Agence France-PresseApril 25, 2013 08:30
A record 9.2 million tourists visited South Africa last year, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, revealing a surge in visitors from China.
The number of tourists travelling to South Africa grew by more than 10 percent, despite the global economic crisis.
"This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are successfully setting ourselves apart in a competitive marketplace," Zuma said.
Britons continued to come to South Africa in droves and were the most frequent visitors, followed by the Americans and Germans.