Tourism in South Africa

South Africa is popular with international surfers. Since the 1940s, the country has been one of the world’s best-known surfing locations. There are many famous surf spots along the 2,798 (1,739 mi) km of south African coastline and there are breaks for all levels. While beginners can sign up with one of the many local […]

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The administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria is a charming city inhabited by diplomats, business people, and civil servants. Visitors will find here a cultural hub with leafy suburbs that brighten up in October and November when the purple jacaranda trees bloom. There is much to see and do in Pretoria, tourists can explore its […]

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Normally, South Africa observes 12 days of public holiday throughout the year. However, 2020 is a special year as there will be an extra day off on August 9th — National Women’s Day. Public holidays in South Africa are regulated in the Public Holiday Act, which also states that when falling on a Sunday, festivities […]

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With over 3.7 million residents, Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa. It is located on the east coast of the country and is famous for its long beaches and being the busiest port in South Africa. It is a surfer’s paradise that presents a pleasant subtropical climate. Since the World Cup […]

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Ten sites in South Africa have been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status. These sites are a representation of the rich cultural and natural diversity that this country offers. World Heritage Sites Designation in South Africa South African World Heritage Sites are classified as follows: Cultural heritage sites are historic buildings, archaeological sites and important works […]

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One of South Africa’s main seaports, Port Elizabeth is experiencing a rise in tourist arrivals, both domestic and international. The renewed interest in the “windy city” is due to a variety of factors, including: Port Elizabeth and the country in general welcome tourism for the positive impact it has on its culture and economy. In […]

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Foreign visitors traveling to Johannesburg —affectionately nicknamed Jo’burg or Jozi by its friendly locals— often wonder what sites to see during their stay. Read our roundup of best places to visit, specially curated for their historical or cultural interest as well as a selection of locations for wildlife and nature lovers. You will also learn […]

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If you are planning a trip to South Africa and looking for worthwhile places to visit, Kruger National Park is one destination you will absolutely not want to miss.  Kruger is South Africa’s first National Park. It was founded in 1927 and is located close to Mozambique. It is undoubtedly South Africa’s finest place to […]

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South Africa is a dream destination for many adventure-seeking tourists. It has such a wide array of breathtaking scenery and experiences for avid travelers, from safaris, to diving with sharks, beaches and mountains. There is undoubtedly something fun to do for just about anyone. After you have taken in all the museums and historical sites, […]

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