DOCUMENTATION - PASSPORT:
All travelers need passports.
Travellers Spaniards, Mexicans, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Chileans, Argentineans, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay do not need a visa for stays of less than 90 days.
Community Bolivia, Peru and Costa Ricans do not need visas for stays of less than 30 days.
For travellers from other Spanish-speaking countries, need a visa even for tourism, business and transit.
These requirements apply only in South Africa and may change at any time. Please check with the authorities in their country of origin before traveling. If you are planning a visit to neighboring countries can also consult with us or with the appropriate consulate.
We recommend the purchase of travel insurance for accidents, sickness or trip cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
If your English is not good, a guide that speaks Spanish can be very useful in the event of accident or illness. If you have any medical condition we recommend that you bring the prescription of medicines in their luggage and medical history.
South Africa has an excellent medical service clinics and hospitals throughout the country.
The sun is very strong in South Africa, so we recommend solar protectors.
In certain parts of South Africa and neighboring countries have malaria. Consult with your doctor for the most appropriate treatment. Remember that the best protection is to avoid being bitten by a mosquito bite. Use mosquito repellent, pants and sleeved shirt at sunset. Note that the cases of malaria in South Africa are few.
South Africa has good quality drinking water, but if you prefer bottled is readily available.
South Africa covers a large surface area, for this reason, there is a variety of climates in all regions. It is a land of great drought, average rainfall throughout the country is around 500 mm per year, compared with the world average of about 900 mm. The winters are mild and clear, but heavy snow occasionally in the areas of the Western Cape, Kwazulu Natal and Eastern highest mountains. Thus, the country can be visited throughout the year.
The unit of currency is the Rand (ZAR).
All major banks have offices at international airports. In them you can convert the currency of the main European countries, Asian and US dollar. You cannot make money exchange of any Latin American country.
The banking hours is from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday and the 08:30 am to 13h00 pm on Saturdays. The exchange houses have the same time as the banks.
The credit cards, Visa and Mastercard are accepted by the majority of commercial companies and can use them to take money from electronic machines. Travelers check in US dollars, pounds and other major currencies are acceptable all banks and some companies dedicated to tourism. Some establishments do not accept American Express or Diners Club, so we recommend bringing an alternate.
Fuel is not possible to pay with credit card, cash only.
The Value-Added tax (VAT) is 14%. You can get your refund on purchases of items that are carried out in South Africa. It does not apply in the case of hotels, restaurants and services.
The file is explained in a booklet, available on arrival in the country in office of VAT Reimbursement for Administration, located at international airports. It is done at the departure airport before check-in. Keep the invoices of purchases.
The country is a paradise for shopping. Every city has at least one shopping center with shops, restaurants and cinemas. South Africa is one of the world's largest producers of gold, diamonds and precious stones of excellent quality. There is an abundance of articles of leather skins of ostrich, crocodile, buffalo, etc. paintings and sculptures of local artisans are of high quality. In addition to other offices, such as masks, wood carvings, baskets, fabrics, paintings, etc.
Are produced also local liqueurs, such as Marula and a variety of excellent South African wines winning throughout the world.
Gratuities are not included in South Africa. If you liked the service and want to show your appreciation, follow this pattern:
Waiters: 10% to 15% of the value of the account.
South Africa can meet a gastrónomo and the palate more simple. Excellent Wines, cuisine of international standard and abundant seafood at a fair price.
TELEPHONE AND INTERNET:
The telecommunications network is the most modern in Africa. The Internet Cafe is located throughout the country.
Voltage is 220V. Sockets from South Africa are different, with three points. If you cannot find them in your country of origin you can buy in the country of arrival.
WHAT TO BRING:
We will send you a complete list tailored to your ride.