Advice for travellers
South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world without a visa, and able to gain a visa on arrival at a further 31 countries.
A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the
altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so
typical of South Africa – and so popular with its foreign visitors.
Assess your options for getting from Africa's busiest airport to wherever you're
staying in the city – and back again.
South Africa is a friendly country and it's worth taking the time to speak to people
you meet. isiZulu is easy to learn, and our guide to some common phrases will get
you started in no time.
South Africans speak English, that doesn't mean you'll always understand us. Our
are nothing like R2D2, just now
immediately, and babbelas
is not a shampoo. Tune in with our quick
dictionary of SA idiom. It's lekker, bru!
To help make your arrival in and departure from South Africa as smooth as possible,
here's a quick guide to bringing goods in and out of the country.
South Africa has excellent road infrastructure, a selection of reputable vehicle hire
companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery – which all combine to
make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. If you're thinking of taking the
long way round, here are a few tips.