The country of South Africa is called the country of four seasons – on the same day you can go skiing in the mountains, swim in the warm ocean and admire the lush flowering in the desert.
According to ZIPCODESEXPLORER, the country has several world-famous tourist areas, which are the basis for compiling routes.
The climate is mostly dry, with almost no rain in winter. The entire territory of the country is covered by a network of hotels of any category. Lodges are very common – hotels in which guests are accommodated in separate houses. Road network and service at the level of Europe. All types of credit cards are in use. There is no public transport in the cities – the population moves mainly only in personal cars.
When planning a tour, do not forget to take time for travel – the distance between zones can be calculated in thousands of kilometers. From June to August it is winter in South Africa, at this time tours to national parks are interesting, where in cool weather there is more opportunity to see various animals. The tourist season starts from October and lasts until April-May.
Cape Town – known for its beautiful nature, magnificent landscapes, famous beaches, fishing and, of course, wine farms. The water temperature in the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town is +16+18*C.
Garden Route – a belt between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth – a variety of all kinds of flora, nature reserves, beautiful beaches, whales and the famous oysters in the Knysna lagoon.
Durban – subtropics with a wonderful mild climate, warm ocean and famous beaches. Surfing, diving, fishing.
Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest nature reserves, larger in area than many European countries. The richness of the wild African nature combined with 5-star service.
Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sun City – luxury casinos, restaurants, hotels, high-speed roads and huge shopping centers are built on a giant mountain plateau in the center of South Africa. They are interspersed with the sights of old Africa and new Africa, small reserves, parks.
Resorts and attractions of South Africa
In fact, the entire territory of South Africa is a natural climatic resort. The highest level of service, summer all year round, an unusually diverse wildlife, snow-white beaches, exotic outdoor recreation, safaris, historical monuments of architecture and the entertainment city of Sun City – all this attracts many tourists to South Africa. The Republic of South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. Inside the country there are two enclaves – Lesotho and Swaziland. The territory of the country stretches for 1500 km from west to east and for 1000 km from north to south.
South Africa is divided into 9 provinces: Gauteng, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, North Western Province, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal. The country has 3 capitals: Cape Town – the cultural and legislative capital, Pretoria – the official capital and Johannesburg – the industrial capital. The nature of South Africa is extremely diverse.
There are about 20 climatic zones in the country. Nevertheless, the climate here is more moderate than in other countries located at the same latitudes, and is very favorable for living and recreation.
About a quarter of the population are unemployed who live on less than $1.25 a day.
If you are one of those who have blurred their eyes with the dullness of the surrounding buildings, if your hearing is distorted by the noise of cars, if you enjoy watching programs about animals, and perceive the roar of a lion as the inviting voice of nature – pack your things. The Republic of South Africa is located in the very south of the African continent. And, despite all the abundance of the benefits of civilization, local national parks and reserves are jealously protected here.
They were created, along with the desire to preserve the flora and fauna of the country, also for commercial purposes. Any of them has everything you need for an incomparable, amazing holiday directly in the “bosom of nature”. Here are some of South Africa’s national parks. Kruger National Park – named after President Kruger, who guessed in the 19th century to decide on the conservation of flora and fauna. This is one of the largest reserves, it is also the most famous and visited by naturalists from different countries.
Three and a half thousand people work here for a much larger number of animals. Everyone who wants to enjoy being close to nature can stay in lodges, campsites or hotels of any class.
Pilansberg National Park is located on the territory that until 1970 belonged to farmers. The state bought it and made it a national park, for which many thanks to it: animal populations were restored quite quickly.
Giraffes, elephants, rhinoceroses, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, jackals and hyenas will always be in your photos after you visit this amazing park. By the way, it is also delightful because Sun City, a world-famous amusement park, is located on its territory.
Mabula Private Reserve is located in the northern province of South Africa. Now it has 60 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, hundreds of plant species, many reptiles and insects. It is notable for the fact that all this beauty can be seen from the back of a car, from a horse saddle, while walking or from a balloon!
Drakensberg National Park, which European travelers once called the “Dragon Mountains”. The local tribes were sure that a mysterious monster lived on the peaks. In general, the Dragon Mountains are a basalt wall, about 250 kilometers long. The highest point is 3482 meters, and the age of these mountains exceeds 140 million years.
Set aside Paris and Sharm el Sheikh for a wild adventure.