South Africa Country Information

South Africa is located at the utmost southerly tip of Africa, commonly recognised as the “rainbow nation” portraying the multicultural diversity within the country. Along with the remarkable diversity of bustling cities, incredible sceneries; sub-tropical rainforests, mountains and savannahs teeming with wildlife, which spoils travellers with an abundance of experiences available. Uniquely, South Africa has not one but three capital cities, all for varying operations. The legislative capital is Cape Town, judicial capital Bloemfontein and Pretoria as the administrative capital.

Due to its subtropical location, South Africa is a great destination for tourists to visit all year round, continuously experiencing elongated sunny days amidst all months of the year and considered to be moderately dry. Four seasons are recognised in South Africa, summer (December- February), fall (March to May), winter (June to August) and spring (September-November). The coastline which spreads across 2700km, receives more consistent temperatures throughout the year, whereas due to the diversity of the countries landscapes, climates vary across the South Africa.

South Africa surrounds Swaziland and Lesotho located inside the country, as well as sharing many boarders, with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The table mountain found in Cape Town, is tended to be thought of as the oldest mountain in the world.

South Africa has one of the most developed and largest economies in the whole of Africa. Their official currency is the Rand UN. ATM’s are prevalent throughout the country, typically allowing travellers to easily withdraw the currency from them.

Many religions are practiced in South Africa, with members of the population being Christians, Islam’s, Hindu’s, Buddhists or having Indigenous beliefs.

There is a democratic government active in South Africa.

You won’t be short of different languages to pick up with there being 11 official languages in the country; English, Ndebele, Zulu, Pedi, Swazi, Afrikaans, Tsonga, Venda, Sotho, Xhosa and Tswana.

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