Most nationalities may stay for 30 days in South Africa without a visa (at no charge). We encourage you to check at www.southafrica.info/travel/documents for the latest information. Please make sure your passport is valid for more than 6 months from the date of arrival. Keep a copy of your passport details just in case you lose your passport.
Immunisation / health issues.
Depending on your country of origin, you may be required to provide evidence of special immunisations upon arrival in South Africa. Please contact your local South African embassies or consulate for further information.
Weather / climate.
The area around George enjoys a mild and sunny climate. Average daytime temperature in springtime is around 24°C (75°F), dropping to around 16°C (60°F) in the evenings. That time of the year normally stays pleasantly dry with seven hours of sunshine per day.
Currency & bank hours.
Bank hours in South Africa are generally Monday through Friday, 09.00 to 17.00, though certain banks have longer opening hours during the week. The currency of South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR) and it comes in both coin and banknote form.
You drive on the left-hand side of the road in South Africa. An international driving license carried in conjunction with your national driving license is required and must be printed or authenticated in English.
Emergency Phone Numbers.
Country Code + 27
Tourist Police 112
Ambulance and Rescue 10177
Tourism Authority + 27 11 895 3000
George Tourism Office + 27 44 801 9299
For further information about South Africa, please visit the Tourism Authority of South Africa website at http://www.southafrica.net/gl/en