Language study travel to South Africa

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South Africa - Information on the Country

South Africa – by many called the “most beautiful end of the world” – is located at the southernmost region of the African continent. South Africa is divided into 9 provinces with Pretoria being the capital. Among South Africa’s biggest cities are Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. With its neighborhoods with cafes, shops and green spaces, Johannesburg has become a very attractive big city for tourists as well. Over the years, many goals have been accomplished because of many volunteers in the townships. In some big cities a middle class is emerging. Often times, tourists go on guided tours through the townships, which highlight a tour between poverty and history.

General information about South Africa:

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Climate:

In Cape Town the summer months are between December and April, yet even in the other months it never is really cold. On the Western Cape blows a constant, fresh breeze. Summers are warm and even winters are mild. The south coast is characterized by a temperate climate.

Flight information:

South African Airways, Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air Namibia, Swiss and Air France. To get flight information and a quotation from various airlines, please visit our partner travel agency: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de. For further questions feel free to contact us.

Entry requirements:

When you’re entering with a tourist visa, it is valid for 90 days. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 30 days after exiting the country. Furthermore, you will need to present a return ticket. You can get further information from the Foreign Office.

Languages:

Official languages are: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, Swazi, Tswana, Sesotho, Northern Sotho, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, isiXhosa and Southern Ndebele. Because of immigrants and tourists, many also speak European languages such as German, Dutch or French.

Taxes/Tip:

Usually, 10% are added.

Water:

We recommend buying bottled water.

Data and Facts:

official languagemany different official languages, including English
CapitalPretoria
Area1.219.912 km²
Populationapprox. 48,82 Mio
CurrencyColón, South African Rand
Telephone code
+27

Costs (approx.):

Bus rides in the city
Bus rides (hours)
Taxi

General information about South Africa:

Climate:

In Cape Town the summer months are between December and April, yet even in the other months it never is really cold. On the Western Cape blows a constant, fresh breeze. Summers are warm and even winters are mild. The south coast is characterized by a temperate climate.

Flight information:

South African Airways, Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air Namibia, Swiss and Air France. To get flight information and a quotation from various airlines, please visit our partner travel agency: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de. For further questions feel free to contact us.

Entry requirements:

When you’re entering with a tourist visa, it is valid for 90 days. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 30 days after exiting the country. Furthermore, you will need to present a return ticket. You can get further information from the Foreign Office.

Languages:

Official languages are: Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, Swazi, Tswana, Sesotho, Northern Sotho, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, isiXhosa and Southern Ndebele. Because of immigrants and tourists, many also speak European languages such as German, Dutch or French.

Taxes/Tip:

Usually, 10% are added.

Water:

We recommend buying bottled water.

Shortinfo:

Data and Facts:

Official language
many different official languages, including English
CapitalPretoria
Area1.219.912 km²
Populationapprox. 48,82 Mio
CurrencyColón, South African Rand
Telphone code
+27

Costs (approx.):

Bus rides in the city
Bus rides (hours)
Taxi
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Sights

Kruger National Park

Around 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) of streets run through the park from where each year over one million of visitors can watch the animals and overall 16 ecosystems. It is located around 3-4 hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The park presents a picture-perfect region to every visitor, with extensive steppe and landscapes, rivers, isolated trees and water holes where many animals go to drink. The park offers an ideal situation for humans and animals. The enormous density of species provides an unforgettable stay for every visitor.

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is one of South Africa’s biggest natural wonders. It is located in the northern part of the Drakensberg and mainly consists of sandstone. The stunning panoramic view of the Blyde River Canyon is ideal for car drives and hikes through beautiful landscapes. One of the most popular starting points is God’s Window.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

Cape Town is famous for first-class shopping facilities, beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife, and exclusive food and wines, as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Table Mountain extends along around 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and presents a view over the streets of the metropolis from Cape Town towards the sea. The panoramic view of a breathtaking landscape enchants locals as well as tourists. For every visitor to South Africa, it is one of the highlights in Cape Town.

You can ascent Table Mountain with an aerial lift and after a few minutes you can already enjoy the breathtaking view. Our tip: For nature lovers, spring is the best time of the year because a sea of flowers comes into view while you’re ascending.

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