Régime politique : Republic
Capital : Capetown
Area : 1 219 912 Km²
Population : 57 million
Official languages : English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, North sotho, (1, Sepedi), sesotho, setswana, siSwati, tshivenda, xitsonga.
Currency : Rand
Vaccines and health
No mandatory vaccination except a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate for all travellers over one year of age coming from a Yellow Fever infested region.
For adults, don't forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.
For children, don't forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old).
In South Africa, you must be warned about AIDS, Amebiasis, Ascaris, Bilharziosis, Dengue, Hepatitis A & B, Malaria, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Rabies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid.
When to go ?
The best period to make safaris in South Africa is summer, which begins with June and ends with September.
Visas and diplomacy
For all information, please contact your embassy or the South African consulate.
Food and drinks
Good hygiene in restaurants, markets and shops. In general, avoid tap water, except in Johannesburg. Better to consume local bottled water : Schoon Spruit, Van Riebeeck Water.
Best places to go
The town of Johannesburg, the Greenmarket square and the botanical gardens Kirstenbosc in Capetown, the Cape of Bonne Espèrance, the Garden Route which follows the coast and goes from Still Bay to Plettenberg Bay, the town of Durban and the Kruger National Park.
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