If you are having trouble deciding on how to start your African overland adventure, then starting with South Africa is a great choice. The country has an excellent infrastructure, the climate is fantastic and you will be hard pressed to find better wildlife viewing than in South Africa.
Come and visit one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world! We have it all, deserts, savannas, snow-covered mountains, grasslands, high forests, sandy beaches, wine farms, home of the big five and much more ...
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One thing South Africans have in common is their shared love for endless wide-open spaces of their country. Space to breath in semi-desert plains, in the wide green farmland valleys, in the high splendor of its ancient mountains, in the dense, forests; in the singing, sub tropical thickets of the bushveld, in the smooth golden grasslands of the high veld plateau; and in the endless white beaches.
The wide emptiness of these beautiful landscapes, the gaiety of day to day life, the deep forest hush and the chattering of colourful birds, the twitching fidgeting herds of antelope forever on the watch for predators, the peace of the empty coasts - these are the things that make South Africa unique!
South Africa's Climate
The climate is generally sunny and pleasant, subtropical along East Coast; sunny days, cool nights. Eastern plateau region has a dry, sunny climate in winter with maximum temperatures around 20 degrees Celcius and a minimum at night of around 5 degrees Celcius. The rainfall season is between October and April.
In the southwestern Cape regions have dry and sunny summers with maximum temperatures around 26 degrees Celcius. Winters can be cold with occasional snow on the higher peaks. This is a winter rainfall area.
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Places of interest in South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park | Blyde River Canyon | Cape Town | Hluhluwe & Umfolozi | Knysna | Kruger National Park | Orange River | Oudtshoorn | Pilgrim's Rest | Pretoria | South Drakensberg | St Lucia | Tsitsikamma National Park | Zuurberg National Park
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