SOUTH AFRICA

“You cannot leave Africa. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; our drumbeats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.” – Bridget Dore

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One of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, South Africa, fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation‘, boasts 11 official languages, and its inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures.

Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scenes, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful beaches of Cape Town. Enjoy a local braai (barbeque) in Soweto township, browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban, or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands.

Some historical attractions include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, the famous  Kruger National Park, and Robben Island in Cape Town.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

CLIMATE

South African temperatures, which are measured in centigrade, average at highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C.
Average annual rainfall is on the low side, at under 500mm a year, making the country somewhat dry.

The South African climate boasts more than its fair share of sunshine, recording an average of 8.5 hours a day.

CUISINE

South Africa's fish, meat, and chicken are of excellent quality and are usually enjoyed with vegetables and salads.
Standards of hygiene in relation to food health and safety are generally high in hotels, restaurants, pubs, and nightspots.

Tap water is considered safe to drink, although it is preferred that guests drink bottled water to prevent any health or safety risks.

CURRENCY

South Africa's currency is the Rand.


The US dollar, Euros, and British Pounds can easily be converted to South African Rands at main commercial banks or foreign exchange bureaus.

DRESS

Lightweight, light-coloured cottons are preferable during the summer months as temperatures rise to 40°C.
Attention should be given to sun protection. Good-quality sunscreen, sun lotion, and polarised sunglasses are essential.

During the winter months, warm jerseys and jackets are vital, especially on morning and evening game drives.

ELECTRICITY

'Type M' plugs and sockets are used in South Africa.

Travel plug adapters are essential for all appliances that do not match the shape of the 'Type M' South African plug and socket.

INTERNET

Most hotels, lodges and guest houses offer internet access or WiFi (free or paid).
Outlets such as 'PostNet' offer internet, fax, and postage facilities.

TRANSPORT

Travelling around South Africa is relatively easy by air, road, and rail.

Several airlines operate domestic routes with regular links between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, George, Nelspruit, and Port Elizabeth.

An extensive tarred road system makes travelling in South Africa by vehicle convenient and easy.

ABOUT US

Outdoor Africa was formed in 2009 by Hayden Elliott and Peter Kummerfeldt with the sole purpose of offering safaris of the same level of quality and authenticity that they experienced while growing up in Africa.

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