South Africa Medical Tourism

South Africa Health & Wellness Tourism
South Africa Offers Medical Tourism Adventures

South Africa is a unique place; a land of oceans, jungles and plains. Most of us think of safaris when we think of Africa, but South Africa has so much more to offer world travelers that her beautiful wildlife. South Africa also offers high-tech and modern cities, culture, arts, fine dining and the best in world-class hotel accommodations. South Africa offers experiences and sights that can be found nowhere else on the planet.

South Africa is probably most known for its immense preserves and safari opportunities for world travelers. It’s an enchanting place, one filled with action, adventure, class and comfort. Whether you want to 4-wheel through the mountains or track and follow lions on the plains, South Africa offers adventurous visitors daily excitement and thrills. For those who are not quite so adventurous, South Africa offers the best in shopping. In places like downtown Johannesburg (South Africa’s largest and most exciting city) and Cape Town or Nelspruit, there’s a store waiting for you. South Africans love to shop, and visitors will find opportunities in malls, a multitude of stores, and even street vendors throughout the city. Nightlife here is hopping, and the food is wonderful, colorful and exotic.

South Africa Basics

  • Currency: Rand
  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Climate: A beautiful 78°F average in summer and a mild average 62°F in winter
  • Capitol: Pretoria

Electric plug M 220/230V 50Hz. In some areas plugs C and/or G. Electric power plug M (or BS 546). Type M is 15 A/250 V version of electric plug D (220/230V 50 Hz). Plug M is larger than D. Plug D is not compatible in South Africa

Visa Requirements
Keep in mind that yellow fever certificated may require display before if your travel involves passing through any yellow fever zones in the African continent. Visa for people traveling to South Africa for or requiring medical attention:

A visitor’s visa is issued to those who want to visit South Africa for medical treatment for periods of less than three months. Such visa applications must (according to the Department of Home Affairs Republic of South Africa: “Include a letter from a medical practitioner or medical institution, indicating the nature of the ailment, the reason/necessity for treatment, the period of treatment and particulars of the appointment/s made in South Africa. Include full details of the person or institution responsible for the medical expenses and hospital fees. If your medical scheme or employer will be liable for the expenses incurred, proof of medical cover must be submitted. People who require medical treatment for longer than three months must apply for a temporary residency permit (Form BI-1784).”

The rand is the common currency in South Africa. Most hotels and larger shops will also accept credit cards. Travelers should carry some cash, and be advised that most businesses won’t take traveler’s checks. Convert them to cash at a bank or airport.

Airlines Serving South Africa
Major international airports located throughout South Africa include Johannesburg International Airport (also known as Tambo), and the Cape Town International Airport. The Durban International Airport is the third busiest in the region. All are located in major metropolitan areas.

Specific airlines that fly to South Africa include but are not limited to:

  • American Airlines
  • China Southern, China Airlines and Air China
  • Air Asia
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Quantas
  • Air France
  • KLM
  • EL AL Israel Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines

South Africa Country Dialing Code
Country Code [27 ] + city code + telephone number

Embassies in South Africa
Embassy of Argentina in Pretoria, South Africa
2nd floor, 200 Standard Plaza Building
440 Hilda Street, Hatfield 0083
Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
PO BOX: 11125, Hatfield 0028
Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
City: Pretoria
Phone: +27 (0) 12 4303524/7; +27 (0) 12 4303513/6; +27 (0) 12 342 9601/1056
Fax: +27 (0) 12 430 3521
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Working hours: 08h00 to 16h00 from Mondays to Thursdays and from 08h00 to 13h00 on Fridays.
Details: Note: The Embassy will be closed on Argentinean and/or South African holidays.

Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa
292 Orient Street
Pretoria 0083
South Africa
City: Pretoria
Phone: 27 12 423 6000
Fax: 27 12 342 8442

Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria, South Africa
Hillcrest Office Park
Woodpecker Place, First Floor
177 Dyer Road, Hillcrest,
Pretoria, GA 0083, South Africa
PO BOX 3269,
City: Pretoria
Phone: (2712)366-5200
Fax: (2712)366-5299

Canadian Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa
High Commission of Canada Trade Office in Johannesburg, South Africa
Cradock Place, 1st Floor,
10 Arnold Road, Rosebank
Johannesburg, South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Phone: (011 27 11)442 3130
Fax: (011 27 11)442 3325
Email: [email protected]
British Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa

British Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa
15th floor, Southern Life Centre
8 Riebeek Street
Cape Town 8001
City: Cape Town
Phone: (27) (21) 405 2400
Fax: (27) (21) 405 2447
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: GMT:M-Th:0600-1030/1115-1430/Fr:0600-1130
Visa-Passport (Loc):M-Th:0900-1500/Fr:0900-1230

Details: Please note that only emergency passports can be issued in Cape Town. All other passport inquiries should be directed to Consular Section of the British High Commission in Pretoria.

American Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
PO Box 9536, 0001
877 Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
City: Pretoria
Phone: (27-12) 431-4000
Fax: (27-12) 342-2299
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Office Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 12:30, 14:00 – 15:30

10 Fun Things to do in South Africa

  • Ride an Ostrich at Oudtshoorn in Karoo
  • Hike the Wildcoast
  • Swim with penguins at Boulder’s Beach near Cape Town
  • Stay the night in a Treehouse resort
  • Dive deep with great white sharks
  • Canoe down the Orange River
  • Enjoy a Soccer match in Cape Town
  • Ride the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe (train) along the Garden Route
  • Ride an elephant
  • Enjoy a day-safari

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