Where is South Africa?

The given South Africa location map shows that South Africa is located in the southern part of Africa Continent. South Africa map also shows that it shares its international boundaries with Swaziland, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe in the north-east, Botswana in the north, Namibia in the north-west, and Lesotho entirely lies in the South Africa as enclave.

Location Map of South Africa

Where is South Africa?

South Africa is located at the southernmost region of Africa. South Africa is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. Besides, the Indian Ocean lies in the east and south-east and Atlantic Ocean lies in the west and south-west. The climate type of South Africa is temperate.

South Africa is more commonly known for the diversity of cultures, ethnicity, and languages. The capital city of South Africa is Pretoria (Administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial), and Cape Town (legislative). The government type of South Africa is a constitutional democracy in the form of a parliamentary republic. Under this system, the President of South Africa is both head of state and head of government; in the same fashion as the prime minister of other nations. The president is elected by the National Assembly. Besides, it is member of the African Union, the United Nations, NEPAD, the Commonwealth of Nations, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, G20 and G8+5, Antarctic Treaty System, Group of 77, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, and Southern African Customs Union.

Moreover, the economy of the country is of mixed type and hence depends upon the some of the significant sectors including agriculture, mining, industries, manufacturing, and services. The important minerals are diamond, chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium. Besides, tourism is also growing in the country.

Interesting Facts about South Africa

CountrySouth Africa
Continent Africa
Where is LocatedSouthernmost region of Africa
Coordinates 29.8191° S, 25.3499° E
Capital Pretoria (Administrative Capital), Cape Town (Legislative Capital),
Bloemfontein (Judicial Capital)
Largest City Johannesburg
Neighboring Countries Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Administrative divisions9 provinces
Area 471,443 sq miles
Population (2021)60,142,978 (23rd)
Official Language IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English
Currency South African Rand (ZAR)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeZA
ISO Alpha-3 Code ZAF
ISO Numeric Code710
GDP (2021 estimate)$$748 billion(32nd)
Calling code +27
Time Zone SAST (UTC+2)
Airport O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), Cape Town International Airport
King Shaka International Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport
PortsSCape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth
Internet TLD .za

Top Tourist Attractions, Sightseeing in South Africa?

The famous places to see in South Africa are Cape Town, Kruger National Park, The Garden Route, Stellenbosch, Drakensberg, ISimangaliso Wetland Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Kgalagadi Transnational Park, Johannesburg, Hermanus, Mossel Bay, Durban, Paarl, Port Elizabeth and Franschhoek.