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Articles on South Africa
News and Media in South Africa
Recommended Reading on South Africa
Travel Information for South Africa

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in South Africa
Volunteer in South Africa Rehabilitating the Penguins of SANCCOB by Jane Stanfield
Volunteer at a South African Game Preserve: Getting Up Close to an African Safari by Giving of Yourself by Lisa M. Chavis
Volunteer in South Africa’s Lion and Safari Park by Sergio and Pat Pastore
Cycling South Africa’s Cape and Winelands by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
How to Enjoy Cape Town on a Budget: 12 Must-Dos in South Africa’s Mother City by Lies Ouwerkerk
Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
Five Unforgettable Adventures in South Africa by Ted Campbell
Study Abroad in South Africa by Adam Karlin
20 Sensible Rules for Safe Travel in South Africa: Tips to Enjoy a Beautiful Country by Pearl Harris
Coffee Bay: The Culture of the Xhosa People of South Africa's Wild Coast by Tanya Linnegar
Budget South African Safaris by David A. Smith
Finding Community at a Tomb Unveiling: A Sacred Zulu Ritual in South Africa by Amanda Penn
A Visit to Soweto by Lucy Corne
Cape Town, South Africa: Africa's Gay Capital by Harry Preston

 Expatriate Websites and Resources for South Africa

Expat Arrivals offers a section which includes much useful advice on moving and living in South Africa. is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for South Africa. is an online community for expatriates, has a section on South Africa, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

 News and Media in South Africa

Mail & Guardian Online,, is a major national paper with an online presence.

The Star is a Johannesburg-based daily newspaper.

AllAfrica,, provides content from over 125 African news organizations, with a section on South Africa.

South African Institute of International Affairs,, is an independent non-governmental organization promoting a wider and more informed understanding of international issues among South Africans.

 Recommended Reading on South Africa
Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland by Mary Fitzpatrick and Kate Armstrong
Frommer's South Africa by Pippa de Bruyn
Fodor's Exploring South Africa by Fodor's
The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland by Tony Pinchuck, Barbara McCrea, Donald Reid, and Greg Mthembu-Salter
Insight Guide South Africa by Jason Mitchell
South Africa Eyewitness Travel Guides by DK Publishing
Beyond the Miracle: Inside the New South Africa by Allister Sparks
A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson
Lonely Planet Southern Africa by Alan Murphy, Kate Armstrong, Matthew Firestone, and Mary Fitzpatrick
Southern African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide by Unwin Mike
Africa Overland: 4x4-Motorbike-Bicycle-Truck by Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons

 Travel Information for South Africa

Welcome to South Africa is the official South African Tourism website.

Environment & Tourism is a website by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information about Africa in its Explore Africa section, including South Africa.

Rough Guides Destinations offers much useful travel advice and information for most countries, with a section on Africa, including South Africa.

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