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South Africa Travel Guide
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'A land of flowers, wine and whale song'

Covering a huge swathe of land, washed by the Indian and Atlantic oceans, South Africa has huge wealth above and below ground, making it 1 of the richest natural storehouses on the planet. With spectacularly beautiful rural areas such as the Cape Winelands, the towering dunes of the Wild Coast, the wonderful game parks of Kruger and Zululand, and the Kalahari and Karoo deserts, desolate for much of the year but a carpet of flowers in spring, the possibilities for tourists are endless. Alternatively, visit sophisticated cities such as Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, or delightful historic towns like Stellenbosch or Pietermaritzburg. Even once infamous townships such as Soweto are now growing into lively cities in their own right.

South Africa is a ‘rainbow nation’ of several colours and cultures, encompassing Sotho, Tswana, Zulu, Khosa, Indian, Afrikaans and those of British origin. The scars left by the apartheid years are slowly healing, but have left enormous inequalities between rich and poor. Despite this, the people are delightful hosts, most speak English and all have a fascinating story to tell. The crime rate is still far too high, however with a little common sense, travellers can have a perfect, safe holiday.
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Lonely Planet Guide to South Africa from lonely planet
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