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Travel tips for South Africa

In order to ensure that your stay at umSisi House is as hassle free as possible, we will happily arrange all of your activities and Kruger Park visits in advance of your arrival. However, to eliminate any travel stress on your part, we recommend that you arrange your international and domestic travel requirements including flights, visas and car hire with your local travel agent prior to departure.

Here are our top ten travel tips:

  • Visitors should check whether they require a visa prior to travelling by visiting
  • If you do require a visa, visit the South African Embassy or Mission in your country of residence. Visas currently cost R425 and should be issued within a 10 day period. Prices can be checked by visiting 'price page' on web link above.
  • Passports must be valid for six months from date of arrival in South Africa, and please make sure you have at least two facing blank pages in your valid passports. It is also advisable to travel with certified copies of your passport and some spare passport photos.
  • As much as South Africa loves welcoming international visitors, they must have return or onward tickets.
  • There are no international immunisations required when entering South Africa, although visitors arriving from yellow-fever areas will need to prove inoculation.
  • It is essential that you are in possession of a valid driving licence at all times when in South Africa, and an international licence is preferable.
  • It is advisable to have adequate travel insurance as well as medical insurance in place before your arrival.
  • Visitors can have their Value-Added-Tax refunded at departure upon presentation of purchased items and tax receipts.
  • Always consult your medical practitioner or travel clinic prior to leaving on your overseas holiday.
  • If you have any concerns about travel safety in South Africa, or for any emergency or other information, phone 083 123 2345 (24 hours a day) within South Africa.

Some Useful Websites


Name Website Address


Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga are luxury safari camps situated in the greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park.

Daily flights from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Livingstone to Nelspruit. As well as from Nelspruit to Vilanculos.

Flights between Nelspruit KMIA and Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Livingstone. Flights from Nelspruit KMIA to Vilanculos

Africa Odyssey offers tailor-made safaris to East and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. We design and work with our clients to build bespoke, dream-fulfilling itineraries to this spectacular continent. 
South African Tourism
Kruger National Park
Kruger Lowveld Tourism
Mpumalanga Tourism
Cape Town Travel
General Information
Africa Geographic Magazine
Getaway Travel Magazine
Malaria and Immunisation Advice
Safari Outfitters
Foreign Office Updates
Black Pot Safaris specialise in providing fully-supported and personally tailored, private self-drive safaris for those intrepid individuals who choose to visit Africa in search of beauty, adventure and unbeatable wildlife. We cater specifically for those who want to hire their own fully-customised 4x4 vehicle to experience the freedom and excitement of Africa's wildlife and wild places on their own personal safari, but would prefer to be accompanied and supported by their own personal safari leaders (who will drive a separate vehicle).

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