When it comes to exploring South Africa’s beautiful culture, our South Africa safari holidays are spectacular! We can give you a tour of South Africa to discover its beautiful wildlife, culture, heritage, food, national parks, game reserves and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or a safari tour, our South African safari holidays are the perfect choice for a getaway holiday.
Our safari holidays in South Africa offers something for everyone! It has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
To the north lies the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. To the east are Mozambique and Swaziland. In the country lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens.
Our South Africa safari holidays can include visiting the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) running through the east of the country and into Lesotho.
CAPITAL CITY: PRETORIA, CAPE TOWN & BLOMFONTEIN
AIRPORT: OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CURRENCY: SOUTH AFRICAN RAND
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS, ZULU, XHOSA AND OTHERS
VOLTAGE: 220-230V/50Hz Round Pin Plug
MAY TO SEPTEMBER – GREAT /FOR WILDLIFE SPOTTING
OCTOBER TO APRIL – GREEN SCENERY, CALVING SEASON, GREAT BIRDWATCHING, THICK VEGETATION
ROADS CAN BE IMPASSABLE
MAY TO SEPTEMBER (ALL PARKS)
HIGH SEASON – OCTOBER – MARCH (KRUGER NATIONAL PARK IS BUSY)
LOW SEASON – APRIL – SEPTEMBER (SOME LODGES ARE CLOSED)
APRIL – MAY AND SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A VISA
AUSTRALIA – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – NO, MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DO NEED VISAS (Please check with the Embassy) 3 MONTHS ONLY
UNITED KINGDOM – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)
USA – NO (3 MONTHS ONLY)
Please enquire with the South African Embassy in your country of Residence as we recommend you get you visa before you before you travel. A New Immigration regulation requires parents to produce birth certificates of all children travelling with them. Please check http://www.southafrica-newyork.net/homeaffairs/visitorsvisa.htm
Yellow Fever certificates may be required to be shown at the port of entry. All Foreign tourists under 16yrs are required to carry birth certificates. Please carry certified copies.
It is not mandatory to tip however we do recommend you to tip in Restaurants, Bars something, please add 10-15% to the bill. For Drivers, Guides and Porters we recommend a minimum of USD 5 per person per day.
Most places have WIFI / internet, however in rural areas internet is limited or not available.
MOBILE PHONE ACCESS
Most of the locations in South Africa have great mobile coverage especially in cities and towns. There’s limited access in some of the rural areas. A local sim would be easily available for purchase.
WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE?
Western style Toilets are available in most hotels, lodges and camps. Some areas may have squat toilets.
Drinking tap water is not recommended. Mineral water is always available.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED?
Please inform your Bank before you travel to ensure you will not have problems using your cards. Credit card facilities are available in some areas only.
ATMs are available in major cities and towns.
DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory you should have Health / Travel Insurance
Please see http://www.worldtravelguide.net/south-africa/public-holidays
ELECTRICITY / PLUGS:
Electricity in South Africa has 220 – 230V and 3 Pin flat plugs although some new hotels are now having round pin plugs so carry your travel plug.
DOES SOUTH AFRICA HAVE MALARIA:
South Africa has some Malaria zones, visit your GP before you travel for your vaccinations and Malaria pills.
- Dress respectfully, shoulders to knees should be covered especially in when entering places of worship.
- Respect local traditions, customs and religions
- Please do not buy coral, ivory or any animal products
- Dispose of litter appropriately in bins
- Do not throw cigarette butts especially in the parks as it may cause fire and destroy wildlife and habitats.
- Don’t be afraid to learn the local language and smile.
- Please support the local shops and people
- When taking photos of people please ask permission
Here at Ubon Safari, we aim to provide an outstanding service for our customers and clients to enjoy a fantastic adventure in Africa. If you would like to book for our South Africa safari holidays, email [email protected]. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. Let us make your luxury African safari holiday perfect!