An incredibly varied climate home to some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife awaits you in South Africa – affectionately referred to by its inhabitants as “a world in one country”. It’s hard to argue with that description since the landscape ranges from rocky canyons and scorched savannah to lagoons and lush forests, stretched over a country five times the size of Britain.
With a multi-ethnic society and eleven official languages, South Africa is as multicultural as they come, offering a rich pool of rituals and traditions to uncover no matter where you find yourself. For anyone who wants to get close to the natural world at its very best, a is an unforgettable treat – each of the distinct climates within South Africa has its own abundance of wildlife that thrives in those natural conditions.
If history is more of your thing then there’s plenty to discover here, from the origins of the Dutch East India Company to the Apartheid Museum that charts the birth of contemporary South Africa.