About South Africa

Some South Africa information, interesting facts of South Africa

South Africa is well known for its beautiful landscape.
The country is mainly covered with mountains but also has big lakes, waterfalls and beautiful reserves like Kruger Park (most famous), Madikwe national park (north west), Pilanesberg (central) and Phinda national park (south east).
In most reserves the big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Buffalo) is still roaming around but poaching is a big problem.
The coast line of South Africa is stunning. It has beautiful beaches altough the water on the south/south west side of the country is very cold.
The marine life is just perfect for divers. You can find big sharks, seals, dolphins and whales (whale season between september and november).

The ground is full of gold, diamonds and minerals so all around the country you can find quarris.
Most people are poor and the majority of the people live from agriculture.

Need to know about South Africa

Often we receive questions about rules and safety when people travel to the beautiful country of South Africa.

We have pointed out the most important things you should know in a leaflet which can be downloaded via this link.

The best period to travel South Africa

April, May, September and October are the best the best months to travel the northern part of the country.
Januari until March plus October and November are the best months to travel the Southern part of South Africa.
During the mentioned months you avoid the lower temperatures and the rainy season.

Weather and climate

South Africa has 2 different kind of climates.
Some parts have a desert climate and other parts do have a sea climate.
During the summer months the average temperature is between 15 - 25 degrees Celsius and during the winter months the average temperature is between 25 - 35 degrees Celsius.

Travel documents

No visa is required for South Africa but your passport most be valid for at least 30 days when leaving the country.

Malaria

When you travel into the bush there is a possibility of malaria so please protect yourself.
In the big cities there is no malaria.

Extra warning !!!

If you decide to hire a car and drive yourself in South Africa be aware of speed checks.
Every where on all roads.
Best advise is just to drive the speed limit displayed on the signs.
Speeding means getting a ticket.

Did you know that...

- the local currency is called Rand?
- in South Africa you drive on the left hand side?
- smoking in public places is not allowed by law?
- travelling with a rent a car is very easy in South Africa?
- most lodges are child friendly?

South Africa Map

image description
Best Season:April, May, September and October
Popular Location: Kruger Park, coast line of South Africa

Safaris in South Africa

Affordable Africa Safaris

    South Africa 8 days

    8 Days

    An 8 days self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 16,280.- (app. € 839,- or USD 925,-) per person sharing. We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price.…

    0
    Based on 0 Review
    Three Rondavels

      South Africa 8 days

      8 Days

      An 8 days self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 8.600,- (app. € 449,- or USD 499,-) per person sharing. We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price.…

      0
      Based on 0 Review
      Isimangaliso Wetland Park

        South Africa 16 days

        16 Days

        A 16 days medium range self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 21.250,- (app. Euro 1.099,- or USD 1.199,-). We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price. Highlights: Mpumalanga,…

        0
        Based on 0 Review
        Cape Town

          South Africa 12 days

          12 Days

          A 12 days medium range self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 11.550,- (about Euro 599,- or USD 659,- per person sharing) We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading…

          0
          Based on 0 Review
          baobab relax

            South Africa 12 days

            12 Days

            A 12 days medium range self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 22.000,- (app Euro 1.129,- or USD 1.239,-) per person. We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price.…

            0
            Based on 0 Review
            Paternoster

              South Africa 14 days

              14 Days

              A 14 days budget self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 13.125,- per person sharing (app Euro 679,- 0r USD 749,-). We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price. Hightlights:…

              0
              Based on 0 Review
              Sabie River Golf Club

                SA Golf Safari 11 days

                11 Days

                An 11 days medium range golf safari to South Africa from ZAR 14.185,- (app. Euro 739,- or USD 799,-) per person. We always use the exchange rate of the day. Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price. Highlights:…

                0
                Based on 0 Review
                Himba women tribe Namibia

                  Namibia 19 days

                  19 Days

                  A 19 days Medium Range self drive safari in Namibia. Accomodation at campings and Bed & Breakfast. From ZAR 22.500,- per person sharing (app Euro 1.149,- or USD 1.269,-) Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Naukluft National Park.  

                  0
                  Based on 0 Review