Introduction to South Africa
At the tip of the African continent, South Africa is famous for its diverse culture. Discover Zulu and Xhosa tribal traditions and hear locals speaking 11 official languages as you move between cosmopolitan cities and nature reserves. IHG’s varied accommodation includes affordable and upscale options in Johannesburg and a family-friendly Cape Town hotel.
South African rand (ZAR)
English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
Temperate with short, mild winters and low rainfall. Average high temperature 28C, average low 8C.
Arriving from the airport
O.R. Tambo International Airport is around 20km northeast of central Johannesburg. Cape Town International Airport is 20km east of the city centre. Journey time 20–30 minutes by taxi (average R350).
Getting around South Africa
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