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Travel Arrangements

Covid Travel Regulations to South Africa

Travellers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa. This test must be conducted by a certified medical practitioner and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted such test.

Upon arrival in the port of entry, the traveller will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms or for contact with people who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. 

Travellers will also need to provide proof of accommodation address should they need to self-quarantine at the time of arrival in the country.

Should the traveller display any COVID-19–related symptoms or been in contact with an infected person(s), they will be expected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test.  This test will be at the traveller’s cost.  If the COVID-19 test comes back positive, the traveller will be subjected to a 10-day quarantine at a designated site.  The accommodation at a quarantine site will be at the traveller’s cost.

Visit South African government website here

Clients are collected and dropped off at the Port Elizabeth airport and this is a free service. We suggest flying into either Johannesburg or Cape Town and catching a connecting flight to Port Elizabeth (final destination). Flights are to be booked from the client's country of departure. United Airlines and Delta have daily flights out of Atlanta & Washington DC. Clients also fly via Europe with KLM or Emirates via Dubai. Consider taking out insurance for trip cancellation and loss of personal affects.

Blaauwkrantz lodge is only a 45-minute drive north of the Port Elizabeth airport. Pick up and drop off from the airport is not included as a hunting day.

A valid passport is required and check that you have 2 blank pages in your passport. No visa is required for US citizens traveling to South Africa.

New laws travelling with Children

All minors under the age of 18 need an unabridged birth certificate (both parents names appear on the birth certificate) to enter South Africa.
If the child is traveling with only one parent, the absent parent needs to send a signed affidavit giving permission for the child to travel with the other parent.
If both parents are absent, both must sign affidavits giving permission & ID documents for the child to travel with the adult given permission to.


While ensuring all reasonable care and maintaining precautions for the safety of clients, Blaauwkrantz Safaris accepts no responsibility for any illness, accident or loss arising from any cause whatsoever. We strongly recommend an all-over insurance policy prior to arrival in South Africa. We do have medical insurance cover to have an instant response medical team to collect a client by helicopter should an accident occur. A private hospital, doctors and pharmacies are 20 minutes drive from Blaauwkrantz.

Medical + Security Evacuation Services

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security, advisory and evacuation services worldwide.  The life-saving value of these services can’t be overstated.  If you become ill or injured while traveling and require inpatient hospitalization, Global Rescue will come get you, by any means necessary and evacuate you to your home country hospital of choice. Their Field Rescue teams deploy worldwide to the most remote regions, regularly saving lives.  For more information, please call (800) 381-9754 within the U.S., +1 (617) 459-4200 outside the U.S., or visit their website.