Travel Tips

Travelling to South Africa is easy and hassle-free.

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 All foreign nationals must be in possession of a valid passport - and in some instances a visa is required. Travellers from Europe, most Commonwealth countries, the USA, Scandinavia and Japan do not need to apply for a visa for vacation purposes.

We compiled the following tips for tourists and migrants who come to the country

Provinces and Capitals in SA

Provinces and Capitals in SA

There are 9 provinces in South Africa, namely: Eastern Cape, Free State, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal; Gauteng, North West, Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Cellular Telephony

Cellular Telephony

South Africa has an exceptionally well-developed communications infrastructure. A number of cell-phone providers and established landline phone networks.

Water

Water

Water:  All the water in the Cape Whale Coast is safe to drink. Various water bottling plants in the area also supply bottled water.

Electricity

Electricity

Electricity: 220/230 volts AC

Medical Services

Medical Services

Tourists are advised to obtain medical insurance before leaving before leaving their country of origin as visitors are responsible for their own medical costs.

Seasons and Climates

Seasons and Climates

A mild Mediterranean climate makes The Cape Whale Coast an area for all seasons.  Average temperatures:  summer - 26 ˚C;  winter - 14 ˚C

SA Time Zone

SA Time Zone

Throughout the year, 2 hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time, one hour in advance of Central European Winter Time and 7 hours of Eastern Standard Winter Time, U.S.A.

SA Money & Banks

SA Money & Banks

Most Banking groups are represented in the area. The majority of the groups have foreign exchange facilities.

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