The eastern and western cape have a mediterranean climate. The Summer can vary from warm to hot and during winter you can expect some frost in certain areas. There are more rains in Summer than in Winter. However, the Tsitsikamma is called the place of waters, so you can expect some more rainfalls than usual.Don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, good waterproof jackets, windbreakers, etc.
As you arrive to the airport, you can hire mobiles (cellphones) phones. Some of the major companies are Vodacom, MTN and Cell C.
Major credit cards are used: Visa, MC, American Express and Diners Club. Atms are also available.
Tips are not included in the final bill.
It is customary to tip a 10% to 20% in restaurants.
Tips for a good service are welcome.
South Africa uses Km. Some petrol stations use major credit cards. Just make sure you have some cash with you otherwise, in many petrol stations there are ATMS.
Please check with the lodges you are staying in about their smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited in public areas.
To phone South Africa from overseas, dial the prefix 27
To phone locally drop the country prefix. If dialing Port Elizabeth for example, use 041 + phone number. If dialing a cellphone, dial the number direct, for example 0811111111