South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. To the north lie the neighboring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 51 million people.

South Africa is a multi-ethnic nation and has diverse cultures and languages. Eleven official languages are recognised in the constitution

South Africa Country Information

Capital Pretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Largest Johannesburg (2006) (105 (high / 2nd)
HDI (2011) 0.619 Increase (medium / 123rd)
Currency South African rand (ZAR)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code +27
ISO 3166 code ZA
Internet TLD .za

South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa offers something for everyone, and we can help you achieve the most exciting and different experience whatever your age, in a wonderful climate and amid stunningly beautiful, diverse scenery and natural beauty.

Adventure activities are always supervised by experienced and knowledgeable guides and include

  • Bungy Jumping
  • Tree canopy walks
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Deep Sea and Game Fishing
  • Abseiling off Table Mountain
  • Quad Biking Mountain Biking
  • Hiking in the mountains and Peninsular Guided walks
  • Caving or climbing Ride a Harley Davidson
  • And Many, Many More

Take a Township Tour, go Whale Watching, marvel at the glorious spring flowers,
Enjoy a wallow in the many Hot Springs, enjoy a Military History tour or a sunset cruise in the delightful bay aboard a yacht.

See baboons and swim with penguins, or take a memorable Game Drive to view the Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino – either as a day trip or stay overnight in a Lodge, tent or Tree House.

For those with longer time available, Africa Adventure Travel can offer self drive or escorted tours further afield, from weekends to two or three weeks or more. If you have always wanted to see Victoria Falls, Kruger, the main Battlefield sites, or visit the world class Astronomical Observatory while just experiencing the clean, clear air and endless space and skies of the Karoo, we can tailor-make a trip just for you. Further afield, Namibia, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Madagascar, and Kenya are also available.

Our team of multi-national experienced staff will be delighted to offer you suggestions and advice so please contact