Travelling to South Africa

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.

Treetop canopy walkway in Kirstenbosch

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.


It's all about the bike for young SA entrepreneur

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 attractions.


Cape Town has world's second best beaches

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.

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