South Africa, A country so beautiful and rich, that it can make most touristy destinations in the world run for its money. South Africa has it all, starting from mountains, beaches, city life and wild life. If you want to explore the country, then no better way than going on a road trip. This blog post will be your South Africa Road Trip Planner.
Why road trip to South Africa?
South Africa is beautiful in every nooks and corner and by going on a road trip you can explore on your own at your own pace. However, not all places are well connected with public transport. In this case, it cost effective to drive on your own. Most important point is Garden Route, one of the best scenic routes in the world to drive. In our South Africa Road trip planner we will highly recommend you to drive in South Africa.
When to plan a road trip to South Africa?
South Africa has chilled winters. The winter months are June to August, when temperature falls almost 5 degree centigrade in Johannesburg. The best time to travel, will be summer months from October to April. The temperature is hot in mid-day but cools off by evening.
How to reach South Africa?
One need to fly into South Africa. Most international flights to South Africa lands in Johannesburg O.R. Tambo international airport via Dubai or Seychelles or Mauritius. If you are located in India, then you might get plenty of cheaper flight options from Mumbai city.
What is South African Currency?
South African currency is known as Rand. You can use US$, as it is widely accepted in the country. Ideally you prebook activities and stays in advance. However you can carry few Rands for Petrol pumps and in takeaways.
What are the visa process of South Africa?
South Africa is currently working on issuing eVisa for travel purpose. Till it starts properly you need to get into South African Consulate to submit visa details to acquire your South Africa travel visa. Few of the countries do not require any visa to travel in South Africa, you can check out here if your country is listed.
If you are Indian you will need to get your tourist visa from the embassy via vfs global. You will need confirmed return flight tickets, photographs and proof of stay for the visa.
Is South Africa Safe to Travel?
Absolutely, If you find roaming around in deserted area in New York safe then South Africa is safe too. Yes, there are few areas can be remote and dodgy. There are occasional loots recorded with travellers. So, here are our tips: choose accommodations wisely, use Uber in case partying, avoid roaming around at night exploring the city lanes. In case staying in a deserted area, preferable to pack dinner and eat at your hotel/ home-stays. Always keep car windows rolled up and if you have any bags or items keep it in the car boot instead of passenger seat. These are the safety tips from our South Africa road trip planner if you adhere to you will be safe.