Tourism in South Africa

South Africa is known for its scenic beauty and vast open landscapes, but ultimately diversity is its strongest attraction: the high ranging mountains and beautiful coastlines contrast starkly to its desert terrains. The many national and private parks and reserves provide memorable wildlife viewing. On the coast, visitors can experience everything from great whites to whales and penguins, while inland, the ‘big five’ as well as other wildlife can be seen. The scenic Table Mountain in the Cape, and the impressive Drakensberg Mountains in Kwazulu Natal are other scenic highlights, and the Garden Route is always popular, boasting some of the finest wines in the world. The Wild Coast has many isolated beaches while the beaches in coastal cities provide a more traditional seaside experience.

Tourism organisations in South Africa
AFRITOUR / African Tourism Association
Algoa RSC Tourism Board
Amatola Tourism Board
ASATA / Association of Southern African Travel Agents Head Office
Catering, Restaurant and Tearoom Association
Collection McGrath
Community Tourism Association of South Africa
Contour Tourism Association
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Drakensberg Tourism Association
Eastern Cape Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism
Eastern Cape Tourism Board
EPTA Tourism
Field Guides Association of Southern Africa
Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs
Gallery AOP
Gauteng Minister for Economic Affairs and Finances
Highlands Information and Tourism Centre
Kenton-on-Sea on Route 72, Sunshine Coast and Country
Kwazulu-Natal Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism
Limpopo Department of Finance, Trade, Industry and Tourism
Midlands RSC Tourism Board
Ministry of Environment Affairs and Tourism
Mpumalanga Department of Economic Affairs
NECTA Tourism Board
North Cape Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism
North West Department of Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism
SAPTO / South African Association of Tourism Marketing Organisations
SATSA / South African Tourism Services Association
SAVRALA / South African Vehicle Renting and Leasing Association
South African Amateur Fencing Association
South African Association of Registered Tourist Guides
South African Figure Skating Association
South African National Tourism Forum
South African Tourism
Stormberg RSC Tourism Board
Stormberg Tourism Association
Sun International
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA)
Tourism Business Council of South Africa
Tourism Liaison Council
Transkei Tourism Board
Western Cape Department of Business Promotion and Tourism