A South African adventure - sail between two fabulous cities and see the South African coast from a different perspective.
STW13 – CAPE TOWN -DURBAN INFORMATION
Please note, you only need to obtain necessary visas for your point of departure and arrival. Visas for intermediate stops and arrival port will be arranged on board (there may be a charge for this).
British Nationals need a Passport valid for 30 days beyond thedate of intended travel. You need at least 2 blank pages otherwise you riskbeing sent back to the UK. British Nationals visiting South Africa on holidayfor less than 90 days do not require Visas. You must be described as a BritishCitizen on passport.
Health and Safety
If travellers have been to areas infected with yellow fever theymust carry a vaccination certificate, otherwise no vaccination is required.However, check with your GP 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you needany vaccinations or other preventative measures.
Vaccinations -Recommended – Tetanus, Typhoid,Hep A, Cholera, Hep B,
If travelling in SAfrica pre or post joining the ship - Rabies, Malaria.
Getting to/from ship
The Airport is situated 13 miles (20km) from the City Centre.
C.T.I.A is fully accessible for disabled travellers, with lifts,ramps and adapted toilets.
Passengers with mobility restrictions requiring special accessshould contact their respective airline 48 hours in advance to arrange forwheelchair assistance from the Check-in desks to the aircraft and from theaircraft to the Arrivals Hall.
Taxi Cabs. For safety and security arriving passengers shouldonly use the officially authorised airport taxi service provider.
With regards to themovement between the vessel and the roadside area, as long as the vessel has anappropriate gangway the quays are not a problem for disembarking and movingpassengers to the roadside.
For accessible transportservice contact:
Golden Arrow transportservices
Tel: number 0800656 463.
Wheelchair friendly transport network system in Cape Town.
South African Rand. £1=13 Rand approx - July 2012
Hotels, Restaurants andTourist Attractions
Wheelchair friendly touristattractions in Cape Town
Wheelchair friendly transport and tours in Cape Town links
For events happening in Cape Town in February:
Should you have any further questionsplease do not hesitate to contact our South African Service Team on 0 870 1550044. For further information on planning your trip to South Africa please visitour website www.southafrica.net.
Durban, South Africa.
The busiest Port in South Africa. (Zulu: eThekwini,from itheku meaning Bay/Lagoon)
Entry Requirements South Africa
British Nationals need a Passport valid for 30 days beyond thedate of intended travel. You need at least 2 blank pages otherwise you riskbeing sent back to the UK. British Nationals visiting South Africa on holidayfor less than 90 days do not require Visas
If travellers have been to areas infected with yellow feverthey must carry a vaccination certificate, otherwise no vaccination isrequired. However, check with your GP 8 weeks before your trip to check whetheryou need any vaccinations or other preventative measures.
South African Rand. There is ahigh incidence of credit card fraud. Be vigilant to ensure your PIN is notobserved when withdrawing money from ATMs.
In all areas of South Africa you should be cautious when outafter dark. However, the risk of violent crime to visitors travelling to themain tourist destinations is generally low.
King Shaka International Airport (named after the 19thcentury Zulu Warrior King)
Located at La Mercy, 22 miles (35 kms) North of the CityCentre. For disabled travellers there are lifts, ramps, wheelchairs anddisabled toilets.
Taxi Cabs. Good negotiation skills are required to get the bestTaxi rates, even if the Taxi has a meter! Cost should be about R450 to CityCentre. Prices are for the trip NOT per person. A 10% tip is usual for goodservice.
Be vigilant at all times in Durban’s City Centre and beachfront areas.
Petty crime is common. Take precautions against theft. Mostcrime is non-violent.
Drug smuggling is a serious offence. You may carry commonMedicinal drugs for your own use, but you must carry copies of valid MedicalPrescriptions.
Stonefish stings are uncommon, but you should obtain urgentmedical assistance if stung.
Do not drink the local water.
You should seek medical advice 8 weeks before travelling toMauritius, and ensure that vaccinations are up to date.
Mosquito repellent is recommended.
The above informationwas correct as at May 2012. It is advisable to check with the Foreign andCommonwealth website for further/up to date information.