Regional Information

WEATHER AND CLOTHING

The seasons in the southern hemisphere are directly opposite to those of the northern hemisphere. For summer months, lightweight (cottons and linens), short-sleeved clothes are best, although a light jersey/jumper/sweater might be needed for the cooler evenings. Umbrellas and raincoats are essential for the summers in the Kruger Lowveld region. Warmer clothes are needed for the winter months.

SHOPPING

Most major shopping centres and malls operate seven days a week (Monday - Saturday 09h00 to 17h00; Sunday 09h00 to 14h00) but you may find in the smaller towns and rural areas that shops will be closed on a Sunday and occasionally close for lunch between 13h00 and 14h00. Banks close at 15h30 on weekdays and 11h00 on Saturdays but most have ATMs available 24 hours, which accept most international cards.

Roadside shopping at vendor stalls is available all day and all week on most popular routes. Prices of goods at these stalls are usually negotiable.

VISITOR INFORMATION OFFICES

 WhereTelephone
Barberton Tourist InformationBarberton+27 (0)13 712 2880
Graskop InformationGraskop+27 (0)13 767 1833
Panorama InformationGraskop+27 (0)13 767 1377
Big 5 Country TourismGraskop+27 (0)13 767 1573
Trips SAGraskop+27 (0)13 767 1886
Big 5 Country TourismHazyview+27 (0)13 737 8191
Lydenburg InformationLydenburg+27 (0)79 515 7799
Kruger Park South InformationMalalane+27 (0)13 790 1193
Kruger Lowveld TourismNelspruit+27 (0)13  755 2069
Kruger Lowveld Tourism - Riverside MallNelspruit+27 (0)13  757 0994
Pilgrim's Rest InformationPilgrim's Rest+27 (0)13  768 1060
Sabie InformationSabie+27 (0)13  764 3599
Trips SASabie+27 (0)13  764 1177
Kruger Lowveld Tourism - Casterbridge FarmWhite River+27 (0)13  750 1073