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Map to help travellers ‘walk in Mandela’s footsteps’

Since Nelson Mandela was released from prison in February 1990, a number of world-class museums, monuments and precincts have been developed to bring his story to life. Now, a travel map featuring these and other attractions has been launched to help tourists "walk in Mandela's footsteps".

Refugees and asylum seekers

South Africa, like all countries that are signatories to international and regional conventions and protocols on refugees, is obliged to offer protection to people who have fled persecution and instability to seek sanctuary within its borders.

Immigrating to South Africa

Considering immigrating to and settling in South Africa? Find out about immigration categories, requirements and application procedures, and get the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Stellenbosch wine tourism campaign goes global

South Africa's Stellenbosch Wine Routes will be making its debut at the 2014 International Tourism Bourse Berlin this week as part of the global launch of its wine tourism marketing campaign, the "Stellenbosch Experience".

SA’s national parks draw more visitors

South Africa's national parks remain among the country's most popular family holiday destinations, with visitor numbers up by 2.4% in December compared to the previous year, SA National Parks reports.

SAA wins 4-star rating for 12th year running

South African Airways has been awarded a 4-Star Airline rating by global independent airline rating firm Skytrax for the 12th year running. SAA is the only carrier in Africa to have achieved this rating.

South Africa is ‘best of the best’ place to visit

From sipping whiskies at the "extraordinary" Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace in Cape Town to spotting the elusive leopard at Kwandwe private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa is the most featured destination in a "best of the best" list complied by international travel editors.

Telegraph readers vote Cape Town tops

Cape Town got the nod as the favourite city worldwide from more than 75 000 readers of British news site the Telegraph in the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards. South Africa's "Mother City" beat runners-up Vancouver and Venice to take the accolade for the second year running.

SAA offers flight alternatives to Argentina

South African Airways will continue providing services to and from Argentina, the airline said on Monday. Customers will still be able to travel to Brazil, where SAA operates 11 weekly flights, and between Brazil and Argentina via the airline's Star Alliance partners.