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South Africa is bordered to the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory.

Upcoming Events

February 2018 Responsible Travel Week 2018 #rtweek18

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Annual Events

September is Tourism Month in South Africa

Wiki Places and Essays

Cape Town - Things to do in Cape Town
Responsible Tourism Networking in South Africa
Responsible Tourism in Cities
south africa links
Durban
sa westcoast
mossel bay
Nelson Mandela
Fifa World Cup 2010
South Africa Slang
South Africa Night
africa tour
africa survey

Planeta
National Parks Week

Headlines

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40813582
https://offbeetblog.com/2016/10/25/convivium-table-2016
What’s wrong with Tourism Day?
!Khwa ttu San Spirit Discovered - @westcoastwaysa @KhwattuSan Outbounding
http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2015/09/07/sa-lags-behind-in-responsible-tourism
http://www.nspca.co.za/clientdata/10072/uploads/pdfs/welfare%20of%20elephants%20in%20captivity%20in%20south%20africa%20jun%202015.pdf
http://www.cannedlion.org/blog/saa-promoting-lion-park
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/10-coastal-towns-we-love
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/its-time-to-rethink-travel-e-tourism-africa-summit-2014
Fred Brownell: The man who made South Africa's flag
http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/Four-new-nature-reserves-for-Eastern-Cape-20140106
http://www.thistourismweek.co.za/newsletters/marketing-south-africa-join-the-conversation
http://www.thistourismweek.co.za/newsletters/boldly-going-where-tourism-hasnt-gone-before
http://www.ralphpina.com/2013/04/karoo-mtb-tour
How do we cultivate South Africa’s future domestic tourist?
Renoster-aanval: Haar man red haar

rss

South Africa - Google News
Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Pool
Uploads from ralph pina
ralphpina.com

Tourism Portals

http://www.tourism.gov.za
http://www.tourism.gov.za/ResourceCentre/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.tourism.gov.za/Pages/Tourism-Links.aspx
@SATravelTrade
https://www.facebook.com/SaTravelTrade

Buzzword Bingo

Africa - Big 50,000 - Biodiversity - Bobotie - Cape Town - Coelacanth - Cricket - Durban - Elephants - Freedom - Gold - Human Origins - INDABA - Jacaranda - Johannesburg - Karoo - Lions - loadshedding - Local - Mother City - Nelson Mandela - People - Pinnacle Point - Place - Platinum - Province - Responsible Travel - Rooibos - Rhino - Route - Rugby - Safari - Sardine Run - Sharks - South Africa - Submarine Cable - Surfing - Ubuntu - Ugu (Coast) - Veld - Vibe - Xhosa - Yebo - Zulu

Facebook

cape coastal route

Flickr

South African Tourism
Ralph Pina
Gerhard Buttner
FlowComm

Flickr Groups

Cape Town
love south africa
SANParks - Tsitsikamma National Park
SANParks - Table Mountain National Park
http://www.flickr.com/groups/37996573354@N01
http://www.flickr.com/groups/suidafrika
http://www.flickr.com/groups/capetownliveitloveit
http://www.flickr.com/groups/ecotourismafrica
http://www.flickr.com/groups/westcoast
http://www.flickr.com/groups/sanparks
Rock Climbing South Africa
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1692546@N23

Google+

Travel South Africa https://plus.google.com/communities/118140622769288436322
South Africa is Awesome https://plus.google.com/communities/114400896952079225902

Blogs

http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/blog
Sustainable Options
Ralph Pina
http://baobabtravel.wordpress.com
http://paulmiedema.wordpress.com
http://www.tourismupdate.co.za - http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=60718
South Africa Parks
ecoafrica
South Africa Logue
White African
Afrika T
http://www.sablogawards.com

Twitter

@HashtagRadio
@ThisTourismWeek
@MartinHeigan
@SANParks
@coffeebeansrout
@alanwinde
@SueSnyman
@iainiain
@GvCyclotis
@KhwattuSan
@ralphpina
@leo_mcmillan
@travelcomments
@LookoutH
https://twitter.com/Iziko_Museums
https://twitter.com/channelafrica1

Wikipedia

Provinces_of_South_Africa
Boerboel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobus_Hendrik_Pierneef
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Coast_Region,_Eastern_Cape

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/sabc

Motto

"Unity In Diversity" !ke e: ǀxarra ǁke (ǀXam)

City
Google Earth

Cape Town
capetown @ google earth

Durban
durban (close) @ google earth

Johannesburg
Johannesburg @ google earth


Language

South Africa has 11 official languages including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. English is widely spoken and understood throughout the country, with the exception of the remote rural areas. Most of the official road signs are in English.
http://www.southafrica.info/about/people/language.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_South_Africa

Population

South Africa has a population of more than 40 million people

Indigenous Cultures


Heritage

World Heritage Sites
South Africa has eight World Heritage Sites:
Cultural
• Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs (1999)
• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (2003)
• Robben Island (1999)
• Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (2007)
Mixed
• UKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (2000)
Natural
• Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (2004)
• Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park (1999)
• Vredefort Dome (2005)

Environment

Sports

In 2010 the eyes of the football world focused on South Africa as the FIFA World Cup was hosted for the first time on the African continent. By most accounts, the event was roaring success.

Dating back to 1889, the Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world and the cornerstone of South Africa's rugby heritage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie_Cup
http://www.rugbyweek.com/CurrieCup

Geography

South Africa is made up of nine provinces: Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, Northern Province, Free State, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.

Food Festivals
http://www.getaway.co.za/article/south-african-food-festivals-2011

Editing

Africa
South Africa
Crossing the Atlantic - Gerhard Buttner


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References

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Recommended Listening

SABC - Channel Africa, Springbok Radio - Fragment 17
SAfm - https://twitter.com/SAfmRadio - https://twitter.com/SAfmnews
http://www.capetalk.co.za - https://soundcloud.com/primediabroadcasting
http://www.bushradio.co.za
East Coast Radio - https://soundcloud.com/charis-1-1
http://www.rsg.co.za - http://radio.antfarm.co.za/cdn/clients/sabc/RSG/player.asp?id=65

http://hashtagradio.co.za


More Listening

Football, apartheid and South Africa - The world reacted strongly against apartheid in South Africa with boycotts and sanctions but the boycott against playing sport became the country's Achilles heel. In the lead up to the World Cup next month, a new documentary pays homage to those players who missed out on the international football arena and explores how the game helped bring down apartheid.

South Africa, Past, Present and Future - The images out of South Africa have harked back to an earlier era: razor wire, protest songs, threats of war. As the Rainbow Nation counts down to the World Cup in June, the image it wants to present to the world will need to confront a more complicated reality.

Recent Events

October 18 - 20 Mossel Bay Travel Festival

May 15 Marketing Local Travel: South Africa #marketingsa


September Arbor Week
September South Africa National Parks Week

May 2011 - Responsible tourism in cities Durban
May 2011 - INDABA, Durban
May 2011 - South Africa Week: Recap from Ron's trip to South Africa featuring favorite online resources including recommended South Africa blogs, Flickr groups and YouTube music playlists. Highlights from the wiki:

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Conversations

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