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Without a doubt, what makes South Africa one of Africa’s top tourist destinations is that no matter what time of the year you choose to visit, you will be richly rewarded. There truly is something here for everyone. The safari experience is of the best that Africa has to offer with an astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park.
From a geographical point of view, the landscape will delight you with its ever-changing scenery which allows for a range of activities. From the Karoo and Kalahari semi-deserts to the misty heights of the Drakensberg range, the diverse coastlines, the massive Blyde River Canyon, the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and settling into the picturesque Cape Winelands, it is no wonder that the country was declared one of the 17 mega-diverse destinations in the world by Conservation International in 1998.
The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is made up of multicultural inhabitants who are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. The people are known for their friendliness and hospitality and, chatting to locals, you will learn that despite the heart-wrenching past, there is great pride and love for the country. English is spoken widely and is one of 11 official languages.
The gourmet restaurants are right up there with world class standards, and if food is your focus, Ikewana even offers the chance to fill your days with dining at the country’s crème de la crème.