South Africa is a diverse country with diverse cultures, so come prepared for variety. No less than 11 official languages and that many different cultures. The landscape varies from province to province and can be wet and cold to dry and hot.
Cape Town and Table Mountain are world-renowned destinations and there are good reasons for this. The mountain is spectacular and unique, and the beaches are many and different from coast to coast. The wine lands in the Stellenbosch area is a must-see and wines should be tasted in as many of the wine farms in the Boland as can be managed.
Wildlife experiences abound in South Africa and luxury as well as bush accommodation will satisfy the needs of every visitor. Do it the self-drive, fly-in or tour-operated way, but get it done. There is an abundance of animals, birds, insects, reptiles and trees. Plant life varies from lush and green to arid and scarce.
The Orange River is the major water way and big dams have been built is this river and tributaries.
Places of interest:
Table Mountain in Cape Town
The wine lands in Stellenbosch and Paarl
The Garden Route
The Drakensberg Mountains
The Kruger National Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The smaller game parks in KwaZulu-Natal.
Magaliesburg and the Meander
Addo Elephant Park