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Tourism attractions in South Africa

Tourism in SA

South Africa is popular destination for tourism, particularly for its subtropical location. The country is moderated by ocean on two sides and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa.

The entire country is home to stunning weather, particularly in summer, with a few provinces like Western Cape that has “moody weather” and isn’t as hot as other provinces. The Western Cape however, has heavy snow in the winter season.

South Africa is a friendly country, and if you’re travelling around, take the time to speak to people you meet.

Don’t be afraid to try a new language and, although they might correct your pronunciation, most people will respect the effort you’re making in their language. Language is one of the most important and fun things to learn as a tourist. isiZulu is the first language of about a quarter of all South Africans, and is understood by many more.

Casinos are a big hit with tourists and there is one located less than 10km from the OR Tambo International, with plenty of activities.

Soweto, once the centre of violence and turmoil in the struggle against apartheid, has become a scenic tourist attraction in the 20 years since the end of National Party rule.  Vilakazi street, home to the former president Nelson Mandela, is one the main attractions in the township.

Before you leave the country, make a point to visit any game reserve as the wildlife is a big attraction in the country. The big five: Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, the endangered Rhino and Leopard is a must see in South Africa.

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