South Africa promises visitors a unique experience. The country attracts travellers from all over the world thanks to its warm welcome, climate, spectacular scenery, diverse cultures, wildlife and vastness.
The animals alone are reason enough to visit South Africa. One of the world's first areas of wildlife conservation is the Kruger Park, which dates back more than a century. Today, it is part of a vast conservation area that includes private and public nature parks and stretches across the border into neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
There are many other reasons to come to South Africa: golden beaches, surf spots, spectacular landscapes from mountains to deserts, ecosystems found nowhere else and the opportunity to experience a unique African culture.
Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Black African 80.9%, Colored 8.8%, White 7.8%, Indian/Asian 2.6% (2021 est.)
Placing both hands together with fingers pointing up is a way to say "thank you."
Bobotie — minced meat simmered with spices, especially curry powder, herbs, and dried fruit, then topped with a mixture of egg and milk and baked
Upper middle-income South African economy; hard hit by COVID-19; poor utilities management; key rare earth goods exporter; high income inequality; hosts Africa’s largest stock exchange; rising unemployment, especially youth; land rights changes