Fascinating South Africa
It is not only South Africa but you have also South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland and More
South Africa Fast Facts
1- Best Time to Visit: September to April. The temperature is between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit (20-30 degrees Celsius, the days are long and sunny and there is little rain. Beautiful!
2- Language: There are 11 official languages in South Africa. However English is understood across the country as it is the primary language of business, politics and the media.
3- Currency: The currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). To check the exchange rate with your home currency click here
4- Entry requirements: Travellers from the UK, USA and Germany do not require a visa. To check whether you will need to apply for a visa, please click here.
5- Malaria Advice: It is recommended that one take an anti-malaria prophylactic if visiting north-eastern Mpumalanga (Kruger National Park) and KwaZulu Natal (Wildlife Reserves in Zululand).
6- Tipping: Tipping is customary in South Africa. A guideline for visitors is the following: Porters R5 per item, taxis 10%, waiters and waitresses in restaurants 10-15%.
7- If you are unsure of anything before you fly, please contact one of our consultants who will be more than happy to help.
Meridian Travel Club, All About South Africa
The best known travel destination in Southern Africa is definitely the Republic of South Africa, where you can’t help but be allured by the wide savannah, breath-taking mountains, endless beaches, the desert, tropical rain-forests, swamps, river- and coastal landscapes, and the colourful pulsating life of the busy cities.
Equally renowned for its wealth of wildlife, South Africa also offers the visitor the Big 6 - rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and whales, which can be seen along the 3000km long coastline. The sheer diversity of its bird- and plant life is astounding.
The people of South Africa, with their cultures, their traditions and their strong will to shape the future of their young nation combine all of this with their achievements of modern times. The charms of South Africa are varied: from the diverse metropolis’ of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to the animal and nature paradise of Kruger National Park, from the lush wetlands of the KwaZulu-Natal to the arid Karoo of the Eastern Cape there is plenty to see and be enchanted by.
A fascinating mixture of nature with its animal and floral kingdoms, people and traditions offer each traveller a unique and inspiring experience. We at Meridian Travel Club are ready to present all this beauty to you. We invite you to come and explore the contrasting cultures and countries of this fantastic corner of the globe accompanied by the warm and friendly hospitality of our people.
Meridian Travel Club offers all services for flexible, tailor-made and unforgettable journeys in six major countries in Southern Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. We are the reliable choice for the discerning independent or business traveller and the trusted partner for group travel. Our professional services cover all types of trip, from the independence and freedom of a self-drive to the detailed and structured itinerary of a guided tour.