South Africa currency is the rand (ZAR). As of July, 2015: 1 CAD = 9.89 ZAR
Visa, Mastercard and the US dollar are widely accepted in South Africa. Debit cards and ATMs are also available to use. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.
South Africa has eleven official languages including English, Afrikaans and nine indigenous African languages. English is widely spoken in major cities and national parks.
The population of South Africa is 52.98 million as of 2013.
A valid passport is required to enter all countries. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. In South Africa, the passport must have at least two empty pages for a temporary visitor permit, which allows a stay of 90 days. Travellers should check with the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa and its consulates for up-to-date information.
• Dry and sunny climate throughout the year
• Winter is from June to Sept and is cooler and drier, an ideal time for hiking and outdoor activities
• Spring is from mid-Sept to Nov
• Fall season is from Apr to May and is comfortable weather practically everywhere
South Africa can be visited anytime of the year.
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