South Africa is known as A World in One Country, and for good reason. With over eleven official languages, numerous ethnic groups, and a population of approximately forty-five million people, South Africa has something to offer even the most discerning traveler. South Africa is bordered by Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, and Swaziland, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Indian Ocean on the south and east.
Cape Town is a diverse city, offering a variety of activities, sights, and accommodations for any visitor's palate. The botanical gardens are spectacular with a display of different species with the deepest of colors. The wine lands just north of Cape Town differ from those of San Francisco, as each vineyard tells a unique story of the family and the wine's history. Bed and breakfasts invite travelers to relax and enjoy the wine lands, with chefs offering excellent cuisine and the perfect bottle of wine to accompany your meal.
Further south toward the peninsula, where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet, are Cape Penguin and Cape Point. Traveling north along the Indian Ocean coastline toward Port Elizabeth, also known as the Garden Route, visitors delight in the majestic cliffs, the open road, and the variety of birdlife.
Johannesburg is a metropolitan city, and it is home to the Apartheid Museum, which tells the history and struggle of South Africa and its people. An hour northwest via air from Johannesburg is the animal lover’s paradise, Kruger National Park. Otherwise known as the South African Bush, safaris in Kruger National Park offer visitors the unique opportunity to see the Big Five: elephant, leopard, rhino, lion, and cape buffalo. Travelers are able to experience animals in their natural habitat, freely feeding and roaming the bush.