One of the most
geographically varied countries of the African continent, South Africa
comprises of territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the
highveld and the wide open savanna of the Eastern Transvaal to theKalahari
Desert and the peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. While all of its diverse
regions offer ample opportunities for adventure travel, the focus in South
Africa--as in much of sub-Saharan Africa--is the safari. In addition to
possessing two of the world's most renowned wildlife reserves, the Kruger
and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks, the country contains over a dozen
smaller regional parks and reserves. In addition, with its excellent road
and rail systems, its abundance of top-rated accommodations, and its
bountiful farmlands and vineyards, South Africa allows visitors ample
opportunity for more luxurious comfort along with adventuresome excitement.
South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by the
Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Along
its northern border, from west to east lie Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe,
and to the northeast are Mozambique and Swaziland..........
South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the
southwestern corner ofSouth
temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small
area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm,
sunny days and cool...........
One of the most spectacular features about the culture in South Africa
Perhaps is that, not one single culture rules here but a whole cornucopia of
different cultures represent every level of an extremely stratified South
African community. There are of course many hybrid mixtures of,...........
The Southern part of Africa has
been by inhabited people for thousands of years. Members of the Khoisan
language groups are the oldest surviving inhabitants of the land, but only a
few are left in South Africa today and they are located in the western