South Africa Medical Tourism
South Africa: Endless Horizons
South Africa is a unique place; a land of oceans, jungles and plains. Most of us think of safaris when we think of Africa, but South Africa has so much more to offer world travelers that her beautiful wildlife. South Africa also offers high-tech and modern cities, culture, arts, fine dining and the best in world-class hotel accommodations. South Africa offers experiences and sights that can be found nowhere else on the planet.
- Currency: Rand
- Language: Afrikaans
- Climate: A beautiful 78°F average in summer and a mild average 62°F in winter
- Capital: Pretoria
South Africa is probably most known for its immense preserves and safari opportunities for world travelers. It's an enchanting place, one filled with action, adventure, class and comfort. Whether you want to 4-wheel through the mountains or track and follow lions on the plains, South Africa offers adventurous visitors daily excitement and thrills. For those who are not quite so adventurous, South Africa offers the best in shopping. In places like downtown Johannesburg (South Africa's largest and most exciting city) and Cape Town or Nelspruit, there's a store waiting for you. South Africans love to shop, and visitors will find opportunities in malls, a multitude of stores, and even street vendors throughout the city. Nightlife here is hopping, and the food is wonderful, colorful and exotic.
For those who want to bask in the warm sunshine, visits to any one of South Africa's fine beaches provide getaways, from Kwa Zulu Natal's Cape Vidal to Camps Bay. For those who want a bit of pampering, South African destinations and resorts offer a multitude of spas that offer relaxation, massage, meditation and rejuvenation.
Of course, what would mention of South Africa be without safari opportunities, of which there are plenty to choose from? From day-safaris to week-long excursions and accommodations in four-star Reserves and Parks, South Africa offers visitors plenty of chances to spot lions, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes and so much more. Exquisite scenery, wild and rugged landscapes and glorious sunrises and sunsets are just some of the temptations that meet travelers to this ultimate of vacation destinations.
Why Health Tourism in South Africa?
South African hospitals, clinics and high-tech facilities are attracting more medical tourists every year, especially those seeking high quality care and cost savings in procedures like cosmetic and plastic surgery, dental surgery and orthopedic and ophthalmic surgical procedures. So whether you're looking for a face-lift or a heart transplant, South African surgeons are trained and experienced to meet your needs. Surgeons and facilities are registered and accredited by the South African Medical and Dental Councils. From accommodations to surgeries to taking advantage of exchange rates, medical travelers from the U.S. are generally able to save at least 50% of costs for similar surgeries back home. Private and public medical settings offer medical travelers the privacy they need for recuperation, while offering a unique setting in which to do so.
10 Fun Things to do in South Africa
- Ride an Ostrich at Oudtshoorn in Karoo
- Hike the Wildcoast
- Swim with penguins at Boulder's Beach near Cape Town
- Stay the night in a Treehouse resort
- Dive deep with great white sharks
- Canoe down the Orange River
- Enjoy a Soccer match in Cape Town
- Ride the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe (train) along the Garden Route
- Ride an elephant
- Enjoy a day-safari
Visitors to South Africa are continually amazed at the fun things to do and see in this wonderful area at the southern tip of the African continent. The people are welcoming and friendly, and the sights and sounds of South Africa cause the blood to sing and the heart to pound in excitement. Once you've been to South Africa, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be back, for it's a place that will continually beckon your return.