Wednesday, June 4, 2014

This article mainly revolve around the travellers who are first timer to South Africa or planning to visit it for the first time. South Africa is one of the Top Destination in World in recent times and hot spot for travellers for holidaying. We will deal with following topics to be addressed to the readers that will help them to travel to South Africa.

1. About South Africa and its culture.
2. Basic Travel Informations.
3. Best Time To Visit. 
4. Major Cities.
5. Places to visit in South Africa.
6. South Africa Maps.
7. Entry in South Africa. Visa and Passport Details.
8. How to Reach South Africa.
9. South Africa Hotels & Accommodations.

About South Africa and its culture - South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by South Africa). It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an equally diverse population. South Africa is renowned for its wines and is one of the world's largest producers of gold.  

2. Basic Travel Informations.

Capital - Pretoria (Administrative), Cape Town (Legislative), Bloemfontein (Judicial).
Currency - Rand (ZAR)
Language - Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.
Religion - Christian 68% (includes most Whites and Coloureds, and about 60% of Blacks), Muslim 2% (includes most Malays, 40% of Indians and some immigrants from Africa), Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians) and Rest Others.
Electricity 220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
Calling Code - +27
Internet TLD - .za
Time Zone - UTC+2

3. Best Time to Visit - It depends on which place you want to see in South Africa. All 12 months are favourable.

4. Major Cities -

  • Pretoria – The administrative capital of the country 
  • Cape Town – The legislative capital and seat of Parliament. Hot Spot Tourist Destination. 
  • Bloemfontein – Location of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the highest court in non-constitutional matters. 
  • Durban – Largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, third largest in South Africa and popular coastal holiday destination for South Africans. 
  • Newcastle – 3rd largest city in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Johannesburg – The economic heart of Africa and the most common entry point into Southern Africa. 
  • Polokwane – Capital of Limpopo (formally known as Pietersburg) and a good jump off point for visits to the northern parts of the Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe.
  • Port Elizabeth – Coastal city in the Eastern Cape with Addo Elephant National Park located close by. 
  • Kimberley -- Capital of the Northern Cape Province. Famous for its diamonds and "Big Hole". 
  • Upington – Located in the arid Northern Cape province, this city is a good base when exploring the Kalahari desert and the many national parks located in the Northern Cape. 
  • East London – Coastal city in the Eastern Cape situated close to the Wild Coast

5. Places to Visit in South Africa. There is a lot to see in South Africa. Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Winelands, Knysna, The Wild Coast, The Blyde River Canyon Reserve and many more. For more details visit Places to Visit in South Africa

6. Maps. Click the Image to make it large. Right Click and Save.
or Visit Google Map

7. Entry in South Africa. Visa and Passport Details. For Visa related details Continue Reading Visa Details of South Africa

8. How to Reach South Africa. For reaching South Africa from outside Continue Reading How to Reach South Africa

9. South Africa Hotels, Accommodation - We have shortlisted few selected Hotels and Accommodation for your stay at South Africa. For more details Continue Reading South Africa Hotels & Accommodation.

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