Are you planning a trip to South Africa?
Before you buy travel insurance for your trip to South Africa, there are a few things to consider:
- The cost of your trip - If you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you might be partaking in while you are away - We include over 50 adventure activities in your policy automatically, so you'll probably be covered, but it's best to check before you take part. If you’re planning anything more extreme, we can offer you extra cover. Just give us a call on the number above
- How much medical coverage you have - No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen!
- And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for South Africa from the FCO
Did you know that...?
- The largest rough diamond in the world was discovered at the Cullinan Mine in South Africa in 1905, a 3107-carat whopper. It was cut into 105 diamonds, and the biggest two are part of the British crown jewels, set in the royal sceptre and crown.
- King Pie South Africa calls itself the biggest and most successful pie franchise in the world. It seems they're not only leaders in pie. In 2005 they made a sausage roll measuring 111.11m, duly accorded world record status.
- Want a pot plant, but something that really lasts the distance? Head to South Africa and get yourself a prickly cycad. One brought back to Kew Gardens, Surrey, in 1775 is still going strong!
- Never any frost or snow, not too hot at 20°C average temperature, 320 days of sunshine a year and light showers for the flowers. It's the weather at Mossel Bay, South Africa, regarded as one of the most temperate climates in the world. Perfect!
- In South Africa there is a law that prohibits members of the opposite sex sitting closer than 12 inches apart when in swim wear.
- The quagga was a type of zebra found in South Africa that became extinct in 1883. It was hunted for its meat and hide, which was half like a zebra, half donkey. DNA tests suggests it's possible to breed it back to life!
- Of the 88 constellations used in modern astronomy, only one is named after a geographical feature. Mensa (meaning table in Latin) was named after Table Mountain in South Africa in 1763 by French astronomer Nicolas de Lacaille.
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