Tips, Terms and Conditions

Travel Tips

Below is a travel guide with South Africa Travel Information concerning visa requirements, travel insurance, safety precautions, money matters and much more. If you require any further information regarding South Africa, contact us today.

A visa is required upon entering South Africa. Travel agents can provide further information on how they can be obtained. Guest are usually required to show there ability to provide for themselves, financially. Also, a valid return ticket is necessary. Visa inquiries can be directed to the Department of Home Affairs: +27 12 314 8911

Arrange and pack your traveller's insurance to include:

Your Health and Welfare:

South African Tourism Info & Safety Call Line:

If you are a tourist in South Africa, travel information can be obtained at a one-stop national call centre. The Tourism Information and Safety Call Line is 083 123 2345 - is a partnership between Engen and South African Tourism and can handle up to 3 000 calls a month.


Tap water is of highest quality

Time Zones:

South African time is set at two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Standard Time, one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time and seven hours ahead of USA's Eastern Standard Winter Time. There are no time zone differences in South Africa.

Currency in South Africa: travel information regarding finance

Business Hours:

Shopping and business hours: Most shops in the city centre and suburbs open between 08h00 and17h00 to 17h30. Shops in some major malls may open at 09h00 and close at 21h00 or later even on Sundays and most public holidays. Government agencies still keep to traditional weekday only hours. Muslim-owned businesses close at noon on Fridays and re-open at 13h00.

Telephones and Communication:


220/230V AC at 50 Hz. plugs with round pins.


To cater for South Africa's diverse inhabitants, the Constitution provides for 12 official languages, namely: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and sign language for people with a hearing disability.
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