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South Africa

Rebublic of South Africa Pretoria 59.3 a million inhabitants

About South Africa

The Rebublic of South Africa is a 1220000 km² state at the southern tip of Africa and is also the most developed economy on the African continent. The seat of government is in Pretoria, the system of government is a unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic with an executive presidency. In South Africa live 59.3 people (as of 2020), most of whom belong to the ethnic group "Black African".

The official national currency is the "South African rand" (ZAR). The most commonly spoken languages (official languages) are English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans. The vast majority of the population professes Christianity.

South Africa is home to numerous world-renowned national parks, game reserves and nature reserves such as the Kruger, |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier or the Addo Elephant. South Africa has a rich diversity of species and is home to many large wild animals.

General information
South Africa
  • 15Nationalparks
  • 26Private reserves
  • 3Nature reserves
Map South Africa

Official Name

Rebublic of South Africa

Capital

Pretoria

Form of government

unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic with an executive presidency

Area

1220000 km2

Population

59.3 millions

Religion

Christianity

Travel information

South Africa

  • Aggeneys Airport
  • Alexander Bay Airport
  • Barberton Airport
  • Ben Schoeman Airport
  • Bisho Airport
  • Bram Fischer International Airport
  • Barberton Airport
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Ermelo Airport
  • Ficksburg Sentraoes Airport
  • George Airport
  • Grand Central Airport
  • Harrismith Airport
  • Hendrik Van Eck Airport
  • Johan Pienaar Airport
  • K. D. Matanzima Airport
  • Kimberley Airport
  • King Shaka International Airport
  • Kleinsee Airport
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Ladysmith Airport
  • Langebaanweg Airport
  • Lanseria Airport
  • Lime Acres Finsch Mine Airport
  • Malamala Airport
  • Margate Airport
  • Mkuze Airport
  • Mmabatho International Airport
  • Morningside Farm Airport
  • Newcastle Airport
  • OR Tambo International Airport
  • Oudtshoorn Airport
  • P C Pelser Airport
  • Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport
  • Pietersburg Municipal Airport
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
  • Polokwane International Airport
  • Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Port St Johns Airport
  • Potchefstroom Airport
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport
  • Queenstown Airport
  • Rand Airport
  • Richards Bay Airport
  • Riverside Airport
  • Robertson Airport
  • Rustenburg Airport
  • Saldanha /Vredenburg Airport
  • Secunda Airport
  • Sishen Airport
  • Skukuza Airport
  • Springbok Airport
  • Tzaneen Airport
  • Vereeniging Airport
  • Virginia Airport
  • Vredendal Airport
  • Vryburg Airport
  • Waterkloof Air Force Base
  • Wonderboom Airport
  • Ysterplaat Air Force Base
  • King Phalo / East London
General information
South Africa
  • 15Nationalparks
  • 26Private reserves
  • 3Nature reserves
Map South Africa
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The most popular
Safari Reserves

Africa offers plenty of opportunities for safari experiences of all kinds in the numerous national parks, private game reserves and nature reserves. Find the most popular safari destinations in Africa with safarica.com.

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South Africa National Park +2

Kruger

South Africa Private Game Reserve +1

Pilanesberg

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Addo Elephant

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Augrabies Falls

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi

South Africa Private Game Reserve

Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Golden Gate Highlands

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Karoo

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Camdeboo

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Mountain Zebra

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Marakele

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Kgalagadi

South Africa National Park +1

Mapungubwe

South Africa Private Game Reserve +1

Kapama

South Africa National Park +1

Mokala

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