South Africa is the ultimate vacation destination where you can enjoy fantastic weather and see exotic animals up close. The spectacular scenery that surrounds you everywhere you go will make the long distance you travel worth your while. Stay in five star hotels and dine in the best restaurants. Enjoy exciting nightlife and shop in specialty boutiques and market stalls.

With the towering dunes of the West Coast, the rural areas of the Cape Winelands and the many safari parks, there is a wealth of things to see and do. It is a very large country, so you may want to take several vacations here in order to see everything.

Attractions

There are both large cities, such as Johannesburg and small rural villages to visit when you vacation in South Africa. There are also miles of beaches and the Garden Route is the most popular with tourists. Here you will experience nature at its finest in the giant Yellowwood or Milkwood Forests. The range of exotic blooms will touch your tastes of smell and sight and fill you with the essence of this country. Knysna and Plettenberg Bay are two resort locations along this route and is the closest to the Tsitsikama National Park.

Wildlife parks in South Africa fall into three categories and you can experience them all. Take a drive through a park where you will see all the native animals, such as lions, tigers, elephants, zebras and giraffes. If you want to get closer to nature, there are many parks where you can take guided tours on foot or go off along along the many nature trails.

South Africa is also a fishing person's dream. The Cape of Good Hope is one of the best fishing locations in the world and there are large schools of tuna and swordfish. Enjoy the thrill of the catch aboard a deep sea charter and get to actually land the big one.

Services

If you are traveling to Union of South Africa for either Vacation or Business you will probably be using some of the local services.

These links for: Hotels and Accommodation, Car Dealers, Doctor , Attorney , Accountant , Consultant , Broker , Cafe , Gift Shop , Insurance Agent , will assist you to quickly and easily find those services in the city or town you are visiting.

 Food and Drinks

In South Africa, you can get cuisines from all over the world at the 5-star hotels. However, you might like to experience a taste of South African traditional foods. The main ingredients are vegetables such as yam and okra. Meats most often used include chicken beef and pork, but it is the various spices that gives it a unique flavor. Each section of the country has its own traditional recipes, so you are in for a treat with all the different foods. Mint tea and bisteeya are staple drinks for the meals and an African alcoholic beverage is honey wine.

 

 Travel to South Africa

 There are many destinations from which you can start your exploration of South Africa. Because this country is so large, you are better off choosing a vacation package for a particular tour, such as Cape Town to Bloenfobntain.

 Most of the major cities have international airports and if you wish you can rent a car and drive around the country yourself.

 Language

Most people in South Africa do speak English. You will also find many different dialects of the South African language spoken in the smaller villages.

Visas

All travelers to South Africa need to have an up-to-date passport along with a return ticket or one that takes you on farther.

Safety

South Africa is just as safe as any other country for tourists. There are high standards for water safety, but all visitors are well-advised to have malaria shots before they leave home. The Tsetse mosquito is quite common here, so you do need to have your beds covered in mosquito netting at night, just to be on the safe side.

Shopping

All of the major cities have extensive shopping areas where you can buy the traditional clothing and jewelery of the country. You can also shop at the small markets and purchase the crafts unique to South Africa.

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