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Travelling in South Africa
South Africa is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the world! It is a large country with a huge and fascinating diversity in nature, fauna, flora, climate, culture, religion and language. You will find everything from desert to cities, African villages to luxury shopping malls, golf courses to nature reserves, mountains to plains, forests and long stretches of unspoilt beaches.
The problem for you will be to decide what to see and experience this time and what to save for your next visits.
The Western Cape and the Cape area in particular offer a great selection of activities and sightseeing. The distances between places of interest are not too far and you can experience a great many things without using up most of your time driving. If you wish tips on things to see and experience have a look under Pringle Bay and Towns and Activities and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
South Africa’s population is estimated to just under 50 million and we have 11 official languages – Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
Time difference for Europe is a maximum of 3 hours.
For information about how to get to and around in South Africa visit the Transport page.
The private health care is of excellent standard – the first heart transplant was made in Cape Town – and some people visit South Africa to make use of the private health care e.g. having eye laser surgeon or other operations. It is also expensive so make sure that you have a valid travel insurance that will cover you in the event of you having to make use of it.