South Africa - A World in One Country

Facts & Figures

Area:
1,233,404 sq. km

Population:
60million

Official languages:
English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, South Sotho, North Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

Currency:
The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). Travellers can exchange their currency into ZAR on arrival at Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airports (Bureau de Change located in International arrivals hall - open 24 hours) or at most commercial banks in the country. Banks are open from Monday to Friday 09h00-15h30 and Saturdays 09h00-11h00. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are widely accepted (except in rural areas).

Entry requirements:
Entry into South Africa is permitted for a maximum duration of 90 days for most nationalities. Many nationalities are visa exempt. Please verify with your travel agent or consulate.

*NB:  Passports need two blank pages for immigration stamps. 

Electricity:
220 / 230 volts AC. Three pin plugs.

Health:
No compulsory vaccinations are required, except for Yellow Fever when traveling from Zambia. Malaria prophylaxis are recommended during the summer months (December to May in the Northern Province, Mpumalanga and northeast areas of
KwaZulu Natal).

Airport Tax:
Usually included on air-ticket.
 
Recommended reading:
The Covenant - James Mitchener
Cry the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Tavern of the Seas - L Green
A Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

KIBOKO TOURS in SOUTH AFRICA

17-Day South African Adventure (Accommodated)
21-Day TransKalahari Adventure (Accommodated)
21-Day Great Trek Adventure (Fully Serviced Camping)


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