South Africa

South Africa is said to be the most beautiful country in the world. It at least is the most beautiful place in Africa, however, the dark cloud of Apartheid meant many people were unwilling to visit the country until the breakdown of the system when Nelson Mandela came into power in 1994. Although it is now integrated, social and economic differences are still rife amongst the ethnic groups.

The most beautiful aspect of South Africa is the ever – changing and breathtaking scenery. There are historic Cape Dutch vineyardswhere you can take a tour and sample world famous wines. Along the coastline are fantastic beaches where surfing is probably the most popular pastime, track lions in the great velds (grasslands) of Kruger National Park or sample a taste of traditional African life in theTranskei, the homeland of Nelson Mandela where the sky is endless. The awe inspiring Rift Valley that stretches through East Africa starts up in the dramatic Drakensberg Mountainswhich are well worth a visit for the fabulous scenery.

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