South Africa is a country located at the southern edge of Africa. It has close to 3000 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and has borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. It is a gigantic country with widely changing landscapes and very miscellaneous population.
Diversity is the key attraction in this country – you will find deserts, lush green forests, untouched beaches, wildlife, culture, heritage, adventure, amazing big cosmopolitan cities and remote villages.
REASONS TO GO
The vibrant nightlife of Cape Town .
The wide life in the amazing national parks.
The unspoilt beaches of the Wild Coast.
GOOD TO KNOW
Capitals: Pretoria (Administrative), Cape Town (Legislative) and Bloemfontein (Judicial)
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Area: 1 233 404 km²
Population: 47 million
Language: There are 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga
Electricity: 220-230V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
Calling Code: +27
Time Zone: UTC+2
Visitors from most Western European countries, Japan, and USA don't require visas. If you aren't entitled to an entry permit, you'll need to get a visa before you arrive.
New Years Day January 1
Human Rights Day March 21
Good Friday (Friday before Easter) April
Family Day (Monday after Easter) April
Freedom Day April 27
Workers Day May 1
Youth Day June 16
Women's Day August 9
Heritage Day September 24
Day of Reconciliation December 16
Christmas Day December 25
Day of Goodwill December 26