With exotic wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty, South Africa sets holidaymakers from far and wide on a mad scramble for tickets on flights and holiday deals for the destination. This article informs the travellers about some important aspects of South Africa.

South Africa conjures up the images of spectacular yet undiscovered wildlife; beautiful scenery; amiable people and above all, year-round pleasant weather that can make one’s holiday a journey to remember. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ boasts an incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures and activities, and hence allures swarms of vacationers from all over the world to board South Africa bound flights to discover its vivid facets. This article intends to inform the travellers on some important aspects like the best time to visit South Africa and packing for a vacation there.

Best time to Visit

best-time-to-visit-south-africaSouth Africa features agreeable weather all year-round and hence can be visited anytime of a year. However the best time to grab deals for flights tickets and holiday packages for the country depends largely on the purpose of the visit and region one wishes to explore. Animal lovers should book their travel tickets between May and October to discover the forests packed with exquisite flora & fauna. At this time of year, the weather remains dry and cool, while the vegetation in areas is extremely green and dense.

For those boarding flights for relishing beach activities in South Africa’s Cape Town or the Garden Route area, summer months, February and March in particular, make for the ideal time. The period from July to October is perfect for whale watching at Cape’s coast, while the summer months from October to February is when trekkers would be left gloating over their decision of making tickets reservation onboard flights for sojourning the nation, especially the Drakensberg Mountains region.

What to Pack

what-to-packWhen visiting South Africa, travellers should pack light. The country can get warm between the months of December and March; therefore one is advised to pack light clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and mosquito repellent are among the important things to carry.

Winters are very cool; so be sure to carry warm woollen clothes if grabbing tickets on flights for holidaying there. Pack comfortable shoes to ensure rewarding outdoor experience. Special trekking shoes are recommended when getting into forested or mountainous regions. Also make sure to have extra batteries for the camera.

Safety Issues

safety-issuesThough South Africa is a safe destination to travel around, there are certain things tourists spending on travel tickets and holiday deals must heed. The foremost one is to avoid roaming the streets during late-night hours. If one plans for a night out, it is good to be in group. Tourists must take good care of their belongings, especially cash, jewelry (if any), cameras and handbags. Stay away from breaching the local laws. In addition, tourists must keep emergency numbers in your mobile or diary.  For South Africa Police, dial 112 and for medical help dial 10177.

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