FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
We have a fairly comprehensive range of questions and responses which we trust you will find useful. Here is a small snippet, for the full information sheet, please click here to download the document.
Q: What is the weather trends for South Africa?
A: The Lowveld in which the Kruger National Park and the Panorama route is situated is a hot arid and dry area. The summers, November to April will be very hot with temperatures up to 45c, whereas the winters tend to be warm during the day and cool in the evenings.
Q: Will we need to obtain any special health related inoculations?
A: We suggest you visit a travel Doctor in your area and be advised on the various inoculations; i.e. Yellow fever, Prophylaxis, Tenanus, Hepatitus A+B. Generally, these are not required in South Africa but are a necessity when visiting our Northern countries in Africa.
Q: What precautions do I need to take against Malaria?
A: Various areas within South Africa are within the Malaria alert zone. It is always advisable to take precautions against being bitten by any bugs, including the malaria carrying mosquito. You will need to consult a Travel Clinic where you reside, or your Doctor for the best advise. You can also visit the South African Tourist Board website for information on Malaria zones in South Africa.
Q: Will we need to obtain a visa to travel to South Africa?
A: The embassy in your home country would be your best advisor, you should also be able to obtain this information from the South African Embassy/Consulate, alternatively, your travel agent.
Q: What is the road conditions in South Africa for long distance driving?
A: The road conditions in general are excellent, however, there are secondary roads in some areas that are prone to potholes and reduced speeds and caution is necessary.