Practical and important information
Time of departure
You can have your laundry done at the Mpala Lodge from day to day so you do not need to bring clean clothes for each day. You can rent golf equipment at the Hans Merensky Golf Club so golf players do not have to bring bags and more. The equipment may be somewhat worn. Please be aware that every pointy or sharp object – even as small as a nail cutter or file – is prohibited as hand luggage!
South Africa have more than one climate zone. The Mpala Safari Lodge and Kruger National Park are situated in the North-East part of South Africa, where it never gets really cold and where even the winter is pleasantly warm during daytime. November-March is the summertime with temperatures during the day between 28-35⁰ C or more and temperatures in the evening at 20-25⁰ C. The hottest months are December-February. During summer, brief and heavy thunderstorms occur, but a rainy season as we know it from e.g. Kenya do not exist here. Even after some rain, the air will shortly be very dry again, so the high temperatures of summer do not feel uncomfortable. During April-October, the weather is bone dry and with sunshine most of the time. Even during the coldest months it can be up to 28⁰ C and very seldom drops to under 20⁰ C during the day and 8-10⁰ C during the night. The Cape Region to the south of South Africa has a cooler climate than the northern part where Mpala is situated. Here, the climate is similar to the one we know from the Mediterranean and have summer from October to March. The winter here offers some downpour but also sunshine. The wine districts of South Africa are situated in the Western Cape Region.
220/240 V. You will need an adaptor. At the Mpala Safari Lodge every room has an adaptor. NB! Not for plugs with 3 legs.
Remember to bring extra batteries or charger for your camera. It would be a shame to be in the middle of an exciting situation and run out of power. You should also bring an extra memory card. The really great shot is usual one out of many so take a lot of photos without having to fear you run out of memory.
For travels no more than 3 months, citizens from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden do not need a visa for visiting South Africa. Other nationalities must inquirer local authorities about the relevant demands. Passports must be valid for min. 6 months after the time of departure from South Africa. One page in the passport must be free for stamps.