South Africa

South Africa is the most southern located country in Africa and is the 4th largest country on the continent, in terms of population. South Africa has legally no capital city. However, three cities in the country have an important government function. Pretoria is the administrative capital where the seat of the President and Cabinet is located. Bloemfontein is South Africa’s judicial capital, with the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. The last of the three, Cape Town, is the legislative capital. In Cape Town, you can find the seat of the Parliament. None of these three important cities is the largest city in the country. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, here you can find the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

South Africa is one of the most popular countries in the world for nature lovers. The country offers a wide range of national parks, among which the famous Kruger National Park. Also, the country offers some interesting UNESCO World Heritage properties and sites as Robben Island.

The four largest airports in South Africa belong to the 25 largest airports in Africa. Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Cape Town Airport even belong, with Cairo Airport, to the top 3 busiest airports in Africa.

Practical information about South Africa:

Time zone: South African Standard Time +2
Currency: ZAR
National Day: 27 April
Airport: airport (English) / lughawe (African)

What are the busiest airports in South Africa?

Airport IATA Passengers
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport JNB 21,208,222
Cape Town Airport CPT 10,776,602
Durban King Shaka Airport DUR 5,380,294
Port Elizabeth Airport PLZ 1,680,161 offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.