Travelling to South Africa
More than a million people visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in 2014. Tourism is
crucial to the survival of South Africa's conservation and biodiversity assets, as the
income generated from visitors helps to manage protected areas. They also raise
awareness of conservation issues.
South Africa's hot sub-tropical city had a record tourism year in 2014, with visitor
numbers up nearly 13%. It was also recently named one of the New7Wonders cities of
the world, and was listed in the New York Times
top 10 places to visit in
Travellers from countries recently declared by the World Health Organisation as having a low risk of
yellow fever transmission – including Zambia, Tanzania and Somalia – will no longer be required to
produce proof of the vaccination when they arrive in South Africa.
Jeffrey Mulaudzi's idea to offer tourists a glimpse of the "real South Africa" by taking them on a
bicycle tour of Alexandra township has seen his business grow into one of Johannesburg's top
National Geographic Travel magazine has named South Africa's "capital of cool" in second place on
its latest list of the top 10 best beach cities in the world. Cape Town pips sweet spots such as
Honolulu, Miami and Rio on the list.
More stories from this section...