South Africa is a home of three capitals, six distinct ecosystems and 11 national languages. It makes South Africa the world’s richest gold field and a history that pushes race relations and colonialism into worldwide headlines for years. And not far from its diverse cities, the large bushes are host to free-roaming lions and leopards, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and many more. But before go there, here are some things you’ll better to do before your first visit.
First thing you have to need to know is the Airfares. South Africa is even more magical than we had ever imagined it would be. It’s far away for many European countries, especially if you fly from American continents. It will cost much time and money. If you consider the most punctual and low rates airways, then you better FlySAFair to visit South Africa.
Second, set your time travel. The weather in South Africa is best in July and August, with mild days and cool nights that will give you an almost insect-free experience in most of the country. Depending on your itinerary, you will probably like to bring along at least a light jacket and maybe a coat. Temperatures can drop to almost freezing at night in Johannesburg, even as daytime temperatures in the 70s are common throughout this country.
Next thing that is important is teaching a little Zulu (most used South African language). While South Africans officially speak 11 different languages, and while you can speak English to almost everyone, Zulu is the majority language of the population so learning a simple Zulu before you go is not a bad idea at all.
Plan where to stay, is it in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban or Soweto. South Africa is incredibly diverse, and travel by air in the country is easy and inexpensive. Johannesburg — or Jo’burg, as the locals call it — was born amid a gold rush as an organic if disorganized response to basic human need, so factories sit next to apartment buildings and offices next to stadiums in a sprawling and diverse jumble. In the residential suburban neighborhood, security considerations kept the local population ensconced behind high walls and protective fences that were often electrified, watch yourself! People venture out only in vehicles, never by foot.
Get your cameras and go to Safari. No journey to South Africa is complete without a trip into the bushes, and two famous choices are Kruger National Park in the northeast, a five-hour drive from Johannesburg and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is about a 2.5-hours driving. Even without the animals, the Pilanesberg will be exquisite thanks to its unique location inside the crater of an extinct volcano.
Last thing but the most important is your safety. Once you’ve planned your journey at this country, speak to your doctor about which shots and medications you’re going to need. Some parts of South Africa are prone to malaria. A vaccination against hepatitis A and a flu shot are important to be considered depend to your health need, because summertime in America is South Africa’s wintertime flu season. Other precautions may be appropriate as well, so consult your doctor for more information and to see what is right for your trip and your health. Have a nice travel to the world of diversity.