Discover South Africa’s untamed and beautiful Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is one of South Africa's most remote stretches of shoreline. Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape all the way north to Port Edward and the southern border of KwaZulu-Natal, the region is home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: South Africa’s coastal jewel

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa's coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems - swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands - supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.

South Africa: fast facts

South African facts at your fingertips. Get information on the country’s population, languages, geography, climate, system of government and more.Compiled by Mary AlexanderJump to:...

South Africa’s weather and climate

A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa - and so popular with its foreign visitors.

South Africa’s geography

South Africa lies on Africa’s southern tip, on the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It borders Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.South Africa’s long...
Map of South Africa

The nine provinces of South Africa

South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council – and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate.Before 1994, South...
A woman tends a maize field in Centane, a settlement in the Amatole district of the Eastern Cape. (Image: Brand South Africa)

Eastern Cape province, South Africa

The Eastern Cape is South Africa's second-largest province after the Northern Cape, taking up 13.9% of South Africa’s land area and with a population...
Farmland in the Free State. (Image: Brand South Africa)

Free State province, South Africa

The Free State is the country’s third-largest province, only slightly bigger than the Western Cape, taking up 10.6% of South Africa’s land area.Brand South...

Exploring South Africa’s Garden Route

The Garden Route - the name given to the 800km-long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth - is one of the brightest stars in South Africa's tourism crown.

South Africa’s languages

South Africa is a multilingual country. Its democratic Constitution, which came into effect on 4 February 1997, recognises 11 official languages, to which the state guarantees equal status.

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