From the beaches, rural and city attractions of Cape Town to superb game viewing in the many national parks and private reserves, South Africa is a country of great diversity, adventure and beauty. It’s also a welcoming place, and one drenched in fascinating culture and history, from the battlefields to rock art and Apartheid struggle sites to contemporary art galleries.
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: Cape Town: 22 kilometres, Johannesburg: 21 kilometres, Durban: 35 kilometres
TIME ZONE: GMT +2 hours
CURRENCY: South African Rand (ZAR)
There are 11 official languages, including English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, and isiZulu. Although only 10% of the population has English as its mother tongue, English is the language most widely understood and is the second language of the majority of South Africans