Valuable info that will be helpful when you visit sunny South Africa.
South African time does not change its clocks during the year, and there are no regional variations within the country. South African Standard Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean (or Universal Standard) Time, one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time.
The currency used in South Africa is the ZAR - South African rand. Click here to convert ZAR to your currency.
Tipping is common practice in South Africa for a range of services. In restaurants the accepted standard is around 10% of the bill.
Summer - mid-October to mid-February
South Africa is a multi-lingual country. South Africa has 11 official languages (Afrikaans, English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Swazi, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga) but English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life.
All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country, and in some cases, a visa.
Travelers from certain regions of the world (Scandinavia, Japan, the USA, and most Western European and Commonwealth countries) do not need to formally apply for a visa.