Smiling faces, joyful and playful children. South Africa offers this and so much more. It’s a nation whose history is not measured in centuries, but millennia.?There are several sites, including one appropriately called the Cradle of Mankind, where some of the oldest remains of our ancestors, the species that we actually evolved from, can be found.
Although no one is absolutely sure, it is quite possible that South Africa is where all of modern mankind can ultimately trace their roots. And history continues to be made, as the nation bravely emerges from the dark spectre of apartheid, and embraces its future with a newfound sense of optimism and freedom for all. Not only can one sense this exhilarating enthusiasm from the moment they get there, they also will discover a wide variety of local customs, as well as epic scenery and an abundance of wildlife, carefully managed and controlled at some of the best game reserves in the world.
This is such a comfortable and accommodating part of the world, that archaeologists estimate that what they consider to be modern humans have lived here almost 200,000 years. By the end of the 15th century, when the first Portuguese arrived, the local tribes that they found were mostly people from all over the region that spoke a language called Bantu. European settlers slowly trickled in and by the 19th century, first diamonds and then gold were discovered to be plentiful in South Africa. This caused tremendous rivalries between the European powers and also motivated more Europeans to come to here. Naturally, all these riches greatly benefited the economy and today South Africa is considered to be the wealthiest of all African nations. As a result, the main cities, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, offer all the conveniences and luxuries of any world capital, with the additional benefit of easy access to all of nature’s wonders.
See it all for yourself
It is quite easy and economical to visit this enchanting country.?Flights to South Africa?are less expensive than you might imagine and with only a few hours difference from Great Britain, travellers don’t have to recover from jet lag. Depending on your interests, you can spend some time in Johannesburg visiting some of its cultural attractions, or head out into the wild, reaching many of the more famous game reserves in less than an hour. If you’d rather be by the beach, you can visit Cape Town and enjoy soft white sand, as well as a vibrant nightlife, and all the attractions that are along its waterfront. You can even decide to go further into the heart of the country, exploring any of the nine provinces that make up the country. You will find wonderful vistas in the Drakensberg mountain range, as well as thousands of different varieties of plants and flowers. With all of these options, there is something that appeals to everyone.
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