South Africa



South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. To the north of the country lie the neighbouring territories of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is multi-ethnic and has diverse cultures and languages.

NameSouth Africa
Top Level Domain
.za
Alpha2 CodeZA
Alpha3 CodeZAF
Calling Codes
27
CapitalPretoria
Alt Spellings
ZA
RSA
Suid-Afrika
Republic of South Africa
RegionAfrica
SubregionSouthern Africa
Population55653654
Latlng
-29
24
DemonymSouth African
Area1221037
Gini63.1
Timezones
UTC+02:00
Borders
BWA
LSO
MOZ
NAM
SWZ
ZWE
Native NameSouth Africa
Numeric Code710
Currencies
CodeZAR
NameSouth African rand
SymbolR
Languages
Iso639_1af
Iso639_2afr
NameAfrikaans
Native NameAfrikaans
Iso639_1en
Iso639_2eng
NameEnglish
Native NameEnglish
Iso639_1nr
Iso639_2nbl
NameSouthern Ndebele
Native NameisiNdebele
Iso639_1st
Iso639_2sot
NameSouthern Sotho
Native NameSesotho
Iso639_1ss
Iso639_2ssw
NameSwati
Native NameSiSwati
Iso639_1tn
Iso639_2tsn
NameTswana
Native NameSetswana
Iso639_1ts
Iso639_2tso
NameTsonga
Native NameXitsonga
Iso639_1ve
Iso639_2ven
NameVenda
Native NameTshivenḓa
Iso639_1xh
Iso639_2xho
NameXhosa
Native NameisiXhosa
Iso639_1zu
Iso639_2zul
NameZulu
Native NameisiZulu
Translations
DeRepublik Südafrika
EsRepública de Sudáfrica
FrAfrique du Sud
Ja南アフリカ
ItSud Africa
BrRepública Sul-Africana
PtRepública Sul-Africana
NlZuid-Afrika
HrJužnoafrička Republika
Faآفریقای جنوبی
Flaghttps://restcountries.eu/data/zaf.svg
Regional Blocs
AcronymAU
NameAfrican Union
Other Acronyms
Other Names
الاتحاد الأفريقي
Union africaine
União Africana
Unión Africana
Umoja wa Afrika
CiocRSA

Cities

Pretoria

Bloemfontein

Cape Town

Durban

Johannesburg

Port Elizabeth

Destinations

Addo Elephant National Park

Apartheid Museum

Augrabiesvalle

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

Boulders Beach

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Camps Bay Beach

Cango Caves

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cape Agulhas

Cape Of Good Hope

Cape Point

Castle Of Good Hope

Chapman's Peak

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Garden Route National Park

Gold Reef City Theme Park

Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park

ISimangaliso Wetland Park

IZIKO BO-KAAP MUSEUM

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kruger National Park

Lion & Safari Park

Lion's Head

Lisbon Falls

Mac Mac Falls

Maclear's Beacon

Montecasino

Pilanesberg National Park

Robben Island

Royal Natal National Park

Signal Hill

Sun City Resort

Table Mountain National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tugela Falls

Two Oceans Aquarium

UShaka Marine World

V&A Waterfront

West Coast National Park

Agulhas National Park

Amphitheatre

Augrabies Falls National Park

Babylonstoren

Birds Of Eden

Bloukrans Bridge

Bontebok National Park

Cederberg Wilderness Area

Chapmans Peak Drive

Clifton 4th

Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

Cradle Of Humankind

Devil's Peak

District Six Museum

Durban Botanic Gardens

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Mile Durban

Hector Pieterson Memorial

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Hottentots Holland Mountains

Iziko South African Museum

Karoo National Park

Londolozi Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Mala Mala Game Reserve

Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Mandela's House

Mapungubwe National Park

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Mountain Zebra National Park

National Zoological Gardens Of South Africa

Otter Trail

Outeniqua Mountains

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Pilanesberg

Platteklip Gorge

Rhodes Memorial

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Sabie Sand Game Reserve

Sani Pass

Seal Island

Sterkfontein Caves

Swartberg Pass

Table Bay

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The Big Hole

The Carlton Centre

The Company's Garden Restaurant

Timbavati Game Reserve

Voortrekker Monument

Vredefort Crater

World Of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary & Monkey Park



The following countries do not need visas for visits up to 90 days.

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Nationals from the following countries get 30 days.
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Gabon, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Lesotho, Macau, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Peru, Poland, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Swaziland, Thailand and Turkey.

NOTE: All under 18`s must have a full birth certificate with both parents names printed. If the child is not travelling with both parents then legal documents outlining both parents must be accompanied.
These documents are needed for both entry and exit of South Africa.
Child Immigration South Africa

You may be required to show an return or onward ticket when entering.

South African visa information

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in South Africa

South African Embassies and Consulates

Official Tourism website

An up to date site with South African visa information


Note: Please confirm details with embassy because policies do change with time



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