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…

Family culture holidays

Many families believe that a holiday should be much more than just lying on a beach or lazing by the pool. You travel thousands of miles to another part of the world, and you might want to explore all that the location has to offer. You can learn a lot about a culture from studying historical places, sampling the local traditional dishes and mixing with the local people. In some ways it seems a waste to go all that way away from home and not get involved in these sorts of activities. Mixing with the local people will allow youContinue Reading…

South African Cuisine

If you are heading off to South Africa for a holiday or even a business trip, you must try some of the local cuisine. South Africa has a wealth of dishes available for you to sample and the local people are more than happy to recommend a dish for you to try if you are struggling to choose. Whilst there, you can expect to see dishes such as Biltong with is a dried, salty meat similar to Jerky. It comes from Antelope or other venison. Gatesby is a very popular food in Cape Town and comes in the form ofContinue Reading…