South Africa features almost 58 millions inhabitants with 11 official languages.
A world in one country:
In South Africa, you can experience all kind of nature and wildlife. You can go on a safari by drive and look for the big animals like the big five (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceros, buffalos) and the general games, you can also experience the bush by walk and focus on all the small things that contribute to the cycle of life, you can hike in the mountain or swim under waterfalls, you can fish or explore the nature on a horse or on a bicycle. You can visit centuries-old vineyards and learn from expert oenologist. You can swim among penguins and observe whales and dolphins…
You just have to chose among all what South Africa can offer you!
For touristic trips in South Africa that are less than 90 days, owners of a French passport don’t need any visa. The passport need to have at least 2 empty pages next to each other and to be valid at least 30 days after the return date from South Africa.
Travelers intending to visit South Africa in the company of minors, or family members sending unaccompanied minors to South Africa often wonder whether they will need to present the child’s birth certificate.
This confusion is due to the fact that unabridged birth certificates were introduced as a travel requirement for minors arriving in South Africa in 2015. This document was initially required to help prevent child trafficking.
However, on Friday, November 8th, 2019, South African government officials announced that birth certificates and consent letters are no longer required for foreign children traveling with their parents to enter the country.
The birth certificate requirement for South Africa is eliminated when children visit the country with their mother and father carrying a valid passport on which the child’s parents are registered as such.
UTC+2 which means the same hour as in France but +1 during the European winter time.
Local money in South Africa is the Rand, ZAR with a rate change that evolve according to the market.
+27 or 0027 is the international code for South Africa
From France for instance to South Africa you will have to tap 0027 then the South African phone number without the initial 0.
From South Africa to France, you will have to tap 0033 then the French phone number without the initial 0.
Voltage and frequency in South Africa are the same as in France (220/230V, 50Hz), but most of the plugs are 3-pins plugs.
You can find them easily at the airport or on your arrival in any supermarket.