South Africa is a country that is as well known for its wildlife and safaris as it is for its beaches and Winelands. It has been given the name of 'Rainbow Country', as it is very culturally diverse. South Africa has a lot of big, popular cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, which in turn have a lot to offer to tourists. It shares its northern borders with countries like Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The country has also been listed as one of the most megadiverse nations in the world, regarding its biodiversity.
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The major regions of South Africa areEastern Cape which holds major towns and cities such as Port Elizabeth, Free State which is often called the granary of this countryGauteng which holds one of the largest cities - JohannesburgKwaZulu-Natal which is famous for its mountains and beachesLimpopo which has some of the best wildlife reservesMpumalanga which is the number one tourist destination in the countryNorthern Cape which is known for its gemstones and desert areasNorth West which holds the famous resort area Sun City and the Western Cape, known for the Table Mountain and Cape Town.
May - September is the best time to visit South Africa
Multilingual nation. Abundance of wildlife. Cheaper cost of living. Good weather.
Frequent power outages. Traffic in the cities. Pollution.
There are a lot of accommodation options in South Africa. There is something designed to suit every pocket. Luxury 5 star properties and game lodges exist in plenty, for those who do not mind spending a little more. If you're watching those purse strings, you can also stay at inns and lodges, bed and breakfasts, private game reserves and the like. If you're up for a bit of adventure though, sign up for the tented camps or bush camps. There is nothing like camping out in South Africa, under the stars and surrounded by the beauty of nature.
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