South Africa, the country at the tip of the African continent has so much to offer to everyone; and I mean, one and all… truly you will be spoilt with abundance! The country is highly diverse in terms of its climate, culture, activities and infrastructure, catering for every tourist niche, from business, eco- and cultural tourism through to adventure and sport


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South Africa has a lot to offer any international tourist. We are rated third in the world in supplying safe, drinkable tap water; enjoy some of the cheapest electricity in the world, and accommodation from family-friendly inns to five-star international hotels and lodges. With its first-world infrastructure, pleasant climate and remarkable landscape – not to mention acres of golf courses. Best off all, the excellent exchange rates on international currency, with the South African Rand currently trading at average R14.00 (South African Rand) to the US dollar

We're home to eight World Heritage sites, places of "outstanding value to humanity". Four of South Africa's eight Unesco World Heritage sites are cultural sites, while one is a mixed cultural/natural site. These are: Robben Island, the Cradle of Humankind, the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.

More than these basic human necessities, our colourful nation draws visitors from near and far for its natural beauty, world cities, people and unique wildlife. The mixture of South Africa offers is unmatched to many other countries – after a depressing  flight from “where ever “ , you can be relaxing on a beach in Durban in the morning and by the afternoon you could be experiencing a game viewing tour in the Kruger National Park. There's no better way to experience the African bush than to spend some time in one of our award-winning private game lodges

Did you know that South Africa is the exciting adventure country of the world? Being at the southern tip of a large continent, South Africa offers 3 000 kilometres of coastline along with breathtaking mountains – often side by side. All the daredevils reading this will be interested to know that there are at least 130 different extreme activities available. The country's diverse terrain, together with a climate suited to outdoor activities; it’s an ideal hunting ground for adrenaline seekers. South Africa offers world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback safaris, mountain biking, white-water rafting, abseiling and shark cage-diving and bungee jumping just to name a few.  – and just about any other extreme activity you can name, all supported by dedicated operators.

There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping and fine and  casual dining for everyone, plus the chance to experience local and international cuisine, including South Africa’s own renowned wines , to discover exciting wild life, the Big Five, zebras, giraffes and many others species including aquatic varieties (think majestic whales) and plentiful bird varieties. You can also find out about South Africa’s ongoing contribution to its many conservation projects.

 

There are 19 national parks, including the world-famous 20 000km Kruger National Park. The country's terrestrial protected areas stand at around 6.9%, according to a World Bank report published in 2012. Marine protected areas make up around 11%. The country's private game lodges range in standard from middle to very upmarket, with ultra-luxury lodges catering almost exclusively to foreign international tourists.

 

Here are some accolades awarded for SA tourism.

 

•        Thirty-six South African beaches have been awarded international Blue Flag status for excelling in safety, cleanliness, the provision of amenities and setting and maintaining environmental standards.

•        The prestigious Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Readers Awards named South Africa's glorious scenery as the best in the world, while Cape Town features second in the World's Top Cities. Seven South African hotels made it into the Top 15 of Africa's best hotels.

 

•        In the 2012 Reader's Travel Awards by the UK's Guardian, South Africa was voted the world's third favourite long-haul destination, after Japan and Cambodia.

Beating off competition from Dublin and Bilbao, Cape Town was named as the World Design Capital for 2014 at the International Design Alliance Congress in Taipei.

•        Shamwari Game Reserve was named as the leading safari lodge in the 2012 World Tourism Awards, the Blue Train won the luxury train award, while Fairmont Zimbali was named as Africa's leading tourism development project.

•        South Africa won 32 awards of a total 57 categories in the 2012 World Travel Awards for Africa, including leading African airport, beach destination, family resort, city hotel, conference venue, safari lodge and spa resort.

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•        In the 2012 Reader's Travel Awards by the UK's Guardian, South Africa was voted the world's third favourite long-haul destination, after Japan and Cambodia.

  • Beating off competition from Dublin and Bilbao, Cape Town was named as the World Design Capital for 2014 at the International Design Alliance Congress in Taipei.

•        Shamwari Game Reserve was named as the leading safari lodge in the 2012 World Tourism Awards, the Blue Train won the luxury train award, while Fairmont Zimbali was named as Africa's leading tourism development project.

•        South Africa won 32 awards of a total 57 categories in the 2012 World Travel Awards for Africa, including leading African airport, beach destination, family resort, city hotel, conference venue, safari lodge and spa resort.

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•        In the 2012 Reader's Travel Awards by the UK's Guardian, South Africa was voted the world's third favourite long-haul destination, after Japan and Cambodia.

•        The 2012 World's Best Awards survey by international travel magazine Travel + Leisure saw two South African hotels – Singita Sabi Sand and Royal Malewane – listed among the world's top 10 for service. Wilderness Safaris won a responsible travel award, recognising the tour operator's efforts that cover 40 projects and its joint ventures with local communities. Cape Town was in the top 25 best destinations in the world, claiming eighth place in Trip Advisor's Travellers'  Choice Awards 2012. The city was also voted the world's favourite city for 2012 in the Telegraph Travel Awards, ahead of Vancouver and New York

•        Cape Town's cricket ground at Newlands was named as the second best test venue in the world by The Cricketer magazine, while the Botanical Gardens at  Kirstenbosch has been listed by National Geographic as one of the world's best picnic spots.

•        Table Mountain was voted in as one of the world's new Seven Wonders of Nature in 2012.

 

 

Here, you can also learn about South Africa and the most inspiring tourist attractions. South Africa’s spectacular scenery, friendly people, world-class infrastructure make it one of the most desired destinations in the world. The country also was host to the Rugby and Soccer World Cups in 2010, when the country received a record-breaking 8.1-million foreign visitors.

 

 

So why is there no SA stamp in your passport?

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