SOUTH AFRICA DESTINATION GUIDE

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"With gorgeous beaches, superb vineyards, starry deserts, soaring mountains, lively cities and national parks filled with wildlife, South Africa makes it hard to leave."

Travel Director
South Africa at a glance
From the wild bushland to the powdery beaches ringed by two oceans, South Africa is a country of astonishing diversity. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and journey from the Drakensberg Mountains and the starry Kalahari dunes, to a private safari in Kruger to see Africa’s Big Five.
Currency
South African rand
Winter avg
29°C
Summer avg
18°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital Cities
Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Language
English, Afrikaans, Tsonga & others
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What to pack for South Africa

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Adaptor plug

In South Africa, the standard voltage is 230 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type D, M and N. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Binoculars

Bring your binoculars for wildlife spotting when we take you on a private safari through Kruger National Park, one of the best destinations for wildlife viewing in all of Africa.

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Sunscreen & sunglasses

You’ll be much closer to the equator when you travel to South Africa, so you’ll need to protect your skin and eyes with strong sunscreen and UV protected sunglasses.

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Swimsuit

South Africa is known for its spectacular beaches, so pack a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip in the Indian or Atlantic Oceans that border the country.

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Versatile clothing

From the dusty savannah and sunny vineyards, to the chilly mountains and windy coastline, you’ll need a range of versatile clothing when you visit South Africa.