Originally Posted by garyp138
I went to AAA for maps today and they said they don't have Int. lic. for south africa. They said they have 2 kinds 1 for mexico and c. and s.america and another for europe
Go back to the same AAA office. Ask them to show you a blank International Driving Permit (for "Europe"). Note the long list of countries printed inside includes South Africa, and only a few of the countries listed are in "Europe." Note that the IDP is in the following languages: English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish. Arabic, etc. are not "European" languages.
In other words, it will be helpful to educate the local AAA staff that the "Europe" IDP is just a shorthand term somebody thought up, thoughtlessly. You can actually use the "Europe" IDP anywhere in the world, including c. and s. america. The AAA website, International Driving Permits
, says "Valid in over 150 countries..." Have a great ride in ZA!