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.

 

South African cuisine

South African cuisine

South Africa offers culinary challenges from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads, but also a familiar global menu - anything from hamburgers to sushi to pad thai to spaghetti bolognaise. Check out the menu.
Little Five

From Big Five to Little Five

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country's celebrated Big Five - neglecting a wealth of smaller wildlife. To remedy this, some clever people came up with another must-see list, the Little Five: elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise!

Garden Route is now a biosphere reserve, says Unesco

The Garden Route in South Africa has been added, along with other areas around the world, to Unesco's list of biosphere reserves.Priya PitamberSouth Africa's...
Grandmother Julia Albu is driving across Africa in her 20-year-old Toyota for a literacy charity.

South African granny sets off on an epic road trip across Africa

South African grandmother Julia Albu is putting younger explorers to shame, embarking on a car journey across Africa. Albu set off on her road...

South Africa’s geography

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2 500km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast, southwards around the tip of Africa, then north to the border with subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.
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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!
Entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana is using spinach to build his business and promote healthy living

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range...
consumer help travel tourism

Consumer help: travel and tourism

For advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments - including searches for registered guides and graded accomodation.

The nine provinces of South Africa

South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council - and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate.
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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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