South Africa

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South Africa is a vast country covering the southern tip of Africa. It comprises several climate zones, from the tropical to the arid, and has a huge variety of flora and fauna. Several national parks safeguard Africa’s big game, and the ocean is home to remarkable marine species including whales and dolphins. The cultural diversity of the cities has created fantastic culinary, musical and architectural fusions. Meanwhile, tribal life remains relatively unchanged in the more remote areas. From Cape Town to Johannesburg, from the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains to the sun-soaked coastline, South Africa has something for everyone.

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Get a free attractions guide when you purchase a 2-day, 3-day or 5-day pass. Pass includes a free entry to top Cape Town attractions like Table Mountain, Castle of Good Hope and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fast facts about South Africa

Where is it? South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa.

How do I get there? Flights to South Africa leave from every Australian city, as well as some more rural airports. Direct flights take from 9–14 hours, while routes with stopovers take between 16 and 21 hours. Airlines include Qantas, Virgin, South African Airways, Qatar and Etihad. Read more...

When should I go? South Africa is a big country with a few different climates. Typically, February to May is the best time to visit, with less rain in the north, less wind in the south and mild temperatures prevailing. Read more...

What should I do? Go on safari in Kruger National Park, spot whales off the Cape, witness life in Soweto, hike in the Drakensberg mountains, taste South African wine, experience Johannesburg’s nightlife, take a cable car up Table Mountain and sip a Mojito on the sands of the Atlantic Seaboard. Read more...

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