Travel agents & Tickets South-Africa

Africa by Excellence

Air France



Platinum Golf Tours

SA Express

Shongolongo Traintours

South African Airways


Wild Times Safaris

Rondavels/ /Lodges/ B&B/ Self catering

B&B Orange cottage

Bloomestate, Swellendam

Bosveld Lekker Plekkie, Groot Marico

Cat and Moose Lodge, Cape Town

Mbotyi River Lodge

Periwinkle Guest Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

The Kariega Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Lodge

18 On Kloof, Gordon's Bay

Villa`s and Apartments South-Africa

Antrim Villa, Three Anchor Bay

Ankers Woonstel, Manaba Beach

Arabella Vakansie Woonstel

Aride Apartments, Uvongo

A Whale of a Time, Fish Hoek

Bantry Bay Apartments, Cape Town

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Kings Cottages, Shelly Beach

Kraalbaai Houseboats

La Crete Sands, Uvongo Beach

Mediterranean Villa, Cape Town

Seabrook Apartments, Margate

The Quays, Durban

Homes of Africa

Villa Blu, Hermanus

Hotels/ Guesthouses South-Africa

Allegria Guesthouse, Stellenbosch

Elizabeth Guesthouse, Cape Town

Gooderson Leisure Hotels, Durban

Harfield, Kaapstad

Moonstruck on Pringle Bay

Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Plumwood Inn, Franschhoek

Ponciana Superior Guesthouse

Riverside Hotel & Spa, Durban

Sandals, St. Francis Bay

Sandton Hotels

Sun City Resort

The Peach, Johannesburg

Villa Sterne, Pretoria

General Information

Ambassy of South Africa

CIA World Fact Book

Friends of South Africa

Newspapers South Africa



Religion in South Africa

Sharks Board

Safety South Africa

Statistics South Africa

The Weather in South Africa

Vaccinations South Africa

Visa South Africa

With GTST to South Africa

Yellow Pages South Africa

Johannesburg South-Africa

Apartheid Museum

Bensusan Photography Museum

Design Quarter

Joburg my City

Joburg Theatre

Johannesburg Planetarium

Johannesburg Zoo

Not Boring Museum Tour

O.R. Tambo International Airport

Parks Johannesburg



Soweto Gospel Choir

The City of Johannesburg

Webcam Johannesburg

Cape Town South-Africa

Bo Kaap and the Waterfront

Boulders Beach

Cape Town Today

Cape Town & Western Cape

Hout Bay

Kaapstad City Zapper


Dutch Club Cape Town

Table Mountain

Webcam Cape Town

Durban South-Africa

Durban Experience

Durban Metro


Golden Mile Beach

Phansi Museum

Tala Game Reserve

The Bat Centre

Working Together

Wines and Wine routes

Darling Wine route

Franschhoek Wines

Goedverwacht Wine Estate

Klein Karoo Wines

Mooi Bly

Stellenbosch Wine routes

Swartland Wine and Oliveroute

Wines of South Africa

Culture and History South-Africa



Desmond Tutu Peace Centre

Inleiding Geschiedenis

Arts in South Africa

Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

South Africa Hous


Restaurants South-Africa

Belthazar, CApe Town

Butcher Boys Grill, Durban

Dining Out Zuid-Afrika

Five Flies, Kaapstad

Lattelicious, Johannesburg


South African Recipes

Schwabinger Stuben

Going Out/ Events South-Africa

Darling voorkamerfest

Gariep Kunstefees Kimberley

Jazzart Theatre, Cape Town


Rafikis Cape Town

South African Tickets online

The Lounge Durban

Top Clubs South Africa

South Africa Film

What to See South-Africa

Archeology Northern Cape


Mount Ceder

Garden route


Cape Point

Port Elizabeth


Robben Island Museum

Table Mountain

Two Oceans Aquarium

Zululand Birdroute

Transport South-Africa

Baz Bus, hop-on hop-off

Cabs Car Hire

Rent a Bicycle

Helicopter Flights

Hertz South Africa

International Driving License

Metrorail Western Cape

Motor rent South Africa

Going by train in South Africa

The Blue Train

Traffic Rules South Africa

Safari South-Africa

Addo Elephant National Park

How to go on safari?

Kagga Kamma

Kruger National Park

Lion Park

Live Safari Webcams

Marloth Park

Safari Tips

The Famous Big Five

The Marakele National Park

Pictures/ Travelstories/ Blogs

Afrika by Landrover

Baardwijk's Worldview

Pictures Lions

Heroes of South Africa

Cape Town Blog

With kids to South Africa

From Cape Town to Durban

Wat kijk jy?

