Travelling to South Africa

South African chardonnay judged best in world

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 is world's Garden of the Year

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.


Visitors flock to Cape Town's Kirstenbosch

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.


Durban has a bumper year for visitors

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 2015.


South Africa updates yellow fever requirements

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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