With the World Cup only a few weeks away, Carrentals.co.uk have released a handy list of key hints and tips on what to expect during your trip to South Africa for the World Cup finals.
The event promises to be as huge as it always is and fans are preparing to cheer on their teams from the stands in style. Car hire UK is a speciality from Carrentals.co.uk and the firm wants to offer all the advice possible to travelling fans to ensure they enjoy their trip.
Speaking about the advice was Managing Director, Gareth Robinson: “From Polokwane to Cape Town; World Cup 2010 in South Africa looks set to be a fabulous tournament and we wanted to give something extra to the fans so we created some top hints and tips for travellers to check out before they leave.”
Travelling World Cup fans should check out the following:
Plan Ahead - Speak to your bank and/or credit card company as cards are often blocked for use in foreign countries for safety reasons. Travel insurance must be valid for South Africa and many policies are not so check that out before you leave. Passports must have at least another 30 days left before they expire and vaccinations are also important.
Getting Around - Driving a hire car is simple as South Africa drive on the same side as the UK. Filling up with petrol will often be done by an attendant and tipping is optional not necessary. Public transport can be used if preferred but it is vital to ensure that the firm is legit before you embark.
Accommodation - Hotels will be over booked so re-book to ensure you get a decent room. It will be very cold in June in South Africa and camping is not a viable fall back option.
Staying safe - ATM fraud can be an issue to ensure you only use cash points that are well lit and in public places. Theft will be commonplace and it is important that travellers only carry small amounts of cash and leave your valuables either at home or in a safe.
Match Day - Getting into a game will take a long time as queues will be long and security will be extra tight so leave a lot of spare time. Park in an official car parking area and ensure you tip the attendant as it is customary in South Africa.
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