WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is one of the most geographically varied countries of the African Continent, comprising territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the Highveld and the wide open savannah of the Eastern Transvaal to the Kalahari Desert and the peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. While all of its diverse regions offer ample opportunities for adventure travel, the focus in South Africa is the SAFARI.
The country excels as a modern destination while sustaining the wilderness experience of Africa's pristine outback.
In addition to possessing two of the world's most renowned wildlife reserves, the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK & the KALAHARI GEMSBOK NATIONAL PARK, the country contains over a dozen smaller regional parks and reserves. They have excellent road and rail systems, lots of top rated accommodations and the farmland and vineyards is a must see. If you want to combine luxury and adventure this is the place to go.
HISTORY AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Most nationalities , including UK, USA, Canadian and Australian passport holders, do not require a visa to visit South Africa fo up to 90 days. NEW ZEALAND PASSPORT HOLDERS
Since 16th of January 2017 all New Zealand passport holders have been required to obtain a visa prior to travelling to South Africa. For details on where to apply - please see South African Visa Requirements
TRAVELLING TO OR THROUGH SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN
From 1 June 2015 parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa, or transiting in South Africa will be asked to show the child's unabridged (full) birth certificate which list the child's details and both parents details. The abridged (short) birth certificate which only lists the child's details won't b e accepted. A parental contact affidavit (PCA) must have a certified copy of the parent's/guardian's identification(passport) attached to it.
Where only one parent is accompanying a child, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent or - if applicable - a death certificate) is required and there are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents.
If you are travelling with children (under 18) it is essential that you contact the South African High Commission or the South African Department of Home Affairs for further information relating to these regulations. If you do not carry the correct documentation you will not be allowed to enter the country. Obtaining the correct paperwork is the responsibility of the traveller and not your tour company.
Depending on which time of year you visit, you may need waterproofs, a warm jacket or sunscreen. The dry months are from April to October and the wet months November - March. Temperatures range throughout the year from between 11-40C.
The domestic electricity supply is 240 volt, 50 hertz volt single and three phase supply available for industrial use.