About SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is a large country and it can seem overwhelming as to how you are going to navigate its grand landscape. By visiting the R62 wine route, which is the longest wine route in the world, you are sure to be ready to start your trip. Pack lightly for in interior and northern South Africa, the days are warm and end with afternoon showers, while the southern, eastern, and western regions are subtropical and warm with chilly winters.
South Africa s inland plateau is filled with a region referred to as the Great Escarpment, for its mountainous ranges. Due to the fact that South Africa is located at the southern tip of the African continent (hence the word SOUTH in South Africa), the interior of the country is flat with lengthy mountain ranges detaching the desert land from the coastline.
The culture is difficult to pinpoint considering the country consists of European, African, Indian, and Asian influence but the majority of the country is Christian. The country has 11 official languages but one of the main languages that are spoken rather often would be Bantu.
Johannesburg is the largest city and has attractions such as the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, which is filled with waterfalls and live music. If the kids are curious about experiencing the real South Africa, then the best place to go is Kruger Park, where they let you interact with the animals (zebras, giraffes, and gorillas).
Those looking for a way of learning about the country s history (without cracking open a book), Robben Island is a world heritage site that used to be used as a military base.
The thrill-seeking tourists can enjoy hiking up Table Mountain, which gives you a view of all of Cape Town (cable cars provided for those against exercise on vacation).
Don t get on the plane back home until you ve visited the Cradle of Humankind, which not only contains prehistoric caves and majestic, grazing animals, but traditional South African towns with intricate shops that contain traditional merchandise (for the women to buy and the men to pay for).