Leaving home, beach front

Before You Leave Home

As a visitor to South Africa's sunny shores there is a lot of information that will be helpful for you to know. Which side of the road do I drive on? Can I pay for petrol with my credit card? Banking hours? What about malaria? How much do I tip? What about emergency services,
or contacting my local embassy in time of need?

For these and many other helpful hints and tips, read on!



Entry requirements


Emergency services


Crime in South Africa


Looking after your personal items


Motor vehicle driving and road safety


Travel safety and insurance


Electricity


Local laws and customs


Medical facilities, hospitals, malaria and drinking water


Climate, sun protection


Money


How much to tip


Phones, mobile phones & telecommunications