Travel Insurance for South Africa

If you're seeking adventure, sport or viewing nature and wildlife then South Africa is a must visit destination.




Your children go free
This means your dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.

We take care of the what ifs...

Ah, travel. We're all about that feeling of freedom. That's why we're all about covering the random stuff that can go wrong. So you can be all about the fun.

What if I get injured?

We've got you covered for Overseas Medical Expenses, including hospitals, ambulance, doctors and evacuation.

What if I lose my stuff?

We've got you covered for luggage items at up to $700 per item and you can add extra cover for your fancy stuff.

What if my flight is cancelled?

We've got you covered for Additional Expenses due to bad weather, natural disaster, riot, hijacking, strike or civil commotion.

What else is covered?

This is a brief summary only, for full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions please read the PDS.

Quick destination guide


To enter South Africa you are required to have a passport valid for no less than 30 days after the end of your intended stay, and at least two completely blank pages on which your entry permit can be endorsed. Learn More

When to go

May to September is the Winter (dry season) and is considered one of the best times to view the wildlife, with clear skies and sunny days, and is the low season where the parks aren't as crowded. October to April is Summer (wet season) and is a great time to bird watch though it is hotter towards the end and start of the year. Learn More


Malaria is common in some remote parts of far north and east of South Africa while HIV/AIDS infection is quite high so appropriate precautions should be exercised if engaging in activities that expose you to the risk of infection. Learn More

Packing List

Stock up on insect repellent, and bring long sleeves and long pants for evenings especially in malaria-prone areas. Learn More
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