June 7, 2010
Branson’s Nantucket, as many of you know, is a wonderful place to spend your vacation. You have a number of activities that you can pursue while staying there from hiking and camping to theater shows and fine dining. However, sometimes you feel like doing something different and experiencing something new. Since Branson’s Nantucket is part of the RCI network, you can do just that. You can exchange your timeshare and use your points to travel anywhere in the world that has an RCI affiliated resort. South Africa, for example, has almost 200 RCI resorts.
If you do decide to travel to South Africa, Branson’s Nantucket wants to remind you that there are a few things you should know before you leave. First, if you are a visiting for less than 90 days, you do not need a special visa. Nonetheless, you should make sure to have at least two blank visa pages in your passport for the official documents inserted into the passport when you enter the country.
If you are visiting from the Northern Hemisphere, Branson’s Nantucket reminds you that South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere and its seasons are reversed. So if you visit in the summer, it will be winter there. The climate varies throughout the day and the year, so you should make sure to bring clothing for the heat, the cold, and the rain.
Branson’s Nantucket recommends that you should always be aware of your surroundings because crime can be a problem in the country. You should not wear expensive jewelry or clothing because this can make you a target. As always, you should never carry more money than you need—leave the rest locked in a hotel safe or in the bank. Also, you should be careful when using ATMs, and you should never use one late at night or in a deserted area.
If you decide to enjoy the gorgeous wilderness in South Africa, Branson’s Nantucket reminds you to not go out on your own and to always take a guide. Also, if visiting the beaches beware of sharks and dangerous currents.
One last piece of advice that Branson’s Nantucket would like to give you is that you should take anti-malarial drugs when visiting South Africa, especially if you are going out into the wilderness. Most of the country is malaria free, but it is better to be safe.
Branson’s Nantucket is always an awesome place to visit, but if you feel like doing something different, they recommend that you take a trip to South Africa.