South Africa

Little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, game-filled national parks and reserves, tropical white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities.

Photo : Cape Town

South Africa

Little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, game-filled national parks and reserves, tropical white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities.

Photo : Chitwa Chitwa, Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park

South Africa

Little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, game-filled national parks and reserves, tropical white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities.

Photo : Bushmans Kloof, Cape Region

South Africa

Bordered by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, South Africa is a vast land often called ‘a world in one country’. Its landscapes stretch from tropical white-sand beaches to snow-capped mountains and include spectacular views and game-filled national parks and reserves.

In contrast to areas of natural beauty are cosmopolitan cities boasting excellent museums and world class restaurants. As the most developed country on the continent, South Africa offers the widest choice of cultural, wildlife, leisure and sporting activities, all linked by excellent roads, internal flights and luxurious rail services.

Highlights of a South African safari holiday may include visiting the vibrant city of Cape Town, overshadowed by the imposing Table Mountain; taking in the gastronomic delights of the surrounding Winelands area; enjoying a classic wildlife safari in any of the ‘Big Five’ private reserves that fringe the Kruger National Park; hiking in the wild landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains or exploring the beaches and marine reserves of subtropical KwaZulu-Natal.

Full Name
Republic of South Africa
Populkation
50.7 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Pretoria (executive capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
Area
1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles)
Major Languages
11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu
Major religion
Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Monetary Unit
1 Rand = 100 cents
Main Exports
Gold, diamonds, metals and minerals, cars, machinery
Flight time from London
10 hours to Johannesburg
Time Difference
GMT + 2
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