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How to prepare for South Africa tour and precautions

2018-03-08 11:12:00

South Africa boasts a splendid culture, rich species, diverse historical sites and many fascinating places of interest. Here is a paradise for wild animals, wandering in the African savannah, overlooking the mountains, and close contact with elephants, lions and other animals in the field, watching them enjoy undisturbed leisurely life, and appreciate the friendship between South Africans and animals.

South Africa tourist scenery pictures



Summer and autumn in South Africa run from November to March and winter and spring from April to October. In contrast to China, South Africa has less rainfall and is relatively dry in the END

Jet lag

South Africa is 6 hours later than China, such as China is 12 o 'clock at noon, South Africa is 6 o 'clock in the morning


There are 11 official languages in South Africa, English can also be used, and everyday English is as follows: END

Currency exchange

Dollars can be exchanged for South African rand at local banks or foreign exchange offices


South Africa drives on the left, the opposite. When crossing the road, please look right and then left, obey the traffic rules and protect your own safety END


1, alcohol is expensive, it is recommended to buy a magnetic card at the airport, business, post office to use the public. There are many coin-operated and card-operated utilities in South Africa


2, Dial method: (1) South Africa dial: 0086+ area code (do not have the 0 before the area code) +, such as dial 00861012345678 (2) South Africa dial: 0086+ (3) Dial South Africa: 0027+ area code (do not have the 0 before the area code) + (4) dial South Africa: 0027+


3, some wine can be online, but generally need to pay


There are usually pay TV, paid drinks and snacks in the wine room, please ask the cost before use, so as to avoid misunderstandings during checkout


Please do not drink tap water directly, there is usually a hot kettle in the wine room


Pay attention to the safety and saving of electricity and water, and pay attention to the safety of smoking. If there is damage to the facilities, personal compensation is required


Please check your personal belongings carefully before leaving the wine


Local specialties include bowls, clay POTS, beads, wood carvings, tapestries, etc. Ostrich eggs and wood carvings are the most South African tourist souvenirs. Diamonds and gold are South African specialties, relatively cheap, high quality, also worth buying


Duty-free purchases are available at Johannesburg and Cape Town International airports

Tip/Service charge

Tip is different from the service fee, not reflected in the bill, is additional to the service staff, such as the concierge, room cleaning staff, restaurant waiters, taxi drivers, etc., according to the service situation discretionary payment, no hard and fast rules


In some restaurants, the waiter will take the initiative to bring tea, tapas, etc., please ask if you are charged before eating, to avoid misunderstanding at the checkout

Religious/custom taboo

Churches, palaces, high-end casinos are recognized as formal occasions, when entering, dress modestly and neatly, do not bare the chest, wear slippers, shorts, miniskirts, sleeveless tops or other inappropriate clothes


negro and black are forbidden words. Africans are not only resistant to the term, but also do not recognize its meaning. Emphasizing skin color differences is the biggest taboo in Africa


Black South Africans have great respect for their ancestors, and they are particularly wary of outsiders' disrespect for their ancestors


When talking to a South African, there are four topics that should not be discussed: (1) Do not praise the white man, (2) do not comment on the relations and conflicts between different black tribes or factions, (3) do not criticize the ancient habits of black people, and (4) do not congratulate the other person on the birth of a boy


Taboo casual photography. In some African tribes, people believe that when a camera is pointed at something, the "spirit" of something is absorbed. People, houses and livestock are not allowed to photograph. Visitors who want to photograph are advised to ask permission first