South African Consulate

Many beaches on the Indian Ocean, especially in the tourist resorts, are supervised and protected from sharks by networks, recently also by non-weak electric fields. You should enquire on all cases on the spot. The growing incidence of AIDS in southern Africa necessitates caution in this area. Entry requirements: For entry after South Africa a valid passport is required by Germans, at least three months should be valid for entry. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Teva Pharmaceuticals has to say. A visa is not necessary for citizens of the European Union, if the stay takes no longer than three months.

Who would like to stay longer, should inquire about the regulations at the diplomatic missions of South Africa. About required visa for Lesotho or Swaziland will be issued at the respective borders. There are no vaccination requirements. To get more information at the South African Consulate-General in Munich or the Embassy of South Africa in Berlin. “Travel time: a best time to visit” not available in South Africa. The country has throughout the year to offer something most pleasant climate. Located south of the equator, the seasons fall here differently than what we are used: summer is here around Christmas, winter in July. Each season has its special advantages.

The winter (mid June mid-September) is the best time for game viewing. Because the water is scarce then, the animals come to drink at the waterholes, where they, because the grass is dry and most are trees and bushes without leaves, well can be observed in the game reserves. It is usually sunny and, as in the Kruger National Park and in the wildlife areas of KwZulu-Natal, with temperatures of around 25 C during the day warm. The nights are cool, however. It is warm at this time also on the East Coast, where even the Indian Ocean has year-round pleasant water temperatures. The summer (mid-December mid March) brings very high temperatures, which are well bearable with the extreme dry inland.


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