Southern Africa: Into Africa

 

• Time in Cape Town •

Based in Cape Town, privately owned and managed since 1991 and employing 17 skilled professionals, Into Africa designs, develops and delivers events for global clients in Southern and East Africa. We recognise the challenges of the emerging events landscape and have designed initiatives to bring real added benefit to event organisers. Into Africa focuses on conference and incentive travel and has an experienced team of consultants who have helped to develop and grow strong business relationships since the business began. Local knowledge and presence ensures that we can offer the best available match to your business needs. Strong buying power means that we can offer competitive rates.

Comprehensive in house systems allow us to plan, control and report cleanly and efficiently and provide us with a strong platform to facilitate clear communications with our partners.

We take risk management seriously. Aside from having the necessary Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances in place, we work closely with our suppliers regarding their insurances and safety standards. We also work closely with a risk management company who provide services to our groups and also train our staff.

Website: intoafrica.com

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Key Contacts
Nick Buckland, Managing Director
Lut De Witte – Director

Cape Town Incentive Solutions

South Africa - Destination Factfile

Flying Time from UK London – Cape Town approx 21 hours / Johannesburg approx 10 hours

Airports South Africa has three international airports: Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Other national airports include Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, George, Pilanesberg, Lanseria, Mpumalanga (Nelspruit), Polakwane, Upington and Pietermaritzburg.

Transfers
Cape Town airport is 20 km from the city centre; travel time is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic.
Johannesburg airport is 30 km from Sandton; travel time is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Cape Town Conference SolutionsImmigration South Africa requires a valid yellow fever certificate from all foreign visitors and citizens over 1 year of age travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas. United Kingdom citizens do not currently require visas when visiting South Africa.

For further advice contact the South African High Commission in the UK as follows:-

South African High Commission
Visa Section
15 Whitehall
London, SW1A 2DD

Tel: 020 7925 8900/01 /10
Fax: 020 7925 8930/31/32
Visa Office open hours: 9am to 11am Monday to Friday

Victoria Falls Incentive SolutionsSouth African High Commission
South Africa House
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DP

Tel: 020 7451 7299

South African High Commission (London) website

Official Currency South Africa's currency is the rand, which offers visitors great value for money.
The rand comes in a range of coins (R1 = 100 cents) and note denominations of R10, R50, R100, R200.

Climate South Africa has a temperate climate and is known for its long sunny days, hence the title: 'Sunny South Africa'. Most of the provinces have summer rainfall, except for the Western Cape (winter rainfall). Winter is from May to August; Spring from September to October; Summer from November to February and Autumn is from March to April.

Local Time GMT +2 There is no daylight saving system in summer.

Electricity 220V

Official Holidays
January 1: (New Year's Day)
March 21: Human Rights Day
April: (Easter) Date variable
May 1: (Workers Day)
June 16: (Youth Day)
August 9: (National Women’s Day)
September 24: (Heritage Day)
December 16: (Day of Reconciliation)
December 25-26: (Christmas)
December 31: (New Year’s Eve)

Geography Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa has a landmass of 1,233,404 km² edged on 3 sides by approx. 3000km coastline washed by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. Bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also wraps itself around two independent countries, the Lesotho and Swaziland.
Provinces: There are 9 provinces in South Africa, namely: Eastern Cape, Free State, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal; Gauteng, North West, Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Health There are many world-class private hospitals and medical centres around the country, especially in the urban centres. Most of South Africa is malaria-free, but always check with the game reserves you're planning to visit and take precautions if necessary. Visitors are advised to have medical insurance cover.

Communications
Emergency numbers: Police 10111 / Fire 10111 / Ambulance 10177
Emergency numbers from mobile phones: 112
Mobile Networks: MTN / Vodacom / Cell C / 8TA
Dialling code from UK to South Africa: 00 27

Taxes VAT is currently 14%

 
 
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