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What To Expect When Visiting South Africa
Find some non-traditional things to do in South Africa here.
South African Rand. $1 USD is equal to about 12 Rands.
There are a mix of languages that are spoken in South Africa BUT they generally all speak English (with amazing South African accents)! Very easy to get around South Africa with their English.
Other Tips When Visiting South Africa
- PACKING FOR SOUTH AFRICA: For all of my travel/packing essentials I bring on any trip compiled together, head to my influencer page on Amazon here for a complete list or my descriptive carry-on packing guide here!
- Travel Insurance: When visiting South Africa, I highly recommend getting travel insurance. You never know what may happen to your flights, a death/personal emergency in your family, or an accident happening while traveling (think: getting mugged, falling while hiking and spraining your ankle, literally any accident than can happen ANYWHERE!). World Nomads makes it super easy and I never leave for a trip without getting their insurance. Most importantly it’s extremely affordable: get your World Nomads travel insurance before your trip here!
SOUTH AFRICA TRAVEL GUIDES
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About The Author
Rachel Shulman is the owner of From East To West and a seasoned traveler having been to 45+ countries and no intention of stopping soon. She is obsessed with planning and specializes in creating detailed, efficient travel itineraries and guides so you don’t have to when planning your next destination.