South Africa is a wonderful country to travel to on their winter vacation. South Africa has the most to offer – sun and heat – good food and drink – no jetleg – beaches and mountains …
Best time to go to South Africa
South Africa offers sun and heat all year round. December and January are high summer and very warm and sunny. November and February are affordable months to go to South Africa. You then go just before or just after the high season, which means that you can get better prices and at the same time a warm and sunny weather. November and February are not the funniest months in Sweden either. So you then hit two flies in a bang.
Flight time South Africa
At the moment there are no direct flights to South Africa from Sweden, you need to change in eg London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai or Doha. Total flight time with 1 stop is from 14.5 hours, London – Johannesburg takes just over 10 hours.
What is the time in South Africa
South Africa and Sweden are in the same time zone. During the Swedish winter season it is 1 hour between us. This means that when you land in South Africa you do not suffer from jet lag.
South Africa uses a different system which means that you need an adapter. They have three spikes instead of two. But most hotels and houses in South Africa already have adapters for machines from Europe, as many machines are imported. If you notice that you need an adapter, it is cheaper to buy an adapter in South Africa than in Sweden.
Malaria in South Africa
Malaria can occur In South Africa in some areas such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northeast Kwazulu / Natal and Kruger Park. It is always good to ask at the hotel if it is malaria in the area that you are in or are going to visit.
To protect yourself from mosquito bites, you can use mosquito spray and have a fan / air condition in the room you sleep in.
South Africa Visa
As a Swedish citizen, no Visa is usually needed to enter South Africa. Upon entry you will receive a tourist visa that is valid for 90 days.
Your passport must be valid at least 30 days after your departure from South Africa and have at least two blank pages for entry and exit stamps
Read more at www.swedenabroad.se
Vaccine South Africa
Before the trip you may need protection against infectious diseases.
Traveling with children to South Africa
As of June 1, 2015, new rules apply for travel with children to and from South Africa. Under the new law, all minors (children under the age of 18) will have to present, in addition to the passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate on entry and exit from South Africa. The personal certificate must be written in English.
Also check with your airline if they need any documents.
Weather in South Africa
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Golf, safari and wine tasting – 5 star accommodation in Cape Town & Hermanus
South Africa is renowned for its amazing climate, spectacular wildlife, enchanting wine and yes… world class golf courses. We have put together an exclusive 5 star golf package bringing together the best the country has to offer.
This is your chance as a golf enthusiast to get out of the cold, wet Swedish winter, spread your wings and settle back for an incredible golfing trip fit for a king.
Erinvale Golf Club
The club provides excellent warm-up facilities including a driving range, chipping and putting greens, as well as a fully-equipped pro-shop offering local and international brands. The setting, the course, the facilities, and the friendly people all make for a unique golfing experience that will bring you back to Erinvale.
Skydiving is the one item that features on almost every bucket list. At Skydive Cape Town, our dedicated staff and internationally qualified tandem masters are on hand to make your skydiving dream a reality.
Food & Tastings
Starting at the original Manor House, the unique new Visitors Route takes guests to the Cloete Cellar, the birthplace of the famed Grand Constance. Here one can enjoy a wine tasting of five award-winning wines in a Spiegelau crystal glass – yours to take home as a souvenir.
Bloukrans Bungee Jump
The Bloukrans Bridge is 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. Our bungy jump operations is open 365 days of the year during all weather conditions (except gale force winds).
Golf, Safari & Spa – George Western Cape South Africa
The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. The delightful town of George, known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”, graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Your break here will be beautiful and encompassing of all the wonderful varieties of nature.
Golf on the greenest of greens and an atmosphere of peace as you rest on your vacation. You will experience luxury, africa and nature at its best.
Volunteer for the conservation of South African wildlife
The Makalali project offers you a unique experience in the South African bush and gives you the opportunity to observe and be a part of the research and monitoring teams on the reserve.