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From the vineyards on the slopes of the Western Cape to the vast skies of the Kalahari and the untamed Kruger bush, from the cosmopolitan Cape Town to the remote Zulu villages, the scale and diversity of South Africa are almost endless.

Take a private game drive to meet the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park. Take pictures while helicoptering over Table Mountain and landing on a secluded stretch of Camps Bay for a private lunch. Track leopards, desert rhinos, and the legendary black-headed Kalahari lions.

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Explore the ecological diversity of False Bay. Lift a glass at Cape Point as you take in the view of the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Take a private yacht to Robben Island and hear how the life story of Nelson Mandela and his cellmates comes to life. Dive in the cage and look a white shark in the eye. Ride through the vineyards of Franschoek. Take surf lessons with a world champion. Dive for Diamonds on the West Coast’s ocean floor. Watch whales from the terrace of your villa. Spend your evenings and nights in beautiful modern coastal villas, private game reserves, characterful boutique hotels; opulent safari camps or on board a luxury train.

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WOW MOMENTS SOUTH AFRICA

ROVOS RAIL OR THE BLUE TRAIN

Indulgent train rides with the restored Edwardian Rovos Rail or the modern Blue Train are a great way to travel a long distance in luxury. You can jump aboard for just one night or spend two weeks between South Africa and Tanzania on the train. The trip between Cape Town and Pretoria is a great introduction to South Africa.

DISCOVER THE ELEPHANT COAST

The remote and wild elephant coast extends along the east coast of South Africa towards Mozambique. With its empty beaches, this coast has more in common with Mozambique than the rest of South Africa. The golden beaches are lined with lush coastal forests, home to numerous hippos and crocodiles. Since only a few lodges are found on this coast, it makes for a secluded and special hideaway.

WHALE WATCHING IN A DIFFERENT WAY

For most whale watching you have to dress warm and waterproof and go aboard a boat, but at the Cape this is a whole different story. In Hermanus the cliffs drop steeply into the sea, so the whales are only 30 meters from the shore.

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Season / Weather / Climate

In principle, South Africa can be well traveled throughout the year. When it’s summer in Germany, winter is raging in South Africa. But not with temperatures as cold as in Germany. Even though the nights are cold, there are daytime temperatures between 22 and 30 degrees. In South Africa there is rainy season from June to September. But even in the rainy season there is mostly sunshine.

Time shift

The time difference compared to the Central European Time (CET) is + 1 hour. During summer time, there is no time difference between Germany and Zambia.

Language

South Africa has eleven official national languages ​​since the end of apartheid: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, Siswati, South Ndebele, Sesotho, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Setswana, Tshivenda and isiXhosa. This makes the country after Bolivia and India the one with the most official languages ​​in the world.

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To eat and drink

A tradition in South Africa is the braai. Braai has nothing to do with “porridge”. On the contrary, the braai is a barbecue. When Braai but not only meat and sausages are grilled but also many vegetables. First and foremost, Braai is about getting together with friends and family. A tradition that is due to the English occupation: For breakfast in South Africa eggs are served in all possible variations, as a classic “English Breakfast” or as “Eggs Benedict” or as an omelette and scrambled eggs.

People

South Africa is a multicultural country that still retains the aftermath of apartheid, with populations often living in separate neighborhoods. The proportion of “white” Europeans in the total population is 8.9 percent, mainly descendants of Dutch, German, French and British immigrants, who immigrated here more strongly from the middle of the 17th century.