How should I pack for the Drakensberg?
As you travel between camps on a regular basis, and you might often be arriving or getting up in the dark, ensure your luggage is easily accessible and packed so that you can find what you need. Consider having another case within your bag for underwear T-shirts etc. You do a lot of unpacking and re-packing while moving from place to place, so it's a good idea to work out a system for packing things to find them easily, for example using stuff bags or even plastic bags.
Simon & Anthony - Exodus clients
Any tips for this trip to South Africa?
If you are not good with heights, you should be aware of the 'ladders' in the Drakensberg. If you're unsure, just contact Exodus for more advice. It's also a good idea to take a decent camera with a good telephoto lens, as there will be so much to photgraph along the way!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
South Africa Country Guide (including plugs!)
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to South Africa where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Is it easy to get a visa on arrival?
British passport holders and most European and Commonwealth Passport holders can obtain visas on arrival in South Africa for no charge. Please note that all travellers to South Africa are required to have a minimum of 2 blank consecutive pages in their passport i.e. a left hand page and a right hand page to enable an entry visa to be issued.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Customer Operations
What vaccinations do I need?
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. There will be limited information in the trip notes but you should always seek further qualified medical advice.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
Any tips for local food or restuarants in South Africa?
You should definitely try ostrich Sausages with traditional 'Pap' (Maize & water), as well as snoek fish cakes and the 'sexy' bread in Napier!
Some nice places to try this might be the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay or the Sea Forth Fish Restaurant, Boulders Beach.
Ian Langford - Sales team leader
Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help
All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get the answers you need!