About South Africa

About South Africa – An Overview

Here is a quick overview of South Africa and what makes this such a a special and beautiful country.

Total Land Surface Area

Total land surface area is 1 220 813 km2. That’s a lot of reasons to travel and explore South Africa on any one of our premium BMW, Harley Davidson and Yamaha motorcycles for rent.

Main Economic Sectors

  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture

Languages: We have 11 Official Languages in South Africa

  1. English
  2. isiZulu
  3. isiXhosa
  4. isiNdebele
  5. Afrikaans
  6. siSwati
  7. Sepedi
  8. Sesotho
  9. Setswana
  10. Tshivenda
  11. Xitsonga


We use SAST – South African Standard Time. Check out https://24timezones.com/

Capitals of SA

We have 3 recognised official capitals in South Africa

  1. Pretoria (administrative)
  2. Cape Town (legislative)
  3. Bloemfontein (judicial)


We have 9 provinces you can explore on your motorbike travel adventures.

  1. Eastern Cape
  2. Free State
  3. Gauteng
  4. KwaZulu-Natal
  5. Limpopo
  6. Mpumalanga
  7. Northern Cape
  8. North West
  9. Western Cape

People of South Africa

Click here to read more about the people of South Africa.

Calling & Communication in SA

Click here to get more information about calling and communication in SA and how to call to and from SA.

Currency & Money

We use Rand (ZAR) – 100 cents = 1 rand
Please see our post on SA Currency & Money for more info.

Driving in SA

Click here to read more about the rules and regulations of driving in South Africa while doing a motorbike tour in SA.

Flights to & in SA

Click here for more info on Flights to SA and where to book and who to fly when planning your motorcycle trip.

Health & Emergencies

Click here for more information regarding our Health system and what to do in a medical emergency in SA.

South African Weather

Click here to read more about our beautiful weather in South Africa.

Visas & South Africa

Click here for more information on Visas & South Africa and what you need to know before booking your motorcycle trip to SA.

South African Food

Click here to read more about our delicious world famous cuisines and food of South Africa (coming soon).

Contact GS Africa today for any more information or queries and we would love to be of assistance to ensure that you motorcycle rental or bike travel experience is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

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