Kanyezi African Safari Useful Information

Useful Information


What to Pack for South Africa

What to Take:
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hats
  • Sun-glasses
  • Lightweight clothing – in winter light clothing for daytime, very warm insulated jackets for game drives.
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Shower-proof rain jacket/windbreaker

Shopping:

Shops are generally open 7 days a week


Driving:

We drive on the left. The speed limit is 120Km on motorways, 100km on main roads and 60km in built up areas. Do not stop for hikers and do not leave valuables in vehicles. Non-residents are permitted to drive with a driving license issued and valid in their own country, provided it bears the photograph and signature of the holder and is in English.


Petrol / Fuel:

Cash or valid Petro Card are the only forms of payment accepted for fuel


Credit Cards:

Most international credit cards are accepted eg Mastercard, Visa, Diners, American Express and their affiliates.

Many merchants in South Africa charge 5% – 15% Credit Card Service Fees.


Seasons:

Being south of the Equator, South Africa has its summer months from October to March, and winter from April to September


Sun Protection:

The sun in South Africa is strong, sun screens with high UV protection are advised and wear sun hats


Water:

Tap water is generally quite safe to consume if in doubt purchase bottled water


Tipping:

Recommended porterage is generally ZAR 12.00 per bag. Restaurants and taxis tip 10% of total bill.


Language:

There are 11 official languages in South Africa. English is the language of administration and is widely spoken.

Currency:

South African Rand ZAR 100 cents = ZAR 1.00

Conversion Rate ZAR 10 – ZAR 15 = Approx $1.00 US


Voltage:

Round three prong pin, 220 Volts AC adaptors should be brought for razors and hair dryers


Major Airports:

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) Eastgate (HDS), Phalaborwa


Capital(s):

Pretoria: – Administrative, Cape Town: – Legislative, Bloemfontein: – Judicial


Banking:

Most commercial banks offer foreign exchange and ATM services. Trading hours Monday – Friday 09h00 – 15h30 Saturdays 08h30 – 12h00