South Africa is one of the most geographically varied countries on the African continent, comprising territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the Highveld and the wide-open savannah of Mpumalanga to the Kalahari Desert and the peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by northern neighbors Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It encompasses the independent mountain kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the east – giving the country its spectacular range of biodiversity.
South Africa in Brief:
Capital: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Currency: South African rand
Language: Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans and English.
Time Zone: (GMT+2)