South Africa, it seems, was destination chosen by nature as the vault for keeping all its magnificent creations. South Africa is a gem in the crown of African wonders and is surely the most visited country in Africa. Both above and below the ground, South Africa holds the most stunning landscapes ranging from caves, desert dunes, to subtropical forests and white sand coasts.
As the name suggests, South Africa is situated on the southern side of African Continent and is bordered by Namibia in the north west, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, Mozambique in the north east, Swaziland in the east and by Atlantic and Indian Ocean in the rest of the area. Covering an area of 1,221,037 sq. km, South Africa is considered among the larger countries of the world.
Attractions like Table Mountain and Mt. Kilimanjaro attract tourists from all over the globe. However, it is not any landscape that hogs all the limelight, rather, it is the most diverse wildlife which makes South Africa a truly irresistible tourist destination. National Parks, like Kruger National Park, are the best place to view the varied wildlife species. Moreover, South Africa is one of the very few countries that have the facilities for Shark diving.
It is not nature only that exhibits a mind-blowing assortment. People of South Africa have different cultures in different parts of the country. There are 11 different languages that have been officially recognized. South Africa has been inhabited from prehistoric times and today has numerous aboriginal tribes as its residents. South Africans are very welcoming and warm hearted people from whom you have a lot to learn about life.
You will be amazed to know that South Africa has three official capital cities. Pretoria is the administrative capital, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital and Cape Town is the legislative capital. But the largest city is Johannesburg which probably is the most visited as well. This city is a potpourri of different cultures and has scores of features that are to be experienced.