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ESSENTIAL INFO GARDEN ROUTE - SOUTH AFRICA


Emergency Telephone Numbers
Tourist Information
Electricity
Time
Currency
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Health
Medical Services
Safety
Tipping


EMERGENCY TEL NO. WHEN IN GARDEN ROUTE (+27 International)

 
MOSSEL BAY ( 044)
 
10111All Emergencies
10177Ambulance
10177NSRI
690 3334Police
691 3722Fire Brigade
691 2011Mossel Bay Provincial Hospital
691 3718Bayview Private Hospital
 
690 3100Provincial Administration
690 3503Southern Cape District Council
691 2215Mossel Bay Municipality
691 1326Post Office
691 2202Mossel Bay Tourism
690 8388Tourism Info Centre
690 3219Lalakoi Tourism Network
601 7200Hartenbos
691 2644SAA Travel Chain
873 8202Spoornet
690 7284Ama Tuk Tuk
691 2770Translux Bus Service
0800 434 545Budget Car Rental
0800 021 515Hertz Car Rental
691 1191Jordaan Taxi
693 0597Joseph Taxi
693 0148Muller Taxi
691 2476Pedroís Taxi
693 2489Stuurman Taxi
692 8220Suid - Kaap Stereo ( Radio )
 
690 4317Dolphin House Back Packers
691 1610Plettenberg Bay Back Packers
690 4040Exotic Tours
697 7001Face Adrenalin
691 3796Infante Shark Cage Dives
690 3101Romonza Boat Trips
690 3101Seal Island Boat Trips
 
OUDTSHOORN ( 044 )
 
10111All Emergencies
10177Ambulance
279 2241Ambulance
272 2229Fire Brigade
272 0111Klein Karoo Medi Clinic
 
272 5975Provincial Administration
272 2241Klein Karoo District Council
272 2221Municipality
279 2532Oudtshoorn Tourism
272 7771KKNK Arts Festival
 
279 2944SAA Travel Chain
203 2275Spoornet
272 4727Avis Car Rental
0800 021 515Hertz Car Rental
272 4905Dyssel Taxi
272 7305Julies Taxi
272 7777Taxis & Tours
 
279 1739Cape Nature Conservation
272 7410Cango Caves
272 4623Cango Ostrich Farm
272 6333Cango Safaris
272 5593Cango Wildlife Ranch
272 7274Eko Karoo Tours
272 6428Greylands Ostrich Farm
272 7115Highgate Ostrich Farm
272 4623Kango Butterfly Farm
279 1861Oudtshoorn Ostrich Show Farm
2727311Safari Ostrich Show Farm
272 4201Golf Club
 
GEORGE ( 044 )
 
10111All Emergencies
10177Ambulance
874 4911Ambulance Emergency Service
877 0980NSRI
873 3343Fire Brigade
802 4529George Provincial Hospital
873 6200Geneva Clinic
874 6770Lamprecht Clinic
 
873 6087Department Of Internal Affairs
803 1300Southern Cape District Council
801 9111Municipality
 
801 9295George Tourism
874 0326Lalakoi Tourism Network
873 6355Garden Route Tourism
876 0027Welcome Tourism Services
801 9288Library
873 5345George Museum
803 3000George Chamber Of Commerce
873 6626Suid - Kaap Stereo ( Radio )
 
876 9310Airports Company
801 8448SA Airways
801 8414Nationwide Airlines
801 8231Spoornet
801 8202Outeniqua Choo Tjoe - Train
873 6259Budget Car Rental
874 0899CMH Car Rental
876 9070Europe Car Rental
876 9999Hertz Car Rental
876 9017Imperial Car Rental
874 0899National Car Rental
873 6259Southern Cape Car Rental
873 3983George Taxi
874 2100George Taxi & Day Tours
871 1876P J Taxis
874 6707Zeelie Taxi
 
873 4780ACT Travel
0802 110 204Advanced Travel & Tours
871 4455Ecobound Tours & Travel
874 1710Springbok Atlas Tours
0800 335 958Group Five Travel
871 1470Outeniqua Adventure Tours
874 4940Outeniqua Coach Tours
 
874 0008J & D Internet Cafe
874 7807Youth Hostel
874 7807George Back Packers
873 0424Sunshine Back Packers
871 1286Adrenaline Connection
877 0179Eden Adventures
873 4302George Crocodile Farm
 
