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A land as diverse in peoples and cultures as it is breathtaking landscapes and scenery, South Africa, aptly named the rainbow nation, offers an experience to be met and lived. Share the surf with dolphins along Durban’s glistening coastline, make a humbling and poignant visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, and immerse yourself in the multilayered African energy and flair on the streets of Johannesburg, every attraction on offer in this vibrant country overflows with hope and intrigue. Hike up the wondrous Table Mountain, and taste some of the finest wines in the world’s oldest vineyards outside Europe, all under the fervent warmth of the African sun.  

  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Dialing code: +27
  • Population: 54,956,900
  • Languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, South; South Ndebele, Sotho, Southern, Swati, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC+02:00


Rand (ZAR)


plugs:C, D, M, N


Health & Safety


  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • DTP

Drinkable Water


Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 10111
  • Police: 10111
  • Ambulance: 10177

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