South Africa

Official name: Republic of South Africa

Capital: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judiciary)

Area: 1.223.201 km²

Population: 59,62 million (2020)

Official languages: English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sotho, Tswana, Swati, Venda and Tsonga


    Despite scars of the past and challenges of the future, South Africa is the most developed nation on the African continent. Freedom was regained after the end of apartheid regime, but social inequality continues to segregate a large portion of the population. The political and social structure holds different ethnic groups, languages and religions together, but structural unemployment and the negative impact of Zuma's government lead the nation to adopt bitter and unpopular measures, increasing general dissatisfaction.

    South Africa is the natural choice for a first trip to the continent. For those who have been, it is impossible not to wish to return. Infrastructure and services are excellent, climate is welcoming and nature is unique, all organized by a well developed tourism industry. The nickname of rainbow nation, popularized by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, refers to the union of diverse ethnicities and cultures. South Africa is also a world precursor in the equality of civil rights for all genders and the first african nation to recognize same-sex marriages.

    Ideal destination for exploring Africa independently, it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world in terms of nature. The diversity of activities and experiences is unique: beaches, safaris, culture, wineries, diving, trekking, shopping, events, adventure: South Africa has everything, for all tastes and age groups, with affordable cost and quality. South Africans are welcoming and their history is absolutely unique. For those looking for sophistication, be it in hospitality or gastronomy, South Africa is world reference.

    Atlantic Connection Travel offers the best selection of customized itineraries, travel packages and exclusive experiences for those who want to visit South Africa with safety, creativity and intelligence. Travel in comfort and tranquility, exploring the continent with our support and the authority of 25 years of expertise in Africa.

  • Government system: Parliamentary Republic

    Religion: 80% Christians, with the presence of Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists

    Climate: Mediterranean in the southwest, temperate in the central region, subtropical in the northeast and desert in the northwest

    Currency: Rand

    Time zone: South Africa Standard Time (UTC/GMT +2)

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    Health: international proof of yellow fever vaccination required