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South African Republic - tourist guide for holidays

South African Republic is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. South African Republic is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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South African Republic - the best places to see

South African Republic If you compare South African Republic with other countries of the world, you will see it is rather large country. And you will find here a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • Kruger National Park - African wildlife
  • Cape Town (Table Mountain + SAR history museum + Cape of Good Hope)
  • Addo Elephant National Park - African wildlife
  • Garden Route (from Mossel Bay to St Francis)
  • Tsitsikamma National Park - coastal scenery
  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg National Park (UNESCO) in mountains with art in caves
  • sea resort of Durban (beaches + Botanical Gardens)
  • Johannesburg (Lebedi Cultural Village + gold-digger Gold Reef City) + Pretoria

South African Republic - useful information

Religion:
~ Christian: 68 %
~ Muslim: 2 %
~ other: 12 %
~ no religion: 18 %
Religion - South African Republic
South African Republic: flagCapital: Pretoria
Area: 1,219,912 km2
Number of inhabitants: 49,004,000
Currency: rand (South African), ZAR, R
Language: Dutch, English, Afrikaans
Time zone: GMT+2 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +27
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: none
Serious travel risk: violence in big cities
Voltage in electric network: 230 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - South African Republic

South African Republic - Travellers Forum

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  Cape Town Palms Guesthouse - Milnerton
Cape Town Palms at 16 Elgin Road, Milnerton, Cape Town The owner BRIAN SHORCK is a cheater and all of his advertises is a fraud. The apartment is nothing like the pictures and it’s dirty, smelly and totally SUCKS. The owner offers you something but by the time you are there, he gives you somethi
  Cape Town Table Mountain
The best views of Cape Town and its surroundings offers the Table Mountain. You can get there by a cable car. It was opened in 1929 and reconstructed in 1997. The cable car runs from Tafelberg road and costs R130 - around 16 USD(return trip).
  Bezpečnost v JAR
Před nedávnem se z JAR vrátili známí a tak se moje první otázka zaměřila na bezpečnost, o které kolují drsné příběhy (slyšel jsem, že bílá střední třída masivně investuje do zabezpečení svých domů a jako turista musíte třikrát zvážit, zda opravdu chcete jít do centra města s fotoapaátem na krku). Zn
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South African Republic - the map and typical itinerary

South African Republic - map
Itinerary 1: Cape Town (Table Mountain + SAR history museum + Cape of Good Hope) - days: 2, Garden Route (from Mossel Bay to St Francis) + Tsitsikamma National Park - coastal scenery - trekking - days: 3, Addo Elephant National Park - African wildlife - days: 2, sea resort of Durban (beaches + Botanical Gardens) - relaxation at sea - days: 3, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg National Park (UNESCO) in mountains with art in caves - days: 2, Johannesburg (Lebedi Cultural Village + gold-digger Gold Reef City) + Pretoria - days: 2, Kruger National Park - African wildlife - trekking - days: 4, Johannesburg (Lebedi Cultural Village + gold-digger Gold Reef City) + Pretoria
Itinerary 2: Johannesburg (Lebedi Cultural Village + gold-digger Gold Reef City) + Pretoria - days: 2, Kruger National Park - African wildlife - trekking - days: 4, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg National Park (UNESCO) in mountains with art in caves - trekking - days: 3, sea resort of Durban (beaches + Botanical Gardens) - relaxation at sea - days: 4, Johannesburg (Lebedi Cultural Village + gold-digger Gold Reef City) + Pretoria
Itinerary 3: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolSouth African Republic offers medium level of prices. It is hardly a destination for very cheap holidays, but for reasonable prices you can get reasonable quality. If you want cheap holidays, we recommend you to go to some countries in south-eastern Asia.
  • Cheap accommodation: $7
  • Medium accommodation: $23
  • Expensive accommodation: $50
  • Cheap meal: $3
  • Medium meal: $6
  • Expensive meal: $15
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

South African Republic on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: South African Republic may have different names in different languages. For example Jihoafrická republika, Südafrikanische Republik, La république sud-africaine, República sudafricana. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

The South African republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR), often informally known as the Transvaal Republic, was an independent Boer-ruled country in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. It is not to be confused with the present-day South Africa; rather, it occupied the area later known as the South African province of Transvaal. The ZAR was established in 1852, and was independent from 1856 to 1877, then again from 1881 to 1900 after the First Boer War, in which the Boers regained their independence from the British Empire. In 1900 the ZAR was annexed by the United Kingdom during the Second Boer War although the official surrender of the territory only took place at the end of the war, on 31 May 1902. In 1910 it became the Transvaal Province of the Union of South Africa. The first president of the South African Republic was Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, elected in 1857, son of the famous Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, who commanded the Boers to Victory at the Battle of Blood River. The capital was established at Pretoria (founded 1855), though for a brief period Potchefstroom served as the seat of government. The parliament, the Volksraad, had 24 members.
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Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902); however, the British and the Afrikaners, as the Boers became known, ruled together under the Union of South Africa. In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The first multi-racial elections in 1994 brought an end to apartheid and ushered in black majority rule.
CIA The World Factbook
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