Currency in South Africa

Currency in South Africa

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The currency of South Africa is the Rand (Zar). The exchange rate between the Rand and the US Dollar is at an all time high, currently fluctuating from 12:1 to 17:1. This is great news for our North American travelers!   We recommend that you exchange your dollars for rand upon ...
Voltage Requirements

Voltage Requirements

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Voltage: 220/240 V; Plug M.   You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. They cost between $12 and $30 dollars and can be found in many hardware stores, travel shops and online ...
Weather in South Africa

Weather in South Africa

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South Africa has a climate like Southern California or the Mediterranean. It is beautiful year-round.   Summer Months   Our summer months are from the end of August to April with the hottest period from October to February. Average day temperatures in summer range from a ...
What to Wear

What to Wear

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South Africans are generally laid back when it comes to clothing, so there is no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when heading for our shores, unless you're attending a very prestigious event.   For summer, bring clothes that are cool, light and comfortable ...
Baggage Information

Baggage Information

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Size and Weight Restrictions   For carry-on bags your bag must: Not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height), or 115 cm. Fit easily in our SizeCheck® unit (approximately 22" x 14" x 9", or 56 x 36 x 23 cm). Fit in an overhead bin or underneath the seat in ...
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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United States of America and Canadian Citizens require a valid passport to enter South Africa when visiting less than a 90 day period and holding proof of an onward ticket. The passport must be valid for more than six months after the intended return date to the USA or Canada. More ...

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