Africa Tours and Safaris
South Africa Safaris

South Africa covers an area of over 1 210 000 km², making it the 25th-largest country in the world. It is officially known as the Republic of South Africa and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is situated at the most southern tip of the African continent. It is bordering countries are from Namibia in the west, and Botswana on to Zimbabwe, through to Mozambique in the east, and lastly curve in around Swaziland before rejoining with Mozambique’s southern border, Lesotho is a small country, surrounded by South Africa. Within South African territory is Lesotho, a small mountainous country, between the Free State and KwaZulu Natal. South Africa has some 2954 kilometres of coastline, ranging from the deserts of the Namibian border which are pounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the sub-tropical Indian waters of Mozambique.

The seas surrounding South Africa play a major part in the country's climate, the cold Benguela current pushes northwards from the Antarctic along the Atlantic coastline, bringing with it plankton which creates rich fishing grounds off of the south west coast. In contrast to the cold current from the Antarctic, a much warmer stream, the Agulhas current, moves southwards from the Indian Ocean, around to the south of the continent. The Eastern seas' steady evaporation provides generous rainfall while the Benguela current retains its moisture to cause desert conditions in the west. There are three capital cities in South Africa, such as; Cape Town which is the parliamentary capital in the Western Cape, Pretoria in Gauteng which is the administrative capital and Bloemfontein which is the judicial capital. Johannesburg in Gauteng is the largest city. South Africa is made up of nine provinces;

Garden Route
The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the western coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty.

Eastern Cape
The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape is situated between the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, and bordered by the Orange River and Drakensberg Mountains. The Eastern Cape is an interesting place to visit with some of the country’s most powerful political figures.

KwaZulu Natal / Durban
KwaZulu Natal is a world in one province: to the North of Durban you will find the best of African game reserves and pristine beaches, to the West lie the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and temperate Midlands while to the South there await superb golf courses, fishing spots and miles of subtropical.

Gauteng / Johannesburg
Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng (the Sotho word for “Place of Gold”), is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life.

Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. Know as “Paradise Country”, few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the Lowveld and escarpment. Mpumalanga covers nearly 80 000 km² from rolling highlands to the lofty escarpment and the lush wetlands.

Limpopo
Limpopo is the northern most provinces in South Africa, bordering onto Moçambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Limpopo offers a mosaic of superb scenic landscape, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature based tourism opportunities. Limpopo is a land of legends.

North West Province
From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5 star luxury resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package. Nature has blessed the North West with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld.

Free State
The Free State is a rural province of wide horizons and blue skies, with farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns. This tranquil land of the windmill is famous for its warm South African hospitality and a mix of culture which is clearly evident in street names, public buildings and monuments.

Northern Cape
The Northern Cape boasts a colourful history and a variety of cultural tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. The province has an utterly beautiful coastline and a number of unique national parks offer the tourists their needs and interests.

 

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