirmed by Natural Destinations in writing;
15.1.15 “Total Booking Value” means the monetary value of a Booking as invoiced by Natural Destinations upon Confirmation of Booking by the Guest, which monetary value will be adjusted to the extent that the Guest requests further Booking Amendments to the Booking prior to date of travel;
15.1.16 “Tour” means all and any arrangements reserved by Natural Destinations for the Guest, including but not limited to Accommodation, meals and beverages, Travel and Activities, “Travel Services” and “Touring Services” shall have a similar meaning;
15.1.17 “Tour Series” means a pre-arranged Tour being organised, marketed and sold to the Guest prior to commencement which may comprise of a single or multiple dates / departures;
15.1.18 “Trade Marks” shall mean any registered trademarks registered in the name of Natural Destinations, (including any pending trade mark applications), as amended from time to time at the instance of Natural Destinations and includes the well-known international common law mark, namely “Natural Destinations” and its associated logos (notably: of the elephant) and stylised wording, Natural Destinations being authorised to license the use of these Trade Marks for purposes of this Agreement;
15.1.19 “the / these Booking Terms and Conditions” or “the / this agreement” means the booking terms and conditions contained in this document as amplified by the provisions of any Annexure attached hereto or document referred therein from time to time;
15.1.20 “Travel” means any transport reserved by Natural Destinations, including but not limited to road, water and air travel; and
15.1.21 “VAT” means Value Added Tax or any similar consumption tax payable in any country.