South Africa: Learn about the diverse beauty, turbulent past, dynamic present and hopeful future of South Africa on a journey from its capital to its coastlines and see a lot in between this rainbow nation.
Some argue that she is the most advanced of countries in Africa. An African nation with a touch of western class blended with African comeliness. She became a republic on the 31st of May, 1961. Pretoria is her Executive capital, Bloemfontein is her Judicial capital, while Cape town is her Legislative capital.
She boasts of about 51,770,560 citizens. Her official languages are: Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Vende, Xhosa and Zulu. The people are mostly Christians, others Hindu and maybe Sunni Muslim. Their culture is diverse but most predominant is that of the Zulu people.
South Africa shares her borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north, Mozambique and Swaziland to the east. She is the 25th largest country in the world by area, and the 24th most populous country in the world. She is rich in diamonds and gold.
She has a generally temperate climate, experiencing winter between June and August.
South Africa is one of the world’s most visited countries in terms of tourism, beautiful cities like Johannesburg, Soweto, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria all play homes to amazing and breath taking landscapes with many fun spots to stop by.
There are wonderful places to be visited in south Africa, for nature lovers, places such as the Kruger national park, the Mala Mala reserve, Ostrich farms, Kwazulu-natal games park and the Blyde River canyon will blow your mind.
In Johannesburg the city of gold, one could get to see the Hector Peterson memorial, the freedom square, and Chris Hani Baragwauath hospital (Largest in Africa). One could enjoy the Monati experience at Lesedi cultural village, visit the Pillanesburg game reserve and relax at the Sun city resort.
The Table Mountains of Cape town make for a good sight, on could view the mountains with their vegetative cover via a state of the art cable car. Cape town and Cape peninsula posses a scenic beauty, it will also be fun to chill at the celebrity beaches.
Robben Island holds a historic landmark, it plays home to the facilities that were used to incarcerate the anti apartheid freedom fighters, boasting of prisoners such as Nelson Mandela. Soweto streets tell best the apartheid story and the struggle for liberation being the hotbeds of anti-apartheid activities.
Those who love wine can go wine tasting in the wine-lands of Franschoek. You can enjoy lovely music sang in Afrikaans or in the new genre called Kwaito. Freshly baked Melktert and sweet Koeksisters will make you ask for more of this great country.