South African Accommodation

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South Africa

Neighbouring countries: Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Major activities: Taking a cable car to the top of Table Mountain; game viewing, safaris and bird watching in the Kruger National Park; meandering along the Garden Route; wine-tasting in the wine region; water sports and golfing at the coastal resorts; and many more.

South Africa Socio-Economic Statistics*

The diversity of its landscape, its game reserves, its lush and scenic coastal cities, its strong economy and excellent transport infrastructure, make South Africa a favourite destination.

Capital Pretoria (executive) Cape Town (legislative)
National Day 27 April 1994
Airports OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town, Durban and several smaller airports
Main languages English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, IsiXhosa, IsiNdebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
Neighbouring countries Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Time zone GMT +2
Size 1 219 090 km2
Population 49 300 million (2009)
Economy Mining, agriculture and tourism are the biggest contributors
Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
Climate Moderate to very hot in the north, with summer temperatures of 40°C and more, to below freezing point at night in winter.
Places to see Garden Route, Cape winelands, Kruger National Park and other game reserves, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Drakensberg mountains, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg

Tourism Partners

South African Tourism:

Cape Town Travel Partners

Airlink operates direct and convenient flights between Cape Town and Upington, Durban, George, Kimberley and Nelspruit.

Ocean House:

More Quarters:

Cape Cadogan:

Cape Town City Accommodation:

Gauteng Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights to George from Durban and Cape Town.

AtholPlace Hotel and Villa:

Eastern Cape Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights to George from Durban and Cape Town.

Hunter Hotels:

Nothern Cape Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily convenient flights to Upington from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Mongoose Guesthouse:

Skukuza Travel Partners

Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town to Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

Sabi Sabi:

Lion Sands:

Mala Mala:

Jock Safari Lodge:


Shishangeni Private
Game Lodge:

Isibindi Africa Lodges:

Mpumalanga Travel Partners

Airlink connects you between Johannesburg Durban and Cape Town to Nelspruit Kruger and from Nelspruit to Livingstone (Victoria Falls) and Nelspruit to Vilanculos (Mozambique).

Chitwa Chitwa:



Leopard Hills:

Associations & Memberships


Airlink is an Associate Member of the United States Tour Operators Association. However, Airlink is NOT a participant in the USTOA $1 Million Travellers’ Assistance Program and is not held by USTOA to certain other standards required of Active Members.

Pietermaritzburg and Midlands Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights to Pietermaritzburg from Johannesburg.

Woodridge Country
Hotel & Spa:

Pietermaritzberg Tourism:

Karkloof Safari Spa:

Tala Private Game

Limpopo Travel Partners

Airlink operates daily direct and convenient flights to Phalaborwa and Polokwane from Johannesburg.

Garongo Safari Camp:

Limpopo Tourism & Parks:

The Outpost Lodge:

*Socio economic data courtesy RETOSA
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism through marketing and promotion of sustainable regional tourism in 14 Southern African countries. Working in close cooperation with the region’s national tourism organisations, the private sector and media partners, RETOSA engages in several projects while promoting tourism investment and affecting transformation through public sector facilitation.