Welcome to South Africa

South Africa, occupies the southern tip of Africa Continent, officially known as the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Its coastline stretching more than 2,700 km along the Atlantic and Indian oceans respectively.

In the North, RSA boarders with Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe (West to East side), and to the North East are Mozambique and Swaziland. Inside South Africa; on the Eastern central plain, is the kingdom of Lesotho, an independent democratic country.

The country has 9 provinces: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo & Free State.

Climate
The country has considerable variation in climate whereby most provinces are characterized by Highveld with warm to hot sunny weather in Summer (mid-October to mid-February). The Western Cape province has a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot, dry, sunny summer weather and mild to cold, rainy conditions in winter season.

Internet TLD: za
Dialling code: +27
Time zone: UTC +02:00

Visa Information
Please check with your local South African Embassy for more information on whether you require a visa to South Africa.

Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
1.00USD = 12.5 ZAR (can change any time)

 

South Africa Capitals:

  • Cape Town (Legislative)
  • Pretoria (Executive)
  • Bloemfontein (Judicial)

South Africa is a Multi-ethnic country whose natives speak different Bantu languages. Out of those, approximately 80.2% are Black African, 8.8% Coloured (multiracial), 8.4% White & 2.5% Asian/Indian.

Official languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
  • English
  • Venda
  • Swati
  • Tsonga
  • Southern
  • Sotho
  • Tswana
  • Ndebele
  • Northern Sotho

Cape Town, is also known as the ‘’Mother-City,’’ it is the oldest city in the country.

It is referred to as Kaapstad (Afrikaans) and iKapa (Xhosa). It is the legislative capital of the country and the seat of the National Parliament. It is part of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan municipality.

The city is comprises of the famous Cape Peninsular  tourist destination naturally endowed with magnificent  scenery, unique fynbos vegetation, the Table Mountain, Cango Caves, Penguins, Sharks ,Robben Island( Nelson Mandela former Prison) and so much more!

Don’t miss the chance to visit Cape Point, where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean! The southernmost tip of African continent, at Cape Agulhas;  is also found in Western Cape.

Cape Town was named the ‘’World Design Capital’’ for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. In 2014 and was also named the best place in the world to visit by the “The Telegraph and “The New York Times.”

Cape Town Weather & Climate

Cape Town is characterized by the Mediterranean type of climate, with warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. During summer (November to February) the temperature on the coast  range between 15°C and 35°C. On rare occasions, summer temperatures in the City have risen  up to 40°C. In the winter months, (May to August), temperatures range between 7°C and 18°C.