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Recommended Inoculations:

• Hepatitis A & B
• Routine Inoculations (MMR, DPT, Polio)
• Rabies
• Typhoid
• Malaria Prevention Medicine

The CDC recommends that you purchase your Anti-Malaria drugs in the US due to the fact that many overseas manufactured drugs contain harmful additives that contaminate the medicine.

Visit http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/south-africa.aspx for more information.

Currency:

 South African Rand (ZAR)
 Most major credit cards accepted

Electricity:

230v/50Hz

Visa Requirements:

US Citizens travelling to South Africa for 90 days or less do not need a visa.
You will need the following documents in order to enter South Africa:
• A Passport that is valid for at least 30 days after you intend to leave
• Visa Application
• Flight Itinerary
• Two passport photos with a light or white background
• Proof of accommodation
• Processing Fee
• Yellow Fever certificate

Your travel agent and/or your outfitter will be able to help you obtain the correct information you will need.


Information gathered from the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
www.saembassy.org

Climate:

These are approximate numbers by temperature (°F) and then rainfall (in.)

 

Cape Town

Durban

Johannesburg

January

78/60              .5”

80/69               4”

77/59            4.5”

February

79/60              .5”

81/70            4.5”

77/59               4”

March

77/59               1”

80/68               5”

76/57               3”

April

71/55               2”

78/67               3”

70/51               2”

May

68/50               4”

76/58               2”

62/47               1”

June

66/48               4”

73/52               1”

62/41              .5”

July

64/46               4”

73/52               1”

64/41              .5”

August

66/48               3”

73/57            1.5”

67/45              .5”

September

67/50               2”

74/59               3”

73/49               1”

  October

69/53            1.5”

76/61               4”

76/56            2.5”           

November

74/56               1”

77/66               5”

77/58            4.5”

December

76/58               1”

80/68               5”

77/59               5”

 (Lonely Planet, Read This First: Africa, the essential predeparture travel guide)