South Africa

Visit South Africa

Best Time To Go

South Africa is a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates and wildlife opportunities. The Cape has beautiful hot, dry weather in its summer months between November and February, while the best time to visit for whale watching is between July and November.

Transportation

Transport in South Africa. Different methods of Transport in South Africa include roads, railways, airports, water, and pipelines for petroleum oil. … BRT has been implemented in some South African cities in an attempt to provide more formalized and safer public transport services.

Weather

January is the hottest month in Johannesburg with an average temperature of 69°F (21°C) and the coldest is June at 50°F (10°C) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in December. The wettest month is January with an average of 130mm of rain.

Information

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
Capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Dialing code: +27
Population: 56.72 million (2017) World Bank
President: Cyril Ramaphosa

The Electric

In South Africa the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in South Africa, because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in Australia.

Language

Official language

English, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Afrikaans, Tswana

Swati, Zulu, Venda, Ndebele, Xhosa, Northern Sotho

South African English

Currency

South African rand
The rand is the official currency of South Africa. The rand is subdivided into 100 cents. The ISO 4217 code is ZAR, from Zuid-Afrikaanse rand; the ZA is a historical relic from Dutch and is not used in any current context except the country abbreviation, where it is used because “SA” is allocated to Saudi Arabia
Symbol: R
Subunit: Cent
Banknotes: R100, R200, R20, R10, R50
Coins: 10 euro cent coin, 20 cent euro coin, R1, 50c, R5, R2
ISO code: ZAR