South Africa is formally referred to as the Republic of South Africa, and forms part of southern Africa’s tip. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho are South Africa’s neighbours.
South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world comprising a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. South Africa, also known as the Rainbow Nation consists of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. These languages include Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. South Africa’s unique multicultural character has become integral to its national identity.
This fascinating African region is home to many rare species. Lions, leopards, white rhinos, blue wildebeest, kudus, impalas, hyenas, hippopotami and giraffes are just a few of the animals found in South Africa.
Capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
Dialing Code: 27
Currency: South African rand
Official languages: English Language, Afrikaans Language, More
Points of interest: Kruger National Park, Table Mountain