Banks and foreign exchange in SA

With a favourable exchange rate for many international currencies, you’ll find South Africa an inexpensive destination. And an easy one – our financial institutions are world-class, with no shortage of banks, bureaux de change and automatic tellers. Rands and cents South Africa’s unit of currency is the rand, which is divided into 100 cents. Notes […]

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Health tips for travellers

There’s not much that can spoil a holiday more than feeling off-colour, and very little that can dull the pleasure of your holiday memories more than being ill far from home. If you are visiting South Africa, there are a number of health issues you should be aware of, particularly if you’re from the northern […]

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Useful facts for tourists

What facilities are open on public holidays? In the major cities most stores, cinemas and restaurants are open on most public holidays. The exceptions are Christmas Day, 25 December, and New Year’s Day, 1 January.South African observes the following public holidays*: 1 January – New Year’s Day 21 March – Human Rights Day 27 April […]

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Don’t leave home without….

The best way to travel is plan ahead. Your trip will be easier, safer and more enjoyable.First, get the tiresome but important admin bits out of the way. Check your passport isn’t about to expire and whether you’ll need visas. Organise travellers’ cheques well in advance as well as travel and medical insurance.Check and double-check […]

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What to wear in South Africa

South Africans are generally laid back when it comes to clothing so no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when heading for our shores unless you’re attending a very prestigious event. Here is some advice on what to wear in South Africa: For the summers, bring clothes that are cool, light and comfortable because summer temperatures […]

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