South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Here the BIG Five await you in the most diverse national parks, the great white shark in the Atlantic and the pure pleasure in South Africa's vineyards!

Why travel to South Africa?

Those who travel to South Africa can look forward to a series of very special experiences. For the animal lovers, South Africa has some of the best national parks on the continent with a unique biodiversity and varied natural landscape. Also for the adrenaline junkies among you South Africa has a lot to offer. Be it the highest bungee jump in the world, adventurous canyoning or experiencing the great white shark up close.


South African cuisine, like the people alive, is truly diverse. Various influences from African, French, Malaysian and Dutch cuisine make the cuisine unique. Biltong (dried beef) is the most popular snack in South Africa.


South Africa's culture is one of the most diverse in the world. The country boasts an impressive number of eleven official languages and several other recognized languages. Each of these groups lives its own culture, resulting in a heterogeneous collection of interesting unique cultures.


South Africa is home to about 55 million people with different religions, cultures and languages. South Africans and Bantu-speaking people make up the largest part of the population. Due to digitalization and globalization, a new, unique culture has developed over time. A combination of western and traditional culture, which is reflected in the food, music and art.


South Africa is one of the best safari destinations on the continent to experience the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino). The coast also offers a fascinating variety. Look forward to encounters with African penguins, whales or a great white shark. The landscapes of South Africa are also very diverse, from vineyards to wrinkled mountain ranges and breathtaking semi-deserts.

National language of South Africa

English, Afrikaans and 9 other official languages

South Africa currency

South African Rand

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South Africa Time Zone

+1 hour

Best time to travel to South Africa

September - May

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