Tourism

Tourism

South Africa's tourism industry is well established, with an exciting sector of emerging entrepreneurs. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

 

The Cradle of Humankind

A handful of the world's great cities trace their heritage to early human settlements thousands of years back. Johannesburg's earliest residents were in the neighbourhood 3-million years ago.

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:...

Mountain biking in South Africa

MTB heaven! South Africa is a treasure trove of exciting routes, discovered and waiting to be uncovered, with weather allowing for cycling at any time of the year, all day and just about every day.
Small towns in South Africa

Discover small-town South Africa

South Africa is known for its gold and diamonds, but if you want to discover its real gems, head for the small towns and villages that lie just off the beaten the track - the country's heartland.
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Destination Cape Town

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, and with a national park as its heart, Cape Town is wild and wonderful. Among its attractions are climbing, surfing and diving along with vibrant nightlife, excellent wine and endless shopping.
A typical Africanis, with a long snout, an elegant medium-sized build, short coat, pointed ears and upturned tail, in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Johan Gallant, © Africanis Society

Africanis – the dog of Africa

They were once dismissed as street dogs and mongrels. But as a breed they are intelligent, hardy, athletic, loyal – and ancient. They are...
Community leaders, emergency workers and volunteers who helped save a community

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...
cape town international airport

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is South Africa's second largest airport, and a prime tourism gateway serving the millions of visitors arriving in the Mother City every year.

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