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South Africa ~ Honeymoon

Often described as A World in One Country, the geography, culture and climate is as diverse and varied as one can get. South Africa is home to no fewer than 43 million people and there are 11 officially recognised languages. Since the days of apartheid, South Africa has become a thriving nation. From the crashing waves of the Western Cape to the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, the mountainous terrain of the Drakensberg to the bushveld of Mpumalanga, the scenery is truly stunning.

South Africa is border by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and lies at the Southern tip of the African continent. For most, the sheer size of the country is unknown, in fact South Africa is 5 times larger than Great Britain covering an area of over 1.2 million kilometres.

The weather patterns are also diverse. South Africa, being in the Southern Hemisphere has opposite seasons to Europe. South Africa is a year round destination, but many ask when is the best time to go. The answer depends, on what exactly you want to do. Generally the best time to visit the Cape is November to April. For game viewing in the Kruger area, generally the springtime August to October is best. For beaches January to March on the Cape and year round on the Kwa-Zulu coast although December to March can be humid.

Although the local currency, South African Rand, has recently gained strength, South Africa is still a value for money destination, especially when it comes to dining. Local specialities with influences from India, China and Europe combined with indigenous products make for some wonderful dining opportunities. Washed down with some of the finest Pinotage and Cabernets from the Cape, dining in South Africa is such a pleasure.

With so much to see and do, from the Winelands, Robben Island and Table Mountain around Cape Town, the Garden route of the Western Cape, the Zulu Culture and Drakensberg Mountains of Kwa-Zulu Natal, shopping and nightlife of Johannesburg, or the Game and wildlife of Kruger Mpumalanga area, you will certainly not be bored! In addition a short 2 hour flight from Johannesburg will take you to Victoria Falls in Zambia, on of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

South Africa ~ Honeymoon

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