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.
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.