Plan your trip to South Africa
Regional Population: 44,344,136
Elevation: 3,408 meters
Local Currency: ZAR
South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, and it completely surrounds the tiny country of Lesotho. South Africa is a vast country with widely varying landscapes, eleven official languages and equally diverse peoples. It is renowned for its wines and is the world's largest producer of gold. South Africa has a strong economy and is an influential player in African politics. In 2010 South Africa will host the first World Cup ever to be held on the African continent.
South Africa is a paradise for anyone interested in natural history. A wide range of wildlife species may be encountered in parks, farms, private reserves and even on the roads. For this reason, South Africa is a major safari destination. There are hiking trails available in almost all the parks and around geographical places of interest.
Visit key sites in Nelson Mandela life, from his youth to his freedom from jail.
Don’t miss these excellent winery tours and non-winery options on your visit to the wine region of the Western Cape, which also is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Don’t miss these recommended venues for tasty treats to accompany your Cape wine tasting, from full-service gourmet meals to best places to grab a bite for the road.
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