South Africa: fast facts

South African facts at your fingertips . up-to-date information on the country's economy, population, climate, languages, education and more.

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.
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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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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.
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Domestic flights in South Africa

South Africa has a number of airlines flying between its major cities, and some of its smaller ones, with fares ranging from first-class to cut-price economy. Flights can be booked online from anywhere in the world.
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South African English is lekker!

South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our robots are nothing like R2D2, just now doesn't mean immediately, and babbelas is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!
Route 62: five stops on the world's best road trip

South Africa’s Route 62 is world’s best road trip

The scenic Route 62, between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, has been named by CNN Travel as the world's best road trip destination. Here are...

South Africa: traveller’s customs guide

To help make your arrival in and departure from South Africa as smooth as possible, here's a quick guide to bringing goods in and out of the country.

Here’s where South Africans can travel without a visa

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world...
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.

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