South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. For its beauty and diversity its called – “The hole world in one country”.
South Africa bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is washed by 2 oceans – the Indian and the Atlantic. This is the most economically developed country of the African continent south of the equator. You will be pleasantly surprised by the developed infrastructure of South Africa: beautiful roads, a developed industry, a well-functioning banking system, telecommunications, and, of course, service and tourism.
Here in South Africa, you’ll find everything you need for your relaxation and a lot of impressions like excursions in Cape Town, breathtaking safaris, nature reserves and of course the white sands of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Come to South Africa. We will discover Africa for you!!
Territory: 1,22 mln sq. km
The capital: Pretoria
Largest cities: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Kimberly
Languages: Official languages – 11 languages of the main population groups – English, Afrikaans, Ndabele, Zulu, Spit, Swazi, Sutu (2), Tswana, Venda, Pedi (English and Afrikaans (Old-Dutch) are mainly used)
Population: About 49 million people
Currency : 1 rand (R) = 100 cents, banknotes – 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 rand
The main gross product of the country:
Mining and quarrying: gold, platinum, diamonds, polymetals, coal. Agriculture and livestock, automotive, winemaking, light industry, tourism
Export: Gold, diamonds, platinum, uranium, fruits and vegetables, wine, cars.
Climate: Tropical and subtropical. Summer: from October to March, the average January temperature is 27 – 35 ° C. Winter: from June to August, the average July temperature is 10 – 15 ° C
Time: 1 hour behind Moscow
Visa: To enter South Africa, a visa is required, which can be obtained at the consular section of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Kiev for Ukrainians and in Astana for Kazakhs. For citizens of Russia, VISA IS NOT REQUIRED!
To apply for a visa, the following documents are required:
– international passport
– 2 passport size photographs
– certificate from the employer, stating your position and salary, as well as confirming that you are on vacation (or business trip)
– completed visa application form
– an invitation confirming the reservation and payment of your tour in South Africa
Accommodation in hotels and lodges:
You planning your route in South Africa. We will try to help you with this. See where you can stay in Cape Town and its surroundings, in Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Garden Road in Kruger Reserve, a private reserve in South Africa, in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, in Sun City and the Pilanesberg, in the province of Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Credit Cards: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS cards are accepted for payment everywhere (even tips in restaurants can be paid by card).
Currency Exchange: There is no free circulation of foreign currency in the country. The most beneficial change in currency BUREAU DE CHANGE in airports, but the currency can also be exchanged at banks in the city and even at any time-in the hotel (the lowest rate). Bank hours: 9: 00-15: 30 (weekdays), 9: 00-11: 00 (Saturdays).
In South Africa, it agreed to pay a tip. In the restaurant: 10% of the total cost of the order (including drinks). Porter service: about $ 1 per piece of luggage. Russian-speaking guide: 10-15 $ per day. Driver: $ 2-3 per day per person per day of work.
Voltage: 230 volts with a triple (in the English style) outlet. All hotels have European sockets and adapters.
Drinking water: Tap water in all cities and reserves is clean and safe to drink.
Car rental: In South Africa, left-hand traffic. Speed limits: within the city-60 km per hour, on the freeways-120 km per hour. You must have an international driver’s license and a credit card to rent a car. Car rental points, throughout the country.