Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:

'Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa'

Useful addresses

New York

South African Consulate General
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: 212-213 4880
Fax: 212-213 0102
Web site: South African Consulate General in New York


South African Embassy, Consular Section
15 Whitehall
London SW1A 2DD
Tel.: 020-7925 8900
Fax: 020-7925 8930
Web site: Embassy of South Africa in London


South African Embassy
59, Quai d'Orsay
75343 Paris
Tel.: 01-5359 2323
Fax: 01-5359 2368
Web site: Embassy of South Africa in Paris

One does not need a visa to visit South Africa. But your passport should be valid until 6 months after leaving South Africa.

General information

Bottled water is available everywhere.

Supermarkets sell adaptor plugs for only a few euros.

We didn't feel unsafe anywhere at any time, people were incredibly friendly and helpful. Only on Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg we had to pay a few times for "spontaneous" help: a man who directed us to the elevator and even an employee of the car rental who accompanied us to the gas station.


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If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


for up-to-date health information, visit the site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: South Africa

Safety and Security

Traveling in some countries brings risks with it. That shouldn't always be a reason not to travel there, but part of a good preparation is finding out about those risks.

A good source of information is the site of CIA World FactBook: South Africa. But always get advice from your own country's Foreign Department as well.

Plan your trip to South Africa online

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