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South African Visas

You can apply for a number of visas to enter South Africa. This week we look at three of the most popular visas you can apply for when visiting South Africa. South Africa Visit Visa. This visa is for non-exempt countries or people from exempted countries that want to stay longer...
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South Africa, The World in One

From our biodiversity, to our magnificent nature reserves, vibrant cities, beautiful scenery, mountains, semi deserts, vast savannahs, over 2,500 kilometre of coastline, amazing beaches, diverse cultures, multi official languages, most beautiful flag in the world and more. To...
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Packing for your visit to sunny South Africa

You must be very excited by now to visit to sunny South Africa in the next few weeks. You will be faced with a number of stresses and challenges which can be minimised by a few simple packing tips. What to pack. Pack everything you want to take with you on a table or available...
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Our water tastes good

Try some cold water with lemon or lime as a refreshing drink after a hot day in the African sun. South Africa is famous for its sunshine. We average a wonderful 2,500 hours of sunshine every year. This is great but has its drawbacks. Sunny South Africa is classified as a...
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How much money to bring with you on your trip

You do not want to arrive in South Africa with a suitcase filled with money! You may have to spend quality time at customs, trying to explain this one. This is normally not a good idea and you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law! South Africa has money laundering...
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5 Reasons why it is a great time to visit sunny South Africa now!

Number 1. Value for money. The favorable rate of exchange makes it possible to experience only dreamed of luxury accommodation and services and still have enough spending money to splash out on exotic items.  You can dine out on the best cuisine, go shopping in amazing...
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Magical summer months in SA

Visiting sunny South Africa is a wonderful experience, especially during the magical summer months.  You will be spending a lot of time outdoors and enjoying the African sun. Please make sure that you always wear sunscreen, as well as a wide-brimmed hat that covers your neck...

Understanding time speak in South Africa

This may be confusing for our first time visitors. When someone says to you “ Now Now” it means there is no specific time indicated. It means, I will do it now, but just not right now. I intend to do it. For example. “I will pick you up now now” An interesting one is “Just Now”....
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Johnny Clegg’s final Crossing

For several moments, social media forgot its narcissism. It was like the day Nelson Mandela died. Every feed mourned Johnny Clegg. Across historical divides, people stood together in the realisation that we have all shared a slice of time with someone who achieved something that...
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Tourist Tip 1 Update

GREAT NEWS!  Foreign nationals from countries where visas are required to visit South Africa will no longer have to carry supporting documents for minor children (under the age of 16) as these would have been required when applying for the South African visas. Foreign nationals...