South Africa is a diverse country at tip Africa – the world’s second-largest as well as the most populous continent. South Africa counts several bordering countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland. With a population of almost 60 million, South Africa is truly part of the African continent. Moreover, our Constitution is considered one of the most progressive in the world and recognises the use of eleven official languages.

The country has emerged from a turbulent past and since the first democratic elections in 1994, unity is sought through diversity in a place where all people are now equal.

What to do in South Africa?

With a long coastline that stretches almost 3000 kilometres across two oceans and a climate that ranges from desert to subtropical, South Africa is truly a unique place to visit.

From breathtaking beaches of KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape to expansive game reserves like Kruger National Park and picturesque winelands like in Stellenbosch, South Africa offers both domestic and international tourists a wide variety of options.

One fun fact!

Did you that South Africa is three times the size of Texas and five times the size of Japan? Surprising!

Emergency numbers

The South African Police are reachable at any time on 10111.


South Africa’s time is GMT + 2.

Getting there

South African airports gather many of the world’s major airlines with direct flights to every continent on a daily basis. South Africa’s three main gateway airports are:

Oliver Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA)

King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban

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