Touring Notes

About South Africa

South Africa is not only the engine for growth in Southern Africa but increasingly it is also the gateway for investment into the sub-Saharan Africa region and the continent at large. Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages are recognised as official, where community leaders include rabbis and chieftains, rugby players and returned exiles, where traditional healers ply their trade around the corner from stockbrokers and where housing ranges from mud huts to palatial homes with swimming pools.

Very much Africa’s superpower, South Africa has the continent’s most advanced economy, with strong financial and manufacturing sectors. It is a leading exporter of minerals and tourism is a key source of foreign exchange. There has never been a better time to visit South Africa. The country offers a wide range of learning opportunities, from the challenges which face a leading developing country to abundant examples of best practice in a sophisticated first world economy.

Combined with its astonishing diversity of cultures and spectacular tourist opportunities, this makes South Africa a country that is literally alive with possibility.

Jul 5, 2022 - Tue
Cape Town ZA
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
tue jul 5
17°C /13°C 4 km/h, WNW 61% 767.32 mmHg
wed jul 6
16°C /10°C 10 km/h, NNW 77% 768.07 mmHg
thu jul 7
16°C /11°C 17 km/h, NNE 72% 767.32 mmHg
fri jul 8
17°C /13°C 12 km/h, SE 85% 768.82 mmHg
sat jul 9
18°C /12°C 15 km/h, SE 88% 764.32 mmHg

Moving around

Cape Town is one of the most well-connected cities in South Africa when it comes to transport options.

While travellers often choose to walk around the Downtown or Central Business District area because distances are short, you have the option to use Uber, Taxify, metered taxis and the MyCiti bus system, which can also connect you to points within the central district of Cape Town and surrounding tourism must-sees like Camps Bay, Sea Point and Hout Bay. The MyCiti bus also connects you directly to Cape Town International Airport through a direct shuttle.


Less is more! Limit your luggage a pack something for a young child in South Africa.

Many children in South Africa are born into less fortunate circumstances where they do not have access to basic needs. So weather you wish to give them shoes for a comfy walk to school or stationary for them to map their future this will surely impact their lives and give them hope for the future.