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Known as the ‘rainbow nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and is a melting pot of African, European and Asian cultures. However, it is not just the culture that makes South Africa such a fantastic holiday destination, but also the dramatic history of Apartheid, and the amazing natural flora and fauna, including the ‘Big Five’; lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and rhinos.
If you’re planning a trip to South Africa, we have a holiday insurance policy to suit your trip.
If you need travel insurance for South Africa, Holidaysafe offers an award-winning range of worldwide travel insurance policies to protect you against unexpected disasters. When you buy a travel insurance policy from Holidaysafe, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Remember to select ‘Worldwide Excluding USA’ to be covered for your trip.
The weather in South Africa varies depending on your destination of choice, but generally, the best time to visit is in late spring between October and November, or in early autumn between March and April. Outside of these periods, you will most likely either find rain or blistering heat, so make sure you do plenty of research before booking your trip.
There is so much to see and do in South Africa, but here are some of our favourites to add to your itinerary:
When it comes to eating in South Africa, sample Cape Malay curries, a typical Durban ‘bunny chow’ (bread filled with curry) and boerewors (South African sausage). You must also try local wines, especially from Cape Winelands, and locally produced beers like too.
Click here to view all countries Holidaysafe can provide cover for. Please note, Holidaysafe does not provide cover for any trip which goes against the advice of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Please check the FCDO advice on your chosen destination before booking your trip or purchasing our insurance.
☆The Which? Best Rate feature applies to Holidaysafe’s Premier cover, based on a 24-day Single Trip policy with Worldwide excluding Mexico cover. The table was last updated on Which?’s website on 30/06/2023.
*Please note, Holidaysafe’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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