Winter is a time of very little, if any, rain or humidity and the heat index is fairly mild, therefore, much less oppressive than during the summer months. It is sunny throughout winter with virtually no clouds – an all-around pleasant time of year. May – A cooling trend develops as summer comes to an end. Average temperatures are mild, at about 10°C/50°F in the morning and 27°C/81° during the day. June, July & August – Chilly mornings are typical during the coldest months of the year, and the nighttime temperature routinely drops to about 7°C/45°F, from the average daily high of 26°C/79°F. September – September, and its slowly climbing temperatures signal the coming of the spring season. Approximate daily temperatures are around 30°C/86°F, up from a lower morning average of about 13°C/55°F.
The international code for South Africa is 27, which should be preceded by the international prefix of 011 if calling from the U.S.
Exchange codes must be dialed when calling outside metropolitan areas. A zero always precedes dialing codes but falls away when calling from overseas. For example, locally, the dialing code for Limpopo is 015, but calling from outside South Africa, it would be 2715.
|Directory Information-1023||International operator-0009||Police emergencies-10111||Ambulance-10117|
Voltage in South Africa is 230 – 240 volts, 50 Hz. For your electrical items you will need a voltage converter. These can be purchased at any K-Mart, Walmart or similar type of store. You will also need a plug adapter to plug your converter into the wall. The universal plugs that come with some converters indicate whether they can be used in Africa.
Standard time in South Africa is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the winter and 6 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time in the summer. Europe experiences a one-to-two hour time difference. South Africa has no daylight saving time changes.
BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS to South Africa!
Airlines are constantly changing their procedures concerning transporting firearms and ammunition. Be sure to check baggage requirements with your airline before you book your flight and be sure to allow plenty of time between flights in case an unforeseen issue comes into play.
Airline transportation to South Africa is not included with any of our safaris. Your local travel agent can assist you with these arrangements; however, some of them might not be familiar with Southern Africa and travelling with hunting rifles, so choose carefully.
All visitors to South Africa are required to carry a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the intended length of stay. There should be sufficient blank pages (a minimum of 2) for entry stamps upon arrival. Visas are not required for citizens from USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany and Spain. Visitors can stay for a maximum of 90 days. You may be requested to show a return ticket. Visit www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries for further details. Should you require an invitation letter from Ingwe Safaris Africa, please contact us and we will ensure you receive it via email.
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