Tourism to South Africa
As a tourist destination, South Africa has almost everything to offer, from internationally acclaimed beaches to wild game safaris. You have the choice of a wide range of accommodation, from five star hotels to bed-and-breakfast, and there is sure to be plenty to do in the country’s main urban centres.
South Africa welcomes roughly 9 million visitors every year. That’s an average of about 25 000 every day. These figures are testimony not only to the attractive destination that the country offers, but also to the ability of the country’s infrastructure to handle such large numbers of people. But where do they all go, and how do they spend their time?
If you love spending time on the beach, South Africa has plenty to offer you. During the warm summer months (November to February), Cape Town and Durban beaches, some of which have been rated with international Blue Flag status, provide the perfect place to soak up some sun or get wet surfing. You can stay right on the beachfront, and party the evenings away in the famous night spots of those cities, as well as land-locked Johannesburg.
If you prefer staying on land, you can spend some time in one of South Africa’s renowned game reserves. There are a range of private and national reserves to choose from, and the experience is sure to be a memorable one, wherever you go, from the luxury accommodation to the close-up encounters with the wild animals of Africa.
But some of us prefer to do our own exploring, and South Africa is a great opportunity to do just that. In a rented car, you can traverse the length and breadth of South Africa, taking in the fascinating and diverse landscape of a geographically large and varied country. There are sure to be accommodation establishments in every town, and you may meet some very interesting and friendly people along the way. Who knows, some of them may even convince you to come back more permanently next time…