Tourist Info

TOURIST INFO: – NAMIBIA

Visa Requirements

Every person seeking to enter Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport and necessary, a Visa. Enquiries can be directed to Namibian diplomatic representatives Department of Home Affairs in Windhoek. Visitors who intend traveling to Namibian countries and back into Namibia are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. In terms or arrangements, passport holders or certain countries are exempt from visa requirements.

Malaria

This disease is to the larger extend under control in Namibia

Phoning

If you wish to make a call overseas, you must first dial 00, which is Namibias international code. You then dial the country code of the city or region and the number of the person you wish to call. For example, if you make a call to London, United Kingdom 0 +44(country code) 207..

Currency

  • One Namibian dollar N$1 = 100 cents.
  • Notes issued: N$200, N$100, N$ 50, N$20, N$10
  • Coins: N$5, N$2, N$1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, 1c
  • Currency exchange rates available at banks and published daily.

VAT Refunds

Foreign tourists visiting Namibia can have their value-added tax (VAT) refunded if the items purchased exceeds R250.00. VAT is refunded on departure at Airport or at any Bureau Du Change.

VAT is 15% is levied on nearly all goods and services. Foreign tourists may claim back VAT items that will be taken out of the country. Original tax invoices, foreign passport, plus all items which a refund is claimed, must be presented at the VAT refund administration office or at Namibian customs and excise official on departure, and the total VAT on these items will be refunded will be requested to fill out a VAT refund Control Sheet (VAT255)

TOURIST INFO: – CAPE TOWN

Visa Requirements

Every person seeking to enter South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport and necessary, a Visa. Enquiries can be directed to South African diplomatic representatives Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. Visitors who intend traveling to South African countries and back into South Africa are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. In terms of arrangements, passport holders or certain countries are exempt from visa requirements.

Malaria

This disease is to the larger extend under control in South Africa. Regions that are affected is Limpopo and Mpmalanga, Northern Natal and Zululand. The risk of contracting negligible provided that you take the standard precautions. Malaria tablets, a good insect killer particularly in the evenings, long-sleeved shirts and mosquito coils are advisable precautions.

Phoning

If you wish to make a call overseas, you must first dial 09, which is South Africas international code. You then dial the country code of the city or region and the number of the person you wish to call. For example, if you make a call to London, United Kingdom 09 +44(country code) 207..

Currency

  • One South African Rand R1 = 100 cents.
  • Notes issued: R200, R100, R50, R20, R10
  • Coins: R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, 1c
  • Currency exchange rates available at banks and published daily.

VAT Refunds

Foreign tourists visiting South Africa can have their value-added tax (VAT) refunded if the items purchased exceeds R250.00. VAT is refunded on departure at Airport or at the V&A Waterfront.

VAT is 14% is levied on nearly all goods and services. Foreign tourists may claim back VAT items that will be taken out of the country. Original tax invoices, foreign passport, plus all items which a refund is claimed, must be presented at the VAT refund administration office or at RSA customs and excise official on departure, and the total VAT on these items will be refunded will be requested to fill out a VAT refund Control Sheet (VAT255)