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South Africa Fun Facts
Table Mountain in Cape Town is one of the oldest mountains in the world. It has over 1,500 plant species.
The greatest variety of wildlife species can be found in Kruger National Park.
South Africa is the leader in mining and minerals.
The world’s largest diamond was found here in 1905. It was cut into the Great Star of Africa, the Lesser Star of Africa, and 104 other diamonds that form part of the British crown jewels.
In 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard.
Rooibos tea (also known as Red Bush tea) is only grown in Western Cape Town.
Why go on a South Africa tour?
South Africa has abundant wildlife, marvelous mountain scenery and floral gardens. On a South Africa tour, you will encounter steep cliffs, lagoons, beaches, vineyards, and naturally eroded rock formations. Experience local customs, wine tasting, traditional African dining, Djembre drum lessons, and hand-washing ceremonies. Visit the site of gold and minerals in Sandton and the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn. In Krugar National Park, visit the Blyde River Canyon made of red sandstone and embark on a Safari game drive to capture images of fascinating animals on your camera. Travel into the forest in Knysna to discover the wide variety of flora and fauna and visit the Tsitsikamma Forest to admire the myriad of bird species. In the legislative capital of Cape Town, explore the harbour side and the architecture, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and say hello to the penguins at Boulder Beach. You may also sit atop the Table Mountain on a cable car 3,000 feet high if you choose to participate in this excursion.
When is the best time to go?
Anytime of the year is perfect for a South Africa tour. It’s important to note that winter (June to September) is cooler and drier, and good for outdoor activities and spotting wildlife. South Africa is usually bustling with tourists from December to mid-January. Attractions at this time may be booked but there are plenty of festivals to enjoy. September to May is ideal for seeing flower gardens.