Get To Know South Africa
South Africa is widely regarded as one of the most famous destinations in the world, whether for business or leisure., the southernmost country in Africa
hosts a number of attributes such as its sunny climate, and geographic diversity – travellers can the very best of beaches, mountain ranges, one of the most sophisticated cities in Africa, historic and cultural hot spots and one of the most prolific game-viewing of the African wildlife.
A dream destination dubbed as the “Rainbow nation”, is home to a fully integrated society of more than 50-million people with a rich, fascinating mix of cultures. There are 11 official languages – however English is widely spoken throughout.
Whether clients are adrenalin junkies or just want to get active, choose from bungee jumping and shark cage diving, to hiking, horse riding, whale watching, snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking and scores more adventures; or Travel back in time to some of the oldest mountains on Earth; some of our early ancestors at the Cradle of Humankind; the ruins of an ancient African royal kingdom; South Africa’s oldest castle; historic battlefields where Boers, Zulus and Brits clashed and died; gold-rush towns; and iconic sites of the Freedom Struggle.
With regards to Infrastructure, South Africa has excellent major transport networks, good tourist facilities, safe drinking water nearly everywhere, a superb banking system with numerous ATMs countrywide, good accommodation for all pockets, and mouth-watering eating options.
Additionally, South Africa is recognised globally for its major conservation efforts and its protected areas. It is also committed to community and
conservation projects, and aims to be as ‘green’ as possible.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
Commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, this rapidly changing city is the vibrant heart of South Africa. After almost 20 years of decline and decay, Johannesburg is now looking optimistically towards the future. Its centre is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace. The hipster-friendly neighbourhood of Maboneng is considered one of the most successful urban-renewal projects in the world. However, the wealth divide remains stark, and crime and poverty haven’t been eliminated.
Sprawling along the coast, Durban is overlooked to the south by the Bluff (hills separating the landlocked bay from the sea) and stretches across the Umgeni River to the heights of Durban North. Its civic and business centre is on flat land, rising gently to the slopes of the white residential district of the Berea, a ridge of hills encircling the harbour and beach. Durban’s numerous parks include the Botanic Gardens with its orchid house, Jameson Park and its rose gardens, and Snake Park with its collection of poisonous reptiles.
There are several museums and black and Indian markets. Cultural and sporting events are held in Moses Mabhida Stadium, part of the larger King’s Park Sporting Precinct, a commercial, retail, and leisure district.
Fly with Airlink directly to South Africa with three schedule weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), we operate flights to all major
airports and destinations in South Africa connecting via Johannesburg
For Tanzanian citizens, visas are not required within the SADC region. For all foreign visitors, they must have a visa and valid passport that can be
arranged pre-travel, please consult your respective consulate for the most up-to-date information.
The local currency is the South African Rand. Major credit cards are accepted throughout the country, (Most commonly Visa and Mastercard)
but it is advisable to have cash (including some smaller denominations) when doing roadside shopping, or when in a small village or rural area.
Central African Time (GMT+ 2)
Malaria, which is only carried by mosquitoes, is prevalent throughout the year in many of the main game-viewing areas of Mpumalanga, Limpopo
and northern KwaZulu-Natal. There are some malaria-free game reserves such as Madikwe or Pilanesberg in North West province, the Waterberg in
Limpopo, or private reserves in the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape. However, all should take precautionary and preventative measures. Tap water in it is treated and safe to drink, except perhaps in very rural areas.
: Average day temperatures in summer range from a minimum of 15°C (59F) to a maximum of 28°C (82F). In winter, average day temperatures
are 19°C to 23°C (66F to 73F). Travellers can usually find fantastic bargain prices in the low (winter) and shoulder (spring and autumn) seasons.
· Spring: September, October, November
· Summer: December through March
· Autumn: April, May
· Winter: June through August