South Africa Community

Zuiderwyk Zuid/Afrika Reis

Sports South-Africa

Afriski Skiing in Lesotho

Dolphins Cricket

Johannesburg Skydiving Club

Royal Durban Golf Club

The Blue Bulls, Rugby

Two Oceans Marathon

Literature South-Africa

Breyten Breytenbach

Ingrid Jonker

John Maxwell Coetzee

Jobs and Internships South-Africa

Be More Development Projects

Best Jobs South Africa

Careers South Africa

Emigrate to South Africa

Khaja, support interships

Internship in South Africa

Foundation Golden Acre

Foundation Mission South Africa

Scientific Jobs

Business South-Africa

Absa Bank

Chamber of Commerce

Collecting in South Africa

Doing Business in South Africa

Johannesburg rates

Partnership Europe/ South Africa

Shopping South-Africa


Canal Walk

Cavendish Square

De Beers Jewellery


Kapula Candles


Health care South-Africa

AMREF Flying Doctors

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital


Dentists South Africa

Groote Schuur Hospital

Real Estate South-Africa

Farms 4 Sale

Pam Golding Properties


Rondavel Biesiebewe for sale

Sotheby's Realty

South African Language

Course Afrikaans

Die Mieliestronk

Die Roepstem Glossary

Recognition Afrikaans

Language threat

Languaga museum

Glossary African Language

Education South-Africa

Daktari Bush School

Deutsche Schule Durban

International School South Africa

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan

Rhodes University

Students Exchange

University of Zululand

Travel guide South-Africa A-Z

The Republic of South Africa lies at the southern tip of Africa. In the 90's ended Apartheid. It is still a country with huge contrasts. Currently South Africa is a presidential Republic. The current constitution dates from 1996. South Africa, including the Prince Edward Islands, is ​​1,219,912 km2, it is thus 30 times larger than the Netherlands. Furthermore, the country has a coastline of about 2800 km of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. South Africa hase 3 capitals: Pretoria (administrative power), Cape Town (legislative power) and Bloemfontein (judicial). There is, in comparison a slight time differencewith the Netherlands: UTC +2. The country code is +27. The electricity is 220-240 volts. The plug is with three poles.

The climate is semi-desert and subtropical on the coast. January is the warmest month and July the coldest. There are relatively few lakes and rivers. The main river is the Orange River, which rises in the Drakensberg. The highest part of South Africa are the Lesotho Highlands. The highest peaks rise above the 3400 meters. The landscape of South Africa is very diverse and can be divided into 21 natural regions. It uses often for good reason the tagline "The whole world in one country". The country has more than 20,000 different species of plants, there is a particularly high biodiversity. South Africa is rich in fauna, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Some animals you can't find anywhere else in the world, such as the Hottentot hare.

According to the latest population statistics in 2001 South Africa had 44,819,778 inhabitants. The population is shrinking at the moment. South Africa is a multi-ethnic and multicultural country. There are many different languages​​, 11 of which are official: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Tswana, South Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda and Southern Ndebele. If Dutch is spoken slowly most people who speak Afrikaans can understand. According to the latest data, 79.7% of the population is Christian, Muslim 1.5%, 1.3% Hindu, the rest had no faith, or a vague belief such as nature religions.

The cuisine of South Africa is characterized by the large number of influences from African, European and Asian cultures. Typical South African are biltong, melktert, Rooibos tea and various stews. South Africa is also an important wine producing country.

The Rand is the currency of South Africa. The name is derived from the vein of gold in Witwatersrand. One Rand is 100 cents. There are banknotes from 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Rand. The price level in South Africa is generally lower than in the Netherlands, especially the petrol is very cheap.

In traffic there are some differences with the Netherlands and Belgium. The main difference of course is that in South Africa they drive at the left site. The stop sign is strictly applied in South Africa. The only priority rule is: "first come, first served". Along the highways there are people walking and cycling along the road, at the part which we call the emergency lane. Officially it is forbidden, but it is very common. Especially in the evening you see the people do not have lights on their bicyclest, and large areas have no street lighting. For Dutch people gasoline is cheap, about € 0.60 per liter. After mowing the roadsides, the remaining parts are often fired. This is perfectly normal, especially in the South African winter.


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