South Africa

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Area: 1,221,037 sq km
Capital: Pretoria (administrative power), Cape Town (legislative power), Bloemfontein (judicial)
Population: 51.77056 million inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Current status: exercise vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to the north of South Africa.
January, February, March, October and November are the best months to travel to the south of South Africa.
This avoids the months with low temperatures and high precipitation.

South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 30 days of departure from South Africa.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 90 days in South Africa.

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to South Africa, it is recommended that one or more vaccinations to get.

In South Africa (except Bhisho, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria) is malaria for.

Money and Money
In South Africa, will be paid by the South African Rand (ZAR).

Traffic and route
In South Africa you have to drive on the left side of the road.

In South Africa sometimes an adapter is needed.

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news concerning you find South Africa on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from South Africa available on Abyznewslinks .

Websites from South Africa end in .za.
Official websites of South Africa: and .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of photos from South Africa.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from South Africa.

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An overview of all the holidays in South Africa, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in South Africa can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in South Africa can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.