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Tours to China from South Africa

China is great for a wonderful holiday for the tourists from the Republic of South Africa! Easy Tour China offers you 5 sample tour packages which are perfect balance of Chinese history, culture, food, and landscape. They are also well optimized for your safety and comfort.

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Where to Apply for China Visa? 
To make your trip to China an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa. They will readily help you go through the necessary procedures. We also hope you may find the following info helpful.


◎ Embassy of P.R. China in the Republic of South Africa
Address: 972 Pretorius Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-4316500
Fax: +27-12-3424244
Email: reception@chinese-embassy.org.za
Website: http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za/eng/

Consular Office
Address: 255 Athlone Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-4316537
Tel for Consular Assistance: +27-0785857708, 0732777190
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Email: visa@chinese-embassy.org.za 


Note:

1. If South African citizens stay in Hong Kong for not more than 30 days, they don't need to apply for Hong Kong Visa or Hong Kong Entry Permit.

2. South African citizens are exempt from a  visa to Macau for up to 30 days.

The Best Way to Book Air Tickets for Your China Trip
Based on feedback from our South African guests and our own travel experiences, we've found the following online search engines to be very helpful for investigating and ticketing airfare to and from each of our trips.

http://www.southafrica.to/
http://www.airchina.com.cn/en/
https://www.expedia.com/Flights
http://www.farecompare.com/when-to-fly/flight-search.html
http://www.saflights.co.za/

 

What about drinks?

A: Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. You should not drink the tap water, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. If you like a 'cuppa', you may like to bring along a small supply of tea bags, coffee and milk powder. Most rooms have electric jugs or thermos flasks of boiling water to make hot.

 

What are the toilet facilities like on tour?

A: All of our hotels have western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas, they may be a little more basic, but clean and simple is common. Whilst sightseeing, toilet facilities at restaurants and local tourist sites can vary and we would recommend that you carry tissues, wet wipes or disinfectant gel with you, “just in case”.

 

What should I pack?

A: Casual clothing is appropriate at all times although clothes that are too revealing are still frowned upon in all over China. Try to pack lightly as your trip may involve an amount of personal baggage handling as porters are often not available except in larger hotels. For security reasons it is essential that your baggage can be locked whilst during air transportation between cities. At times, you may not be able to check into your hotel room immediately or be able to access your main bags. To ensure your comfort, a change of clothes in your hand luggage to coincide with local weather conditions is always handy. All personal toiletries should be taken with you and small packets of tissues or wet wipes are recommended. A small medical kit containing medication to alleviate common ailments is suggested.
 

 

Clothing suggestion:

Season

Month

Temperature ( F)

Suggesting Clothing

Spring

Mar - May

50 - 71.6

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes

Summer

Jun - Aug Above

71.6

T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear

Autumn

Sep - Nov

50- 71.6

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

Winter

Dec - Feb

Below 50

Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required

 

What credit cards can I use?

A: At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. Travelers may use these cards to draw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks, make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.

 

Where can I get consular assistance?
A: In China, the South African tourists can obtain consular assistance from the:

◎ Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Beijing

Address: No. 5, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, Dongcheng District
Postal Code: 100600
Tel: (+86)10 6532 0171
Fax: (+86)10 6532 7139
E-mail: embassy@saembassy.org.cn
corporateservices@saembassy.org.cn

◎ Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa in Shanghai

Address: Room 2706, the Bund Center, No.220 Yan'an East Road, Shanghai 200002 Tel: (+86)21 5359 4977
Fax: (+86)21 6335 2980
E-mail: dhashanghai@hotpop.com