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SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA AND MOZAMBIQUE

 
 

SOUTH AFRICA
NAMIBIA
BOTSWANA
MOZAMBIQUE

SOUTH AFRICA

About SA

South Africa is a large country covering 1,221,000 square kilometres, with a population of over 45 million people composed of 10 ethnic groups.

Currency:

The Rand. Foreign currency travellers cheques can be exchanged at most banks. Major credit cards are accepted in most places of business.

Climate:

South Africa is a subtropical region. Summer in South Africa is from November through to February and most of the country, except the Cape which has winter rain, experiences summer rain.The dry winter season is generally the best time for game viewing and visiting the eastern half of the country. However the Cape is at its best from November through to the end of March.

 
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Communications:

South Africa is widely connected for telephone, cellphone and internet usage. Some remote areas however might not have access to the mobile network.

VAT:

VAT is 14% on many goods. It can be reclaimed by non residents on departure at the international airports.

Health:

Malaria - north and eastern areas of South Africa
Bilharzia in the east and swimming in untreated water is dangerous.
Tick bite fever can be a problem
AIDS is prevalent throughout Southern Africa.

Electricity:

220 / 230 volts AC.

Water:

water is purified and safe to drink in most cities, town and game reserves.

Visas:

EU, most Commonwealth countries and the USA do not require visas. Visitors from other countries should check with their local South African consulate.

Local Time:

GMT + 2 hours

NAMIBIA

About Namibia:

1,6 million population. Namibia is teeming with wild animals and an abundance of scenic beauty found nowhere else in the world. Reported as having some of the clearest skies in the world.

Currency:

Namibian Dollar (N$) equals the South African Rand. One can only use the SA Rand and Namibia Dollar in Namibia. Foreign currency travellers cheques can be exchanged at most banks. Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa and Diners are accepted throughout the country.

Climate:

Summer is October to April: average temperatures from 20C to 34C
Along the coast: average temperatures from 15 to 25 C.
Rainy season from October through to April.

Communications:

Namibia is widely connected for telephone, cellphone and internet usage. Some remote areas however might not have access to the mobile, telephone and internet network.

VAT:

VAT is charged on many goods. It can be reclaimed by non residents on departure at the international airports.

Health:

Namibia North malaria
Tick bite fever
AIDS is prevalent throughout Southern Africa.

Electricity:

220 / 240 volts AC. Outlets are of the round 3-pin, 15-amp type.

Water:

water is purified and safe to drink in most cities, town and game reserves.

Visas:

Some European citizens need visas. Please check with your local Namibian embassy.

Local Time :

GMT + 2 hour

Official Languages:

English is the official language. Afrikaans and German are also spoken.

BOTSWANA

About Botswana:

1.5 million population, and an abundance of wildlife. Large parts of the country have been designated wildlife reserves.

Currency:

Pula.

Foreign currency travellers cheques can be exchanged at most banks. Major credit cards are accepted in most businesses.

Climate:

Summer: October to April- temperatures can reach 40 C. December to February is the rainy season.
Winter: May to September – dry and warm to hot days but expect cold nights.

Communications:

Namibia is widely connected for telephone, cellphone and internet usage. Some remote areas however might not have access to the mobile, telephone and internet network.

VAT:

VAT of 10% is charged on many goods. It can be reclaimed by non residents on departure at the international airports.

Health:

Malaria
Tick bite fever
AIDS is prevalent throughout Southern Africa.

Electricity:

230 volt A/C 50 hz, both square, round wall plugs.

Water:

water is purified and safe to drink in most cities. Boil water or drink bottled water outside urban areas.

Visas:

Visitors from the EU, most Commonwealth countries and the USA do not require visas. Visitors from other countries should check with their local Botswana consulate.

Local Time:

GMT + 2 hours

Official Language :

English and Setswana

MOZAMBIQUE

About Mozambique:

2,500 km long coastline excellent for fishing and diving. Total population is 16 million. Civil war almost destroyed this beautifull country years ago. But it is now emerging as a fantastic destination for travellers seeking culture and scenic beauty.

Currency:

Metical (Mt). Foreign currency travelers cheques can be exchanged at most banks. Major credit cards are accepted in most businesses.

Climate:

Winter: October to April temperatures averaging 24° to 27° C on the coast and cooler inland.
Summer: November to March –the rainy season with average temperatures ranging from 27° to 31°.

Communications:

Namibia is widely connected for telephone, cellphone and internet usage. Some remote areas however might not have access to the mobile, telephone and internet network.

VAT:

VAT of 10% is charged on many goods. It can be reclaimed by non residents on departure at the international airports.

Health:

Malaria area especially during the rainy season.
Bilharzia-swimming in untreated water is dangerous.
Tick bite fever AIDS is prevalent throughout Southern Africa.

Electricity:

220v to 240v, 50Hz.

Water:

water is purified and safe to drink in most cities. Boil water or drink bottled water outside urban areas.

Visas:

Visas are required by all visitors and must be arranged in advance. It is important that visitors travel with passports with at least a six month validity period and ample space for stamps.

Local Time:

GMT + 2 hours

Official Languages:

Portuguese is the official language. English is spoken in some areas but rarely fluently.

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