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.

 

Google Maps launches the Mzansi Experience

Across the globe, people can now explore the beauty of South Africa virtually through Google Maps. From the views from atop Table Mountain to animals grazing in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's natural wonders are on display for all the world to appreciate.

Ostrich chases cyclists in Cape Town

Cyclists training for the prestigious Cape Town Cycle Tour were joined by a speeding ostrich. Oleksiy Mishchenko captured the precious footage on his head cam. The clip has gone viral globally and has received over a million views on YouTube already.

Jamie's Italian expands to South Africa

Jamie’s Italian expands to South Africa

amie's Italian, the successful restaurant chain founded by world renowned British chef Jamie Oliver, already has 40 branches around the globe. There is soon to be another one added to the list, and it'll be based in Melrose Arch in Joburg - much to the delight of local foodies.
Orphaned baby rhino named

Orphaned baby rhino named

A rhino calf, found abandoned on New Year's Eve in South Africa's Aquila Private Game Reserve, has been named following a public vote. The names suggested were shortlisted to six, but Osita, a name of Igbo origin, won the hearts of most of the voters.

Giant Flag to bring tourists and jobs to the Camdeboo

In the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo region of the Eastern Cape, a global online crowdfunded project with huge ambitions is set to transform a community where four of every 10 people don't have jobs. This is South Africa's Giant Flag, a development project so big it will be visible from space.

South Africa's national parks

South Africa’s national parks

South Africa has a vast system of natural reserves to protect indigenous plants, animals, landscapes and cultural heritage. They range from the vast flagship Kruger National Park - larger than some countries - to the tiny Bontebok National Park in the Western Cape.

Joburg by taxi

Getting around Joburg on a minibus taxi can be daunting for newbies. But once you know your short right from your after robot, and your Diepsloot from your Orange Farm, it's the fastest, most popular and often the cheapest way to get where you want to go.

South Africa's weather and climate

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.
Gauteng province

Gauteng province, South Africa

With only 1.4% of South Africa's land area, the tiny province of Gauteng punches way above its weight, contributing around 34% to the national economy and some 7% to the GDP of the entire African continent.
North West province

North West province, South Africa

North West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east, and the Free State to the south. It is known as the Platinum Province for the wealth of the metal it has underground.

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