South Africa’s tourism logo used to be, “A world in one country” with complete justification. Here one has the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. The only floral kingdom contained within the borders of one country, it has the greatest variety of tropical plant species in the world. Besides plants, South Africa has Africa’s oldest National Park established in 1895, the Hluhluwe National Park in Kwa Zulu Natal, home to the Zulu Nation and close to the Indian Ocean.
Most often visited is the Kruger National Park with its adjoining concession areas, where farms have been turned into wildlife areas and the wildlife left free to roam between the Park and concessions. On these concessions are some of the most sophisticated wildlife safari camps that regularly grace the pages of the glossy travel magazines for best in the world service and cuisine.
At the tip of South Africa is Cape Town which rivals other cities such as Sydney, for most requested city to visit in the world. Here one finds world class dining and shopping along with history. Just off the city of Cape Town is Robben Island where the world statesman, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 17 of his 27 years’ sentence for fighting the separatist system of apartheid.