Food and Water




Most major towns have a Shoprite where you can get the vast majority of necessary supplies. The really big towns also have Pick n Pay and Woolworths – both of which sell alcohol too.



Tap water in the major towns is purified and perfectly safe to drink. In the more remote areas always boil it first, except if you’re staying at a lodge or hotel where drinking water is boiled already. Bottled water is readily available in the bigger towns.

Some campsites will let you know if their borehole water is safe to drink – but if they don’t – then be sure to ask before drinking it.



Depending on the seasons you will also find small subsistence farmers and local market stalls selling vegetables and fruit on the side of the road. You will find tomatoes, potatoes and depending on the season fruits such as mangoes, pineapple and watermelon.


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