Being Sensitive to Cultural Differences

Whenever you travel outside of your own country, you are likely to come across cultural differences. These can be very interesting and are one of the main reasons that people love to travel – to experience something new and meet interesting new people. However, if you are travelling to somewhere and haven’t done your research, it’s possible that the cultural differences could take you by surprise. Here are some ideas: Try to learn some of the language. Even though many people will probably speak English, it will look like you have made an effort if you learn even just aContinue Reading…

South African Climate

South Africa is a popular destination for sun seekers and safari lovers. The weather and climate in South Africa can change very quickly dependant on the time of year and also the altitude you are at. The country is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean; their waters meet at Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of the continent. South Africa is a fairly dry country and has an average annual rainfall of about 456mm. Unlike in the UK, South Africa’s summer is from mid October to mid February and usuallyContinue Reading…

South Africa Facts

South Africa is situated in the southern part of Africa and is surrounded on three sides by coastline. It is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. South Africa has three capitals, Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative and Bloemfontein (Judicial). It has always been a very popular place for tourists to go particularly for safari holidays. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa and the country attracts thousands of visits from afar year up on year. South Africa has a popular of over 49 million people and is extremely diverse, with 80% beingContinue Reading…

African cultures to know before you travel

Africa is an amazing place to visits and thousands of tourists flock here every year. It is popular for its safari holidays and amazing culture. If you are planning a trip to Africa then it is worth spending some time learning about some of the main culture values that you may want to bear in mind: Greetings – As with many places, a greeting is one of the most important things you can do. Offering to shake someone’s hand and saying hello is what is expected in Africa. As with many cultures, pointing the bottom (the sole) of your footContinue Reading…

South African Culture

If you are planning a trip to South Africa, why not take a little time to explore their culture before you go on holiday there. This will not only allow you to respect their way of life but will also give you an insight in to the kind of experiences you can expect. There is a huge diversity of culture in South Africa with a substantial number of rural inhabitants, who lead largely impoverished lives. It is amongst these people that most of the historical cultural ways of life have survived. Many people living in the urban areas speak EnglishContinue Reading…