South Africa, with its diversity of peoples from different ethnic origins, is dubbed the 'Rainbow Nation. With its its variety of landscapes, habitats, and marine and land based wildlife, a Rainbow Nation it indeed is. Situated on the southernmost point of the African continent, South Africa is blessed with plentiful natural resources, two major oceans lining its coastlines, different climates, spectacular mountain ranges, forests, sand dunes, canyons, some of the best vineyards and wineries in the world coupled with great food, jaw-dropping wildlife, and friendly people.
With its modern cities, strong economy, and world leading health care, South Africa, the most developed country in Africa, still offers plenty of an African experience. For example, Kruger National Park and its famous wildlife it harbours requires no introduction. Large areas of the country are inhabited by peoples from differing ethnic tribes, many of which still live in traditional villages. Large expanses of land in the form of mountain ranges, valleys, canyons, savannah grasslands, and forests are home to plentiful African wildlife. The cold Indian and Atlantic Oceans that surrounds its coastlines are rich in game fish, sharks, large marine mammals. White Sharks, Humpback and Southern Right Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, Penguins, and several species of Dolphins inhabit these waters.
The country provides accommodation to suit all budgets and needs and the locally produced food and wines are to die for. With countless choices of things to see and do, we pick some of the most interesting and invite you to join us on a trip to South Africa and have all your senses wonderfully satiated.
Region: Southern Africa
Population: 54.9 million
Capital City: Pretoria
Climate: Generally considered temperate
Official language: English
Tourist arrivals at national borders: 9.5 million (2014)
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Land Area: 1,220,000 km2