South Africa is multi-faceted, beautiful and not quite easy to grasp. There is the pure beauty of the land itself: white beaches, cool and fresh breezes in the Drakensberg Mountains, the impressive sense of space in the Karoo desert and the grace of giraffes moving across bushland. South Africa also has all colours, from bright yellow mangoes, to over-warm red earth and deep purple bougainvillea.
The climate in South Africa ranges from desert and semi-desert in the north west of the country to sub-tropical on the eastern coastline. The rainy season for most of the country is in the summer, except in the Western Cape where the rains come in the winter. There is a liveliness and resilience among the people and wherever you go, you will be routinely showered with great kindness and hospitality.
South Africa has 11 official languages, namely Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda and English. Most people other than rural black Africans speak English as a second language. Only about 8% of the population speak English as a first language, almost exclusively in the white population which is ironically declining as a first language, while it is already a lingua franca among South Africans, and about 60% of the population can understand English. South African English is heavily influenced by Afrikaans.
When visiting South Africa, you’ll find your own explanation of why “this country gets under your skin”, as the locals say and the experience is one to remember.
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