Liaison Office of South Africa

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                              Suite 1301, 13th FL., 205 Tun Hwa North Rd., Taipei 105, Taiwan

                              Tel: (02) 2715-2295           Fax: (02) 2712-5109

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Travelling to

South Africa?

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Please visit the following websites for great packages:

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www.artisan.com.tw

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www.settour.com.tw

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www.sunshinetour.com.tw

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www.unotour.com.tw

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www.ermtour.com.tw

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www.liontravel.com.tw

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www.perfect.com.tw

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www.africacct.com

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www.satnt.com

                                     Tourism

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve wins the Safari Awards for best Marine Safari Experience
Global destination cities index sees two SA cities ranked.
Tourism Minister appointed to global travel body.
Nederburg wines win big at international competition.
World tourism numbers post biggest first-half rise since 2010.
South Africans rake in R24,37 million from AIRBNB.
Key driver of tourism in SA, Africa predicted.
Travel and Leisure's 2017 World's Best Cities list sees Cape Town ranked 8th.
The ‡KHOMANI CULTURAL LANDSCAPE INSCRIPTED AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

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We welcome you with open arms and hearts, with the warmest and widest of smiles, excited to invite you to experience our shores, homes and braais.

Come and experience our hospitality wherever you go and get in touch with our wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions.

Our people are ready to show you our country's natural wonders, draw you into the rhythm and soul of Africa, give you close encounters with our regal wildlife and take you on an unforgettable journey through our ancient and recent past.

10 Reasons to Visit South Africa

Affordable:

 

During these tough times, who doesn¡¦t want an affordable holiday? In SA, you can even afford luxury and have spending money for shopping and other treats!

 

South Africa boasts excellent fresh produce, meat, fruit, wines and seafood. Types of dishes served include sosaties (a type of kebab), bobotie (curried mince), crayfish, biltong (seasoned dried meat), and potjiekos (a casserole cooked for hours in a three-legged iron pot). Also try some traditional African and Afro-fusion dishes. Our local beers, Cape wines, brandies and liqueurs are renowned the world over. The traditional beer -umqombothi - is a home-brewed sorghum beer sold in many African townships

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Natural Beauty:

 

South Africa¡¦s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God¡¦s Window, our mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will feast your eye and lift your spirit¡K

 

Our coastline extends over nearly 2 800 km ¡V sun-drenched beaches with clean

Nineteen vast game parks are interspersed across the land, from the Kruger Park in the north-east, to the Kalahari Gemsbok Park in the north-west, to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in the east and the Addo Elephant Park in the south. The Kruger Park alone has 336 tree species, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species.  And then, there are the Big Five!

 

South Africa proudly presents world heritage sites, which are protected by the United Nations, making them the property of all the citizens of the entire globe.  The St Lucia wetlands, home to the largest mangrove swamps and the greatest variety of amphibian, fish and seabird life known to man; the Sterkfontein caves, which have been called the cradle of humanity; the San paintings of the Drakensberg, where you can view, still in their original form, the remarkable artistic creations of a people that has all but become extinct; and Robben Island, where the world¡¦s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela, was incarcerated together with his most loyal lieutenants for two decades.

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World-class facilities:

 

Whether you opt for Afro-chic or authentic Africa, you¡¦ll find it easy to get around, find a comfortable place to stay, have a great meal, connect.

Adventure:

 

South Africa is the adventure capital of the world. With over 130 adventures and counting, there is something for everyone from mountain walks to shark cage-diving!

Good Weather:

 

In sunny South Africa, our great weather invites you to enjoy the outdoors, play golf year-round and take advantage of the nearly 3000km coastline.

Rainbow Nation:

 

Covering an area of 1,3 million km² (34 times the size of Taiwan), South Africa is home to 50 million people who speak 11 different languages ¡V all of them official languages protected by the Constitution.  What makes South Africa unique among them is precisely its diversity ¡V in landscapes, animal life and in cultures.  Hence our national motto reads: ¡§Strength in diversity¡¨. 

 

The land is so many things to South Africans: to the San it is the desert land of the Kalahari; to the Xhosa it is the rolling hill country of Transkei; to the farmer it could be the vast plain of the Highveld stretching away to the lofty peaks of the Drakensberg; to the young adventurer it could be the glittering lure of its modern cities or the intoxicating vibrancy of Sun City ¡V the gambler¡¦s paradise; to the nature-lover, it is the land where, with the first spring rains, the desert explodes into colour.

Diverse Experiences:

 

Go almost anywhere in SA and experience the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe ¡V you¡¦re spoilt for choice, so pack it in!

 

Whether you want to stride through the grandiose shopping malls of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria or Durban; whether you delight in viewing the dance of the antelope, the fish eagle in flight, hearing the awesome roar of the lion or witnessing the exhilarating hunt of the cheetah; or whether you are intoxicated by the elegant glitter of diamond necklaces and gold bracelets; or whether you derive fun and relaxation on the luscious greens of a golf course; of this you have the assurance:  you will not find a place in this world where you can enjoy all of these within the space of one week for a price that will make you call out for more.  South Africa offers you unsurpassed value for money.

Wildlife:

 

Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive. First you start with the Big Five in so many ways, then whales, penguins, meerkats, wild dogs, birds, dung beetles.

Freedom Struggle:

 

Discover a nation¡¦s struggle for freedom whilst following the footsteps of Mandela, Hector Pieterson and many other celebrated revolutionaries. It will touch and inspire you.

Responsible Tourism:

 

In SA you can travel with care as you explore our protected areas, contribute to social and conservation projects, buy recycle art and stay green.

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Taiwanese tourist to SA:

 

Around 500 Taiwanese citizens visit South Africa each month.  The majority of these visitors go for holiday and business purposes.

 

Taiwanese citizens require a tourist visa to enter SA.

 

 

Travelling to South Africa from any part of the world is easily achieved, as most countries offer flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport outside Johannesburg, and, increasingly, to Durban International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

 

South African travel information, including details on flights and airport transfers, can be obtained from your airline or the South African airport to which you're flying.

 

South African tourist information, such as how to get around the country once here and advice on local attractions and destinations, is easily obtained from your tour operator on booking or from any of the local tourism authorities.

South Africa's international airports are of world-class standards and handle more than 20 million passengers a year. More than 70 international carriers service South Africa, with numerous daily and weekly flights. O.R. Tambo International Airport is considered the gateway to South Africa and receives the most direct international flights.

 

Although Cape Town and Durban do receive a limited number of international flights, domestic flights from Johannesburg to these destinations are quickly and easily arranged. South Africa also boasts a number of smaller airports that receive charter and cross-border flights from other African countries.

 

Travelling to South Africa from neighbouring countries can also be done through overland safaris, on cross-border coach routes, and self-drive tours, through one of 53 border posts with Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana facilitate entry.

 

Most border posts observe normal working hours and some, like those with Mozambique and Botswana, are open from 06:00 to 00:00. The posts at Ficksburg Bridge and Maseru Bridge (Lesotho), Nakop and Vioolsdrift (Namibia) and Beit Bridge (Zimbabwe) are open 24 hours a day.

 

South Africa is also home to 8 ports, 2 of which ¡V Cape Town and Durban ¡V receive international cruise ships.

 

* 2012 International Tourist Arrival Figures

 


 

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