Shops are generally open 7 days a week
Cash or valid Petro Card are the only forms of payment accepted for fuel
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.
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.
Being south of the Equator, South Africa has its summer months from October to March, and winter from April to September
The sun in South Africa is strong, sun screens with high UV protection are advised and wear sun hats
Tap water is generally quite safe to consume if in doubt purchase bottled water
Recommended porterage is generally ZAR 12.00 per bag. Restaurants and taxis tip 10% of total bill.
There are 11 official languages in South Africa. English is the language of administration and is widely spoken.
Round three prong pin, 220 Volts AC adaptors should be brought for razors and hair dryers
Pretoria: - Administrative, Cape Town: - Legislative, Bloemfontein: - Judicial
South African Rand ZAR 100 cents = ZAR 1.00
Conv. Rate ZAR 10 - ZAR 15 = Approx $1.00 US
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) Eastgate (HDS), Phalaborwa
Most commercial banks offer foreign exchange and ATM services. Trading hours Monday – Friday 09h00 – 15h30 Saturdays 08h30 – 12h00