Keen to spot a zebra on safari? Or take in the seaside from a Cape Town cabana? Whatever your South African holiday looks like, scroll on down for our handy guide on visas, getting around and the must-see spots. Zoom's South Africa travel insurance has you covered for any unexpected holiday hurdles. Cover includes medical expenses should you fall sick or become injured, as well as cover for trip cancellation, lost luggage, family emergencies and more! What are you waiting for? Zoom to it!
After a turbulant past, South Africa is emerging as one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations. With wonderous, diverse landscapes and wildlife, and an increasingly metropolitan cultural scene, there is something for everyone here.
No matter which kind of South African experience you're planning, Zoom can cover your trip with a range of plans. You can minimise your costs with Medical Only cover, or choose to buy Comprehensive Travel Insurance for extra protection to cover things like travel delays and cancellation. Compare Zoom's Travel Insurance plans online today.
Minibuses and shared taxis run almost everywhere; in some areas, they may be the only way to get around. They're a good way to experience South Africa off the beaten track, but can also be a magnet for touts and people trying to take advantage of tourists. They often hold between 10 and 16 people, and generally don't leave until they are full, so you might be waiting a little while if you're headed somewhere remote.
Uber is also becoming increasingly popular in the big cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. While this has produced some positive outcomes - the rates of drink driving have fallen significantly - tensions between Uber drivers and taxi drivers have become increasingly violent. So if your driver wants you to meet you a few blocks from the train station, or asks you to appear chatty and hug them before you get out of the car, that may be why.
Setbacks on your sojourn are never much fun. Cover your South Africa travel disruptions in a flash with Zoom travel cover. We keep things zippy!
Family holiday to Africa? Save your rand with all dependants under 21 included under your policy at no additional cost.
We've done away with lengthy forms and have kept our claims process simple. We guarantee to assess fully documented claims in a flash.
Got some curly questions in regards to your South Africa travel insurance cover?
Be in the the know before you go with answers to the most common queries below.
Yes, all our policies cover for unlimited medical coverage. Zoom provides cover for your overseas medical expenses including hospital stays, surgery, doctor visits, emergency evacuation and repatriation home if required. We can provide written guarantees of payment of reasonable expenses directly with your hospital in emergency situations. Phew!
Have complete peace of mind on your adventure to South Africa. Zoom provides immediate support through our emergency assistance provider, First Assistance. Help is just a phone call away any time of day 365 days a year. This includes access to medical advisors, medical transfers and emergency evacuation if required. We also assist with passing on messages to family and returning unsupervised dependants back to Australia.
When it comes to alcohol we advise you to drink in moderation. One mahewu too many could see you jeopardizing your cover. Please note that we may exclude any claims where excessive drugs or alcohol have been involved.
If you have an expensive item that you just can’t leave behind you can insure it separately for up to $5,000. Please note that high value item cover is only available under our comprehensive plan.
Yes, you’re covered for muggings, provided of course you were acting with reasonable care (i.e. did not leave your belongings unattended). If you’re the victim of a pickpocket, you’d be covered for loss, theft and damage to your luggage and personal effects. If you are robbed, it’s important that you get a police report and contact us as soon as possible.
You must be under the age of 85 to buy a policy with Zoom. Those under 79 years can purchase a policy for a maximum trip duration of 365 days. Those aged between 80-85 years can purchase a policy for a maximum trip duration of 184 days only. You must also be under the age of 69 to purchase our add-on ski or adventure packs.
We automatically cover 36 pre-existing medical conditions with no medical assessments or lengthy medical forms to complete. For further information and a full list of covered conditions head to our pre-existing medical conditions page.
Yes you can reduce the standard excess of $200 by paying a excess reduction fee within the payment process.
This means your dependant children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.