Plan a trip to South Africa
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South Africa is ideal for singles, couples, friends and families. It is affordable, has incredible natural scenery and is easy to get around.
See what South Africa offers
When to go to South Africa
South Africa has a dry season May to September Winter and a wet season October to April Summer.
Peak season is generally December when school holidays are on. Yet June, July, August when water is scarce is peak for game viewing.
The best months to visit South Africa (for value and less tourists) are May and September.
To decide when to go, it’s a good idea to check South Africa weather, South Africa public holidays and South Africa School Holidays.
How long to go to South Africa for
Plan to go to South Africa for at least 2 weeks, this will give you time to visit Kruger National park and the major cities.
For longer stays, consider hiring a car and taking in the Garden Route and driving along the coast.
For trip planning information for South Africa click the logo for South Africa Tourism
Or browse the online South Africa travel brochures, check out the South Africa travel guide (takes time to load) or suggested itineraries for South Africa
Official South Africa Tourism
South Africa Brochures, Guides, Itineraries
Entry information – Passport and Visa Rules for South Africa
To enter South Africa you will need a valid Passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
For entry requirements for South Africa and documentation check the Visa and Passport information and Project Visa
How to get to South Africa
You can fly or cruise to South Africa.
International Flights operate to the International Airports of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – South Africa – from Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Cruises operate to the ports of Durban and Cape Town – South Africa – from Australia, Asia, other African Countries, Europe.
For Flight details check
How to get around South Africa
South Africa is worth exploring, consider flying, cruising or a train to see the country.
Alternatively hire a car in South Africa and drive or try the local South Africa public transport.
What to see and do South Africa
South Africa has inspired bloggers, writers and travellers who in Top Blogs and Free things to do offer excellent information on What to see and do in South Africa.
Sightseeing, Day Tours, Extended Tours, Volunteer South Africa
South Africa offers a huge amount of sightseeing and attractions. To plan what to see and do in South Africa here are plenty of Sightseeing/Attractions, Day Touring or Extended Tour options.
Ideas for Places to Stay South Africa
There are numerous places to stay in South Africa, from Budget hostels to Luxury Lodges and Game Reserves. Consider the type of accommodation you would like in Where to stay in South Africa, or if you just need a Hostel, Hotel or Resort look at Accommodation options for South Africa to find plenty of ideas. For those seeking something different, try Traditional or Unique South Africa Accommodation.
How much to Budget For South Africa
To work out what to budget for, have a look at the average cost of living for South Africa.
Security, Health and Vaccinations, Driving Rules South Africa
Check important information in Travel Security, Health and Vaccinations and Driving overseas for South Africa.
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