Useful info

Useful information

A typical day on safari (timings vary slightly as seasons change)

5am Wake up call
5:30am Meet your ranger for tea, coffee & biscuits before departing on your morning
game drive
9:30am Return to camp for a delicious breakfast
11am Walking safari (optional)
1pm Lunch is served
4pm Meet your ranger for afternoon tea, coffee & cakes before departing on your
sunset game drive
6pm As the sun starts to set over the African bushveld the ranger will stop the
vehicle in a safe area for sundowner cocktails and local delicacy snacks
whilst watching the sun go down
7:30pm Return to camp with some time to freshen up before enjoying a fantastic
dinner often consisting of local flavours & tastes
  Retire to your room when you are ready (but don’t miss out on the
ranger stories often told around the camp fire) to get some sleep before
another exciting day beings in the morning

Important notes when on safari

  • Do not ever get out of the vehicle unless instructed to do so by the ranger
  • Don’t stand up in the vehicle, remain seated at all times
  • Wear flora-like colours, e.g. khaki, brown, dark green, etc
  • Keep your voice down / whisper when near a sighting. Your voice & movement will scare the animals

Important notes when in cities

  • Don’t flash large sums of cash around
  • Lock your passport away in the room safe
  • Don’t leave any belongings unattended
  • Make sure your bag (handbag, backpack, etc) are closed when walking around so no-one can pick-pocket anything
  • Avoid giving money, etc to people begging on the side of the streets or at traffic lights
  • Don’t let anyone assist you when at a cash machine

Currency

  • As a foreign visitor, you can bring in up to ZAR 5’000 in South African currency (Rands), plus an unlimited amount in foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques, provided you declare this on arrival.
  • On departure, you can also take out ZAR 5’000 in South African currency (Rands), and up to the amount in foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques that you declared when you arrived (provided you didn’t stay more than 12 months).

Visas

  • USA passport holders visiting South Africa for ninety (90) days or less for tourism do NOT need visas
  • UK passport holders visiting South Africa for ninety (90) days or less for tourism do NOT need visas
  • Australian passport holders visiting South Africa for ninety (90) days or less for tourism do NOT need visas
  • New Zealand passport holders visiting South Africa for ninety (90) days or less for tourism do NOT need visas
  • Additional visa information available on request


Seasonal information – South Africa

  • A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on three sides of the country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa – and so popular with its foreign visitors.
  • South Africa is a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm (compared to a world average of about 860mm). While the Western Cape (where Cape Town is located) gets most of its rainfall in winter, the rest of the country is generally a summer-rainfall
    region.

Average temperatures

CITY / LOCATION SUMMER MONTHS WINTER MONTHS
Cape Town 18℃ – 30℃ 7℃ – 18℃
Kruger National Park 19℃ – 29℃ 6℃ – 23℃
Port Elizabeth 18℃ – 25℃ 9℃ – 20℃
Durban 19℃ – 27℃ 12℃ – 23℃

Seasonal information – Mauritius

  • The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny.
  • The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round. Even in winter, from May to October, the temperature drops from hot to balmy. During summer, November to April, the days are hot and humid.
  • We don’t recommend visiting Mauritius during the wet cyclone season from January to March and avoid the east coast in July and August when the wind is at its strongest.

Average temperatures

SUMMER MONTHS WINTER MONTHS
20℃ – 31℃ 16℃ – 26℃

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