The beautiful state of South Africa lies towards the south-most tip of African continent. It shares a border with Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho. This is a huge country with varying landscapes which include plateau, desert, forest and savannah. SA is internationally recognized for its tasty and rich wine, including the production of high quality gold. Cheap flights to South Africa can also be booked at great prices.
Moreover, the country enjoys political stability and boasts one of the most vibrant economies within Africa. It’s also good to note that in 2010 this country was proud to host the very first World Cup tournament in Africa. Those who want to taste both the wild and modern sides of Africa should visit this amazing country. It’s also a perfect spot for surfing being surrounded by both the Indian and Atlantic oceans towards the east and west respectively. In essence, this nation is blessed in culture, history, traditions and wildlife. Mpumalanga National Park is an interesting paradise to explore. It has the rare white rhino in abundance including other animals such as lion, giraffe, Thompson’s gazelle and leopard. There are abundant cheap flights to South Africa for visitors to choose from. Almost all European airlines land here.
Another interesting destination is the Kgalagadi Trans frontier Reserve which lies stark at the center of Kalahari Desert. The wild open expanse hosts a variety of rare game such as the magnificent ‘Gemsbok.’ This is also the first wildlife sanctuary in the continent to cross over political borders. In addition, there are ancient hiking trails found in various parts of the park, including various geographical sites of interest.
South African food is very dynamic and showcases influences from Dutch, Indian, British, Portuguese and Malay cultures, plus a few indigenous influences. The most popular traditional delicacy is known as Braaivleis, this is a special meat roasted upon some open wood. You would find this specialty served in almost every social event. This method of preparation is popularly referred to as ‘braai’ by the local people. There are also different types of porridge such as Slappap, Krummel and Stywepap or stiff porridge.
Most hotels in South Africa are rated above 3 stars by Tourism Council. They have unique furnishings, luxurious accommodation and high quality furnishings to ensure guests enjoy their entire stay.