COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD : SOUTH AFRICA

Countries of the World South Africa

Travel Information South Africa


AFRICA

World Map South Africa

General Information

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  • CAPITAL Administrative: Pretoria  –  Legislative: Cape Town  –  Judicial: Bloemfontein
  • GOVERNMENT Republic
  • CURRENCY Rand (ZAR)
  • POPULATION 48,782,756 (July 2008 est.)
  • TOTAL AREA 1,219,912km² (water 4,620km², land 1,214,470km²)
  • LANGUAGES Afrikaans, English, Zulu
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Most popular cities in South Africa

  • Pretoria – The administrative capital of South Africa
  • Bloemfontein – Location of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the highest court in non-constitutional matters. The Constitutional Court in Johannesburg became the highest court in constitutional matters in 1994.
  • Cape Town – The legislative capital and seat of Parliament. A world-class city named for its proximity to the Cape of Good Hope. Also within a stone’s throw of South Africa’s winelands. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, nestled between the sea and Table Mountain, it is a popular summer destination by both domestic tourists and those from abroad.
  • Durban – Largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, third largest in South Africa and popular coastal holiday destination for South Africans.
  • Newcastle – 3rd largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the large regional cities in South Africa and Capital of Northern KZN. Famous for Steel Production, Coal Mining, Heavy Industry and is South Africa’s Textile Industry Capital.
  • Johannesburg – The economic heart of Africa and the most common entry point into Southern Africa.
  • Kimberley – Capital of the Northern Cape Province. Famous for its diamonds and “Big Hole”.
  • Polokwane – Capital of Limpopo (formerly known as Pietersburg) and a good jump off point for visits to the northern parts of the Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe.
  • Port Elizabeth – Coastal city in the Eastern Cape with Addo Elephant National Park located close by.
  • Upington – Located in the arid Northern Cape province, this city is a good base when exploring the Kalahari desert and the many national parks located in the Northern Cape.

Sockets & Plugs

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Money

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Currency

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ATM’S

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Communication

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Internet

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Mobile phone

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Mobile phones

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Roaming

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Dial code

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Crime

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High crime rate

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Pickpocketing/theft

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Transport

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Road rules

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Speed limits

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Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Rent a car

In order to rent a car:

  • you must be over 25
  • must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
  • almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)

Alcohol, drugs & prostitution

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Alcohol

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Prostitution

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Drugs

Cannabis is illegal & criminalized

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Other

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Emergency numbers

  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 112
  • Fire department 112

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B

 

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