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South Africa

Ten interesting facts about South Africa

1. There is a street in Soweto – the Vilakazi Street – where two Nobel Peace prize winners lived. They are Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   2. This is the only country in the world that serves monkey gland steak. You need not worry, though, because this is just a name of a meat dish drenched in Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes. No monkeys have ever been...

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South African Cuisine

Chakalaka Chakalaka is a spicy traditional African dish that is made up of green peppers, carrots, chili, onion and vinegar. This dish is often served with samp – dried corn kernels – or bread, pap, curry, or stew. This can also be served with amasi, a thick sour milk, which can help in balancing its spiciness. Its origin is said to be at Johannesburg. Umngqusho...

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What to do in South Africa

Shopping You have lots of options when it comes to shopping in South Africa. Informal street vendors sell various crafts and art works such as carvings, pottery, home-made preserves and beadwork at relatively cheap prices. These art works are made by locals who like to use their talents to earn a living. There are also lots of vibrant markets and classy malls. You...

Kruger National Park

Where to go in South Africa

Cape Winelands Cape Winelands is situated at the Western Cape Province and is known as the largest wine producing region in the country. The most popular wine regions here include the Wellington, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Constantia, Franschhoek and Robertson. If you want to experience grape stomping, you can check out the Robertson Wine Valley during the hands-on-harvest...

The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

When to visit South Africa

The climate in South Africa is temperate all year round, so it is generally ideal to visit the country any time. The country gets cooler temperatures than the other countries within the same latitude because it has higher elevation. During summer, which begins in the middle of October up to the middle of February, the average temperature falls below 30 °C (86 °F)...