A WORLD IN ONE COUNTRY

Overview

South Africa has an abundance of wildlife and scenery, from the sandy beaches, sheer, forest-covered cliffs, and amazing marine life of its coastline to arid deserts, peak-filled mountain ranges and open bushveld savannah. A haven for Golfers, South Africa boasts some of teh most beautiful courses by the world´s top designers.

This diversity of habitats is echoed in the country’s peoples and history. The first human inhabitants (the San people) and the powerful civilisations of Mapungubwe and Thulamela of a thousand years ago have given way to a 21st-century country filled with a colourful mixture of people and cultures, a heady history and a natural heritage that has South Africans defining their land as “a world in one country.”

Things to look forward to in South Africa:

  • Viewing wildlife in one of the many Game Reserves, the Highlight being the Kruger National Park
  • Enjoying golf in the most elegnat surroundings
  • Meeting diverse peoples from a variety of ethnic groups
  • Climbing Table Mountain or visiting Robben Island
  • Sampling fantastic cuisine with world renowned wines

 

Full name: Republic of South Africa
Capital: Pretoria (administrative capital)
Population: 44 million

 

Map

SA Maps

Maps courtesy of www.theodora.com/maps used with permission

Visa

South Afica Visa Information

This information serves as a guide only. Travellers should check visa requirements pertaining to their citizenship, as entry requirements can vary.

Visitors to Africa must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended departure date, together with onward travel documents, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. Please also ensure that you have sufficient blank visa pages (not endorsement pages) in your passport, with at least 2 consecutive/side by side blank pages. Our recommendation is 3 pages (or even 4 if you are travelling through more than one country on your journey).

On this link you can find which countries are excempt from obtaining a Visa:

http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries

 

 

 

 

Health

Malaria 

Many of the main tourist areas are malaria-free, so you need not worry at all. However, the Kruger National Park, the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, and the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal do pose a malaria risk in the summer months. (Transmission is seasonal, with peak rates of infection occurring in April and declining by June.) Many local people and some travellers do not take malaria prophylaxis, but most health professionals recommend you do. Consult your doctor or a specialist travel clinic for the latest advice concerning malaria prophylaxis, as it changes regularly.