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Travel Insurance going to South Africa 

South Africa (Capital Pretoria ) had about half a million visitors a year. There is much violence (mainly in townships) but travel insurance is readily available (rated Worldwide Excluding USA) for independent travellers/ backpackers. The Over 65, over 70, over 75, over 80 will find premiums expensive for periods in excess of a month.

Countries Bordering South Africa

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa.

Advice for travellers

The FCO' advice is found at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/sub-saharan-africa/south-africa 

If buying travel insurance for South Africa ,travellers should check the FCO website at regular intervals as travel against the advice of the FCO would make the policy invalid.

Information about cheap travel insurance rates for the over 65, 70, 75 or 80 going to South Africa

Travelers over 65 but 85 or younger, with or without medical conditions can find rates for cheap travel insurance through our Redwood product


B Portwood & Co Ltd

B Portwood is an Insurance Broker based in Northern England. Two offices: 44 Medomsley Road, Consett; 145 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland. Long stay travel insurance is arranged at Consett Office : Telephone 01207509446 during normal office hours.

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