South Africa offers cheapest transport options: survey

South Africa has been rated as offering the cheapest average rate per 100 kilometres of bus, train and air travel out of 51 countries in online platform GoEuro's Worldwide Transportation Price Index.

South African Airways increases African flights

In response to "tremendous growth" in demand for premium travel on the continent, South African Airways is adding to an already extensive African schedule by increasing its flights between Johannesburg and Lagos - all on its Airbus aircraft, which offer lie-flat seats in business class.

South Africa’s visa rules ‘updated for security, efficiency’

South Africa's new immigration rules will allow for more efficient issuing of visas and easier sourcing of critical skills from overseas, while reducing the country's vulnerability to the security threats of the modern world, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

South Africa to enforce new rules on travelling with kids

From 1 October 2014, children travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport, under new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children.

Exploring the culture that made Mandela

It was deep in the rural heartland of the Eastern Cape that Nelson Mandela learned the lessons that would help him to lead South Africa to freedom. Tour operator Ukubona Africa reveals his early life for visitors with a unique tour, Nelson's Transkei.

South Africa opens new visa facilitation centres

South Africa is busy setting up 11 new visa facilitation centres, managed by international outsourcing services specialist VFS Global, in order to streamline services for foreign nationals applying for visa extensions or changes in South Africa while tightening the country's security.

South Africa tightens immigration rules

South Africa's new immigration rules aim to balance the need for better security with the contribution migration makes to economic development and prosperity, says newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

International tourist arrivals in South Africa approach 10-million mark

Foreign arrivals in South Africa reached their highest level ever in 2013 as the country's international tourist numbers approached the 10-million mark, increasing by 4.7% year-on-year to 9.6-million, with strong growth from all regions.

Consular services for foreigners

Interested in visiting South Africa - to see or to stay, for business or pleasure (or both)? Our offices abroad, your country's office in South Africa, as well as the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, can help you in a number of ways.

Cape Town viewed from a treetop walkway

A 130-metre treetop canopy walkway, winding through the forest canopy on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and offering spectacular 360-degree views of the city and mountainside, has opened at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.