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South Africa



Basic Information:
Official Name: Republic of South Africa
Population: 52,981,991
Area: 1,219,912 km2
Capital City: Pretoria
Major Religion: Christianity, Indigenous Beliefs, African Zionism
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT +2
Current time: 04:14pm
Phone Country Dialing Code: 27
Region: Africa
Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Useful Travel Phrases in: Afrikaans

Climate (Johannesburg):

Practical Travel Information:
Official Tourism Website: www.southafrica.net
Electricity: 230V
Electrical Socket:
Travel Cost: $$$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
  • Vredefort Dome
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Kruger National Park

Health Advisory:
  • Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)