About South Africa

Welcome to sunny South Africa

Located at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is both a paradise of natural beauty and a country with a vibrant economy. Cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets, with a rich heritage of local traditions that sets the country apart as a tourist destination of incredible variety and wonder.

Host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and birthplace of former president Nelson Mandela, our country is also famous for our impressive wildlife, which includes the big five ─ the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.

Known as the Rainbow Nation, the country has 11 different official languages. Politically stable and with abundant natural resources, South Africa’s infrastructure is well developed and investing in socio-economic growth and sustainable development is increasingly gaining significance and drive.

Tourism is alive in South Africa, with business tourism also gaining momentum as institutions such as the Cape Town International Convention Centre progressively promote international recognition.

For more information visit South African Tourism at www.southafrica.net.


Professor Lucille Blumberg, Deputy Director Institute for Communicable Diseases, Ebola Virus Disease: The Facts

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