Travelling to South Africa
Groot Constantia's 2013 Chardonnay beat more than 800 other entrants from around the world to
be judged the best overall chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition held
recently in France.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which offers visitors many unusual experiences and
showcases the diverse Cape Floral kingdom in a very accessible way, has been named as Garden of
the Year at the 2015 International Garden Tourism awards.
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.
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