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Get to know South Africa

There is perhaps no other place on Earth possessing the diversity and beauty that is to be found here in South Africa. Let us show you a land of contrasts, from rambling, untamed landscapes to sleek modern cities, a wealth of experiences that captivate, invigorate, and restore. Stroll between old Dutch colonial houses and bustling African markets in Capetown. From here, coastal plains sweep upward, through foothills and mountains that glow at twilight, toward grassy plateaus, high red dunes and millions of acres of parks, in which rare animals can be observed in their natural habitats.

South Africa is abundance, astonishing diversity, nature’s perfection and unforgettable experiences. Perhaps that’s why so many people choose to visit more than once.

Fun Facts

  • South Africa has three capitals: Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative) and Bloemfontein (judicial).
  • South Africa's currency is the rand, which offers visitors great value for money.
  • South Africa is 1,233,404km² (766,402 sq. mi) in size and is edged on three sides by nearly 3,000km (1864 mi) of coastline.
  • South Africa is often referred to as the "Rainbow Nation" to describe the country's multicultural diversity.
  • South Africa is home to Table Mountain, which was named one of the official New7Wonders of Nature, and the only one to be located in an urban area, making it highly accessible.

The beautiful experiences of South Africa

View of Cape Town, From Table Mountain

Home to the world-famous Table Mountain and Robben Island, Cape Town is a bustling metropolis that is popular with international travellers for its cultural mix, urban sophistication and stunning scenery.

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Port Elizabeth

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Robben Island, Western Cape

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This vibrant megacity is home to about 10-million people, and is the economic powerhouse of South Africa.

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Wine Tours

No trip to South Africa is complete without touring the beautiful wine lands, and trying a glass or two of the many excellent wines the country has to offer.

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The Township of Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited the township of Soweto, located to the Southwest of Johannesburg.

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