According to countryaah, South Africa is one of the world’s most multifaceted countries. With its incredibly varied landscape, its rich flora, exciting fauna and its friendly inhabitants, you as a visitor are captivated wherever you are. Planning a trip to South Africa is like choosing from a palette of all that Africa has to offer. Feel the pulse of the big city, explore the wine district on your own, be fascinated by the magnificent Drakensberg and be amazed when you in an open safari car come face to face with lions and elephants.
– Welcome to a South African dream trip!
Few cities can meet Cape Town in beauty. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town is a place most visitors want to return to more than once. Cape Town “The mother city” is South Africa’s oldest city dating back to the 16th century, at the same time it feels modern and alive. A visit to the Waterfront with all its shops, cafes and restaurants is a must.
One of Cape Town’s biggest attractions is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, well known for its rich flora and especially all the wild flowers that bloom in the spring. The reserve is home to over 1000 different plant species and 250 different kinds of birds. In addition, it is possible to see baboons, ostriches, zebras and several different antelopes. The wild coastline is impressive and the Cape of Good Hope itself rises majestically 250 meters straight out of the sea where the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean meet.
The wine district
For body and soul! As the name suggests, the Wine District is South Africa’s largest wine-producing region. With over 200 wineries to choose from, there is guaranteed to be something for every taste. The beauty of the landscape and the charming small towns with their rich history make a visit to the wine district a highlight of every South African trip. Names like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are associated here with wine but cozy cities are very well worth a visit.
South Africa has some of the world’s premier national parks and safari lodges. Here you enjoy a safari in an open jeep and a complete nature experience is guaranteed with good visibility, all scents and sounds included. At dawn and when the afternoon heat begins to lighten, when the animals are most active, you do a game drive with a ranger and tracker.
Our partner in Southern Africa is Wilderness Safaris. Over the years, they have developed the ideology – “The world’s wilderness areas will save humankind”. Wilderness Safaris wants to make an impression that gives people the opportunity to find new paths in their lives and leave a conservation heritage to their children. The philosophy of “conservation through tourism” gives local communities the chance to share in the income from tourism and ensures the protection of the environment for future generations. The organization is responsible for over four million hectares of southern Africa’s best wilderness areas and private nature reserves spread over 50 lodges and camps. In total, it provides over 3,500 hectares of private land per guest. Which ensures a sense of individuality and makes the company unique in its kind.
Short for SF by abbreviationfinder, South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa and is almost three times as large as Sweden. To the north, the country borders Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and to the northeast, Mozambique and Swaziland. The country has an approximately 300 km long coast and at Goda Hoppsudden the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet.
The summers, which are hot and occur between November and April, receive the most precipitation. Exceptions are the coastal area in the west and southwest, where it rains most during the winter. Thunderstorms and hailstorms are common inland.
No. Visas are not required for Nordic citizens for a stay of up to 90 days.
South African Rand ZAR
100ZAR = 58.39SEK
Eleven languages with official status: English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Siswati (Swazi), Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.