South Africa in a NutShell

South Africa is diverse country at the tip Africa- the world’s second largest and most populous continent. Bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, and with a population of around 48 million, South Africa is truly part of the African continent, and eleven official languages are recognised in our Constitution.

With a long coastline that stretches more than 2,500 kilometres across two oceans, and a climate that ranges from desert to subtropical, South Africa is truly a unique place to visit.

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.

Emergency numbers
The South African Police can be reached at any time on 10 111.

South Africa’s time is GMT + 2.

Getting there
South Africa is serviced by many of the world’s major airlines with direct flights to Europe, America and the Middle East on a daily basis. South Africa’s three main gateway airports are:

Oliver Tambo International Airport previously known as Johannesburg International Airport
Cape Town International Airport
Durban International Airport

What’s Happening in South Africa

New Robben Island requirements

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: All|

Robben Island has implemented new requirements for those wishing to visit the island, this comes on the back of a near tragedy with ferry Thandi a few months ago in rough seas. All clients must

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Why book multiple day tours with African Blue Tours?

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: All|

With Cape Town offering so much variety to be experienced on any visit, we have compiled a few reasons why we feel you should consider booking multiple day tours with African Blue Tours. In Cape

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What to bring on Safari?

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: All, Wildlife, Good to know|Tags: , , |

It’s happening! After all this time you will finally go on a Safari: Game Drives, the Big Five and maybe even a Safari Walk are on the top of your list, but ... what do

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Interested in our Safaris?

3 Day Sanbona Safari


Safari Description Animals that roamed the area freely living amongst the San for centuries have been reintroduced to

2 Day Sanbona Safari


Safari Description Animals that roamed the area freely living amongst the San but were eradicated are being reintroduced.

Interested in our Tours?

9 Day Garden Route, Karoo and Addo Wonders (CT to CT)

Tour Description From Cape Town through the Klein Karoo to Addo and back again along the coastline, enjoying

The Blue Train

Tour Description With accolades year after year such as Africa’s Leading Luxury Train & the World’s Leading Luxury