Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to South Africa are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in South Africa read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for South Africa.
April and May are the best months to visit South Africa in terms of temperatures and game viewing as well as ideal conditions for hiking in the Drakensberg.
At present, citizens of 28 countries can enter South Africa visa-free for up to 30 days, while passport holders of an additional 48 nationalities can visitSouth Africa visa-free for tourism or business for a maximum 90-day stay, including citizens of the United Kingdom.
The official currency of South Africa is the South African rand.
Elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffal. South Africa's bushveld and savannah regions are still home to large numbers of the mammals universally associated with Africa.
Bobotie is a South African dish that has Cape Malay origins. It consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Of the many dishes common to South Africa, bobotie is perhaps closest to being the national dish, because it isn't commonly found in any other country.
At least thirty-five languages indigenous to South Africa are spoken in the Republic, ten of which are official languages of South Africa: Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans.
The currency in South Africa is the South African rand. Tips in South Africa are normally done in Rand, though US dollars are also accepted. Tipping in restaurants is practiced mainly in the larger towns and is customarily kept at 10% of the total shown on the bill.
Local South Africa travel experts are available.
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What is the time difference in South Africa?
The time difference is 2 hours
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Best South Africa guidebook?
Stay informed before during and after your trip to South Africa with this South Africa Guidebook .