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.
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
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!