Visitors from most Western European and Commonwealth countries, as well as the UK, Australia, Japan and the USA do not require visas to enter South Africa. A free entry permit will be issued upon arrival. This permit is valid for up to 90 days, make sure your passport is valid for at least 30 days after the end of your intended visit. If you are of a nationality not entitled to a free entry permit, you will need to organise a visa at a South African embassy or consulate, found in most countries. A visa will cost you approximately R 425/ US$ 47/Euro 43 and will take approximately 30 days for processing. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information and a list of countries that are exempt of requiring a visa.
New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.
South Africa has daily direct flights into Johannesburg and Cape Town. We advise that our clients arrange their own International flights into South Africa as the trend today is to book on line and by doing so take advantage of discounted airfares. On arrival in South Africa you will be personally met by one of our representatives. Seascape Tours will arrange all regional and domestic flights on behalf of the client as per the selected itinerary.
Malaria is endemic in certain areas of South Africa. Through good malaria control efforts, the disease is now restricted to certain districts namely the north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumulanga, Limpopo and Kruger National Park. These areas have conditions that are suitable for malaria transmission. Malaria occurs mainly in low altitude areas and it is a seasonal disease. Low transmission periods are between May and September. Seascape Tours recommends that clients who intend visiting Kruger National and the Northern regions take the necessary medication as a precaution to prevent contracting Malaria.
The above information is simply a guide and therefore Seascape Tours advises that all travel requirements are double checked before embarking on your holiday.