South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa

South Africa Guide

South Africa is one of the world's most exotic and diverse locations.

Twice the size of Spain, this huge country offers landscapes ranging from the quiet charm of the Cape winelands in the west to the rugged Karoo desert at its heart.

Explore the beauty of Cape Town and Table Mountain, the wildlife of Kruger National Park, go Shark Cage diving in the Indian Ocean, hike the mysterious Drakensburg; whale watch on the southern coast and enjoy the wild flowers of Namaqualand.

Whether you are an adrenalin junkie, golfer, animal-lover, hiker or wine connoisseur, South Africa has so much to offer.

Find essential travel and accommodation information in our in-depth guides to South Africa and the surrounding region.

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South Africa Travel Guide

Table Mountain From Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa.


Soccerphile offers essential travel advice on accommodation in South Africa, city guides, cultural features and travel advice including how to get around the country by air, train or bus.


South Africa Guide

Bloemfontein - capital of Free State Province, located in central South Africa.

Cape Town - capital of Western Cape Province, and the legislative capital of South Africa. One of the world's most beautiful cities set at the foot of Table Mountain on the ocean.

Durban - largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa's major port. A surfing and holiday center on the north east coast.

Johannesburg - capital of Gauteng Province and South Africa's largest city and major business and gold mining center.

Nelspruit - capital of Mpumalanga Province and a major agricultural center. Gateway to Kruger National Park. Accommodation in the city or in any of the extensive "camps" in the park.

Polokwane - capital of Limpopo Province, 1300m above sea level. Small city 3 hours north of Pretoria and also close to wild life parks.

Port Elizabeth - located in Eastern Cape Province on the east coast, a major port.

Rustenburg - small, provincial city located North West Province in northern South Africa, close to the Rustenburg Nature Reserve.

Pretoria - located in Gauteng Province, close to Johannesburg and the executive capital of South Africa.

Stellenbosch - historic small town in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Kimberley - heart of South Africa's diamond trade - the city that sparkles.

Cape Winelands - the Cape winelands have been producing the region's famed reds and whites for well over 300 years.

Buses to + in South Africa

Buses To + In South Africa - all the major routes, fares and services plus city buses and services.

Greyhound bus South Africa.
Greyhound bus South Africa.

Car Rental in South Africa

Car Hire in South Africa - renting a car is a great way to see the country.

Dialing Codes in South Africa

South African dialing codes - find the right area telephone code.

Domestic Flights in South Africa

Flights in South Africa - major airlines, routes, no-frills, tickets, booking, information on getting around South Africa by air.

Embassies in South Africa

Embassies in South Africa and South African Embassies overseas

Flights to South Africa

Flights to South Africa - major airlines, routes, no-frills, tickets, booking, information on getting to South Africa by air.

Images of South Africa

Photographs of South Africa - see images of people, places and events.

Johannesberg Park Station

Johannesburg Park Station - Africa's largest station.

Maps of South Africa

City Maps - view scrollable maps of South Africa's main cities.

Money In South Africa

Currency Conversion - currency conversion rates to and from the South African Rand (ZAR).

Phone Numbers in South Africa

Useful Phone Numbers in South Africa - police, emergencies, hospitals, airports, universities.

Taxis in South Africa

Taxis in South Africa - getting around by cab in southern Africa.

Time Difference in South Africa

Time in South Africa - compare the time in South Africa with cities around the world.

Tourist Offices in South Africa

Tourist Offices in South Africa.

South African Train Line.

Trains in + to South Africa

Trains in + to South Africa - travelling by train: tickets, railpasses, luxury trains, services and routes.

Travel Guides to South Africa

South Africa Travel Guides - books on South Africa, travel guides, phrase books and maps.

Visas for South Africa

Visas For South Africa - get the right visa if you need one for South Africa.

South Africa map for World Cup 2010.

South African Culture

Get to know the Rainbow Nation: beer, history, images, languages, people, security, sex, sport, surfing, ubuntu, wine. South Africa from Afrikaans to Jacob Zuma.

South African Culture

South Africa Tours

South Africa speciality tours including golf tours, wine tours, wildlife tours, Cape Town tours, football tours and more.

South Africa Speciality Tours

Mobile / Cell Phone Rental

Rent a cell phone or satellite phone in South Africa - stay connected.

World Cup 2010 Official Poster

World Cup 2010 Posters.

The design for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Official Poster was unveiled in November 2007. The winning design by South African design agency Switch features an outline of the African continent in the shape of an African soccer player heading a ball.

The simple but powerful poster has a bright yellow background, which symbolizes the sun and the warmth of Africa. The colors of the South African flag: red, green, blue, black, white and yellow are also present in the design.
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Weather in South Africa

Weather forecasts for South Africa. Temperatures, rainfall, humidity, wind speeds and 10-day forecasts.