In July 2013 there were 1 289 022 foreign arrivals to South Africa as opposed to 1 195 266 arrivals in July 2014.
Of the tourists who visited the country this year, 204 120 were from overseas, and 564 460 were from Southern African Development Community countries.
The information indicated that a total of 3,285,691 travellers – arrivals and departures – passed through all South African ports of entry in July 2013. This was about 200 000 more than 2012.
Air travel was the most popular with tourists, with 89.4 percent of overseas tourists arriving in the country by air, and 10.6 percent by road.