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South Africa

South Africa
  • Capital city: Cape Town
  • Population: 54.9 million (2015)
  • Size of country: 1,221,037 sq km
  • Currency: South African Rand
  • Power supply: 220 - 240 volts
  • Sockets: British style square pin plugs
  • Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.
  • Time difference: GMT +1 hour
  • Visas: British nationals do not require a visa for a stay of 90 days or less.
  • Religion: Around 80% are Christians, 1.5% are Muslim, 1.2% are Hindu, 0.3% follow traditional African religion, 0.2% follow Judaism and 15% have no religious affiliation.
  • Popular dishes: Potjiekos, is a popular meat-based stew prepared outdoors in a traditional round, cast iron, three-legged pot.
  • Popular drinks: Mageu is a traditional South African non-alcoholic drink made from fermented mealie pap.
  • Did you know: South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!
  • FCO advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa
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