Molo!!.……Hallo!!……..Sawubona!!….…that is how you would be greeted in South Africa depending on the language of the region you are travelling in!!
There are 11 official languages spoken in South Africa including Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. However, English is largely spoken in most urban areas of the country which is aptly called the Rainbow Nation.
South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of scenic landscapes, people, history and culture offer a larger-than-life experience for the traveller in search of a truly unique and inspiring experience.
South Africa’s vast landscape includes savannahs, snow-covered mountains, forests, tropical swamps, endless beaches, tranquil rivers and bustling urban epicenters.
South Africa enjoys an enviable climate. Lying on the other side of the Equator the seasons are reversed in South Africa.
So it’s the perfect place to escape whether it be from the Indian winter or summer. The South African winter is mild – and is an ideal time for game viewing as the sparse vegetation makes it easier to spot the wild animals.
|From the beautiful mountain views of Table Mountain in the Cape and the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, to the dry desert of the Kalahari and Karoo, and the pristine coastlines of the Garden Route and Wild Coast, South Africa is a country with attractions worth exploring because of its diversity and culture.|
South Africa indeed is a spectacular destination with lots of breathtaking scenery, vibrant culture, warm and friendly people and high standards of service.
It is fast becoming the Adventure capital of the world – with numerous hardcore adventure activities like bungy jumping, river rafting, mountain walks and shark cage diving for the more adventurous and soft adventure like kayaking, guided Big Five animal safaris, hot air ballooning.
For the more romantic the beautiful landscapes and their sheer diversity offers the ultimate romantic experiences including beautiful driving routes, sunkissed beaches and unspoilt scenery.
South Africa as the name indicates is located in the southern part of the African continent and is divided largely into 9 provinces namely the Eastern Cape, Free state, Guateng, Kwazulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Northern Cape, The North West and The Western Cape.
Wildlife reserves, what SA is largely known for, are to be found throughout the country. The country is home to the Lion, Leapord, and Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo referred to as the ‘Big Five’.
The vast Kruger National Park offers numerous options for game viewing. The subsidised accommodation in the Park is of a basic standard and appeals to only those interested in the real jungle experience.
The Private game reserves provide far more luxurious accommodation and facilities while ensuring great game views. They offer the chance to get off the beaten track with the dawn and dusk game drives in open topped vehicles or walking safaris accompanied by the experienced rangers. The knowledge of the rangers about their country and the wildlife in the area along with their typical sense of humour makes game viewing a unique experience for one and all.