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…

Tourism in South Africa set to recover

Tourism has said to be hopefully that their tourism industries will once again bloom over the coming months and years with changes to the strict visa system due to come in to enforcement. With health risks an issue for many travellers plus the added hassle of the strict document and visa checks, South Africa suffered last year, trying to attract tourists to its country. This year is said to be a different story, with Minister Derek Haneko speaking in Cape Town, happy with the progress of tourism. In January this year (2016), South Africa saw an increase in tourism byContinue 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…

Gap year in Africa

Africa has a wide range of activities and experiences for people of all ages and interests. An African safari holiday can make memories that last for a lifetime, but knowing that you have also helped the local community is priceless. If you are planning on taking a gap year out of education or work then why not look in to going as a volunteer to Africa. Africa has the second largest population in the world and they are often in need of people willing to assist them in roles in education, wildlife conservation, healthcare and also teaching. Often you areContinue Reading…

South African seasons

Deciding what time of year to go on a safari can be vital if you are expecting to see certain wildlife or want certain weather conditions. The season in South Africa vary greatly from that of the UK so you do need to do your research prior to booking. The main factors that affects the weather in South Africa is the altitude and the surrounding oceans. The east coast of South Africa is situated on the Indian ocean with has a warmer current whilst the west coast is situated on the Atlantic Ocean which has a lot colder current. TheContinue Reading…