South Africa

South Africa

South Africa – Kruger Parkzebras

The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. With two million hectares- almost five million acres of un-fenced African wilderness filed with free roaming wildlife. A leader in environmental management, Kruger National Park offers visitors fantastic Big Five sightings in addition to endangered game such as the African wild dog. Not all the action is on the ground as the airspace above Kruger National Park is filled with over 507 bird species.

For those interested it is worth noting that within the Kruger lays Ngala Private Game Reserve, the first private game reserve to be incorporated into this famous park. Contact us for packages and pricing.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Requirements

Australian passport holders require at least six months validity beyond your intended stay. No visa is required for Australians to visit South Africa, however two blank passport pages are required. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.

Money

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the local currency in South Africa. One Australian dollar buys approximately 9 Rands.

Language

There are 11 official languages in South Africa. These are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho and Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. English is widely understood or spoken in urban and tourist areas.

Electricity

220-240 volts and uses South African plug type.

Time Zone

GMT+2 (8 hours behind Sydney)

Clothing

Clothing requirements in South Africa vary. Dress code is generally casual and vary from season to season. If going on safari – loose, comfortable, neutral tones are recommended.

Climate

The climate in South Africa is sub-tropical. Due to the size of the country and regions of coastal and highland, temperatures vary from location to location and also seasonally. As a whole, South Africa is a dry country with high amounts of sunshine.

Water Temperature

10’C – 21’C (depending on region)

Departure Tax

Non as of 1st Jan, 2015.

Tipping

Tipping in South Africa is discretionary. As a guide, about 10-15% on restaurant bills and $1-$2 USD for porters, cleaning staff etc. Security guards or parking attendants may offer to watch your car for security. Tipping of R2 up is customary.