Throughout each year, as tourists flock to the golden beaches of South Africa's "Surf City", the containers roll in and out of the country's biggest port. Durban's new air thoroughfare for this traffic: King Shaka International Airport.
Joburg is a big, sprawling city and you need wheels to get from one side to another. Luckily, there is plenty of public transport on offer, from the ubiquitous minibus taxis to the sleek Gautrain, from the bumpy tuk-tuks to the smooth Uber rides.
There's more than one way of getting to South Africa. If you're really adventurous, you could sail here or, if you have the time, travel over Africa overland. Flying, of course, is the most practical choice.
OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Joburg, is the busiest airport on the continent - and the air transport hub of southern Africa.
Information about public holidays, who and how much to tip, where you're allowed to smoke, the time zone that South Africa falls into and what to expect from the seasons.
Whether you're living or travelling abroad - or getting ready to do so - our offices abroad, or the Department of Foreign Affairs at home, can help you in a number of ways.