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South Africa Holidays
The tourist board’s slogan used to be “The World in One Country”; a trip to South Africa is fantastic and varied. The game reserves are world famous, and you stand a good chance of seeing the Big Five animals if you come at the right time of year. Surfing and swimming on South Africa’s magnificent coastline has always been popular, and you can enjoy trekking across beautiful mountain ranges. It’s not all about the countryside either – Cape Town is one of the most spectacular cities in the world, while vibrant Johannesburg is increasingly safe and popular. South Africa has had a tragic past, but some of the best tourist experiences are ones that encourage you to learn about apartheid and speak to those who suffered under the old regime. The people are another of South Africa’s major highlights – be polite and friendly, and expect a warm welcome. Definitely try to hear an African- the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town often has local performers playing.
Kruger National Park
Hector Pieterson Museum
What to Do in South Africa Africa
Most visitors will combine a visit to one or more cities with trips to some of South Africa’s spectacular natural highlights. If you’re starting off in Cape Town, go on a trip to Robben Island, visit Cape Point, take the cable car up Table Mountain, go to the beach and head on a wine tasting tour.
If you decide to stay in the Winelands, consider Franschhoek -a mecca for eating and drinking. If you’re starting in Joburg, you’re likely to visit the famous Kruger National Park and amazing mountains of Mpumalanga. Whever you are, end the day with a braai, complete with obligatory boerewors.
Capital: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)
Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Demonym: South African
Area: 1,221,037 km2 (25th)
Population: 50,586,757 (24th)
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Time Zone: SAST (UTC+2)
Drives on the: left
Airport: 45 km south of central Pretoria
January Temp : 22°C / Rain Days: 6
July Temp: 11°C / Rain Days: 0