The country is home to people of many different ethnicities and there are 11 official languages and many other unofficial ones found in the country. It is one of the most biodiverse places in the world – home to animals such as lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants, and buffalos.
With over 59 million people, it is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg.
Tourism stands for a large portion of South Africa’s economy. Each year, almost 3.5 million people visit this country. Its many natural parks are a popular tourist destination.
Garden Route is a 300-kilometer long car-route stretching along the coast of southern south-Africa. The route starts in Storms river and ends in Mossel Bay. Traveling along this road is an excellent way of experiencing the nature of South Africa. Along this route, you will find golden coastlines, golden beaches, mighty mountains, fascinating fauna, and thriving forests. Plenty of interesting landmarks and interesting cities are found along the road.
Cradle of humankind
The Cradle of Humankind is UNESCO world Heritage home to one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Located in the heart of the site lies Sterkfontein Caves, a set of limestone caves full of archaeological treasuries.
The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on the Earth, with a radius of 190 kilometers. This UNESCO World Heritage site is said to be over 2.023 billion years old. The place bears witness to the greatest known energy release event in the world, which is believed to had devastating global effects such as major evolutionary changes.
Visit the Cape of Good Hope
The cape of the good hope is a beautiful spot on the southern part of South Africa where you can enjoy fantastic scenery over the ocean. Here you might meet baboons that will boldly try to raid your car, striped zebras, and adorable penguins. The cape is also a great place for whale watching from June to November. If you are traveling to Cape Town, be sure to not miss this place!
Located 10 minutes from Saint Petersburg lies central Johannesburg. A visit to the Apartheid Museum gives you the chance to reflect on the apartheid legacy and to learn about how Nelson Mandela and other people that have contributed to South Africa’s new constitution. Photographs, videos, installations, and interactive exhibitions illustrate the most tumultuous periods in South African history.
Restaurant Noisy Oyster, Paternoster.
For a menu that varies every day, the Noisy Oyster is a place that you can come back to again and again and still try something new. Grills with an Asian twist, beautiful seafood creations or tasty pizzas are some of the usual offerings of this quirky place, full of character and warm welcome. If oysters are your weakness, you are not going to be disappointed. As the name suggests, oysters are their speciality.