South Africa

We often hear that South Africa is a continent in one country … South Africa is that and more … It is an immense complex and fascinating land. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. The coast has pristine, some uninhabited beaches, rugged mountains while the interior is a contrast with its vast desert plains, mountainous towering peaks, jungle-like regions and bushveld. Wow!

If you could visit only one African country, South Africa should be your first choice. The natural and cultural diversity, as well as the authenticity of the African people, combined with the sophistication and comfort of European influence, gives an absolutely unique atmosphere that is found no where else in the world.

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There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. South Africa is often referred to as the “Rainbow Nation” a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later adopted by the then president, now late Nelson Mandela as a metaphor to describe the country’s newly developing multicultural diversity in the wake of segregationist apartheid ideology. Land of contrast, the people provide a multitude of colours expressed in art, architecture, fashion, dress, traditions and religions.

The many ethnic groups that make up the South African social fabric have their origins in different parts of Africa and Europe, giving the state a cultural landscape as diverse and rich as its nature. Discover exceptional wildlife, unique flora, landscapes, breathtaking kilometers of virgin beach and some of the highest and most magnificent mountain ranges in Africa, this country offers a very warm welcome.

 

South Africa has numerous National and private parks, some are malaria free, and offer abundant wildlife and unique flora. Safaris offer professional rangers, passionate about the country and whose knowledge of fauna and flora is truly fascinating and overwhelming.

 

Additional to all these natural wonders we must add the unique Fynbos plant species. The plant world is divided into six floral “Kingdoms”, of which the Fynbos Kingdom is the smallest in size but contains an extraordinary diversity of plants and approximately 12000 species concentrated mostly in the Cape.