If you're not used to driving long distances, buses and trains offer comfortable alternatives, allowing you to relax and enjoy the landscape. Both budget and luxury options are available.
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.
Take milk with your rooibos? Fancy some pap with your wors? Brave enough to try some skop or mashonzha? Brush up on your culinary vocabulary with our quick list of indigenous South African food terms and what they mean.
Wondering where to eat out tonight? Here's our update on South Africa's restaurant guides, plus where to go for restaurant and food news, features, recipes and more.
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.