Robben Island revisited digitally

Guide to the history and importance of Robben Island

Robben Island: "island of exiles", apartheid prison, symbol of the ultimate triumph of non-racialism over intolerance, sanctuary for bird and animal life ... World Heritage Site. The windswept island 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town is a place of mystery and amazement to those who visit it.

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.

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.
horseback safaris south africa

Horseback safaris in South Africa

Horse riding trails in SA are as diverse as the terrain. Take a canter along a beach, through vineyards, across sweeping grasslands or mountain scenery - and even among some big game.
Safety 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.

Tourists with disabilities

South Africa is constantly improving its facilities for disabled tourists, and many places of interest have specially adapted accommodation and wheelchair-friendly facilities and walks.

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.

Home Affairs aiming to curb permit and document backlogs

South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has given an assurance that applications for study, work, business, temporary and permanent residence permits will soon be completed.
Rock climbing in South Africa

Guide to rock climbing in South Africa

The cliffs are big, wild, often remote - and still being discovered. And it's a climate for being out in. South Africa offers some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the world. Gear up, chalk up, and start cranking!

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