Things to know when traveling to south africa

What to do in South Africa


If you are thinking about traveling to Africa and you thought South Africa was a good option, but you have doubts about several topics, this is your post. We put you in the context of the things you can find if you prepare a trip to this wonderful place known as the Rainbow Nation, home to a mixture of people.

The safest train is the Gautrain Rapid Rail, which runs from Johannesburg to Pretoria making three stops. There is also a line that covers the route between Tambo International Airport and Sandton.

If you are going to visit risk areas, located in the northeast of the country, such as the Kruger Park, it is advisable to be treated against malaria. In large cities, there is no risk of being bitten by the mosquito that transmits the disease.

Remember that HIV is transmitted through blood and sexual intercourse. For this reason, we recommend that you be very careful when handling sharp objects and take many precautions during sexual intercourse.

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Of course, you must have your passport in force before traveling to South Africa, a document that must meet these two requirements: It must have an expiration date of at least 30 days after the date of departure from the country and have 2 blank pages.

Malaria treatment is advisable if you are going to visit risk areas, located in the northeast of the country, such as the Kruger Park. In the big cities there is no risk of being bitten by the mosquito that transmits the disease.

Being located in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in South Africa are the opposite of those in Europe. Winter in South Africa, which runs from June to September, is dry and not too cold. This is the best time to enjoy the wildlife. The vegetation is less lush and the animals concentrate on the rivers to drink. In addition, the southern whale begins to reach the coast. It is also a good season for outdoor activities and sports.

The South African spring is from September to November. Temperatures rise during the day. It is a season that allows us to see beautiful landscapes full of flowers, such as those of the West Coast National Park, about 90 kilometers from Cape Town.

Travel Tips to South Africa

What we indicate below is the information of what we believe to be essential, but each trip and destination needs to be studied in detail to check that we did not forget anything important before starting the adventure.

But let’s develop this a little more and although we can say that South Africa has a temperate climate that reminds us of the Mediterranean climate, with mild and rainy winters and warm and sunny summers, but this always depends on the altitude and in the area where you are, as being a country with such a large this can vary.

European Union citizens do not require a visa to enter South Africa for stays of less than 90 days and the passport must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of entry into the country and have two blank pages.

To enter Swaziland it is necessary to have a valid passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the day of entry into the country and must have at least 3 blank pages. Visas are issued at the borders.

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The key is to be prepared for all weather conditions. Keep in mind that depending on your itineraries you should include everything from a T-shirt to a raincoat. From cool, comfortable footwear to hiking boots.

To know: space in safari vehicles is limited so the luggage limit is usually 20 kg per person in total (hand luggage and checked luggage). In addition, they can only be carried in non-rigid travel bags.

It may sound obvious but for the luggage you carry always “less is more”. What matters is to wear comfortable clothes and avoid bright colors. Instead, prefer earth tones: beige, brown, green, etc. It is known that in nature dressing in “layers” is a way to be able to adapt to how the temperature varies during the day so you can think your outfits based on this premise.

I live the present with joy and I share it, I believe that every second is unrepeatable and worth every moment lived. Because the important thing is not the destination, but the path. I enjoy improvising every moment, knowing that both good and bad things happen. Everything happens.

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