I am travelling to South Africa for a 2 week tour (Cape town+Garden route+Kruger) in November 2014. The tour operator has asked for 25% deposit now and entire remainder 2 months before the trip. The tour operator accepts both bank transfer and credit card, but credit card will cost us an additional 5%. The tour operator is Truly Africa Tours, which seems like a small but decent tour operator - they have a few good reviews on tripadvisor which is why we approached them!
Is this payment process for standard/normal for South African tour packages?
It's our first trip there so we would appreciate your kind advice! Thanks!