The Cradle of Humankind, South Africa lies in the southernmost tip of the African continent. The country has a very diverse culture, distinctive ecosystems and inland safari hotspots. The infamous Kruger National Park is crammed full of big game as well as lodges bordering the Kruger that offer classic African landscapes. The Western Cape area offers stunning beaches, lush wine lands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route and the city of Cape Town beneath the flat-topped Table Mountain – all ready to be explored and enjoyed.
South Africa is a country of extremes, where poverty-stricken shanties exist alongside first-world art galleries, entertainment venues, sports arenas and restaurants. With countless ethnic groups and no fewer than 11 official languages, its human culture is just as diverse.
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Southern Ndebele
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Summer lasts from December to February. Autumn lasts from March to May. Winter last from June to August. Spring lasts from September and October
Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Transfrontier Park, Stellenbosch, The Drakensberg, The Garden Route, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Cage Dive with Great White Sharks, Robben Island, Durban's Golden Mile