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South Africa Travel Tips and Information

South Africa Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of South Africa
Population55.91 million
Country CodeZA
LanguageZula, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Country Code (international calls)27

The flight time to South Africa is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of South Africa below. Wishing you pleasant travels to South Africa.

South Africa is a large country located at the southern tip of the African continent. South Africa shares a northern border with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to South Africa

Most travelers to South Africa do not require a visa to enter South Africa. Most visitors to South Africa can stay for up to 90 days visa-free. Nationals from other countries can stay for up to 30 days visa-free. All travelers must have a valid passport. Please double check with a local embassy for further details and the requirements for your nationality.

Things/Items Allowed into South Africa

Travelers are allowed to bring with them 200 individual cigarettes, 20 cigars, 2 liters of wine, 1 liter of alcoholic beverages and 50 ml of perfume.

Things/Items Forbidden out of South Africa

•Drugs •Alcohol •Protected Species •Firearms

Things/Items Forbidden into South Africa

•Drugs •Plants and Animals •Firearms

Voice of Travelers to South Africa

South Africa Historical Tour

South Africa has a very long and detailed history, and for me that is well worth the ticket price. My friends and I arranged a ticket for a special historical tour of South Africa that would take us to many of the important historical sites in South Africa over a two week tour. We bought our ticket on a Delta Airlines flight from New York. The trip was very long, but the service was excellent even on an economy ticket, so we did not end up getting too bored or uncomfortable. When we landed we took our ticket to the tour guide and set of on a two week long adventure into history. It was really amazing to learn all this fascinating stuff about South Africa while also seeing it first hand.

South Africa as an African Business Hub

South Africa has long been a major business hub in Africa. With strong laws and stable politics, many companies have used it as their ticket to do business in the rest of Africa. It was my job to go to South Africa to see if we could use South Africa as our ticket to a business expansion in the African continent. My company paid for the plane ticket and hotel, so all I had to do was visit with the government officials, The flight from London on British Airways was first class, which was really nice because it is a very long flight. I enjoyed my first class ticket very much. My time in South Africa was spent getting to know the landscape for my business, and it looks like South Africa will be a very promising place to expand.

My Mandela Tour of South Africa

Nelson Mandela was a very famous man, so it is no surprise that tour operators are now offering a ticket for special Nelson Mandela tours in South Africa. I arranged for my whole family to get a ticket from Istanbul to that we could travel to South Africa and see many of the sites where Nelson Mandela’s life events happened. I bought my ticket on a direct flight on Turkish Airways. I have always enjoyed flying with them, and this trip to South Africa on our ticket was no exception. The entire family enjoyed their flight to South Africa. The tour was even more amazing for the price of the ticket, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is going to be visiting South Africa.

South Africa Travel FAQs

Q. Should I be worried about wild animals while on a safari?

A. Attacks by a wild animal are rare. However, no South Africa tour operator can absolutely guarantee that these incidents will not occur. Always listen to and abide by safety talks that are given by the tour guides before your safari. Do not wander away without your guide. After you retire to your room for the night, do not leave.

Q. Is it safe to drive in South Africa?

A. Driving is an economical way to see the area, which will save you buying a bus ticket or tour ticket. When you drive in South Africa remember that the standards will not be as high as in Europe or North America. The roads are usually good and marked well, but you need to drive carefully, and always expect the worst from other drivers. Do not attempt to bribe a South Africa traffic official if you are given a ticket for speeding or other kinds of traffic offense ticket.

Q. What should I pack with for my trip to South Africa?

A. It is recommended that you keep luggage to the basics for your South African holiday. While in South Africa, bright or contrasting colors are not advisable. Try to be sure that all your clothes are a neutral color. Note that camouflage uniforms and hats are forbidden in parts of South Africa. Dark colors are not good, particularly when you are out in the sun since they absorb the heat. The flies in South Africa that spread disease are attracted to dark colors as well, so avoiding them is the key to staying healthy.

South Africa - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toCape Town International Airport•Charles de Gaulle Airport •London International Airport •Frankfurt Airport •Addis Ababa Bole International Airport •Singapore Changi Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toKing Shaka International Airport•Dubai International Airport •Hamad International Airport •Addis Ababa Bole International Airport •Istanbul Ataturk Airport etc.

Flight Routes to South Africa

The Cape Town International and OR Tambo International Airport are the two major airports of South Africa. Direct flights arrive from major European centers, including Amsterdam, Athens, Madrid, London, Paris, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Lisbon. There are also direct flights from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Perth.