Tipping is voluntary but expected for all services. Waiters and Hair dressers receive according to the level of service between 10 – 15% of the total price. Maids and household helpers are tipped depending upon service and length of stay.
Foreign currency can be exchanged easily at the airport upon arrival or at any bank. Traveller Checks and international Credit Cards (mainly Visa and Mastercard) are usually accepted.
Summer season and main tourist season is from October to April. The Green Season is from May to September – you can enjoy a lot of specials during this time.
Not necessary. A Malaria-Prophylaxe is recommended for certain tourist areas, but not for Cape Town or the Garden Route!
Most European Nationals do not need a visa. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after entry. Please check with the RSA Consulate in your country.