Sunday, September 1, 2013

South Africa- A tourist destination

I was reading an article on Punjab Kesri and here are the details I found which will be helpful for the traveler. South Africa is a country located in the southern part of the African continent. It is surrounded by Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.  It is the 25th largest country in the world as per its area. It has a population of about 53 million. Around 80% population is Christian by religion and  they speak the English and other local languages.

At present this country is divided into 9 provinces but prior to that it had only 4 provinces, change occurred after the Africa's first free national elections in 1994. South is one of the few countries in the world with more than one capital city. It has three capitals Bloemfontein(Executive), Cape Town (Legislative) and Pretoria(Administrative). 

While it is summer in the June and Winter in the December in India it is opposite in South Africa, i.e. Summer in December and winter in June. It is due to reason that South Africa is located at As per the tourist ranking Cape Town is ranked as number one tourist location.
Boulders Beach- South Africa
This country has a lot of natural beauty, most famous being the Cape Town.

 One should take care of the luggage and his money or cellphones because this place is also defamed due to numbers of crimes, however one can ask the local services who will guide you to choose the safe places to go through.

Cape Town has a famous place known as Cape Point, where two oceans meet i.e. Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Among numbers of beaches spread around 800 km of the Indian Ocean bank, Boulders beach is very much famous for the swimming.

You will see a numbers of Penguins on the beaches, water front is a good place to live.
Table mountain is another famous place, you will enjoy the rope way to reach the top of the mountain.
Sun city in the north west of the country is a very famous holiday resort with four magnificent hotels including two five star hotels.
Sun City - South Africa
Johannesburg is another famous tourist destination, which is the largest city of the South Africa. Port Elizabeth is another tourist destination for the shoppers. There are a numbers of historical buildings also including that built during the Dutch and British  periods.

Thank You!

Reference:  An article written on the Punjab Kesari dated September 1, 2013