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Widely known for their free-roaming jungle safaris, South Africa is a great place to catch wildlife up close in their natural habitat. Kruger National Park has a high density of wild animals including the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

    Country Code: +27
    Time Zone: GMT +2 (6 hours behind Singapore)wp-svg-icons icon=”airplane” wrap=”i”]    Peak Travel Period: Jun – Aug
    Four Seasons: No
    Currency: South African rand, ZAR (R)

    Tap water: Safe to drink, except in rural and drought-struck areas
    AC Socket Type:Type C, D, M & N – 230V & 50Hz
South Africa Power Plug - Type C, D, M and N

USEFUL WORDS

There are at 11 official languages in South Africa and most South Africans can speak more than one language. Zulu is the most widely spoken language (23%) in the country, while just 9.6% speak English as their first language.

  • Hello – Sawubona
  • Do you speak English? – Ukhuluma isingisi na?
  • How much is this? – Kubiza malini?
  • Thank you – Ngiyabonga
  • Where’s the toilet? – Likuphi ikamelo lokugezela?
  • Excuse me – Uxolo
  • Yes – Yebo
  • No – Cha
  • Have a nice day! – Ube nosuku oluhle!

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