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About South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost African country and is well known for the scenic beauty of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula, where visitors taste a mellow lifestyle rich with good food, award-winning wines, and expansive green valleys punctuated by historic towns like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl.

For a more lively experience you can visit Johannesburg, South Africa's vibrant "City of Gold," where most opportunities for shopping, entertainment, freedom tours, and fine dining thrive. Peer into South African style at the Market on Main or Sandton City, or check out the Jozi Food Market or the Rooftop Market at Rosebank Mall which feature souvenirs, handmade goods, antiques, authentic South African food, and more.

Journey into the story of South African history with a visit to Soweto, home of the Freedom Charter and the Hector Petersen Memorial, or to the Apartheid Museum, where visitors receive a detailed overview of the rise and fall of apartheid. You might also visit Robben Island, famous for the imprisonment of the great peacemaker Nelson Mandela.

For animal lovers and safari goers, South America boasts numerous wildlife sanctuaries, such as Lion Park, just south of Johannesburg, world-renowned Kruger National Park, and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, famous for God's Window (one of the country's most spectacular viewpoints) and its scenic roads and trails.

Of course, as with any other African destination, South Africa has its fair share of natural attractions: hike to the top of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Roodeport to catch a glimpse of the resident eagles, unleash your inner pirate with a boat ride on Zoo Lake, or go for an explorative walk at Emmarentia Dam. You can even take a ride up to Cape Town's Table Mountain and appreciate some of South Africa's most beautiful, expansive views!

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