Diving in South Africa

South Africa is a very modern nation that also has an incredibly long and rich history. Some of the oldest human fossils in the world have been found in South Africa and is known as the “Cradle of Humankind”. Today, it is home to the second largest economy in Africa (only behind Nigeria) and the 33rd largest economy in the world.

The Republic of South Africa is a country located, as its name suggests, at the southernmost tip of the African continent. It is the largest country on the continent both in size and population with a total area of 1,221,037 square kilometers (471,445 square miles) and a population of over 57 million people. The most important number for diver though is that the country features 2,798 kilometers (1,739 miles) of coastline which borders the South Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, creating a dazzling variety of dive sites to explore.

Travelinformation for South Africa

Languages en
Currency ZAR
Timezone UTC+02:00
Tipping 0,1 / Restaurant Staff / This level of tipping applies unless the restaurant applies a mandatory service fee for a large party.
Network Provider Cell C, MTN, Vodacom
Dial Code 27
Electricity 230 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type D, M, N

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Wildlife in South Africa
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Carp
Trout
Catfish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in South Africa
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Bass
Carp
Trout
Catfish
Whales
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Blue Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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