South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; and within it lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory. The country´s three branches of government are split over different cities. Cape Town, is the legislative capital; Pretoria, is the administrative capital; and Bloemfontein, is the judicial capital.

Official Language:

English isiZulu isiXhosa
isiNdebele Afrikaans siSwati
Sesotho sa Leboa Sesotho Setswana
Tshivenda Xitsonga  

Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Swati, Sotho
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours
Calling code: +27


Passport holders of the following countries do not require a visa for a stay of 30 days or less and when in transit:
Passport holders of the following countries do not require a visa for as indicated below:
For countries that do not appear in the above lists, visa needs to be obtained prior to your arrival. Please find below the Visa application details required. Kindly apply for the visa in your nearest South African Embassy/ Consulate. Please click here to locate your nearest embassies/ consulates
Visa Application details: Click here to download the Visa Application Form and kindly submit the requested documents to the South African embassy or consulate located in your country. 
DISCLAIMER: Please re check the visa application form with your nearest South African Embassy/ Consulate in order to make sure that this is the correct form.  


Cape Town Airport, also known as Cape Town International is the 2nd largest airport in South Africa connecting major international airlines worldwide. CTICC is located 15 minutes by drive at19.8km from the airport.

Some of the major international airlines flying to/from Cape Town International Airport:

December in Cape Town falls within the Summer characterized by hot, sunny weather often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly. Temperature can go as high as 26 degrees Celsius and as low as 16 degrees Celsius.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temperature 20 20 19 16 14 12 11 12 13 16 17 20
Avg. Max Temperature 27 28 26 25 21 19 18 19 20 23 24 26
Avg. Min Temperature 15 15 13 11 9 7 6 7 8 10 12 15

Public transport options around Cape Town include city buses, taxies, Rikkis, commuter trains and minibuses.


Cape Town — Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this seaside playground has it all.
Johannesburg — Founded on a gold rush; it’s the financial and entertainment epicentre of the country.
Durban — From its sultry nightlife, weather, beaches and heady cultural mix to its famous curries, Durban is scorching!
Pretoria — Seemingly stately with numerous international embassies, monuments and museums, this city, is sports-mad with plenty entertainment     in theatres, music venues and nightclubs
Port Elizabeth — Known as the friendly city, this easy-going bayside metropolis is known for its hospitality and beautiful beaches.
Bloemfontein — Historic and hospitable known as the ´City of Roses´.
Nelspruit — Gateway to the Kruger National Park and the world-famous game reserves of Sabi-Sabi
Kimberley — Founded on diamonds; this historic city is home to the Kimberley mine museum and the Great Hole of Kimberley


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