South Africa Travel – Why Visit
South Africa Travel – South Africa General Information
Our country is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Tourists flock to South Africa for its natural beauty, wildlife and sunshine. South Africa’s immensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of animals, birds, and plant-life. It offers an incomparable range of experiences.
Nature has worked a special magic on the South African landscape. Culture and history are an integral part of the South African experience. It is nature which is the true jewel in the crown. Wind, sun and rain have sculpted vistas of unsurpassed beauty…
South Africa Tourist Attractions
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Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. With wildlife parks such as the Kruger National Park, 8 World Heritage Sites. Some of the best and least crowded beaches in South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by northern neighbours Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
It encompasses the independent mountain kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the east – giving the country its spectacular range of biodiversity.
South Africa enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate, with warm sunny days most of the year. The seasons of the southern hemisphere are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. Our Summer runs from November to February, when most of the country has warm to hot weather.
South Africa is a year-round destination so when you visit depends on what you intend and prefer to do. The best time for game viewing is in early spring (August to October).
The southern right whales appears off our coasts from June to the end of October, and the humpback whales from August to December. Holiday-makers stream out of the cities from mid December to late January and resorts and national parks are heavily booked during these times (so we advise you book your accommodation in South Africa for these holiday periods early, to avoid
South Africa Travel – Why Visit – National Parks
Elephant family at an artificial waterhole in the Kruger National Park
They rank South Africa sixth out of the world’s seventeen mega-diverse countries and is home to a large variety of animal life. Among the large mammals found in the northern bush-veld include lions, leopards, cheetahs, white rhinoceroses, blue wildebeest, kudus, impalas, hyenas, hippopotamuses and giraffes.
A significant extent of the bushveld exists in the north-east. It includes the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve as well. The Kruger National Park, established in 1926, is one of the most visited national parks in the country.
The country is also particularly rich in plant diversity, with a wide variety of biomes one findes across the country. These include the grasslands in the Highveld, the succulent Karoo in central South Africa, and the endemic fynbos biome. Constituting the majority of the area and plant life in the Cape floristic region of the Western Cape.
This rare vegetation is protected as part of the Table Mountain National Park.
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