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    South Africa

    A country filled with friendly people and immense natural beauty.

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    South Africa should be a top choice when looking for a safari destination. Situated at the southern point of the African continent, the country offers something for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic getaway, family and friends, and adventure seekers to those with a passion for wildlife. South Africa is a country filled with friendly people and immense natural beauty.

    The coastline stretches more than 2,850 kilometres from Namibia along the Atlantic Ocean southwards. The Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa, before continuing northwards to the Mozambican border. Inland, while travelling across the country, tourists will notice the remarkable changes in the vegetation as it is one of the most diverse countries in the world.

    All major cities have international airports, including Johannesburg, the largest city in the country. Car rental facilities are available at all airports, which is probably the best option to travel to your safari destination. Driving takes place on the left side of the road.

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    South Africa Tours

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    4-Day Kruger National Park Safari

    Embark on an amazing 4-day safari in the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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    6-Day Exclusive Garden Route Tour

    This exclusive self-drive tour allows you to explore Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Karoo, and the Garden Route.
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    5-Day Ultimate Garden Route to Addo Tour

    South Africa’s famed Garden Route offers a generous dose of the great outdoors, where nature and adventure combine to provide perfect outdoor playground.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best time to visit South Africa depends on where you plan to travel to. The coastal temperatures are probably most consistent, but in general, summer averages are around 25 degrees Celsius. Winter average temperatures are approximately 17 degrees Celsius.

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    Luxury 5-star experiences cater to the discerning traveller while those looking to get closer to nature can camp under the stars in a wide variety of parks and reserves.

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    Safari-goers to Africa need to make sure about visa requirements for the specific destination in their country of origin. Passports need to be valid for at least six months from the planned date of departure and there should also be enough blank pages for the necessary visas and stamps to be applied.

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    The World Health Organisation recommends the following vaccinations for South Africa: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. It is recommended that visitors check with a reputable travel clinic before departure as requirements may change.

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    Tap water in South Africa is of high quality and safe to drink. Bottled water is also readily available.

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    Most lodges and camps in South Africa cater to families with special activities to stimulate the youngsters’ interest in all things wild and wonderful.

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    If game viewing from a vehicle is to make up the bulk of the safari outing, even those without any fitness regime will be able to enjoy it. For more strenuous activities, like a walking safari, hiking in the mountains or adventurous excursions, one should have at least a moderate level of fitness.

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    It is advisable to make getting travel insurance as part of the planning of any safari. That ensures travellers are covered for unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of the trip, as well as medical cover and repatriation should anything happen while on safari. If adventurous activities, such as hiking, mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, hot air ballooning or white water rafting, are part of the safari, comprehensive travel insurance is a must.

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    Visitors to South Africa are able to drive with a license issued in their country of residence if it is printed in English. If not, an International Drivers Permit is required.

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    Visitors to South Africa will encounter friendly and open people during their travels. There are not many cultural taboos and most greetings are conducted with a firm handshake.

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