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Local Time

South Africa is 2 hours ahead of GMT.


Electrical Power

Electric Power is 220/30V running at 50Hz. The plugs are 3 pin, round blades. Adaptors are available at airports and most supermarkets.


Getting Around

South Africa has an extensive rail network connecting most major towns. Luxury trains operate on certain lines as a relaxed and refined means of travel. All train bookings should be made in advance.

Long distance coaches operate between most major towns, and can be booked through Fish Eagle Safaris, or directly on the internet.

Regular domestic flights operate between all major cities in South Africa, as well as to some of the smaller tourist destinations such as George and Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga).  Domestic airlines include South African Airways (SAA), Nationwide, Comair, Mango, 1Time and Kulula.

Driving in South Africa is really very easy. Roads are generally well-maintained, and are clearly signposted (in English). Driving is on the left. An International Driving Licence is recommended, although most car rental organizations will accept your national licence if it carries your photograph. To hire a car in South Africa you must be between the ages of 23 and 70, and you must have held a valid driver’s licence for at least 5 years.


 


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