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HHow the data is collected?

Tourist arrivals statistics is sourced from administrative sources of the Department of Home Affairs. The Department of Home Affairs has the jurisdiction to collect information on legal movements across the borders of South Africa. This information is then processed, analysed and published by Statistics South Africa in its monthly Tourism & Migration statistical releases. For more information please visit www.statssa.gov.za. 

International Tourist Arrivals report

This report displays statistics published by Statistics South Africa in its monthly Tourism & Migration statistical releases. It displays tourist arrivals by country and region over time.

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International Tourist Arrivals report

Research and Reports

Industry Reports

Tourism Sentiment Analysis August 2022

Industry Reports
Tourism Sentiment Analysis August 2022

South Africa's online sentiment has dipped in the past month, down from 25 in July to 23 in August. Outdoor activities lead the volume of online conversation and was the driver of lower sentiment. Positive sentiment was driven by 'Relaxation + Wellness' and 'Food + Culinary', and 'Destination services', these improving over the previous month.

Industry Reports

Tourism Sentiment Index by Destination Think! for July 2022

Industry Reports
Tourism Sentiment Index by Destination Think! for July 2022

The tourism sentiment index for the month of July has seen a slight decrease in the volume of online conversation about the destination, down 2% from June. The decline in the volume of conversation was driven by less online chatter about Outdoor Activities (our largest volume driver) as well as less conversation about Destination services and Access + Transportation. Despite this, however, there was an increase in the TSI sentiment index, up from 22 in June to 25 in July 2022. This marks an end to a downward trend from 24 in April, 23 in May and down to 22 in June. The sentiment was driven by increases in all the major categories, relaxation + wellness topped the sentiment drivers with a score of 30, tied with food and culinary. Destination services, outdoor activities, and culture and history all improved sentiment from June. The top sentiment elements were golfing, weddings, sky diving/bungee jumping, and distilleries and spirits. All these also improved from the previous month and contributed to the jump in sentiment.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals May

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals May

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the May 2022 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals April

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals April

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the April 2022 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals March

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa 2022 Tourist Arrivals March

This report details tourist arrivals to South Africa. It excludes transit and covers sea, air and land arrivals to South Africa, for the March 2022 period.

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2022 - Tourist Arrivals (Q1)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2022 - Tourist Arrivals (Q1)

This infographic shows Jan-Mar 2022 arrivals data in an infographic format.

Industry Reports

Meetings Africa 2022 Insights

Industry Reports
Meetings Africa 2022 Insights

Meetings Africa 2022 insights

Tourist Arrivals

South Africa | 2022 Tourist Arrivals (Q1)

Tourist Arrivals
South Africa | 2022 Tourist Arrivals (Q1)

This infographic shows January to March 2022 vs 2021 arrivals data and the Global performance of tourism.

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