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SOUTH AFRICA

DESTINATIONS / AFRICA / SOUTH AFRICA

FACTS /  South Africa is a country at the southern tip of Africa. Divided into nine provinces it has 1,739 miles of beautiful coastline and a population of over 51 million. It is a multi-ethnic nation with a diverse culture and eleven official languages. English is commonly used in public and commercial life. It is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank. It has the largest economy in Africa, and the 28th-largest in the world. By purchasing power parity, South Africa has the 5th highest per capita income in Africa. It is considered a newly industrialised country. However, about a quarter of the population is unemployed and lives on less thanUS $1.25 a day.
HISTORY / South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological and human fossil sites in the world. Extensive prehistoric fossil remains have been recovered from a series of caves in an area made an UNESCO World Heritage site, termed the Cradle of Humankind. The sites includes one of the richest hominin fossil sites in the world. The first hominin fossil discovered in Africa, the Taung Child was found near Taung in 1924. These sites suggest various hominid species existed in South Africa three million years ago, later succeeded by Homo sapiens.

SYMBOLS / South Africa's bold and brightly colored flag.
 

SHOP / Shop beaded and woven delights made in South Africa here at Souvenir.  Click for details

SEE / Aerial view of 2000 Lesser Flamingos, on a specially constructed breeding island at Kamfers Dam, Kimberley, South Africa.

STAY /  Cape town, South Africa's most popular vacation and tourist destination. Explore Cape town here

VIEW / Kimberly Diamond Mine, South Africa
EXPERIENCE / Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

STAY / Tuningi Safari Lodge / Madikwe Game Reserve , South Africa
EXPLORE / Safari at Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
WATCH / Traditional  South African Zulu Dancers