South Africa, the beautiful big sized country, lies on the south tip of the Africa continent. The country position, it’s size and terrain relief are giving it various landscapes from semi-deserted to mountainous, to subtropical parts or ordinary forest.
A blend of world cultures
The amazing variety of South Africa has it’s roots in first colonizers, which arrived from Portugal, Germany, Holland, France and Britain, along witht them bringing labours force from Madagascar and Indonesia. Later more workers arrived, many from India, so the culture mix is really rich in South Africa. This is reflected especially in religion and cuisine.
5 cities in South Africa exceeds a population of 1 million people. While Soweto and Pretoria are home to over 1.5 millions of residents and Johannesburg to just over 2 millions, Durban with 3 and Cape Town with about 3.5 millions of people living in them are the largest cities in the country. South Africa with it’s almost 3.000 kilometers long coast has many ports and also 3 international airports.
A country with a heart
With an area of over 1.2 millions of square kilometers, South Africa is 25. largest country in the world by size and 26 by population. This is an rich area of natural resources, especially gold but also many other resources. Known by it’s great sportsmen, it was only a matter of time when South Africa will become organizer of some biggest sport competition in the world. And there it was – a FIFA worldcup 2010, being held in various places around the country on renewed stadiums with amazing scenery the tourists could observe.