Oojah Travel Protection is a underwriting management agency, and we have a mandate to enter into, vary and terminate contracts of travel insurance, and to collect premium on behalf of The Hollard Insurance Company Limited. Assistance Services and claims management are provided by Europ Assistance S.A.
Oojah Travel Protection's focus is solely on travel insurance; it's what we specialise in.
The word is rather old-fashioned British English slang. Its heyday was the First World War, when British soldiers created it as part of a private vocabulary. An eyebrows-raised article about the slang of an Army hospital that I found in the Washington Post of 22 July 1917 provides one of its earliest recorded appearances:
What is the oojah? The oojah is any object in Heaven or Earth.
Travel insurance helps to protect you against unforeseen emergencies which can occur at any time. It also helps protect you against other circumstances like travel delay, lost or stolen baggage and personal items, missed connections and so much more.
In short, travel insurance is Peace of Mind, protection against the unexpected and assurance that you won't lose your financial investment in a trip. It allows you to relax and enjoy your vacation without worry. If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel.
Ask yourself, "Can I afford to lose my holiday investment?" Sickness, injury or worse can occur when you least expect it. And not only to you, but to your non-travelling family members.
To demonstrate the importance of purchasing travel insurance, here are some common examples of what could go wrong:
As soon as you have bought your airline ticket, as Cancellation cover is effective from date of purchase.
The premiums for our insurance will depend on your individual circumstances. Factors that influence the price include:
Please call us on (012) 482 6706 for your quote.
No. We pay out many thousands of rands in claims each year!
No insurance is designed to cover absolutely everything. It's important that you read the policy wording to ensure it is meeting what you need and what you expect.
Furthermore, you have a 15 day cooling off period, which gives you the opportunity to check the details of our policy.
When you purchase a travel insurance policy, be sure that you have the international help line with you when you go, as well as a copy of your insurance policy. Keep your policy along with a 24-hour phone number for your insurance company with you at all times. Many people make the mistake of keeping the information in their hotel room, which, in the case of an emergency won't do you too much good.
Cover for cancellation purposes starts when you purchase your insurance policy from Oojah or when you have paid for your trip, whichever is the later. Cover for all other benefits will begin when you pass through passport control from your home country, and ends when you pass back through passport control in your home country.
With a Hollard travel insurance policy you can expect:
Make sure you have checked the FCO Travel Advice for the countries you are visiting (http://fco.gov.uk/travel). Check that you have sufficient money and that your passport is up-to-date. Take a photocopy of your passport details and keep it in a safe place. Check which inoculations and visas are required. Note down the numbers and addresses of the S.A. embassy in the country you're travelling to.
If you are travelling with your family you will want to make sure that all members have the appropriate level of travel insurance cover. We offer families travelling together the chance to save significant amounts of money by providing FREE cover for your children under the age of 21 years! Children will be able to share in the cover with the adults.
We prefer to provide a personalised quote - either over the phone or through our online insurance engine - providing you with all the guidance and information you require at the best possible price. Should you wish to download our brochure, please refer to our Downloads section.
No. Except for Inbound cover, our policies are available to residents of South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique, where you have not spent more than 6 months abroad in the year prior to buying your policy.
Yes, we use Nedbank's payment gateway to process all credit card transactions. When you click on “buy now”, you exit our website, and enter the Nedbank secure website. We don't store any credit card information on our website. The Nedbank secure site is PCI compliant.
The current big freeze in the UK and parts of Europe is yet another wake up call to travel professionals to protect their business and holiday travellers with ample protection – particularly in view of the exchange rate of the rand.
This comes on the back of equally unprecedented manufacturing defects in Rolls Royce engines.
"Ample protection for hotel accommodation and guarantees against long delays are essential to the traveller of today who are not being adequately insured against today's travel risks," says Uriah Jansen, MD of Oojah Travel Protection, new tailoring experts in the travel field underwritten by Hollard.
The problem is that the standard one-size-fits-all protections which are the current norm do not adequately cover the high financial risk that face today’s traveller whether for business or pleasure. We encourage travel agency professionals to use their strong and trusted positions to make sure their travel clients don’t have to sleep on cots in airports and that the risk of time delays is minimum. We believe that after 12 hours a traveller should have the option to cancel and get compensation.
"It is also essential that travel insurance is purchased at the same time as the airline ticket to obtain travel delay cover which is why travel agents need to be proactive. If a traveller tried to buy protection against the current 'big freeze' now, it would be like someone buying motor insurance after the accident."