South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 1550 miles. The country is bordered in the north with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and in the east by Mozambique and Swaziland. The independent state of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa. South Africa has an area: 475765 miles ². South Africa has three capitals, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. Since the establishment of the democratic South Africa in 1994, the country is divided into nine provinces.
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In South Africa there is a diversity of cultures, because there are people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. Today, the diversity in foods from many cultures is enjoyed by all and especially marketed to tourists, who wish to sample the large variety of South African cuisine.
South African cuisine is heavily meat-based and has spawned the distinctively South African social gathering known as a braai, or barbecue.
South Africa has also developed into a major wine producer, with some of the best vineyards lying in valleys around Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl and Barrydale.
South Africa’s most popular sports are soccer, rugby union and cricket. Other sports with significant support are swimming, athletics, golf, boxing, tennis and netball. Although soccer commands the greatest following among the youth, other sports like basketball, surfing and skateboarding are increasingly popular.
In South Africa there is still architecture from the time of the Dutch and British occupation. The original population lives mainly in huts. Bushmen huts where built of leaves and branches. Bantoe cabins are in the form of hives, mostly plastered with mud and a grass roof. They are still very popular and are called rondawels.
South Africa is an attractive holiday destination, Favorite destinations are the National and provincial parks for game drives, nature photography and bird watching. But also the panoramic route, Table Mountain, Robben Island, the wine route, Pretoria and so many more are tourist attractions.
Citizens from the European Union do not need a visa to enter South Africa. You can be up to three months without a visa in the country. On departure from South African passport you must have at least one month (thirty days) are valid. The country has a Western banking system, in most places, the credit card are accepted and in many places there are automatic teller machines.