Road signs are in English and Afrikaans. Metros are extensive though low on comfort quotient. Foreigners need to be extra cautious while traveling; do not carry expensive articles and jewelry.
Taxis are generally available in all towns and are relatively more expensive. Taxis do not cruise in South Africa and need to be called from a rank. However, it is not advisable to flag down taxis in the street but rather one should use taxi companies recommended by four and five star hotels.
|Cape Town (CPT)||22km / 15.5 miles||ZAR 200 / 20-40 min||-||-||Available|
|Durban Intl (DUR) 18km / 11.2 miles south||18km / 11.2 miles south of Durban||ZAR 100 / 20-25 min||-||-||Available|
|Johannesburg Intl (JNB)||21 km / 13 miles||ZAR 273-363 / 30 min||ZAR 109 / 45 min||-||Available|
|Pretoria - Wonderboom National Airport (PRY)||11 km/7 miles N of Pretoria city centre and 64 km/40 miles NNE of Johannesburg.||ZAR 200||Available to Pretoria: StarLine Bus #162||-||Available|
|Lanseria Intl (HLA)||30 km/19 Miles NNW of Johannesburg, 35 km/22 miles SW of Pretoria.||Available||-||-||Available|
|Port Elizabeth (PLZ)||5 km / 3 miles||ZAR 91||shuttle service available||-||Available|
|Name||Type||Domestic Flights||International Flights|
|South African Airlines||Major||Yes||Yes|
|South African Express||Major||Yes||Yes|
You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Kimberley’s St Cyprians Anglican Cathedral – said to have the longest nave in the country.
Johannesburg’s oldest monument to Islam is the Jummah Mosque. However, one of the most significant mosques in the city is the Hamidia Masjid (found in Newtown).
In Durban the Juma Masjid (mosque) is a bold testament to Islam.
For information on Hinduism in South Africa, visit: Hinduism.co.za
For information on Islam in South Africa, visit: Jamiat.co.za
Visit: The Baths.
The country is a paradise for sea lovers. Visit: Tourism Office.
|Top Highlights in the Main Cities|
|Constitution Hill (Johannesburg).|
|National Zoological Gardens of South Africa|
|Paul Kruger Museum|
|Pretoria City Hall|
|Transvaal Museum of Natural History|
|Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG).|
|Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)|
|Johannesburg gold mine|
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Kruger National Park|
|Victoria & Alfred Waterfront|
|Cape Town Beaches|
|Sun City Resort|
|Soweto, heartbeat of the nation - SouthAfrica.info|
|Cradle of the Humankind|
|Mapungubwe National Park|
-Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas of the country. Risk is highest from October to May.
-Avoid swimming and paddling in stagnant or slow-moving water as there is a low risk of contracting bilharzia.
-Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are recommended.
- Tap water is of good quality but those with a sensitive digestive system are advised to drink bottled water.
- Mosquito repellant and nets (and even mosquito-proof rooms) are advisable to prevent contracting malaria.
- Take into account that South Africa has an epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
• Umqombothi: a home-brewed sorghum beer.
• Excellent local red and white wines (including chardonnay), sherries and brandies.
• Rooibos: a red-leafed tea grown in the Western Cape.
• Amarula Cream: a sweet creamy liqueur made from the fruit of the Marula tree.
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