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Guides to South Africa

April 29th, 2010 by · No Comments · Football, Guides, Travel

It goes without saying that the events will be more enjoyable if getting there, getting around and finding lifes basics such as accommodation, food and drink are not a panic inducing chore. The first item for your rucksack, or LV suitcase, should be a pocket guide to the country and customs and languages.

SA has 11 official languages and although English is very widely spoken that becomes less likely as you get further from the major cities. It’s better just to be aware of this fact rather than try and address a Xhosa in Zulu. You’ll get the feedback you might expect from shouting English at a Frenchman but probably a little more physical.

Look for compact size for your guides, more detailed and expert information will be available when you are there. If you plan to take in more than the group games [based in one city] then information about internal travel and accommodation is a must. We’d recommend the following Rough Guides from Amazon.

The Rough Guide to South Africa – Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland, the ultimate guide to this stunning country. The full-colour section introduces the country’s highlights, from the game trails of Kruger National Park to the picturesque Garden Route towns of the Western Cape and seclusion of the Eastern Cape.

The Rough Guide to Cape Town – Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, the most comprehensive guide to South Africa’s popular tourist region. The full-colour introduction highlights Cape Town’s buzzing night scene and its best beaches, mountain hikes and whale-watching spots.

AA Hotels, Lodges, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts: – Hotels, lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfasts this guide contains useful information on 1302 accommodation establishments in South Africa, Namibia and other neighbouring states, including contact details, description, facilities and price indications.

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