GENERAL DESCRIPTION

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

46,923,000

CAPITAL

Pretoria (administrative): 1,209,000;
Bloemfontein (judicial): 381,000;
Cape Town (legislative): 3,103,000

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $10,000

LANGUAGE

Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

RELIGION

Christian, indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Hindu

LIFE EXPECTANCY

53

AREA

1,219,090 square kilometers (470,693 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

86

FABIO'S REVIEW

Green-Visiting

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex.

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WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a 38,200 ha natural park in the Waterberg Distric of the Limpopo Province.

JOHANNESBURG

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Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex.

WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

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The Welgevonden Game Reserve is a 38,200 ha natural park in the Waterberg Distric of the Limpopo Province.

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