South Africa

South Africa

Global context

Measure2016
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)2.6
Global rank for international tourism expenditure>50
Number of outbound visits (m)4.8
Most visited destinationZimbabwe
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2016
Population (m)56.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)11,975
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)2.1
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)0.3

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from South Africa

Measure2016
Weekly aircraft departures45
Weekly seat capacity14,100
Airports with direct routes in South Africa2
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There are 45 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 14,100 seats a week*
  • Two airports in South Africa serve two British airports*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for South Africa is £75

 

*2016 data

 

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Find out where visitors from South Africa reside in their own country. Published in 2016

Exchange rate

1 GBP = 16.993 ZAR

As of 21 August 2017

Retrieved from the Bank of England