Whether you’re here on safari, on a self-drive tour through the vast hinterland, or simply on vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful regions, this guide will help you experience the very best southern Africa has to offer. Enjoy days spent in Cape Town sightseeing and shopping. Visit the vibrant Malay Quarter and iconic Table Mountain, then it’s off to Grootbos Nature Reserve, a veritable Eden and jewel of luxury ecotourism.Go whale watching in the Western Cape or spend an afternoon wine tasting in the Cape Winelands. And of course, no African vacation is complete without a safari adventure where you can gaze at a menagerie of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos.
- Currency: Rand
- Geography: Bordered by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, South Africa contains plenty of pristine coastline, with rich diversity that ranges from the Eastern Cape’s subtropical forests to the historic Drakensberg Mountains.
- Weather: The coldest months are June through August – winter in the Southern Hemisphere. South Africa’s climate is temperate overall, but it varies considerably from region to region.
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