Travelling to South Africa

Google takes world on a tour of Robben Island

Google and the Robben Island Museum have teamed up to offer online tourists an inside view of the prison colony off Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was held for almost two decades.

SA in world's top 51 most powerful passports list

South African citizens have visa-free access to no fewer than 97 of the world's 194 countries - earning the passport a ranking of 42 out of 51 on travel site GoEuro's 'Ultimate Passport' list.

South Africa's Gansbaai lands gold tourism award

The small Western Cape town of Gansbaai has been named the overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards. The town is famous for its beaches, sea life and shark cage diving; it won the gold award for working to make better places to live and great places to visit.

Take a five-minute holiday to South Africa

In just five minutes over a pint in London, you can go on an adventure in South Africa. Using Oculus Rift technology, South African Tourism is taking over selected bars in Great Britain, with a virtual reality experience that will have you shark cage-diving and abseiling down Table Mountain.

TripAdvisor names SA's top 10 destinations

TripAdvisor, which represents the largest online travel community in the world, recently released the top 10 places to visit in South Africa in 2015 – nine of which can be found in the Western Cape.

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