Why South Africa? The country at the tip of the African continent is one of the favourite destinations worldwide for tourists and visitors, business travellers and expats.
Tourists and expats love the fabulous lifestyle the country offers. South Africa is renowned for the sunny blue skies, a stunning landscape providing endless views and for its friendly and welcoming people.
South Africa is rated the ninth best country for overall expat experience and ranks highly for:
Source: HSBC Expat Explorer, 2012
If you are interested to know what makes South Africa one of the favourite destinations, read about the awesome accolades and awards which South Africa and its major cities received have recently received.
…is voted the Number One 'Dream Destination of the World' by WYAN in 2013.
...has one of the top performing housing markets in the world in 2013, according to The Economist.
...is recognised as the best sports tourism destination worldwide in 2011, as awarded by the World Travel Awards.
...is rated among the top ten countries for good practice in protecting investors in business in 2011 by the World Bank.
…is rated the third friendliest country in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2011.
…is the Number One City on the '52 Places to Go in 2014' by New York Times
...is among the top three cities worldwide for ‘Best Travel in 2014’ in Lonely Planet.
...is awarded ‘Best City 2013’ in the world in the Telegraph Travel Awards.
…has been chosen as 'World Design Capital 2014' and attracts thousands of visitors for this event.
…is among the ten most loved cities in the world, according to CNN in 2012.
…offers iconic Table Mountain which was voted one of the 7New Wonders of Nature in 2012.
…is ranked as the top South African city for quality of living, as stated in the worldwide Quality of Living Survey by Mercer in 2014.
…is rated the 'Best City for Winter Travel 2013' by New York Magazine.
…has an international conference centre which is 'Africa's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre 2012' as per World Travel Awards.
…is the most popular destination with international travellers worldwide in 2013 according to MasterCard.
…is with Durban and Cape Town one of the least expensive cities worldwide according to Mercer in 2012.
Image Credits for Why South Africa: shutterstock.com, SA Tourism, own images