South Africa is situated at the extreme southern tip of the African continent. It is one of the most geographically varied countries on the continent, comprising territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the Highveld; to the wide open savannah of Mpumalanga; to the Kalahari Desert; and the peaks of the Drakensberg mountains. At the foothills of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain, you will find the Mother City and capital of the Western Cape Province – Cape Town. Her scenic grandeur and unparalleled diversity (from picturesque fishing villages to the impressive Winelands) are enchanting. Her spectacular coastline takes explorers along the famous Garden Route, as well as off the beaten track to the arid Klein Karoo.
KwaZulu-Natal has something for every type of traveller, with culture and a rich history, mouth- watering cuisine and untamed natural beauty. From Moses Mabhida Stadium and Ushaka Marine World; to pristine beaches – both north and south; to the Valley of a 1000 Hills; to the Drakensberg mountains and the Midlands Meander.
The Eastern Cape is home to the “Sunshine Coast”, stretching from Port Elizabeth to The Fish River. The rugged Wild Coast is an area of breath-taking scenery, indigenous forests and the place the Xhosa people call home.
Mpumalanga means “the land of the rising sun” in the local siSwati and Zulu dialects. This region is known as one of Africa’s best safari destinations, and is home to the Kruger National Park and its many adjoining private game reserves.
Limpopo, an ancient African kingdom, has become a sought-after travel destination for its big game, exceptional birding, untamed bush landscapes and riveting history. This land of many myths, ancient civilizations and archaeological sites dates back millions of years. The region is part of the great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, comprising a shared and collective wilderness between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Gauteng, home to Africa’s ‘richest strip’, is described as a cosmopolitan city with its multicultural mix of people from all corners of the globe. With its principle cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is the commercial and industrial hub of South Africa.
This beautiful country is often referred to as ‘The Rainbow Nation’, due to its rich and vibrant cultural diversity, it boasts 11 official languages. One cannot help but fall in love with South Africa and its beautiful people…