Salty Crax vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.7
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.7
Lodging — 4.7
Transportation — 4.7
Meals — 4.7
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Generally my stay here are great

5.0 May 2019
OS
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Generally my stay here are great. Good location away from the town, but u can still access to many nice place from here, eg, nice beach, nice mall and nice checkpoint. Very near to Sancoob rehabilitation centre (you should visit).
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Tour Salty Crax Company Reviews

staff are fantastic

5.0 April 2019
GR
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is the most upscale backpack/ hostel I have ever stayed in the phacilties are immaculate. The staff are fantastic. They also have a hot tub, bar and fire pits. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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Tour Salty Crax Company Reviews

Rooms were old, dirty and very loud

1.0 December 2016
T
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
The place was not clean. The kitchen was so dirty. The rooms was old, dirty and very loud. There was a dog, who was barking all morning. We left the place two days before planned..
The people was nice though..
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Tour Salty Crax Company Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 104 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 2005 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About Salty Crax

        South African based tour company, SaltyCrax provides backpacking travel and custom beach tours that put heavy emphasis on local living.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        Their cheeky name is a quick indication of their easy-going beach attitude which informs their itineraries. These tours explore South Africa from a local point of view

        Who Travels With Them?

        They will be most attractive to young travelers and older travelers who are young at heart, enjoy roughing it, and have a backpacker mentality. Tours are active and adventurous, often involving activities like quad biking and cliff jumping.

        Where Do They Operate?

        They are headquartered and operate in South Africa. Tours explore Cape Town, Kruger National Park, and Johannesburg.

        Why Travel With Them?

        For a unique and fun way to experience South Africa. Their tours are all about learning the culture of South Africa from a local perspective, which includes enjoying adventure activities and meeting local South Africans.

        About Signature Collection by Gate 1

        A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.

        What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?

        These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.

        They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.

        The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.

        Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

        Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.  

        Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.

        While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.  

        Top Destinations

        They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

        Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style

        Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.

        Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.

        Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

        If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.

        All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.

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