So what makes South Africa special

the Drakensberg mountains are a great part of south africa
the Drakensberg mountains are a great part of south africa

Welcome to African Nights. So you have decided to visit South Africa. A great choice. South Africa is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations and that you will be inspired by this vibrant country. Here are a few reasons that make South Africa such a special travel destination

  • Cape Town. Travel critics have been heaping on the awards for South Africa and Cape Town as two of the world’s best travel destinations. Of all the cities in the world, Cape Town will become your favourite. The city is bustling, the atmosphere is exciting, and the activities and entertainment this city offers are limitless.
  • South Africa is a modern country imbibed with an African flare. South Africa has well developed infrastructure and modern amenities. Cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Knysna, and many other cities in South Africa have the kinds of structures, services, entertainment, restaurants, and offerings you would expect to find in American or European cities.
  • South Africa offers a unique mix of culture, wildlife, and beautiful landscape. Despite being the most modern African country, South Africa still offers many of the attractions that draw people to Africa. South Africa is infused with vibrant culture and has the wild African bush at its back door. Its a mix of modern development, African culture, outdoor attractions, and untamed wildlife. Simply found nowhere else in the world.
  • Kruger National Park is one of the best places in the world for viewing African wildlife. Kruger National Park is one of the oldest established game reserve in Africa and provides you with the rare opportunity to lion and elephant and with a bit of luck the other big 5. Besides the numerous animals there are the bushveld sunsets an its sounds. And a guided walk through the game reserve is a top tip.
  • The South African Rand is weak. With such a strong currency conversion you can experience all the best that South Africa has to offer without spending as much as you would in another more expensive part of the world. South Africa has modern financial infrastructure, which means you can use your credit cards throughout the country as well as ATMS to withdraw cash.
  • English is a common language. There are no language barriers in South Africa since nearly everybody speaks English. It is easy to do anything in South Africa from talking to a local, to ordering food in a restaurant, to asking somebody for directions. If you speak English, you will have no communication problems at all which makes for a hassle-free experience.
  • South Africa has incredible biodiversity. South Africa’s natural offerings are far more vast than just what is located in Kruger.  There are a total of six different floral kingdoms, one of which is located wholly in South Africa. South Africa even has penguins.
  • South Africa is composed of diverse groups of people who create a vibrant culture. South Africa’s culture is a unique blend of many people descending from African, Asian, and European groups. South Africa is referred to as the Rainbow Nation. Major urban areas are melting pots of culture where you will find shops and vendors selling foods and goods of all different types.
  • The rural areas of South Africa are where you can still experience true African culture. There are entire communities and regions where locals still live in huts similar to the way in which past generations lived. Here you will find that men still pay dowries for their brides, cattle is a central status of wealth, traditional artwork flourishes, and best of all, dancing, singing, and music are an important part of life.
  • The beaches in South Africa are some of the best in the world. Beaches are one of South Africa’s big highlights. Camps Bay and Clifton beaches in Cape Town are white sand beaches located at the base of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the Twelve Apostles. These posh beaches with aquamarine water, where trendy cafes, open-air restaurants, and oversized mansions line the streets behind the beach, are favorite hangouts for the Capetonians during the hot summer months. Outside of Cape Town, Durban, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and other major coastal cities also offer beautiful beaches perfect for relaxing.
  • South Africa’s winelands are world-famous. The Western Cape is where you will find most of South Africa’s vineyards and wine estates. Some of the more reputable areas are Stellenbosch, Robertson, and Constantia Valley, which is actually located in Cape Town. Today South African wines continue to win international awards.
  • South Africa offers a rich historical experience. This is home to Nelson Mandela. Today you can visit Robben Island, where Mandela and many of the ANC leaders were once imprisoned, and take a tour led by former inmates. But the history is far more varied than that, There is the settlement history, bushman rock art, the great trek, wars with the zulu and british and boers and its all told in a thrilling format. If you are a history buff then South Africa really is for you
  • South Africa has a great climate. In general South Africa is a very sunny country, with many areas experiencing over 300 sunny days per year. Its your holiday and great weather plays a big part in a great holiday

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