I live in South
Africa, the most southern country in Africa.
It is a big country….five times the size of Great Britain
and about as large as Holland, Belgium, Italy, France and West Germany
put together. It covers a total land area of 1220430 sq. kilometres.
Few countries on earth can rival the beauty and grandeur of the
South African landscape.
South Africa is a land of diversity. It is a kaleidoscope of race,
language, creed, colour and culture. The diversity is also in the
nature of the land…in it's geological formations and regional
climate, its range after range of mountains, its plains, deep forests,
rich farmlands, bushveld scrub and sunburnt deserts and in the idyllic
coastal towns where lazy rivers spill into shimmering lagoons. Each
of the many different parts supports its own distinctive plant and
animal life. Truly a whole world in one country.
South Africa consists of 9 provinces, each with it's own prime
minister and governing body. There are 11 official languages!
Before we moved to Stellenbosch at the end of 2000, I lived in
a smallish town, Newcastle,
for 18 years. It is a pretty town with an abundancy of trees and
shrubs and is nestled between the northern parts of the Drakensberg
mountains in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal. Another breathtaking
part of this province is the Midland
Meander, which consists of several routes through beautiful
scenery and a large variety of artist workshops, interesting places
To me, however, the most beautiful province is the Western
Province with it's winelands, mountains and breathtaking coastline.
Town with the famous Table mountain and cable car, Stellenbosch
with its' outstanding university and the beautiful coastal town
Hermanus, which is well known for its' whales, are some of my favourite
places. Another beautiful route to travel is the Garden
Route with it's picturesqe towns and coastline. And then there
is also Port
Alfred, the small historic coastal town where we have a holiday
place on the Royal Alfred Marina.
When in the Western Cape, you might want to make use of a good
shuttle service to transport you around to the many tourist attractions
in the area. Be sure to contact amaKombiKombi
to provide in all your transport needs or to help you plan a superb
South Africa is well known for it's variety of wildlife and has
many gameparks spread across the country. The most famous park is
National Park which hosts hundreds of wild animal and bird species.
South Africa is a paradise for tourists. If you should
ever want to visit South Africa, please feel free to contact me
for advice and help on planning your trip.