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South Africa 

pic1Of the many ways to describe South Africa, one phrase, like the nation’s favourite lager, has stood the test of time: a world in one country.

Five times the size of Great Britain, South Africa has a rich territorial diversity that spans the range from snowy peaks to semi-arid desert.

The Drakensburg Mountain Range is an enormous raggedy spine that slopes down to the interior’s vast highveld plateau: cold winters, hot summers and spectacular thundershowers.

KwaZulu Natal, on the north-eastern coast has a sub-tropical climate with balmy summers and mild winters; the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate akin to Sydney’s: dry, hot summers with long days of sunshine and wet winters with howling gales.

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The north-western region marks the transformation into the semi-arid Kalahari Desert and the north-eastern region is an enormous expanse of low-lying bushveld and home to the country’s famous game reserves.

With this climatic and geographical diversity comes an amazing array of plants, birds and animals. This rich natural heritage is well-preserved by the country’s advanced conservation practices and easily reached by the country’s advanced transport network.

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In addition to the plentiful wildlife, bird life, whale watching and extreme landscapes South Africa has a stable economy, a modern democracy and a fascinating mix of European and African cultures.

So it’s true that South Africa is a world in one country and we’re here to help you explore this wonderful country.

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Some of South Africa’s wildlife safari list-toppers:

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Located Within The Borders Of South Africa Is Lesotho

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Lesotho is a small independent state in the east central region of South Africa. Formerly known as Basutoland, the country was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho after it gained independence from the UK in 1966.
Completely surrounded by South Africa, Lesotho has three distinct regions:

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  • The Western Lowlands: covering about a quarter of the country, this region consists of undulating basins and plains.
  • The Cave Sandstone Terrace: an intermediate region between the highlands and lowlands of Lesotho.
  • The Eastern Highlands: rugged, wild and impossibly beautiful, this mountainous realm includes the Maluti Mountains and Thabana-Ntlenyana, the country’s highest point.

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Definitely the highlight of travel in Lesotho, the eastern highlands region is a folded wilderness with the highest single-drop waterfall in Southern Africa – Maletsunyani Falls at Semonkong – and fascinating prehistoric dinosaur footprints and rock-art.

Affectionately known as “The Mountain Kingdom of the Sky”, Lesotho is probably one of the ultimate eco-tourism destination secrets in Southern Africa; “A world without fences” is probably also a good description for this little jewel.

Breathtaking scenery abounds and every season has unique attractions, whether you’re trekking by pony or travelling Lesotho on foot, you will see spectacular mountain scenery and a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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We specialise in tracking ever-elusive montane specials and exhilarating outdoor activities of this beautiful country. Outdoor adventure activities include trekking on Basuto Ponies, hiking, basic mountaineering, 4 x 4 trails and spectacular scenic trails.

2 Responses to “South Africa”

  1. t. sibley said:

    hi
    I would like a tailormade bird watching trip to south africa. drakenbergs mountain’s, kruger, and cape town.
    2 days Drakensberg mountains
    4 days kruger and 4 days around cape town

  2. t sibley said:

    hi,
    do you do tailormade trips to south Africa.
    2 days Drakensberg Mountains
    3/4 days Kruger
    4 days cape town
    terry

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