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South Africa

Countries in Africa we visit

South Africa

Savannah Overland Expeditions offers Overland toursoverland expeditions and safaris as well as bespoke group adventures in South Africa, amongst other East and Southern African countries.

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent.  The Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game while 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.

South Africa’s Cape Winelands have around 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers. Included in the Cape Winelands region is Route 62, considered the longest wine route in the world. That alone is good reason to visit South Africa if you haven’t yet been!

The country’s coastline stretches over 2500 kilometres (1553 miles) in length.

South Africa is full of record-breaking animals, you will find the largest land mammal (elephant), the largest bird (ostrich), the tallest animal (giraffe), the largest fish (whale shark), the largest reptile (leatherback turtle), the fastest land mammal (cheetah) and the largest antelope (eland).  South Africa is also home to a largely varied wildlife including giraffes, hippopotamus, leopards and lions.

Currency:  South African rand

Official languages:  English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Southern Sotho