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.

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

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

Safaris in South Africa

Affordable Africa Safaris
Three Rondavels

    South Africa 8 days

    8 Days

    An 8 days self drive safari to South Africa from R 8.600,- (app. € 550,- /$ 610,-) per person sharing. Highlights: Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga Highlands.

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    baobab relax

      South Africa 12 days

      12 Days

      A 12 days medium range self drive safari to South Africa from R 22.000,- (about 1.485,- euro) per person. Highlights: Blyde River Canyon, Panorama Route, Klaserie Game Reserve, Manyeleti Game Reserve.

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      Paternoster

        South Africa 14 days

        14 Days

        A 14 days budget self drive safari to South Africa from R 13.125,- per person sharing (about 775,- euro). Hightlights: Cape Town, Paternoster (West Coast), Springbok and Upington (Northern Cape), Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Vryburg.

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        Erinvale Golf Course

          SA Golf Safari 15 days

          15 Days

          A 15 days medium range golf safari to South Africa from R 18.885,- (from 1.285,- euro) per person. Highlights: Steenberg Golf Club, Cape Point, Erinvale Golf course, Table Mountain, Franschhoek, Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, Krugerpark, Fangate Golf Estate, Bottelierskop Game Reserve,…

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          Sabie River Golf Club

            SA Golf Safari 11 days

            11 Days

            An 11 days medium range golf safari to South Africa from R 14.185,- (app. € 975,-) per person. Highlights: Steenberg Golf Club, Cape Point, Erinvale Golf course, Cape Winelands, Table Mountain, Gary Player design golf course, Krugerpark, Sabie River Bungalows Golf Club,…

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            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. Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Naukluft National Park. From  19.500,- Rand per person sharing.

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              Pungwe

                South Africa 9 days

                9 Days

                A 9 days budget safari to South Africa from R 10.500,- (app. € 720,-) per person sharing (July, August, September). Highlights: Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Manyeleti Reserve, Mpumalanga Highlands.

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