South Africa Country Quickfacts
|Area:||A total of 1,221,037 km (471,443 square miles). Comparatively, South Africa is slightly less the size of two Texas's.|
|Pretoria (executive) |
Cape Town (legislative)
|Credit Cards:||All major credit cards are accepted. Master Card and Visa are more popular than American Express and Diners Club. If you have a chip card, you will be required to enter a pin code.|
|Currency:||South African rand (ZAR)|
|Departure Tax:||There is no departure tax for South Africa|
|Drives on the:||Left|
220 - 230 V (South African configuration)
|Ethnic Groups:||79.6% Black |
|Location:||The Republic of South Africa lies at the southern tip of the African continent between latitudes 22 and 35 south, flanked by the Indian Ocean on the east coast and the Atlantic on the west, and bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. Washed by the cold Benguala current on the west coast and the warm Mozambique Agulhas current on the east, the country has a coastline of 1, 832 miles.|
|Official Language(s):||Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu|
|Religion:||Christian (Zion, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Dutch Reformed, Anglican), Muslim, Hindu|
|Time Zone:||SAST (UTC+2)|
|Tipping:||Tipping is expected in South Africa. Restaurants may add a tip automatically depending on your party size. Gas station/parking attendants may be given R3-R5. Porters may get R3 per bag.|
South Africa Travel Information
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