KNYSNA ( 044 )
 
10111All Emergencies
10177Ambulance
382 5610Ambulance
382 6666Knysna Provincial Hospital
384 1083Knysna Private Hospital
382 6366British Airways Travel Clinic
382 9980International Medical Centre
382 5066Fire Department
302 6600Police Station
384 0211NSRI
 
382 5525Provincial Administration
382 5066Knysna Municipality
382 5510Knysna Tourism
382 5510Information Centre
382 1211Knysna Post Office
382 1361Knysna Station
382 1361Outeniqua Choo Tjoe ( Train )
382 5066Library
382 2095National Parks Board
 
382 6960Knysna Booking Office
382 5878Accommodation Booking Service
382 1161SAA Travel Chain
382 5858Travkor Sure Travel
382 6879Knysna Quays Internet Cafe
382 4362Waterfront Back Packers
382 2554Knysna Back Packers
382 3747Peregrin Back Packers
383 0609Wildside Back Packers
382 2222Avis Car Rental
382 7278Imperial Car Rental
382 1890Crown Cabs Taxi
385 1007Boonzaaier Taxi
385 1786786 Taxi
 
382 6138Angling
382 5066Maritine
382 0312Absolute Adventures
082 925 0716Eco Afrika Tours
382 5566Jumbo Tours
082 569 8997Kontours
384 0767Oxygen Tours
382 6806Top Tours
532 7732Elephant Park
382 3815Explore The Garden Route
381 0590Featherbed Nature Reserve
384 0714Sparrabosch Country Golf Club
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TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES ON THE GARDEN ROUTE

044 873 6314/5George Regional Tourism Office
044 272 2241Oudtshoorn Regional Tourism Office
 
028 735 1000Albertina
044 620 3338Glentana
044 801 9295Herolds Bay
028 722 1917Heidelberg
044 620 3338Great Brak River
044 651 1605Herbertsdale
044 533 4065Plettenberg Bay
028 713 2418Riversdale
044 343 2658Sedgefield
028 754 2602Stilbaai
042 280 3027Tsitsikamma
044 877 0045Wilderness
028 537 1800Witsand
028 572 1572Barrydale
044 213 3312Calitzdorp
044 241 2109De Rust
028 551 1023Ladismith
023 614 2471Montagu
044 279 2532Oudtshoorn
023 541 1366Prince Albert
044 752 1024Uniondale
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ELECTRICITY

220 / 230 Volts AC at 50 Hz
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TIME

Standard Time 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time. 10 Hours behind New Zealand Winter Time, 8 Hours behind Australian Winter Time.
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CURRENCY

Based on Rand ( R ) consisting of 100 cents. Bank notes issued in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. In early 2002 the Rand exchanged R11 to the Dollar and R16 to the pound.

Most International cards such as American Express , Diners, Master Card and Visa are accepted as well as Travelerís Cheques.
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VALUE ADDED TAX ( VAT )

Value Added Tax currently at 14%, is levied on market / quoted price on most goods offered for sale and hospitality services. Refunds of VAT paid for goods ( not services ) may be claimed by foreign tourists, provided total claim exceeds R250 and goods are being taken with them out of South Africa. Tax Invoices and actual goods presented as proof. Details and procedures obtainable at Airports and Satour offices.
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HEALTH

While tap water at hotels, inns, lodges and other public places is purified and safe to drink, water in lakes or slow - moving streams in outlying areas may contain harmful organisms, including bilharzia and cholera.
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MEDICAL SERVICES

Good hospitals and medical services in most urban and tourist areas. While major credit cards are usually accepted, cash may sometimes be required, and medical insurance should be taken out before visiting the country.
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SAFETY

Although the city is generally safe, caution should be exercised when both visiting the beachfront and market areas in the central district, where pickpocketing can occur. As theft from cars and hijackings do occasionally occur, be sensible Ė lock doors and close windows when driving in the city, especially at night, and donít leave cell phones and wallets exposed. Remember it is far better to surrender your possession than confront a would-be thief or hijacker.
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TIPPING

Between 10 and 15 percent usually given to waiters, housekeeping staff, tour guides, taxi drivers and porters.
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