South Africa's Information
|Land Area||1,214,470 km2|
|Water Area||4,620 km2|
|Total Area||1,219,090km2 (#24)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$739.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$13,500|
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South Africa has a large number of national parks to visit, with Kruger National Park topping the list. Kruger is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and contains dozens of visitor camps and safari lodges.
Across the country South Africa boasts a range of archaeological, cultural, geological and historical sites that are all protected under the UNESCO World Heritage Site project.
A tour of Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town, is a must do. It was there that former South African President Nelson Mandela (and others) spent decades imprisoned during the apartheid era.
South Africa has numerous world class vineyards to tour, with the most famous found in the Constantia, Paarl and Stellenbosch regions in the southwest, close to Cape Town.
For sun-worshippers and surfers, South Africa has some of the finest beaches in the world. And for fishing enthusiasts, the country has numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, as well as plenty of offshore challenges.
And let's not forget South Africa's eclectic mix of cities, from Cape Town to Durban and the major cities of the northeast, and the fascinating and colorful cultural villages and festivals across the country.
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South Africa Trivia
What is the Largest Ethnic Group in South Africa?
An estimated 80.48% of the population self-identifies as black South African making this the most populous ethnic group in the country.
Ethnic Groups of South Africa
What Kind of Fish Live in South Africa?
Some of the fish species that are native to South Africa include the plain squeaker, the sixgill hagfish, and the hyphen barb.