Capital: Pretoria

Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

Country Code: 27

Do I need a Visa? Visas are not required for many countries, best to check  for the current requirements for each individual country

How will I charge my devices? South Africa’s electrical current is 220v  

How do I get there?  Well, if you’re heading to Johannesburg (JNB) and flying from…
New York: 15 hours
Los Angeles: 22.5 hours
Toronto: 20 hours
Sao Paulo: 8.5 hours
London: 11 hours

Geography: South Africa has an enormous coastline stretching along both the Atlantic and the Indian oceans. The vast interior consists primarily of plains ,  parks and game reserves ideal for exploration, and plateaus at a significant elevation, peaking with and the rocky Drakensberg mountain region. 

Time Zones: GMT + 2

How's the weather? South Africa’s subtropical location ensures warmer conditions most of the year, with plenty of sunshine nearly year-round primarily in coastal areas, though rainfall and cooler temps prevail in various regions during the winter especially inland.  NB to all of you Northern Hemisphere dwellers, South Africa’s seasons are the opposite- with winter June – August, spring September to November, summer December to February and fall March to May