South Africa
Travel Information

From: World Travel Guide


South Africa Travel Information

Capital
There are three Capital cities in South Africa

Government
Democratic with universal suffrage.

Language
Large proportion of the Cape Town inhabitants speak Afrikaans, as well as English and Xhosa. South Africa has several languages spoken such as Afrikaans, English, Northern Sotho, Ndebele, Sotho, Tswana, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa, Venda and Zulu. The most commonly spoken in Cape Town are Afrikaans and English.

Religion
South Africa is largely Christian.

Electricity
Supply: 220/230 V and 50HZ
Plugs: Mainly type M with type C and G found in a few areas.

Currency
The Rand (ZAR) is available in coin and note form. Coins are available in 1,2,5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1,2 and 5 Rand. Notes are available in bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Rand.

Travel Visa and Passport Information
If you plan to stay for less than 90 days then you will not require a visa, however a valid passport with at least 30 days left on it beyond your indented travel date and there should be at least two unused pages for entry stamps left within it.

International Airports

World Time Zone
GMT +2

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Official Cape Town Travel and Tourism Information
http://www.tourism.gov.za:8001/default.aspx

Driving
Traffic drives on the left and you will need an International Driving Permit.


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