INFORMATION FOR VISITORS TO SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is a wonderful country with a wide diversity of cultures, a rich history and magnificent natural beauty.
Below are a few points to keep in mind when traveling in South Africa.
- The crime rate is South Africa is higher than in many countries, and it is advisable to take the normal precautions, such as planning your route, not walking alone after dark, etc.
- South Africans drive on the left side of the road, and generally treat roundabouts (traffic circles) as 4-way stops.
- Electricity supply is at 240 V and 50 Hz.
VISA’s & PASSPORTS
- Letters of invitation are issued upon request and are processed on Tuesdays and Fridays – please send your request with all detail to be included to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Passports: Please note that you must have two blank pages in your passport next to each other to enter the country.
For further information and assistance please contact:
- South African Department of Home Affairs, 0800 60 11 90 (toll free from South Africa); or
- Your local South African Embassy
- Local currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
- Everything in South Africa has to be paid in local currency.
- It is recommended that exchange be arranged at the airport foreign exchange centres.