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South Africa TravelWise

In TRAVELER magazine’s September issue, our team of Africa writers engage in six captivating trips—camping in the Sahara, rafting the Zambezi, exploring ape country in Uganda . . . and more. Online we offer our biggest ever Web-exclusive feature, the “Africa Travel Package,” which includes an 18-page trip planner, details on the best wine routes in South Africa, expert-recommended cruises, tips from National Geographic photographers, and TravelWise links guides. Here we offer the best links for travel information on South Africa.


Entering South Africa
U.S. State Department
Visa information and entry requirements for countries, including South Africa

U.S. State Department
Information on passport services and instructions for obtaining a U.S. passport

Health and Safety
U.S. State Department
Information on health and safety information for South Africa

Getting There
British Airways
A flight schedule, online booking information, and special offers

South African Airways
Flight schedules, online booking information, and special offers

Virgin-Atlantic Airways
Flight schedules, online booking information, and special offers

Travel Wizard Global Vacation and Cruise Guide
How to plan a South African cruise, contacts for cruise operators and travel consultants, and basic regional information

Making Telephone Calls
AT&T’s country and city codes for South Africa

Determining Time Difference
World Time Zones
World time zones map with current time

Weather and Climate
Current weather conditions in Africa—plus, daily forecasts in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg


Travel Companies
Tour Operators
Brief descriptions and contact information for tour operators offering excursions in South Africa

Where to Stay
South Africa Tourism
Accommodation options with contact’s recommended by South African Tourism.

How to Get Around
Search Expedia’s database for a car that suits your needs; book online

Things to Do

National Parks and Wildlife
South Africa National Parks
Information on South Africa’s national parks, last minute booking, park accommodations, wheelchair access—plus, details on the environment and birding

South Africa Travel
Guide to South Africa’s nature reserves and wildlife parks

Cultural Activities and Entertainment
Southern Africa Places
Details on ethnic villages, arts and crafts, historic places, theaters, and museums

Outdoor Activities and Sports
Southern Africa Places
Details on surfing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, golfing, fishing, and horse trails

National Parks
New Africa Web Directory
Statistics on wildlife, carbon dioxide emissions, physical features, and plant life throughout South Africa

Travel Resources

Map Links
South Africa Tourism
Links to panoramic, classic/outback, and highlights maps

South Africa Net
A map showing the various regions within South Africa


For Travel Guides
Discounted South Africa travel guides from

News Services
Africa Point
Links to sites for Africa’s newspapers and media outlets

Travel Guides

For More Information
South Africa’s Official Travel and Tourism Site
Details on attractions, where to go, trip planning, maps, photos, currency, accommodation, air travel, events, tour operators, and game parks

South Africa Travel
Maps, accommodations, attractions, articles, and basic facts

Google Web Directory
Links to information on South Africa’s attractions, hotels, activities, and more


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