South Africa has earnt herself the nickname of the Rainbow Nation – a term that reflects the enormous diversity of cultures and stunning landscapes that span this gigantic country. South Africa is home to some of the world’s largest animals and is famous for her elephants, lions and buffalo that endlessly patrol the plains.
Our East Coast Safari is a 10 night safari filled with animal encounters, the like of which you would normally only dream of. The striking South African scenery is home to great predators, both above and below the waves. And the team at Immerse Yourself Safaris are the perfect companions the whole w...read more here
The Sardine Run is a natural phenomenon that eclipses the ordinary. And there is only one place on this blue earth where you can take part - South Africa's Wild Coast. A vast and rugged country, this stretch of untamed coastline sits just east of the Cape. Formerly known as the Transeki, the Wild Co...read more here
South Africa is famed for it's heart pumping, adrenalin filled diving. And no where has a better reputation for its diving than Aliwal Shoal. Several species of shark, ray and turtles are routinely seen on the reefs and wrecks that lie around Aliwal Shoal. Still not enough pelagics? Why not try a dedicated shark dive? ...read more here
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South Africa is a is a country located at the southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet.
South Africa has eleven official languages, but the main language of government in South Africa is English and most people in the tourist areas speak it fluently.
Approximately 80% of the population are Christians.
South Africa got their own standard sockets. They are for 110-120V and called "Type M " or "South African SABS1661". Please make sure that your travel adaptor works with this standard before departure.
The rand (R) is the currency of South Africa. The code for Rand is "ZAR".
Tipping common in most restaurants and to most guides and drives. It's is usually expected to be around 10%. If you are unsure what to give please do hesitate to speak with the local dive guide or contact us.
British, Australian, Canadian, and other EU nationals are not required to have a visa for stays of up to 30 days.
Food & Drink:
The biggest form of health problems with divers and tourists alike is being dehydrated. Please drink plenty of water before and after a dive as well as throughout the day. We also advise that you don’t drink the local water and only drink bottle water and wash all fruit beforehand. Please be aware that is it illegal to bring alcohol into the country and many of the resorts will have high charges for imported branded drinks.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice:
For up to date advice on foreign travel please visit http://www.fco.gov.uk.
Health & Vaccinations:
Requirements vary from country to country, your own GP is the best person to speak to regarding relevant requirements. Make your GP aware that you will be scuba diving, as some medication is not recommended for Scuba divers.
Towels are provided in the rooms but we recommend you take your own beach towel for after diving. Shorts, T-shirts and swimwear are the norm. When on or visiting inhabited islands and Male please respect local customs and dress appropriately. For men shorts and shirts are acceptable but women are expected to cover their bodies and thighs. While swimming trunks, bikinis and other beachwear is the norm on the resort, they are not acceptable on inhabited islands. Remember that nudism in public places is prohibited.
Passports much be valid for at least 6 months on your return to the UK.
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