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Sunflower

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.
Lawyers

Legal aid and advice

Can't afford a to hire a lawyer or pay expensive court fees? Here are your options for seeking legal aid and advice. If you can afford it, then here's how to find an attorney in your town or province.

South African English is lekker!

South Africans speak English, but that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our "robots" are nothing like R2D2, "just now" doesn't mean immediately, and...

Debunking South Africa’s myth of violent crime

Anine Kriegler and Mark ShawGiven the weight people place on crime as an indicator of national health in South Africa, there is an urgent...
Driving in South Africa

Driving in South Africa

South Africa has excellent road infrastructure, a selection of reputable vehicle hire companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery - which all combine to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. If you're thinking of taking the long way round, here are a few tips.
Africa to act on aviation safety

To and from OR Tambo Airport

Assess your options for getting from Africa's busiest airport to wherever you're staying in the city - and back again.
isiZulu phrasebook for tourists

isiZulu phrasebook for tourists

South Africa is a friendly country and it's worth taking the time to speak to people you meet. isiZulu is easy to learn, and our guide to some common phrases will get you started in no time.
Safety tips for travellers in South Africa

Safety tips for travellers in South Africa

Crime in South Africa, like many other places in today's world, can be a problem, but all you really need to do is take the usual sensible precautions and follow some basic safety rules.

Banks and foreign exchange in South Africa

With a favourable exchange rate for many international currencies, you'll find South Africa an inexpensive destination. And an easy one - our financial institutions are world-class, with no shortage of banks, bureaux de change and automatic tellers.
Phoning to

Phoning to, from, and in South Africa

The ins and outs of phoning to and from (and within) South Africa, plus information on dialling codes, directories, time differences, special services and more.

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