About South Africa
This country showcases diversity at its purest.
Despite its political challenges, it’s a country filled with natural and cultural beauty. You will have experienced the thrills of South Africa after you stand in two oceans at once, touch foot on Table Mountain and hours later sink in the crisp Atlantic for a swim. Explore the wonders of nature by diving with great whites, quietly observing waddling penguins on the beach or driving through the plains of Kruger National Park. In the cities you’ll drive through billion dollar homes and moments later reach some of the poorest and largest townships on earth. You’ll witness the scars of apartheid, acknowledge an existing separation of class, and experience first-hand some of the desperation that results from a life of poverty.
When to Go: December – March for weather, autumn is best for wildlife watching.
Good to Know:
- Capital: Pretoria
- Population: 48.6 million
- Language: English, Zulu, Afrikaans
- Currency: South African Rand