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  • It is safe to visit Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, and these areas really appreciate the tourism and the income generated. In fact, many of the hotels have been pouring money into refurbishments and upgrades and are looking better than ever. These …
  • Hi Stephen The best people to advise you on Visa Fees will be the Zambian High Commission. There is an office based in London, and they can advise on Visa Fees and passport requirements to enter Zambia: http://www.zambiahc.org.uk/
  • There is also a once daily flight from Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport on South African Airways (SAA). Flying time is about 2 - 2.5 hours. From there you can hire a car at the airport to self-drive or take a transfer by one of t…
  • Hi Marlin There are many beautiful beaches to explore in Africa. At Go2Africa, we specialise in Southern and East Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands. For your idyllic beaches with long stretches of white sandy beaches and calm blue seas head fo…
  • Hi Mathieu Only parts of South Africa are malaria areas, for example, the Kruger National Park. Whereabouts are you going on safari? The are some safari lodges in South Africa based in malaria free areas, in which case you would not need an malar…
  • Hi Soulsearchparty Transfers are quite expensive in the Seychelles. Usually, a private car transfer is about Euro 100 and only takes 3 people. Ask if they do scheduled transfers, as these are much more affordable at Euro 20 per person. Alternativ…
  • The law has changed to ensure all cell phone users are RICA registered. This is really to assist police when it comes to investigating crimes and need to have access to cell phone records etc. The best place to buy a South African SIM card would be…
  • Hi Valerie Yes, she can use her Visa credit card. MasterCard and Visa are the most recognised credit cards in that region. Some places also accept Amex, but sometimes and merchant fee is charged which is usually 3% - 4% of the total bill.
  • Hello Angelique As far as I'm aware there is no limit on the number of people permitted to visit the Seychelles. As with any destination - if there is availability on the flights and in the hotels you are welcome in the country. Seychelles is par…
  • Hi Aiso I usually use Gamewatchers, and find them to be really good, affordable and reliable. They have their own camps in Kenya which are very good value for money. www.porini.com In some cases, yes, it is common for tour operators to take a…
  • Hi Kirsta Even during the height of the political instability, Victoria Falls was and still is safe for tourists to visit. The main unrest really occurred around Harare. You can still see the effects of the political situation on Zimbabwe, as the…
  • Hi Soulprovider1 A lot of the requirements you might need to visit Namibia depend on your country of origin and the type of passport you hold. Why not check out the Namibian Tourism Website for more information on what you need, plus all the great …
  • Hi DeeBee South Africa has received a lot of negative press with regards to crime, especially ahead of the World Cup soccer. Crime does exist in South Africa, as it does in many countries around the world. We are also a developing country with a la…
  • Hi Mathieu Unfortunately, there has been some negative and sensationalised press regarding safety and the football World Cup 2010. The "stab-proof" vests being more of a money making con than a necessity. I live and work in Cape Town, right in th…
  • Hi Sophie South Africa in general is almost fully booked for the World Cup, so it is important to book sooner rather than later. I've had luck using www.places.co.za for finding available guest houses in Cape Town. I think Greenpoint might be ful…
  • Hi Steve Have you set your dates for Botswana yet? This will help to determine the areas you visit to maximise your game viewing experience. Depending on your budget, there are a number of companies operating in Botswana, and often they have seve…
  • Hi pdlady There are some good pockets in Cape Town, and there's something to suit everyone's pocket. The Waterfront area can be a ittle pricey, especially if you are staying in the major hotels. You can also look at the smaller boutique hotels in t…
  • I had to renew my SA passport last year, and yes, the passport number did change.
  • Hi Lizzie Yes, it is safe to travel to Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe. For the time of year you are looking to travel, this will be the best side to view the Falls. Personally, I prefer to fly all my travellers in and out of Victoria Falls airp…
  • Hi Gabrielle I currently live in Cape Town, South Africa and am a born and bred South African. I also work for a travel company specialising in trips throughout Southern and East Africa. Where will you be travelling to on your trip to Africa? …
  • Depends on what you are coming to do, really. Some months are better than others for certain activities. Generally speaking, the summer months are September - April and the winter months are May - August. Perhaps you could let us know what you…
  • Hi KBG Yes, Flame of Africa is a reputable company, and has been around for many years. They also help out with travel packages for magazines such as "Getaway Magazine" and are well established in this regard. In fact, we use them as a referral p…
  • Hi Lara What passport will you both be travelling on?
  • Hi Waltechr What passport are you travelling on? I think the only way you would be able to resolve this is to check with the South African Embassy in your country of residence. As they issue visas/ entry permits, they are in the position to advi…
  • Hi Jenni It is a good 10 minute walk from domestic arrivals to international departures, but to be safe, you can say about 15 minutes.
  • Hi Keith Driving in South Africa is quite safe, and I often recommend self-drive itineraries for my clients. It is easier to get around and you can be flexible in your planning. We drive on the left hand side of the road here (as in the UK). All …
  • The Seychellois speak English, French and Creole
  • I'm glad that you managed to arrange things. Enjoy Sun City and the Palace!
  • Hi there The transfers to/ from Sun City are quite expensive. Most companies are based in Johannesburg so they cost in the return leg of the journey for an empty vehicle. How many passengers will you be? Is the R875 quoted per person return or on…