Category Archives: South Africa

Watch out for the deadly snakes and scorpions of southern Africa

To some scorpions and snakes are amongst the scariest creatures in the veld and very few people like the idea of encountering them. Whilst the majority of scorpions and snakes are harmless it is important to know how to prevent stings and bites and how to treat these, especially if they may be lethal.

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How to start travelling Africa

So, you read about all these wonderful places in Africa and you want to go but you don’t know where to start?  You are not an experienced camper and you don’t own a 4WD. Don’t despair; there are many beautiful places that you can reach in your 2 wheel drive sedan vehicle and there are plenty of campsites or lodges with excellent facilities. Continue reading How to start travelling Africa

Cell phone communication while you travel South Africa

It is holiday time, the happy season and one the best times of the year to visit South Africa. If you are planning to come out here from overseas you might need some advice on how to stay connected during your holiday in the sun.

The most cost effective way will be to buy yourself a local prepaid SIM card as soon as you arrive. Should you prefer to use your home country SIM card on roaming you may go home to an unpleasant surprise in the form of a very hefty cell phone bill. Continue reading Cell phone communication while you travel South Africa