South Africa is a country of warm & inviting people, sunshine for days on end, almost 3,000km of coastline, pristine beaches, forests, bush veld, grasslands, mountains, caves, desert areas, wildlife like the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard), 41 species of whale & dolphins, 8 world heritage sites, game lodges, safaris, floral splendour, adventures, parks & nature reserves, first world cities & traditional villages, highways & farmlands, various cultures & experiences, a blend of tastes, colours and scenery. Welcome to the Republic of South Africa... More
HOW TO GET HERE: (Road, Flights, Rail)
ROAD: There is road access to South Africa through Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. You can self-drive, or by takea a bus, shuttle or hire a car, camper, of 4x4 vehicle.
AIR: Travel to South Africa by air can be arranged by booking a flight, landing your own plane or chartering a plane to land at one of many international, commercial or private airports.
RAIL: Economy Seated, Economy Sleeper, Semi-Luxury Sleeper, Luxury Sleeper, or Train Tour, Train Tickets can also be booked to South Africa from the neighboring countries of Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
WHERE TO STAY: South Africa has accommodation mostly of a very high standard with over 20,000 accommodation establishments to chose from. Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts / B&B's, Safari Game Lodges, Guest Farms, Self Catering Accommodations, Backpackers Hostels.
WHAT TO DO: The people in South Africa are warm and inviting, if you are able to meet and mingle. The village-like culture
in cities like Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit is a must if you want a taste of South African Culture. Book city tours, safari drives, self-drive game drives, interactions
with wild animals, ski-dives, parks, BBQ
spots, beaches, cable cars, and more.
KNOWN FOR: South Africa is well known for: Old President Nelson Mandela, good quality wines, gold & diamonds mines, cape floral region, Kruger National Park.
WORLD RANKING: In the world South Africa has the 27th biggest economy, has the 4th cheapest electricity, has the biggest hospital (Chris Hani Baragwanath), 9th largest port (Durban), best land-based whale-watching spot, 3rd largest telescope in the world, part of the biggest radio-telescope in the world, one of the fastest growing tourist destinations, home to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world (Table Mountain in Cape Town), hosts the biggest timed cycle race (Pick n Pay Argus), the oldest Ultra Marathon (Comrades), largest open water swimming event (Midmar Mile), is one of only two countries to have hosted soccer, rugby and cricket world cups, produces some of the world's best golfers, most progressive democracy, only country to viably produce oil from coal, one of the largest corespondence universities in the world, one of the greatest variety of wildlife species (Kruger Park), longest underground cave sequence (Cango Caves), only country to house an entire floral kingdom of 9,000 species, first country to protect the great-white shark, oldest meteor crater (Fredefort Dome), 3rd highest biodiverse region, deepest mine at 3,777km deep (Western Deep), worlds largest deposits of gold, chromium, platinum & manganese, two Nobel prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu (Vilakazi St, Soweto), 2nd oldest airforce, 2nd oldest film industry, two of the most luxurious trains tours in the world.
AFRICA RANKING: In Africa, South Africa has the biggest economy making up 25% of the continents GDP, the biggest port (Durban), produces two thirds of the continents' electricity, the only African country to ever host the FIFA World Cup, biggest univestity, greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent (Kruger Park), most luxurios train in Africa,
Sep-May: Cool to very hot. (10C to 38C)
May-Sep: Cold to warm. (-5C to 20C)
Cloud: +/-335 days of sunshine per year
Rain: Normally Thundershowers in Summer
Wind: Breeze to strong gusts