A decade ago, visitors to South Africa would regularly stroll along the main tourist route along the edge of the country, past the towering white and red buildings that have been the symbols of the continent’s colonial past.
Today, the road has been closed to most tourists and only a few hundred remain.
The country is also facing a severe drought and severe food shortages that have led to millions of people being forced to live on the edge.
The world’s second-largest economy is struggling to rebuild from the 2008-09 financial crisis.
The crisis has put a strain on the country’s tourism industry, and tourism has become a major source of income for the state.
“The tourism industry has grown by 10% a year in the past two years, and the government has put in place a lot of measures to try to protect it,” said Nils Lekkema, a professor at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Tourism Research.
“Tourism is an essential part of economic development.”
A major reason for the drastic reduction in visitors is the closure of roads in the country.
According to Lekkesma, the closure is partly driven by the fact that there is a shortage of workers to handle the growing number of tourists.
“In the past, tourists have been allowed to travel from a small area to a big area,” Lekksa said.
“That’s changed, however, and now you can only do it once.
So you’re seeing a decline in numbers.”
Tourists have also been unable to access many of the main destinations along the countrys borders, such as South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
According of Lekesma, many of these tourist destinations are in remote regions and require the use of helicopters to access them.
“I don’t think that tourism is a major threat to the economy,” Lefebvre said.
According the World Bank, South Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable economies.
In 2012, the country was ranked as the third most vulnerable in the world, behind countries such as China and Iran.
In order to sustain its economy, the government is relying heavily on tourism revenue, which accounts for 70% of the nations GDP.
According a report released by the United Nations Development Program, the economy of South Africa has shrunk by 4% in the last six years.
That means South Africa now ranks as the poorest country in the entire world.
“We have lost an important part of our tourism industry because the government doesn’t have the resources to protect the country from the risk of the tourism industry,” said Lekas.
The tourism industry in South Africa relies on the government to fund the construction of infrastructure such as bridges and roads, which the country has to pay for.
Many of the bridges and highways have been built under the banner of economic growth, but that has resulted in them being a disaster for South Africa.
In 2013, the South African government announced plans to rebuild some of these bridges and highway projects.
Lekers said the government had already done this work before, and it would be a waste of money to try and rebuild them again.
“If the government didn’t do this, the roads would still be in poor condition, and there would be no value in them,” he said.