The official languages are English and Cantonese. Mandarin is also used. English is often spoken in tourist areas and in business.
Currency: Not required for South African passport holders into Hong Kong only. Entry into China (day tours), will require a Chinese visa to be applied for in advance.
Daytime temperatures in the Winter months (December to March) average of 18°C whilst summer months (June – September), daytime temperatures average 28°C. The best time to visit Hong Kong is in late Spring or Autumn. Typhoons may occur during the months of April – October.